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Branchik,BlaineBlaine Branchik, associate professor of marketing in the School of Business at Quinnipiac University, was elected president of CHARM (Conference on Historical Analysis and Research in Marketing) Association at the group’s recent international conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This international academic organization of more than 400 members fosters research in marketing history and provides a forum for presenting related research at its biennial conference.

This year, attendees from a variety of disciplines presented their research on a broad range of marketing history topics.

Branchik had previously served as vice president of the organization and hosted the group’s successful 2011 Conference in New York sponsored by Quinnipiac.

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Spring JH12-6097 (1)Quinnipiac University was included in Forbes‘ annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions in the U.S. for 2013.

School rankings are calculated by 12 factors, each of which falls into one of five general categories: student satisfaction, post-graduate success, student debt, graduation rate and academic success.

The results are prepared exclusively for Forbes by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington, D.C. think tank founded by Ohio University economist Richard Vedder.

For more details on Quinnipiac’s ranking, please visit Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges.

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Campus Quad & Student Center enviromental images 2012Quinnipiac University has been included in the 2013-2014 edition of the “Colleges of Distinction” school guide.

The “Colleges of Distinction” guidebook selects colleges based on four key criteria: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. Schools are nominated for participation in the guide by high school counselors, college administrative members and the Colleges of Distinction selection team.

The guide ranks schools on the success of its graduates, the quality of its teaching, the atmosphere of its campus and other variables. It also describes schools that take a holistic approach to admissions decisions, consistently excel in providing undergraduate education and that have a truly national reputation.

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Keystone to a successful organization

Keystone to a successful organization

Professor Richard McCarthy, Computer Information Systems, teamed up with Professor Silva Karkoulian and Leila Canaan Messarra who are from the Department of Management Studies at Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon to research how knowledfe management (KM) , knowledge acquisition and sharing informs successful business practices.  According to a paper they collaboratively published in the Journal of Knowledge Managment organizational learning (OL) is a a process and the ultimate goal of KM is to “formalize, store, share, distribute, coordinate available knowledge throughout the organization, and develop and utlize core aptitudes and compentences that stimulate outstanding performance.”  Their collective research uses emperical evidence to reinforce the idea that managers should seek to implement formal and informal knowledge practices to create a dynamic learning environment.  To read more about their research finding and their survey with retail business employees working in organizations in Lebanon, please visit the website www.emeraldinsight.com/reprints.  The title of the article is, “The intriguing art of knowledge management and its relation to learning organizations.”

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