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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Spring Semester DM Booklist

Interested in what the students are reading this semester?

Year 1
Course: Qualitative Inquiry I
The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research
Glaser and Strauss

Central Problems in Social Theory, Action Structure and Contradiction in Social Analysis
Giddens, A.

Message in a Bottle
Percy, W.

Constructing Grounded Theory
Charmaz, K.

The Coding Manual for Qualitative Research (3rd ed.)
Saldana, J.

What is this thing called Science?
Chalmers, A.F.

Engaged Scholarship
Van de Ven, A.H.

Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and procedures for developing grounded theory
Corbin, J., & Strauss, A.

Course: Flourishing Enterprise: Creating Sustainable Value for Business and World Benefit

Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale
London, T.

Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness
Laloux, F, & Wilber, K.

Embedded Sustainability; The Next Big Competitive Advantage
Laszlo, C. and Zhexembayeva, N.

Quantum Leadership: New Consciousness in Business
Tsao, F., & Laszlo, C.

Course: Understanding, Designing, Managing Complex Systems

Complexity: A Guided Tour
Mitchell, M

Embracing Complexity: Strategic Perspectives for an Age of Turbulence
Boulton, J.G., Allen, P.M. and Bowman, C.

Making Things Work. Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World
Bar-Yam, Y.

Managing Complexity in Organization: text and cases
Nedopil, C. , Steger, U., Armann, W.

Year 2

Course: Technology and Social System Design

Designing for a Better Future: A guide to designing in complex systems
Body, J., & Terrey, N.

Understanding your Users: A Practical Guide to User Research Methods (2nd ed.)
Baxter, K., Courage, C., & Caine, K.

Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights
Portigal, S.

Course: Casual Analysis of Business Problems II
Multivariate Data Analysis (8th ed.)
Hair, J.F., Black, B.J.

Introduction to Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis:
Hayes, Andrew. F.

A Regression Based Approach (2nd ed.)
Structural equation modeling with MPlus: Basic concepts, applications, and programming (3rd ed.)
Byrne, B. M.

Using Mplus for structural equation modeling: A researcher's guide
Kelloway, E. Kevin


Course: Measuring Business Behaviors and Structures

Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Applied Research
Brown, T.A.

Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures
Blair, J., Czaja, R.F. and Blair, E. A.

Structural equation modeling withMPlus: Basic concepts, applications, and programming (3rd ed.)
Byrne, B. M.

Multivariate Data Analysis (8th Edition)
Hair, J.F., Black, W.C., Rabin, B.J., & Anderson, R.E.

Year 3 
Course: Global Economic Systems and Issues
Structure and Change in Economic History
North, D.

Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Beckert, S.

Rival Views of Market Society and Other Recent Essays
Hirschman, A.

Course: Social Ethics: Contemporary Issues

Ethics: A Very Short Introduction
Blackburn, S.

What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets
Sandel, M.

Business Ethics: Readings and Cases in Corporate Morality
Hoffman, W.M. and Fredrick, R. E.

Course: Knowledge Dissemination to Influence Managerial Practice

How to Write a Lot
Paul S.

Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: a systematic approach
Davis, G. and Parker, C.

HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations
Duarte, N.

The Use of Argument
Toulmin, S.

Self-Publishing on Amazon: No Publisher? No Agent? No Problem! 1.0 edition
Williams, A.

How to Write a Book: An 11-Step Process to Build Habits, Stop Procrastinating, Fuel Self-Motivation, Quiet Your Inner Critic, Bust Through Writer's Block, & Let Your Creative Juices Flow (Short Read)
Kadavy, D.

Spring 2020: Faculty Accolades

Join us in celebrating some amazing faculty achievements including published books and new articles.

David Aron, MD, spoke at the Physicians’ Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI) on “The Unintended Consequences of Performance Measures” November 10-12, 2019 in Chicago, IL.

Chris Laszlo, PhD, published Quantum Management: The Practices and Science of Flourishing Enterprise in the Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion.

Philip Cola, PhD ’15, published From Physician to Physician Leadership. (2019) Chapter 2: Cultivating Leadership in Medicine. Edited by Joann Farrell Quinn, PhD ’13 & Bobbie Ann Adair White. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, Pages 13-22.

Selker, H.P., Welch, L.C., Patchen, E., Breeze, J.L., Terrin, N., Parajulee, A., LeClair, A., Naeim, A., Marnocha, R., Novak, J.M., Caldwell, C. S., Cola, P.A., Croker, J.A., Cifu, D.X., Williams, K.M., Snyder, D.C., & Kitterman, D. (2019). Scientific Review Committees as part of institutional review of human participant research: Implementation at institutions with clinical and translational science awards. Clinical and Translational Science. 1-37.

Cola published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal (2019) on Perspectives of Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis on Discontinuation of Disease Modifying Therapies with McGinley, M.P., Fox, R.J., Cohen, J.A., Corboy, J.J., & Miller, D.

