SAM International Business Conference

June 14, 2011

Carolyn Ch’ngCarolyn Ch’ng, a junior business administration, economics and financial mathematics major of Penang, Malaysia, presented her study on the effects of Asian ownership on the profitability of U.S. small businesses at the 2011 Society for the Advancement of Management’s International Business Conference.
Her study examined the factors that impact the profitability of small businesses in the United States. Using data from the 2003 Survey of Small Business Finances, this study empirically analyzes variables such as weighted educational levels of small business owners, weighted percentage of Asian ownership, the age of the business, industry type, total sales and total assets.
Also during the conference, Mount Union’s three-member team placed third in the case competition. The team was comprised of Steve Starek, a junior finance major of North Canton, Ohio; Marcus Williams, a sophomore finance major of Zanesville, Ohio; and Victoria Taylor, a junior business administration major of Massillon, Ohio.
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