College of Business

Research Contributions

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Message from the Dean

At the College of Business, our Purpose Statement reflects our reason for coming to work every day. The first sentence states simply: "We Discover New Ways of Knowing How Business Can Positively Impact Society." As a community of scholars and learners, we believe that business can be a force for tremendous good in our society One of the ways we discover how is through the research that our faculty publish. 

Impactful research is not only part of our Purpose, it's also part of our accreditation through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The accreditation standards state in part, "...The production of intellectual contributions in and of itself is not sufficient for demonstrating thought leadership... Business education can help solve the world's problems when discipline silos are broken down and knowledge is combined across disciplines. Through teaching, education, and scholarship, we seek... to promote such impactful work to better society and contribute to solving some of society's grand challenges."

The faculty at the Chico State College of Business continue to deliver admirably on this vision. The faculty are engaged in thoughtful and impactful research that push new understandings of business organizations and how they have a positive societal impact. In addition to engaging in top scholarly research, the faculty are also impacting the practice of business and finding new ways to innovate in business education.

I know you'll find the research write-ups in these publications fascinating and interesting. Thank you for your support of and engagement with the College of Business.

Terence J. Lau, JD
Dean, College of Business
California State University, Chico




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