Archives for Business and Economics

How a Liberal Arts Education Inspires Entrepreneurial Thinking

Gordon has long enjoyed a culture where new initiatives match new ideas. And scholarship anchors both. From the Institute for Public History and Global Education programs to green chemistry research and theatre productions,  the ethos of the  liberal arts tradition and a Christian world view fit easily with entrepreneurial thinking. So when Carter Crockett, an entrepreneurship scholar and social entrepreneur, joined the faculty Read full article »

New Book on Economic Growth Addresses Poverty

For almost 10,000 years of recorded history, most people had to eke out a living in pain and difficulty. What was once the global norm, today's deep poverty is almost entirely foreign to citizens in the developed world. What's been the impact? Stephen Smith, professor of economics, Bruce Webb, emeritus professor of economics, and their colleague Edd Noell of Westmont College, Read full article »

The Case for Economic Growth and Winter Discussions

Even during the winter break, professors were interacting with colleagues in their field. Many from the English and Language and Linguistics departments attended the Modern Language Association conference in Boston. Stephen Smith But some, like Stephen Smith, professor of economics and business, flew across country to San Diego, CA.  Smith, along with Bruce Webb, retired professor of economics and business and Read full article »

Summer Scholar: Smith Presents New Data on India at U.S. International Trade Commission

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Dr. Smith goes to Washington. Again. In early June, Stephen Smith, professor of economics & business, was invited to speak on a panel at the American Enterprise Institute. On July 23, he traveled to the nation's capital to present new research at the U.S. International Read full article »

Summer Scholar: Dr. Smith Goes to Washington

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Dr. Stephen Smith, professor of economics and business, took four of his students June 6--9 to a conference entitled "Purpose & Prosperity" in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).  Smith was asked to speak on a Friday morning panel entitled, "The Morality Read full article »

Financial Theories Beyond the Classroom

Three faculty  with extensive corporate experience recently brought their expertise out of the classroom and into several special workshops sponsored by Career Services for Gordon students. Adjunct professor  John Truschel; Alice Tsang, associate professor of Economics and Business and director of Asian Initiatives at Gordon; and Casey Cooper, assistant professor of Economics and Business and managing director of the Center for Nonprofit Organization Read full article »

Lessons from History on Integrating Faith and Business

To learn how to merge our faith with our careers, we need to look back to some of the country's first business people, according to Kent W. Seibert, professor and chair of economics and business. Seibert's latest publication, an article in the fall issue of The Journal of Biblical Integration in Business (volume 14, fall 2011) entitled, "Living Integration: Faith Read full article »

New Faculty: Andy Moore

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Andy Moore joins the department of economics and business this year as an associate professor. He earned his B.S. in Administration/Accounting from California State University, Read full article »

New Faculty: Alice Tsang

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Alice Tsang joins the faculty of the economics and business department this semester as an associate professor. Alice earned her B.A. in English/Translation from the University of Read full article »

New Faculty: Andrew Stuart

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Andrew Stuart joins the department of economics and business this year as an assistant professor. Andrew earned his B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration at Gordon College in 2001 and his Read full article »