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BroadX Chicago

Wednesday, April 26
5:30 pm
-7:30 pm

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Unique business research from top faculty at MSU

Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business has a unique, leading voice in business education and marketplace change. With a passion for excellence, our faculty conduct impactful research through innovative partnerships that stands to inform and inspire the future of business.

Engage with top MSU faculty and fellow Spartans at the Broad College’s BroadX Chicago event on April 26!

Join us at the Aon Center to hear world-renowned faculty share thought-provoking and inspirational ways their research impacts business, the workplace, and daily life.


5:30p | Doors Open & Networking Reception (hors d’oeuvres and refreshments provided)

6:00p | BroadX Presentations

7:00p | Q&A


Headshot of Quinetta Roberson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Broad College of Business Department of Management

The Secret to Building Better Boards

Quinetta Roberson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior

Over the last 10 years, organizations and governments have adopted board “show and tell” rules, which require companies to either diversify their boards or disclose how diversity impacts the board nomination process. Yet, we have little insight as to how such rules – or more importantly, diversity on boards – impacts board functioning.

This talk from Quinetta Roberson, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Organizational Behavior, will explore how diversity influences corporate governance and offer guidance on how companies can assemble boards that can drive performance.

As a Hannah Professor at Michigan State University, Roberson has a joint appointment in the Broad College’s Department of Management and the College of Social Science’s Department of Psychology. Roberson’s research interests focus on developing organizational capability and enhancing effectiveness through the strategic management of people, particularly diverse work teams.

Steven Melnyk, professor of supply chain management in the Broad College of Business

Cybersecurity Across the Supply Chain: Improving Security By Addressing Three Key Paradoxes

Steven Melnyk, professor of supply chain management

Cybersecurity across the supply chain is becoming increasingly important. However, most companies approach cybersecurity as if it only involves information technology, large firms, and unique solutions, which supply chain management professor Steven Melnyk says is not entirely correct.

In this talk, Melnyk will reveal how to improve security by addressing three key paradoxes: cybersecurity is not an IT issue but instead a supply chain issue; cybersecurity is not an issue for large firms but for small to medium sized enterprises; and by effectively addressing cybersecurity, we build a foundation that supports development such as improved supply chain visibility.

Melnyk’s areas of expertise are supply chain management and operations management. His research focus includes supply chain risk and resilience, strategic supply chain management, behavioral research, and certified management standards.

Headshot of John Hollenbeck, associate dean of research and Eli Broad University Professor of Business

Rewriting the Rules of Teamwork: The National Infrastructure for Multiteam System Research

John Hollenbeck, associate dean of research and Eli Broad University Professor of Business

As the pace, scope, and complexity of work in organizations increases, traditional teams are too small and insufficiently specialized to meet the multifaceted demands of contemporary problems. This has resulted in an increased use of multiteam systems in business, government, medical, and military contexts.

Scholars in the social and behavioral sciences have noticed the increased use of multiteam systems, and accordingly, research on this topic has expanded rapidly over the last 15 years. Unfortunately, the small amount of existing research conducted with multiteam systems makes it clear that size and specialization matter, and this precludes simple generalizations from teams to multiteam systems when it comes to theory and practice.

John Hollenbeck, associate dean of research and Eli Broad University Professor of Business, says the “rules of teamwork” need to be rewritten. In this talk, he’ll discuss his research involving a multimillion-dollar effort funded by multiple branches of the U.S. Department of Defense to create a national infrastructure for studying multiteam systems.

Hollenbeck is an award-winning researcher, publishing over 100 articles and book chapters on the topics of team decision-making and work motivation. Over his career, he has been awarded more than $10 million in external research funding, primarily from the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation.


Wednesday, April 26
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
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Jackie Richardson
(517) 432-9472


Aon Center
200 E Randolph St
Chicago, MI 60601
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