Phil presented on Workforce Development for Research Administrators at the Society for Research Administrators International Webinar, December 11, 2019 in Cleveland, OH.

Cola & Williams, M. presented on How Much Does that Cost? Costing Considerations for Single IRB (SIRB) Review at the Society of Research Administrators International, 53rd Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) Conference Highlights







The 48th Annual ARNOVA Conference was held in San Diego on November 21-23. Several CWRU DM/PhD alums and current students attended and presented their research in the form of posters, panels and colloquies. Please see the list below.

The Conference promotes the opportunity for scholars and practitioners to present research about critical issues confronting the voluntary or nonprofit sector.

The 49th Annual ARNOVA Conference will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 12-14. The call for submissions is available now. The deadline for non-member submissions is 11:59 PM EST, April 1, 2020 and the deadline for member submissions is 11:59 PM EST, April 8, 2020.


Ruth Bernstein, DM '11
Governance Section Colloquy: The Governance of University and Community Engagement, Chair
Exploring Power Dynamics in Nonprofit Governance, Presenter
Board Diversity and Representation, Presenter


Jennifer Madden, PhD '15
Deliverance: Doule Micro-Entrepreneurs are Disrupting the Bleak Birth Outcomes of African American Babies in Cleveland, Presenter

Sean Andrews, DM '21

Current Model for Managing Companion Pet Overpopulation through Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration, Presenter

Joshua Gerlick, DM '21
Executive Leadership, Chair
Algorithmic Pricing in the Performing Arts: Examining the Congruence of Patron Concerns and Executive Decision-Making, Presenter
Philanthropy, the Commons, and the Challenges of Accountability, Chair
Organization Resilience and Legitimacy, Chair


John Rensink, DM '21
Leading Between the Lines: How Leaders Navigate Political Behavior during Periods of Directed Organizational Change, Presenter
Factors Influencing Quality of Health Care, Author

Spring 2020: Presentations and Publications

We love recognizing our accomplished alumni and their presentations and publications that have occurred since the last release of the DM Digest.

Joseph Mandato, DM ’04, senior adviser for Mainsail Partners discussed his career journey, entrepreneurship and overall experience with venture capital at the CWRU Entrepreneurship Alumni Series on February 20, 2020.

Mandato also posted an article in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance titled CEO Chairman. Two Jobs, One Person.

Joseph Mandato and William Devine, published Why the CEO Shouldn’t Also Be the Board Chair in Harvard Business Review online, March 4, 2020.

Byron Clayton, DM ’09, was interviewed on IQ Smartparent, a segment on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. (Byron’s interview starts 8 minutes into the segment.)

Stephan Liozu, PhD ‘13, and Josh Gerlick, DM ’21, published Ethical and Legal Considerations of Artificial Intelligence & Algorithmic Decision-Making in Personalized Pricing in the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management (2019).

Stephan also published 10 Golden Rules of EVE® Models in Pricing Advisor, October 2019, 1-4 and "Competitive Intelligence for Value-based Pricing and EVE®” in the Journal of Professional Pricing Q4: 12-16 (December 2019)

Joe Thornton, DM ’13, and John T. Byrd published an article in the Academy of Business Research Journal on "Humility, vulnerability and authentic leadership: A life stories approach". Read the abstract.

Nnaoke Ufere, PhD ’13, Gaskin, J., Perelli, S., DM ’05, Somers, A., Boland, R. published Why is bribery pervasive among firms in Sub-Saharan African countries? Multi-industry empirical evidence of organizational isomorphism in the Journal of Business Research. (January 2020).

Nnaoke Ufere, PhD ’13, Gaskin, J., Ufere, C., Garrett, L., Satterwhite, K. published Practice Motivated Research: Application of an Evidence-Informed Prognostic Model in Vocational Rehabilitation to Increase the Chance of Employment at Closure in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. (March 2019).

Nnaoke Ufere, PhD ’13, Hailu, D., Lemma, T., published A Practitioner’s Guide for Corruption Risk Mitigation in Extractive Industries in the UNDP Working Papers Series for UNDP’s Global Anti-corruption Initiative (GAIN) and UNDP’s Global Initiative in Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development. Guide is being implemented is several UN member states.

Phil Cola, PhD ’15, and Josh Gerlick, DM ’21, were part of a group of researchers at Case Western Reserve University who were awarded the 2020 Scholarship in Teaching Award Evaluating Leadership Development for Women in Academic Medicine: Outcomes of the FLEX Leadership Development Program. In addition to this award this group of researchers presented their preliminary findings at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Medical Colleges:

Pelfrey, C.M., Khatri, S.B., Cola, P.A., Kyriakides, B., & Gerlick, J.A. (2019, November). Evaluating Leadership Development for Women in Academic Medicine: Quantitative Outcomes of the FLEX Leadership Development Program. The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Phoenix, AZ.

