COBA student and faculty win research award
For Immediate Release
April 13, 2001
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Abilene Christian University graduate student Kayla Pothier and Jack Tucci, associate professor of business, received a research award at the International Allied Academies Conferences April 4.
Pothier will be presented with the award Friday, April 13, at 1 p.m. in the College of Business Administration Building, Rm. 215. (The media is invited to attend.)
Pothier and Tucci wrote, "Meatballs.com: Intrapreneurship for Survival" about the changing dynamics of the restaurant industry with the help of Greg Masek, president of Spaghetti Warehouse.
"Abilene Christian University's College of Business is proud that its faculty and graduate students are putting together research that not only helps bring recognition to the college, but more importantly keeps COBA students on the cutting edge of what is happening in the business and industry," Tucci said.
Spaghetti Warehouse is part of the larger Consolidated Restaurant Operations family of restaurants based in Dallas.
"Meatballs.com: Intrapreneurship for Survival" helps students understand the task of helping the larger corporation become "entrepreneurial," Tucci said. Intrapreneurship is when a corporation undertakes creative actions to meet new market demands.
The Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant in Abilene is a good example of changing a successful business formula (the old style store) to one that will and is meeting the changing expectations of diners, he said. This new style restaurant includes some of the latest technology that helps the chef and cooks and automatically adjusts the lighting according to the time of day the food is being served.
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