Related Research

Diversity and inclusion research is not new to the College of Business. Our topics range from affirmative action to gender and stereotyping. Faculty from management information systems, marketing and management have all examined various topics related to equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging.


Avery, D.R., McKay, P. F., Roberson, Q. M., & Thomas, K. M. (2023). REAL (Racialized experiences in academic life) talk: A curated conversation with four black fellows. Journal of Business & Psychology, 38(1), 7-23.

Avery, D.R., Rhue, L.A., McKay, P.F. (2023). Setting the stage for success: How participation diversity can help teams leverage racioethic diversity. Journal of Management. 49(4), 1312-1343

Chullen, C. L., Barber, D., Cavazotte, F., & Adeyemi-Bello, T. (2023). An exploration of culture and gender: Intrinsic and extrinsic job expectations in the U.S. and Brazil. Human Systems Management. 1-18.


Ouyang, W., Szewczyk, S., & Ngo, T., Wang, H. (2022). Revenue classification shifting: Does CEO gender matter? Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. 26(1).

Beierlein, J. J., Launby, K., & Smith F. H. (2022). Why are women less motivated to become financially literate? Financial Services Review. 30(2), 89-105.

Choi, S., & Bae, J. (2022). Intercultural competence: Does a short-term international educational trip matter? Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism. 22, 105-125.

Ellis, D. F. (2022). Demographic, economic and geographical factors associated with uptake of the earned income tax credit. Journal of Policy Practice Research. 3(1), 241-258.

Mai, E., Haytko, D. L., & Taillon, B. J. (2022). How advertisements mixing black and white actors affect consumer intent. Journal of Advertising Research. 62(1), 252-270.

Mbarika, V., Charlse, M. A. (2022) Indigenous knowledge application in increasing food security: A measure to consider? Journal of African Thought. 14(1).

Mbarika, V., Ssekakubo, J., Isoh, A., Lwanga, F., & Langmia, K. (2022). Self-efficacy and performance of academic staff in Ugandan public universities: Does job satisfaction matter? Orsea Journal. 11(2).

Ouyang, W., Szewczyk, S., & Ngo, T., Wang, H. (2022). Revenue classification shifting: Does CEO gender matter? Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. 26(1).

Reed, A. H., Angolia, M. G., Sluder, L. G., & Pagliari, L. R. (2022). Using stem camps to improve female interest in technology. Journal of Youth Development. 17(3), 90-104.

Sun, S., Drake, J. R., & Hall, D. (2022). When job candidates experience social media privacy violations: A cross-culture study. Journal of Global Information Management. 30(1), 1-25.


Barber III, D. H., Harris, M. L., & Jones, J. (2021). An overview of rural entrepreneurship and future directions. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 31(4), 1-4.

Davis, P. L., Dickins, D., Higgs, J. L., & Reid, J. (2021). Auditing while Black: Revealing microaggressions faced by Black professionals in public accounting. Current Issues in Auditing, 15(2), 24-33.

Davis, P., Dickins, D., Higgs, J. L., & Reid, J. (2021). Macro-and microaggressions in the Accounting Academy: The Black Experience. Available at SSRN 3780732.

Dickins, D. E., Davis, P., Reid, J., & Higgs, J. (2021). Illuminating the Black experience in internal auditing. Internal Auditor, 57–61.

Dokunmu, T. M., Adjekukor, C. U., Okuboyejo, S. R., Bello, A., Ayeni, F., & Mbarika, V. (2021). A review on healthcare schemes in Nigeria: A case of Corona Virus pandemic. WSEAS Transactions on Business and Economics18, 875-883.

Ghouse, S., Barber III, D. H., Harris, M. L., & Gibson, S. G. (2021). Role of gender and exposure on entrepreneurial attitudes of Omani university students. Journal of International Business and Entrepreneurship Development, 13(1), 1–21.

Karriker, J. H., Chullen, C. L., Adeyemi-Bello, T., & Xi, X.-Y. (2021). Gender and generation: Job expectations of Chinese professionals and students amid complexity and change. Journal of Applied Business and Economics, 23(2), 196–209.

Payton, F. C., Yarger, L., & Mbarika, V. (2021). Black Lives Matter: A perspective from three Black information systems scholars. Information Systems. 1-11.


Barber III, D. H., Batchelor, J., Hatten, T., Gibson, S. G., & Ladislav, R. (2020). Czech students’ perceptions of ethical behavior in business and entrepreneurship. Business Ethics and Leadership, 4(1), 80-91.

Barber III, D. H., Harris, M. L., Gibson, S., Batchelor, J., & Ghouse, S. (2020). An international comparison of student attitudes towards entrepreneurs and business managers – Comparing U.S. and Indian perceptions. Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 12(3) 377-398.

Matherne III, C. F., Bendickson, J. S., Santos, S. C., & Taylor, E. C. (2020). Making sense of entrepreneurial intent: A look at gender and entrepreneurial personal theory. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research, 26(5), 989-1009.


