Unique business research from top faculty at MSU
BroadX is a series of alumni engagement events featuring MSU Broad College faculty discussing the ways MSU has a unique, leading voice in business education and marketplace change. Come engage with your fellow alumni and these world-renowned faculty as they share short, thought-provoking, and inspirational ways their research impacts business, the workplace and daily.
Meet the Speakers
“Where Have All the Truck Drivers Gone?” – Dr. Jason Miller
Much has been about a “shortage” of truck drivers, but state-level employment data suggests the slow recovery of trucking employment is due to the slow recovery of manufacturing employment.
Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at the Broad College of Business. He examines various topics in the for-hire trucking sector including safety, pricing dynamics, productivity, driver turnover, and employment. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a Major in Business Logistics and a Minor in Quantitative Psychology from The Ohio State University.
“How do Emotions Affect Us at Work? How Do We Control Them?” – Dr. Brent Scott
Traditionally, emotions were viewed as having no place in business. However, emotions are a natural part of people’s work lives. Dr. Scott will discuss the benefits and detriments that emotions can have at work, as well as the predominant strategies that workers use to control their emotional displays.
Dr. Scott is the Frederick S. Addy Distinguished Professor of Management at the Broad College of Business. He conducts research on the role of emotions at work, fairness and the workplace, and employee well-being. He obtained his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
“Not Politically Correct! Customer Political Partisanship and Customer-Firm Relationships.” – Dr. Ayalla Ruvio
Conventional wisdom has it that Democrats and Republicans are inherently different in their world views and often their behaviors. Yet should we expect consumers with different political affiliations to exhibit different attitudes and behaviors towards the companies they purchased from?
Dr. Ruvio is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Broad College of Business. She is an applied consumer behavior researcher who focuses on issues such as identity and consumption, material vs. experiential consumption, and consumer arrogance. She holds a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the University of Haifa.