Name: Enrique P. Becerra
Research Interest: Dr. Becerra is a member of American Marketing Association, Academy of Marketing
Science, Decision Science Institute, and Association for Consumer Research. He teaches International
Marketing, Ethnic and Niche Marketing, Principle of Marketing, and Independent Marketing Study at
Texas State University.
Recent publications: Chapa, Sindy and Enrique P. Becerra. “The Effect of Generational Status and
Language-Tailored Political Advertising,” forthcoming in the Journal of Advertising Research.
Becerra, Enrique P., Vishag Badrinarayanan, and C. H. Kim, “The Influence of Thinking Tendencies on the Online Transactions of Hybrid Retailers,” forthcoming in the Journal of Business Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2011.08.014.
Lee, Sam, Francis Mendez, Enrique P. Becerra, and Randy Cook, “Approximate Query Answers for Mobile Decision Making,” International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, Vol. 4 (1), 2012, pp.1-18. PRJ(CP).
Badrinarayanan, Vishag, Enrique P. Becerra, Sreedhar R. Madhavaram, and C.H. Kim, “Congruence and Transference Effects on Purchase Intentions in Online Stores of Multi-Channel Retailers: Initial Evidence from the U.S. and South Korea,” forthcoming in the Journal of The Academy of Marketing Science/ http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11747-010-0239-9 PRJ(CP).
Becerra, Enrique P. and Pradeep Korgaonkar, “The Influence of Ethnic Identification in Digital Advertising: How Hispanic Americans’ Response to Pop-UP, E-Mail, and Banner Advertising Affects Online Purchase Intentions,” Journal of Advertising Research, vol. 50 (3), 2010, pp. 279-291. PRJ(CP).
Korgaonkar, Pradeep, Ronnie Silverblatt, and Enrique P. Becerra, “The Hispanic View of Email, Popup, and Banner Advertising,” International Journal of E-Business Research, vol. 6 (2), 2010, pp. 45-58. PRJ(CP).
Shah, Vivek, Hsun-Ming Lee, and Enrique P. Becerra, “Aiding Fair Trade Online Through Place Branding,” Communications of the IIMA, vol. 9, No. 3, 2010, pp. 91-105. PRJ(CP).
Becerra, Enrique and Pradeep Korgaonkar, "Hispanics' Information Serach and Patronage Intentions Online,"Journal of Electronic Commerce Research , vol. 10, No.2, 2009, pp. 76-93. PRJ(CP).
Contact Information: McCoy 314
Name: Ivan Blanco, Ph. D
Recent Publications: Blanco, Ivan, and Lucena, Hector. Management in Venezuela: Its Evolution and
Practive Under Today's Extreme Conditions
(This paper was presented at the 2012 Conference of the Latin American Chapter of the Academy of
International Business. )
Contact Information: McCoy 540
Name: Robert Konopaske, Ph. D
Research Interest: Dr. Konopaske is interested in the domain of emerging global assignments (i.e.,
traveling, virtual, short-term international assignees) and issues related to global assignment willingness. In
the past, Dr. Konopaske has done research on executive travel stress that had some implications for
executives and managers who travel extensively in the U.S. and overseas.
Recent publications: Konopaske, R., Robie, C., & Ivancevich, J. 2009. Managerial Willingness to
Assume Traveling, Short-term and Long-term Global Assignments. Management International Review,
Konopaske, R., Robie, C., & Ivancevich, J.M. 2005. A Preliminary Model of Spouse Influence on
Managerial Global Assignment Willingness. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16(3):
Konopaske, R. & Werner, S. 2005. US Managers’ Willingness to Accept a Global Assignment: Do
Expatriate Benefits and Assignment Length Make a Difference? International Journal of Human Resource
Management, 16(7): 1159-1175.
Ivancevich, J.M., Konopaske, R., & DeFrank, R.S. 2003. Business Travel Stress: A Model,
Propositions and Managerial Implications. Work & Stress, 17(2): 138-157.
Konopaske, R., Werner, S. & Neupert, K.E. 2002. FDI Staffing and Performance: The Role of Entry
Mode Strategy. Journal of Business Research, 55(9): 759-770.
Peterson, M. F., Thomason, S. J., Althouse, N., Athanassiou, N., Curri, G., Konopaske, R., et al.
2010.Social Structures and Personal Values that Predict E-mail Use: An International Comparative Study,
Journal of Global Information Management, 18(2), 57-84.
Contact Information: McCoy 542
Name: Robin Knowles, Ph. D. (Chartered Financial Analyst)
Research Interest: Dr. Robin is interested in the economic information in financial statements prepared
“Financial planning roadmap for non-traditional couples” with Stan Veliotis (Fordham University). 2012. Journal of Financial Planning 25(7): 48 – 53.
“Roth IRA conversions in 2010: Issues and opportunities” with Stan Veliotis (Fordham University). 2010. The CPA Journal 80(1): 18-23.
