Crummer Student-Faculty Team Alon and Misati Present Collaborative Paper at Southern Management Association Annual Meeting
November 02, 2010
Crummer Student-Faculty team, Ilan Alon and Everlyne Misati, presented a paper titled “Can Signaling Theory Help Agency and Resource Scarcity Theories Explain Franchisee Failure? Predicting SBA-Backed Loan Defaults” in the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association.
“This paper has been a very exciting collaboration and is now being revised for submission to one of the top journals,” said Misati. “In this paper, we propose a sixth dimension to the criteria used by Small Business Administration (SBA) to evaluate franchisees and guarantee loans issued to them by the SBA’s partners. If adopted, this paper would act as an important policy tool that would aid the SBA, franchisors, franchisees, financial institutions and other stakeholders in making financing decisions.”
Alon and Misati also presented another co-authored project, a teaching case entitled "Sari Organik Strives for a 'Green Bali': Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in the Midst of Indonesia" at the annual meeting of the Academy of International Business - South East held at the same venue, as well as acted as session chair/discussant. This case has been accepted for publication by Ivey Publishing pending some revisions.