Adeyemi-Bello, T., Chullen, C. L., & Xi, X. Y. (2019). Attitudes toward women as managers in China: An examination of gender, age, and work status differences. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 20(3),28-35.

Ayeni, F., Adewunmi, M., Ekanoye, F., Pruitt, T., Mbarika, V., Fagbeyiro, G., … & Aquegho, F. (2019). A mixed methods inquiry into the quality of instructional designs and use of Moodle learning management systems in Historically Black Colleges and Universities. American Journal of Education and Information Technology, 3(1), 17-24.

Barber III, D., Saadatmand, Y., & Pierce, J. (2019). Does gender inequality matter for female entrepreneurial activities? An investigation of selected OECD countries. Small Business Institute Journal, 15(1), 103-124.

Farmaki, A., Khalilzadeh, J., & Altinay, L. (2019). Travel motivation and demotivation within politically unstable nations. Tourism Management Perspectives, 29, 118–130.

Harris, O., Karl, J. B., & Lawrence, E. R. (2019). CEO incentives and earnings management: Does fender really matter? Journal of Business Research, 19(1), 1–14.

Hwang, J., & Lee, J. J. (2019). Antecedents and consequences of package tour prestige in the senior tourism industry. Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research, 24(7), 679–695.

Hwang, J., & Lee, J. (Jay). (2019). A strategy for enhancing senior tourists’ well-being perception: Focusing on the experience economy. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 36(3), 314–329.

Hwang, J., & Lee, J. (Jay). (2019). Relationships among senior tourists’ perceptions of tour guides’ professional competencies, rapport, satisfaction with the guide service, tour satisfaction, and word-of-mouth. Journal of Travel Research, 58(8), 1331–1346.

Hwang, J., & Lee, J. (Jay). (2019). Understanding customer-customer rapport in a senior group package context. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 31(5), 2187–2204.

Lee, J. J., Weber, M. R., & Rivera, D. (2019). A sociocultural perspective on expatriation willingness: The mediating role of cultural intelligence. Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management, 28(1), 124-145.

Marketa, K., & Lee, S. H. (2019). Cuba Today: An overview of tourism competitiveness. In Tourism and Cuba Complexities of Tourism Planning and Development, 15(3), 239-259.

Pruitt, T. S., Nicholas-Omoregbe, S. O., Bergdahl, J., Nomoregbe, N., & Mbarika, V. (2019). Effects of economic inequality on academic achievement: The Black boy dilemma. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 15(3) 1-11.

Saadatmand, Y., & Barber III, D. H. (2019). Globalization, gender and entrepreneurship in Latin America. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 24(4),


Alipour, K. K., Mohammed, S., & Raghuram, S. (2018). Differences in the valuing of power among team members: A contingency approach toward examining the effects of power values diversity and relationship conflict. Journal of Business and Psychology, 33(2), 231-247.

Lee, J., Crawford, A., Weber, M., & Dennison, D. H. (2018). Antecedents of cultural intelligence among American Hospitality students:  Moderating effect of ethnocentrism. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 30(3), 167–183.

Merritt, R., Kline, C., Crawford, A. M., Viren, P., & Dilworth, G. (2018). Vacation activity preferences: An examination of generational differences across psychographic categories employing  Plog’s model. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 36(4), 55–71.

Rivera, M. A., Murphy, K. S., & Khalilzadeh, J. (2018). Globalization of workforce. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 9(3), 314–337.


Chullen, C. L., Adeyemi-Bello, T., & Vermeulen, E. (2017). A comparative analysis of attitudes towards women as managers in the US and Netherlands. Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 14(2), 24-42.

McGuire, J., & Taylor, E. (2017). Board of director and committee diversity and firm financial performance. Academy of Management Proceedings.

Mishra, K. E., Wilder, K., & Mishra, A. K. (2017). Digital literacy in the marketing curriculum: Are female college students prepared for digital jobs? Industry and Higher Education, 31(3), 204-211.

 Mohammed, S., Alipour, K. K., Martinez, P., Livert, D., & Fitzgerald, D. (2017). Conflict in the kitchen: Temporal diversity and temporal disagreements in chef teams. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 21(1), 1-19.

Tran, T. P., Khanh Ngoc Ho, B., Quang Le, T., & Trong Hoang, H. (2017). Application and validation of a consumer ethnocentrism scale in a young Vietnamese market segment. Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science, 27(1), 60-77.


Chullen, C. L., Adeyemi-Bello, T., & Xi, X. Y. (2015). Job expectations of Chinese college students: Re-examining gender differences. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 34(8),742-763.


Gibson, S. G., Harris, M. L., Walker, P. D., & McDowell, W. C. (2014). Investigating the entrepreneurial attitudes of African Americans: A study of young adults. The Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 19(2), 107-125. 10.9774/GLEAF.3709.2014.ap.00007


Adeyemi-Bello, T., & Tomkiewicz, J. (2013). Attitudinal differences toward women managers by students at different stages of their business education. College Student Journal, 47(3), 529-533.