Gerlick, J.A., Khatri, S.B., Cola, P.A., Kyriakides, B., & Pelfrey, C.M. (2019, November). Evaluating Leadership Development for Women in Academic Medicine: Qualitative Outcomes of the FLEX Leadership Development Program. The Annual Meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Phoenix, AZ.

Candace Steele-Flippin, DM ’17, was featured in this ForbesWomen article “Mentorship, Sponsorship and Loyalty: Generational Values in the Workplace

Jodi Berg, PhD ’17, spoke to the full-time MBA’s at Case Western Reserve University in the Sustainability Workshop Series on February 12, 2020. The title of her talk was Purposeful Flourishing: A blended approach.

Suzanne Cromlish, PhD ’17, developed the curriculum for an Introduction to Business course offered to local high school students by the Saint Xavier University’s Graham School of Management. This unique program is the first of its kind in the Chicago area and an incredible benefit for college and career preparation for high school students. Read more about the high school course.

Tony Scardillo, DM ’17, will be presenting his paper on The Perfect Storm: Using Semester-Long Marketing Projects to Overcome the Impending Crisis in Higher Education at the Marketing Educators’ Association Conference April, 2-4 in Seattle, Washington.

Tony also published an article Are We Having Fun Yet? What is the Relationship Between Employee Job Satisfaction, Mentoring, and Fun at Work in the Journal for Advancing Business Education.

Josh Gerlick, DM ’21, published an article in the International Journal of Ethical Leadership titled Transparency in apparel: Everlane as a barometer for global positive impact.

Bravo & Congratulations on New Jobs & Appointments!

Congratulations to our DM Alumni who have received new jobs or appointments. We are proud of all the work you do!

Michael Grieves, DM ’00, is the Executive Vice President of Operations at Florida Tech in addition to being the Chief Scientist of Advanced Manufacturing.

Dale Hartz, DM ’14, will be promoted to Assistant Professor of Management at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL starting August 2020.

Sherry Sanger, PhD ’16, was promoted to Executive Vice President of Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer at Penske Transportation Solutions in Reading, PA.

Roy Gifford, PhD ‘17, was named Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY.

Stanley Omeike, PhD ’17 is the Lead Data Scientist/Machine Learning Engineer at Bridgestone Americas in Nashville, TN

Natasha Conley, PhD ’18, was promoted to Entrepreneur in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Chris Lazslo





Dr. Chris Lazslo, who teaches Flourishing Enterprise: Creating Sustainable Value for Business and World Benefit in the DM program recently published Quantum Leadership.

Here is how Chris describes the story behind the book. “In this new book, Frederick Chavalit Tsao and Chris Laszlo argue that current approaches to leadership fail to produce positive outcomes for either business or society. Employee disengagement and customer fickleness remain high, resulting in a lack of creativity and collaboration at all levels of entrepreneurial activity, while investor demands for Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) are still poorly integrated into the executive mindset. Only through greater awareness of our connectedness to purpose, community, and nature can we develop profit strategies for human flourishing.

Quantum Leadership is a learning journey to elevate a person’s consciousness with creativity and resilience. Drawing on extensive research, this book shows how changing a person’s consciousness is the most powerful lever for unlocking his or her leadership potential to create wealth and serve humankind. A wide range of mindfulness practices provide the keys. The journey to higher consciousness changes people at a deep intuitive level, combining embodied experience with analytic-cognitive skill development. Tsao and Laszlo show how leaders who pursue this journey are more likely to flourish with significant benefits to both business and society. Benefits include greater adaptability along with an increased capability to inspire people and to produce lasting change in turbulent environments.”

Spring 2020 Alumni Council Update



News from Beth Fitz Gibbon, DM ‘09, and Joann Farrell Quinn, PhD ‘13, Alumni Council Co-chairs.

Beth and Joann have exciting news about the DM 25th Alumni Reunion April 23-25, 2020!

25 years ago, in 1995 …

  • A postage stamp was 33 cents and a gallon of gas was $1.15
  • Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first Black president
  • Jeff Bezos founded Amazon
  • The Lion King won two Oscars
  • The mortgage interest rate was 7.86%
And …

Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management Launched the Doctor of Management Program!

Come share in the success and celebrate the silver anniversary of your degree:

the first of its kind, and still the most rigorous, respected and renowned.

  • 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23 through 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25
  • No registration fee!
  • Expert panels and learning sessions: Where are technology, industries,  management and scholarship going in the next 25 years?
  • Nationally recognized speaker Thomas F. Zenty III, CEO, University Hospitals
  • Research and practitioner networking with alumni, faculty and current students
  • Two gala receptions

If you haven’t participated in a DM Reunion for a few years, this is one not-to-miss event! Online registration emails have been sent from Sue, so look for the invitation in your email and register. Join your cohort in honoring the achievements of all our alumni.

For CWRU Preferred Hotels and current rates, click on this link for nearby hotels.

We look forward to celebrating with you, hearing what you have been up to, and learning more about what’s new with the programs. See you in April!