Dr. Donald E. Gibson
Professor of Management
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Havoc in the workplace: Coping with 'hurricane' employees
Research by Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D., dean of the Dolan School of Business, was discussed in this article about employees who take an office by storm: "Wharton management professor Sigal Barsade has spent two decades researching the area of emotions and work dynamics. In a paper titled, "Why Does Affect Matter in organisations?" Barsade and co-author Donald Gibson of Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business note that "affect matters because people are not isolated 'emotional islands.' Rather, they bring all of themselves to work, including their traits, moods and emotions, and their affective experiences and expressions influence others." ("Affect" is another word for "emotion" in organisational behaviour studies.)"
Published in Leader, a South African publication on 11/27/13
Claim to FAME
This article explores the launch of the new business incubator program: the Fairfield University Accelerator & Mentoring Enterprise. "The combination of the town, the university and the business community makes this a unique incubator," said Dolan Business School Dean Donald F. Gibson. "Certainly the idea is this can be a real engine of growth for Fairfield County and for the state," said Jeffrey von Arx, the Jesuit president of Fairfield University. He said one principle was to "take advantage of the talent we have right here. Then, of course, we'd love it if these businesses succeed and stay local and generate jobs." Associate Professor Christopher Huntley is a FAME adviser. He said eventually five businesses at a time will cycle through the incubator, using its physical and intellectual tools. "The key to this mission is to promote Fairfield County," he said. "That might mean developing an idea that finds production or it might mean developing an idea that is sold as an idea.
Published in Fairfield County Business Journal on 11/8/13
New Business Incubator at Fairfield University is a place to network
Interviews with Dr. Donald Gibson and Dr. Chris Huntley about the new business incubator, FAME, a collaboration of Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business, the Town of Fairfield Economic Development Department and Kleban Properties: "Businesses need somewhere to start out in life, and incubators are an increasingly popular solution. The new business incubator at Fairfield University aims to foster links with the community..."
Appeared on WNPR News - Morning Edition, All Things Considered on 10/31/13
An announcement of Dr. Donald E. Gibson's appointment to dean of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business is featured.
Published in BizEd in July/August 2013 issue
Why businesses prefer a liberal arts education
What do American businesses want from their college hires? According to a new survey, creative thinkers and better communicators - both of which are said to be in short supply.... "Our business students take more liberal arts classes, like the humanities, literature and art, than they take business classes," said Donald Gibson, dean of Fairfield University. "This is rare among colleges, but we think this makes them more well rounded and better at succeeding in their chosen field of business."
Published on CNBC.com on 4/15/13