Granatino, R., & Haytko, D. L. (2013). Body image, confidence, and media influence: A study of middle school adolescents. Journal of Applied Business Research, 29(1), 45-50.

Sciglimpaglia, D., Welsh, D. H. B., & Harris, M. L. (2013). Gender and ethnicity in business consulting assistance: public policy implications. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 2(1), 80-95.


Ellis, D. F. (2012). A study of African American pastoral attitude and experiences with health promotions in a rural community (Doctoral dissertation, Capella University).

Hilliard, H., Matulich, E., Haytko, D., & Rustogi, H. (2012). An international look at attitude towards advertising, brand considerations, and market expertise: United States, China, and India. Journal of International Business Research, 11(1), 29.


Beierlein, J., Gibson, S., & Tibbs, S. (2011). Intellectual human capital dependence, family-friendly firms, and the advancement of women. Journal of Business Diversity, 11(1), 66-86.

Gibson, S.G., McDowell, W.C., & Harris, M.L. (2011). The impact of strategic orientation and ethnicity on small business performance. Journal of Business Diversity, 11(1), 9-18.


Herdman, A. O., & McMillan-Capehart, A. (2010). Establishing a diversity program is not enough: Exploring the determinants of diversity climate. Journal of Business and Psychology, 25(1), 39-53.


Grubb III, W. L., McMillan-Capehart, A., & McDowell, W. C. (2009). Why didn’t I get the job? White nonbeneficiaries reactions to Affirmative Action and diversity programs. Journal of Diversity Management, 4(2), 25-34.

King, J. E., Bell, M. P., & Lawrence, E. (2009). Religion as an aspect of workplace diversity: An examination of the US context and a call for international research. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 6(1), 43-57.

McMillan‐Capehart, A., Grubb, W. L., & Herdman, A. (2009). Affirmative action decisions: When ignorance is bliss. Equal Opportunities International.28(5),415-431.


Lawrence, E. R., & King Jr, J. E. (2008). Determinants of religious expression in the workplace. Culture and Religion, 9(3), 251-265.

Parker, R. S., Haytko, D. L., & Hermans, C. M. (2008). The marketing of body image: A cross-cultural comparison of gender effects in the US and China. Journal of Business & Economics Research (JBER), 6(5).

Hauser, R., Paul, R. & Bradley, J. (2008). The impact of culture and computer self-efficacy in an online training environment. Academy of Information and Management Sciences Proceedings, 12(2), 141-154.


Paul, R., Hauser, R. D., & Bradley, J. H. (2007). The relationship between individual differences, culture, anxiety, computer self-efficacy and user performance. International Journal of Information Systems and Change Management, 2(2), 125-138.

Prati, L. M., Liu, Y., & Bass, K. (2007). Religiosity and workplace behavior: A manifestation of emotional intelligence. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, 4(2), 138-159.


Nadler, S., & Zemanek Jr, J. E. (2006). Cultural differences and economic development of 31 countries. Psychological reports, 99(1), 274-276.

Tomkiewicz, J., & Frankel, R., Tomkiewicz, J., Adeyemi‐Bello, T., & Sagan, M. (2006). Gender differences in job orientation: The case of Poland. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 13(3), 193-203.


Harris, M. L., Grubb, W. L., & Hebert, F. J. (2005). Critical problems of rural small businesses: A comparison of African-American and White-Owned formation and early growth firms. Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 10(3), 223-238.

McMillan‐Capehart, A. (2005). A configurational framework for diversity: Socialization and culture. Personnel Review, 34(4),488-503.


Cox, D., Van Velsor, P., Hulgus, J., Weatherman, S., Smenner, M., Dickens, D., & Davis, C. (2004). What’s the use in getting mad? Anger and instrumentality in women’s relationships. Health Care for Women International, 25(9), 813-834.

Dellana, S. A., & Snyder, D. (2004). Student future outlook and counseling quality in a rural minority high school. The High School Journal, 88(1), 27-41.

Tomkiewicz, J., Frankel, R., Adeyemi‐Bello, T., & Sagan, M. (2004). A comparative analysis of the attitudes toward women managers in the US and Poland. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 11(24),58-70.


McMillan-Capehart, A. (2003). Cultural diversity’s impact on firm performance: The moderating influence of diversity initiatives and socialization tactics. Dissertation.

Richard, O., McMillan, A., Chadwick, K., & Dwyer, S. (2003). Employing an innovation strategy in racially diverse workforces: Effects on firm performance. Group & Organization Management, 28(1), 107-126.


Richard, O. C., Kochan, T. A., & McMillan-Capehart, A. (2002). The impact of visible diversity on organizational effectiveness: Disclosing the contents in Pandora’s black box. Journal of Business & Management, 8(3), 265-265.


Siguaw, J. A., & Honeycutt Jr, E. D. (1995). An examination of gender differences in selling behaviors and job attitudes. Industrial Marketing Management, 24(1), 45-52.

Siguaw, J. A., & Honeycutt Jr, E. D. (1995). An examination of gender differences in selling behaviors and job attitudes. Industrial Marketing Management, 24(1), 45-52.