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Appendix A  

Reports from University research and significant program initiatives

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Department of Textiles, Clothing, and Design has been approved for a new assistant faculty line in merchandising.  The search is currently underway for January 2010 or August 2010 start.  The position will focus on global textiles and apparel economics and e-commerce. The department has also developed a relationship with the Management Department in the College of Business and will offer an emphasis in entrepreneurship consisting of 9 credit hours beginning August 2010.  Currently all merchandising students receive a minor in Marketing, thus the entrepreneurship emphasis is an option for interested students.  Faculty in the department are currently working on two federal grants received in 2008 involving small businesses operating in small Nebraska communities.  Dr. Miller will be leaving her position as Research Liaison for the College of Education and Human Sciences in December 2009.  She will assume the Burlington Professorship in the Consumer, Apparel, and Retailing Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.  The position does not carry support from the University of North Carolina Experiment Station.

Refereed Journal Articles

Besser, T. L. & Miller, N. J. (2009).  Starting Business Networks.  International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 10 (2), forthcoming page numbers.

Besser, T. L., & Miller, N. J. (in press, Fall 2009)  The Significance of Customer Base in the New Economy: Job Satisfaction and Perceptions of Success of Small Suppliers and Small Non-Suppliers. Journal of Small Business Management. 48(1) forthcoming page numbers.

Besser, T. L, & Miller, N. J. ( in press).  The Structural and Social Factors Associated with Successful Business Networks.  Entrepreneurship and Regional Development.

Besser, T. L. & Miller, N. J. (in press).  High and Low Risk Cooperative Exchanges and Perceived Benefits in Formal Business Networks.  International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Miller, N. J. (Editor) , Ko, E. (Co- Editor),  Niehm, L. (Associate Editor), Park E. J. (Co-Associate Editor), (in press, 2009). Global Fashion Marketing Systems: A Special issue of the Clothing and Textiles Research Journal with the Journal of the Korean Academy of Marketing Sciences. November 2007

Niehm, L. S., Miller. N. J., Shelley, M.C., & Fitzgerald, M.A. (in press).  Small Family Business Survival:  Strategies for Coping with Overlapping Family and Business Demands.  Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship.

Refereed Presentations and Published Abstracts

Frazier, B., Niehm, L., Stoel, L., Miller, N. J. & Sattler Weber, S.  Accepted for presentation and publication in N.J. Owens (Ed.) Proceedings of the International Textile and Apparel Association Meeting.  Bellevue WA, October 28-31, 2009 Citrus Heights, CA: ITAA: www.itaaonline.org/

Miller, N. J., Besser, T., Sattler Weber, S. (2009). Networking among small apparel store owners.  Academy of Marketing Sciences and the American Collegiate Retailing Association. Retailing 2009:  Strategic Challenges and Opportunities in Uncertain Times.  The Ninth Triennial AMS/ACRA Retailing Conference,

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