WCOB Marketing Professor Provides Cuban Expertise to 60 Minutes, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Gary E. West College of Business Associate Professor of Marketing Joseph Scarpaci continues to be sought out as an expert on Cuba’s progress toward economic freedom and the growth of entrepreneurship in the island nation. Last week, Scarpaci gave two background interviews to the CBS News program 60 Minutes for a story on the changing […]

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Center for Entrepreneurship Announces 2013 Pitch Contest Winners

The second annual Entrepreneurs Pitch Contest was held September 26 at the WLU Center for Entrepreneurship’s  downtown Wheeling business incubator, Intellectual Capitol, located in the First State Capitol Building.  Entrepreneurs Vishesh Maskey and Tyler Jones tied for the top prize, each taking home $2,500 in funding for their new venture.   This year’s Pitch Contest was […]

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Center for Entrepreneurship Announces Activities

The Center for Entrepreneurship has announced a list of upcoming projects and events for Fall, 2013. In partnership with the WLU Foundation, the Center for Entrepreneurship has acquired space for a business incubator. The space is located in the First State Capitol Building in downtown Wheeling and will be called “Intellectual Capitol.”  The new space […]

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WCOB Tourism and Event Management Student to Serve on 2014 Italian Festival Board

Summersville native Elizabeth Hughes had never heard of the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival before becoming a student at West Liberty University, but now she’s one of the festival’s biggest fans — and the newest member of the 2014 board of directors. The senior tourism and event management major served as coordinator intern for […]

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NYTimes.com Article on Cuban Real Estate Quotes WCOB Professor

Gary E. West College of Business Professor Joseph L. Scarpaci was quoted in a recent Associated Press article featured on NYTimes.com.  The article, published April 30, 2013, discusses the unusual real estate market that has emerged since Cuban President Raul Castro legalized the sale of private homes on the island.  According to the article, while […]

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Dr. Joseph Scarpaci Discusses Cuban Economy at World Affairs Council of Los Angeles

  Marketing Professor Joseph Scarpaci delivered a lecture to the World Affairs Council of Los Angeles April 11 on the topic “The ABCs of the Cuban Economy: Implications for Southern California Industry.”  The council hosts authoritative, influential figures in world affairs and provides them an open forum. Scarpaci was also interviewed live April 12 on […]

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Management Professor Vishakha Maskey to Present Unique Sustainability Exhibits

The word “sustainability” has become part of our collective conversation, but many people may not realize the economic and societal depth and reach of adopting a sustainable lifestyle. Gary E. West College of Business management professor Dr. Vishakha Maskey hopes to change that through a series of unique “pop-up shows,” sponsored by the Lexicon of […]

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CIS Professor Ho-Chang Chae to Publish Research in MIS Quarterly

Computer Information Systems Professor Ho-Chang Chae’s paper, “IT Capability and Firm Performance: Contradictory Findings and Their Possible Causes” has been accepted for publication in the MIS Quarterly.  The subject of the study is the relationship between the information technology capability of a firm and its business performance. Unlike the 1990s, when proprietary information systems prevailed, […]

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WCOB Economics Professor Dr. Serkan Catma Authors WV Jobs Study

A new jobs study released by the West Liberty University Institute for Innovation in Education is the work of Gary E. West College of Business professor Dr. Serkan Catma.  WLU President Robin Capehart introduced Catma at a February 18 press conference announcing the study findings. The “West Virginia Jobs and Education Report” documents future labor […]

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Center for Entrepreneurship to Hold New Business Funding Event Mar. 20

Crowdfunding is one of the hottest trends in small business capitalization, and The Center for Entrepreneurship at the Gary E. West College of Business has announced an upcoming crowdfunding event for potential business owners who hope to get a new idea off the ground.  The Entrepreneurs’ Pitch Contest will be held March 20, 2013 from […]

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