CMS Students Showcase Final Research Presentations

MBA students who participated in CMS 2014 reconvened on the evening of Friday, August 22 to showcase their final research presentations. A social hour was held before the presentations where incoming CMS students had the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with students who just finished their CMS experience.

These presentations are the culmination of a yearlong study of global business as part of the Comparative Management Systems (CMS) program. In May, 35 students and five faculty advisors took a three-week journey to Russia, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic to meet with business executives, visit local attractions and learn about the business environment, social culture and customs.

This year’s lineup of research topics was especially impressive:

The Sales-Marketing Interface: An Archetypal Comparison Across Cultures
Team name: Wayfarers
Team members: Mila Aldrin, Hosanna Aroyan-Heyer, Noah Duman, Neenet Hairapetian, Stephanie Lake, Jocelyn Loren, Alex Musetti and John Steffens
Team GFA: Dr. Mark Leach

Market Trends and Dynamics in the Quick-Service Restaurant Industry
Team name: Pierogi
Team members: Russell Foon, Christina Gomez, Jessica Kusuma, Jillian Roehl, Eugene Row and Viet Ta
Team GFA: Dr. Anatoly Zhuplev

Changing Strategies in Retail Banking in Russia, Central Europe, and the United States
Team name: Variable Interest
Team members: Bradford Berling, Terngu Ngaji, Kayla Walsh, Michael Gregoryk, Jonathan Yoel, Aaron Elster, Nash Harloe and Jon Reilly
Team GFA: Dr. Jeff Gale

Values in Mobile Payment: A Five Country Perspective in the Smartphone Era
Team name: iDroiders
Team members: Adika Aryasthana Bakrie, Binish Ebrahim, Evan Jaronczyk, Nicholas Sykes, Hsiang-Yun (Denise) Yang and Donald de-Ciutiis
Team GFA: Dr. Kala Seal

Determinants for Social Enterprise Ventures in Central Europe, Russia, and the United States
Team name: Social Ambassadors
Team members: Roberto Aguirre, Tala Bayat, Kirstin Harper-Smith, Moana Hom, Jamie Johnson, John McCabe and Rose Vasilj
Team GFA: Dr. Edmund Gray