List of Working Papers:
"Disappearing Act: Analysis of US Companies Delisting from Major US Stock Exchanges." with L. Campbell (Texas State University), K. Martin (Texas State University). Under review, Management Accounting Quarterly.
“Do Adoptions of International Financial Reporting Standards Enhance Capital Investment Efficiency?” with G. Biddle (University of Hong Kong), C. Callahan (University of Memphis) and H. Hong (University of Memphis).
“Earnings management or corporate best practice?” with K. Martin (Texas State University).
“Defined Benefit Pension Sponsors and Market Prices: Early Evidence from Pension Accounting Reform.”
Contact Information: McCoy 447
Department: Institution of Global Business, Finance and Economics Department
Research Interest: Dr. Jack Mogab is Director of the Institute for Global Business and Professor of Economics at Texas State University-San Marcos. He teaches several economics courses, including Principles of Macroeconomics, Comparative Economic Systems, Latin American Economies, and International Economics. His research on topics related to international business and global economic issues has been published in books and scholarly journals, such as the American Journal of Business, Texas Business Review, Journal of Economic Issues, and Development and Change. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Economics from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Recent publications: Mogab, John, Ruby Kishan, and Diego E. Vacaflores. Labor Market Rigidity and Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Europe. Applied Econometrics and International Development, Vol. 13-1 (2012)
Pattison, Patrica: and Mogab, J. W. A Comparison of U.S. and Chilean Labor and Employment Law, Journal of Employment and Labor Law, Volume 12, Spring 2011,22-38.
Contact Information: McCoy 564
Research Interest: Entry modes, Country-of-origin, Global reputation management, Globalization and consumers, International teams and innovation, Organizational issues of MNCs, global entrepreneurship, Trust in global markets, Diversity of MNCs
Recent publication: Taewon Suh, Ha-Chin Yi, and Mark B. Houston. 2011. Reassessing Firm Size in International Marketing Research. Journal of Global Marketing, 24 (1): 85-99.
Taewon Suh and David Boggs. 2011. Communications Infrastructure and Inward Foreign Investment: A Comparison between Developed and Emerging Markets. Competitiveness Review, 21 (2): 205-223.
Taewon Suh, Mueun Bae, Hongxin Zhao, Seung H. Kim, and Mark J. Arnold. 2010. A Multi-Level Investigation of International Marketing Projects: The Roles of Experiential Knowledge and Creativity on Performance. Industrial Marketing Management, 39 (2): 211-220.
Taewon Suh and Karen H. Smith. 2008. Attitude toward Globalization and Country-of-Origin Evaluations: Toward a Dynamic Theory. Journal of Global Marketing, 21 (2): 127-139.
Contact Information: McCoy 416
Name: Diego Vacaflores
Department: Finance and Economics
Research Interest: Dr Vacaflores's primary research focus is in the field of macroeconomics, with a special focus on Remittances, Foreign Direct Investment, and Monetary Policy. His current research agenda includes work on the determination of Remittances, the influence of economic fluctuations in the U.S. for Remittances flows to Latin American countries, and the tradeoff between migration and Remittances. In terms of FDI, he is examining the influence of labor market rigidity in other regions of the world (Asia and Latin America), the influence that FDI can have on employment creation at the firm level (world sample), and theoretical modeling of the impact of FDI on economic growth. Satial considerations are also being incorporated on the modeling of Remittances and FDI flows.
Recent Publications: “FDI and Tax Revenues” in Ramkishen S. Rajan and Kenneth A. Reinert, eds., Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, Princeton University Press (2009).
“Monetary Stimulus: Through Wall Street or Main Street?” Revista de Analisis, Vol. 14, 9-40 (2011).
“Was Latin America Correct in Relying in Foreign Direct Investment to Improve Employment Rates?” Applied Econometrics and International Development (AEID), Vol. 11-2. 101-122 (2011).
“Remittances, Monetary Policy and Partial Sterilization” Southern Economic Journal 79(2):367-387 (2012).
“The Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances” with Dennis Jansen and George S. Naufal. ISRN Economics Vol. 2012 (2012).
“Sectoral Effects of Monetary Policy: The Evidence from Publicly Traded Firms” with Dennis W. Jansen and Ruby P. Kishan. Southern Economic Journal 79(4): 946-970 (2013).
“Labor Market Rigidity and Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Europe” with Jack Mogab and Ruby Kishan. Applied Econometrics and International Development (AEID) 13(1): 35-54 (2013).
Contact Information: McCoy 552
Name: Ha-Chin Yi, Ph. D
Department: Finance and Economics
Research Interest: International banking , Cross-country mergers and acquisitions, and Foreign exchange
Recent Publications: Taewon Suh, Ha-Chin Yi, and Mark B. Houston. 2011. Reassessing Firm Size in
International Marketing Research. Journal of Global Marketing, 24 (1): 85-99.
Chang, K., Wee, J. B., Yi, H.-C. (2012). Does National Culture Influence on the Firm's Choice of Debt Maturity? Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, 41, 424-457.
Contact Information: McCoy 517