Welcome to our series of conversations with members of the Bentley University faculty who are engaged in research across a wide spectrum of business and related disciplines. In these videotaped interviews, you will meet scholars who are investigating topics as diverse as business ethics, innovation, bioterrorism and the pros and cons of globalization. They offer insights into the emerging issues of our time and the results of their research endeavors.
Bentley professors pursue a rigorous agenda of scholarship and applied research, focused on, though not limited to, Bentley's four curricular domains: Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility and Global Commerce and Culture. For an in-depth look at the full range of research and scholarship at Bentley, please visit the faculty research section of our website.
James Hunton is the Darald and Juliet Libby Professor of Accounting at Bentley University, and Research Professor, Accounting and Information Management, at Universiteit Maastricht, The Netherlands. His most recent psychology-based experiments have focused on conflicts of interest in various business situations.
Joao Resende-Santos, associate professor of International Studies at Bentley University, focuses on international economic development and U.S.-Latin American Relations. He has written extensively on international politics and currently directs the Brazil Short-Term Program, which connects Bentley students with entrepreneurs at a business incubator in Rio de Janeiro.
Patricia M. Flynn is the Trustee Professor of Economics and Management at Bentley University. Her current research has focused on the development of innovation economies in Ireland and Massachusetts as well as corporate board governance issues. She has written extensively on women in business.
Pierre R. Berthon is the Clifford F. Youse Chair of Marketing at Bentley University. Professor Berthon's teaching, research and consulting work focus on e-commerce, marketing and management decision-making. His most recent paper discusses managerial approaches to dealing with "creative consumers" and the challenges they pose to a company's carefully crafted brand image.
Christine B. Williams is a Professor of International Studies and Government at Bentley University. She studies political communication with an emphasis on new and emerging technologies. Recently her research has focused on Internet-hosted technologies including campaign web sites and social networks.
M. Lynne Markus is the John W. Poduska Sr. Professor of Information and Process Management and senior editor, MIS Quarterly Theory and Review Department. Her current research focuses on data and systems integration and the development of vertical industry standards.
Richard Cleary chairs the Bentley Mathematical Sciences Department. His research and consulting work focus on applied statistical analysis and modeling and he has published papers within a broad range of fields. Current research collaborations include work on statistical methods of audit fraud and consulting work on the strength of artificial hip joints.
Jahangir (Jay) Sultan, Gibbons Professor of Finance and founding director of the Hughey Center for Financial Services, focuses his research in the areas of international market volatility and foreign exchange risk management. Professor Sultan conceived and established the Bentley University Trading Room, a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art facility for teaching financial analysis and risk management.
Stephen D. Lichtenstein, professor of Law, chairs the Law, Taxation and Financial Planning Department at Bentley is co-director of the Bentley Global Cyberlaw Center. Gerald R. Ferrera, Gregory H. Adamian Professor of Law, is the founder and executive director of the Bentley Global Cyberlaw Center. They work together on a wide range of emerging legal issues related to cyberspace.
Susan Newell, PhD, is the Cammarata Professor of Management at Bentley, where she focuses her teaching and research in the areas of innovation, knowledge management and organizational behavior. As a founding member of IKON research center, based at the University of Warwick, UK, Prof. Newell specializes in the social science of innovation and organizational change. She has published frequently in the areas of organization studies, management and information systems.