Center for Business & Leadership Research

Mission

The Center of Business & Leadership Research seeks to be an instrument in bringing together an interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership, and generate and share research within management, marketing, finance, accounting, sport management, hospitality and leadership context.

Goals

The Center strives to...

  • Promote and support interdisciplinary research within the Jay S. Sidhu School of Business & Leadership.
  • Provide students with exposure to and engagement in research and learning activities through cooperative research process.
  • Engage the community through workshops and distribution of scientific research.

About Us

The Center for Business & Leadership Research is made up of faculty and research assistants from a wide variety of disciplines and research interests.

Sidhu Center for Business & Leadership Research group

Center Co-Directors

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Woojun Lee headshot

Dr. Woojun Lee

Sports Management
Dr. Richard J. Muszynski headshot

Dr. Richard J. Muszynski III

Statistics and Management

Research Assistants

  • Luke Palladino
  • Salvatore Scotto
  • Sharon Cruz
  • Alicia Saucedo
  • Ana Frias
  • Sakura Grant
  • Jose Mojica
  • Kathleen Serrano
  • Zuleika Cedeno
  • Amber Axtman
  • Emily Cholin
  • Jess Morandi
  • Charlie Spetz
  • Devin Lindley
  • Matthew Daniels
  • Lauren Baldwin

Projects and Publications

  • LEED in Sport: How LEED Works for Sport Fans - Dr. Woojun Lee
  • Examining the Next Generation of Sport Experience: The Impact of Virtual Reality in Sport - All
  • Does the Social Media Have an (negative) effect on Student-Athletes' Performance? - Dr. Woojun Lee, Lauren, & Charlie
  • Lee, HyeRyeon, "Mentoring Project Funding for 2019-2020," Wilkes University, $4,310.00. (June 1, 2020 - August 2020).
  • Lee, Woojun, "Mentoring Project Funding for 2019-2020," Wilkes University, $4,310.00. (June 1, 2020 - August 2020).
  • Ma, Han "Mentoring Project Funding for 2019-2020," Wilkes University, $4,510.00. (June 1, 2020 - August 2020).
  • Lee, Woojun, "Provost Research & Scholarship Grant," Sponsored by Wilkes University, Wilkes University, $18,543.00. (January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021).
  • Lee, Woojun, "Mentoring Summer Grant," Sponsored by Wilkes University Mentoring Committee, Wilkes University, $8,579.00. (May 15, 2018 - August 15, 2018).
  • Ma, Han, "Michael and Amy Bull Endowed Scholarship," Sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington, $1,000.00. (August 2018 - May 2019).
  • Ma, Han, "College of Business Dissertation Research Grant," Sponsored by The University of Texas at Arlington,, Other, $2,000.00. (October 2018 - May 2019).
  • Lee, HyeRyeon, "Mentoring Project Funding for 2018-2019," Wilkes University, $8,579.00. (June 1, 2018 - August 2018).
  • Lee, Woojun, "Mentoring Summer Grant," Sponsored by Wilkes University Mentoring Committee, Wilkes University, $8,000.00. (May 20, 2017 - August 15, 2017).
  • Xiao, Ge (Principal), "Wilkes University Provost’s Research and Scholarship Fund," Sponsored by Wilkes University, Wilkes University, $30,000.00. (2017 - 2019).
  • Lee, HyeRyeon, "The Role of Social Media on Socialization in the Hotel Industry," Sponsored by Wilkes University, Wilkes University, $4,200.00. (June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018).
  • Cunningham, George B. (Principal), Lee, Woojun (Co-Principal), "Staff climate and professional development assessment. Agency: Dwight Look College of Engineering and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station," Sponsored by Texas A&M University, State, $7,500.00. (2013).
  • Rexer, M., Lee, W., & Burdsall, D. M. (in press). to Controls and Processes to Prevent Employees from being bribed by Third Parties. International Journal of Economics and Business Research.
  • Xiao, G., Lee, H., Tessema, K., & Wang, S. (2020). The Examination of Cultural Values and Social Media Usages in China. Review of Marketing Science, 19(1), 101-120.
  • Lee, W., Cunningham, G. B. (2019). Moving Toward Understanding Social Justice in Sport Organizations: A Study of Engagement in Social Justice Advocacy in Sport Organizations. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 43(3), 245-263.
  • Ma, H. (2019). Spending as Protection: The Need for Safety Increases Preference for Luxury Products. Marketing Letters, 30, 45–56.
  • Xiao, G., Tessema, K. (2019). Values, Materialism and Life Satisfaction: A Study of Cultural Influence and Gender Differences in China. Journal of Busienss Diversity, 19(5), 100-107.
  • Lee, W., Cunningham, G. B. (2018). Group Diversity's Effects on Sport Teams and Organizations: A Meta-Analysis. European Sport Management Quarterly, 19(2), 139-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2018.1478440
  • Lee, W. (2018). Trickling Down: How the upper echelon effect diversity within an organization. Sport Management International Journal, 14(1), 35-47.
  • Lee, H., Jai, T.-M., Li, X. (2016). Guests' perceptions of green hotel practices and management responses on TripAdvisor. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 7(2), 182-199.
  • Lee, H., Blum, S. (2016). How hotel responses to online reviews differ by hotel rating: An exploratory study. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes., 7(3), 242-250.
  • Kim, H., Choi, H., Lee, H. (2016). Research productivity of academic professionals in tourism and hospitality. Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Management, 1(2), 67-74.
  • Lee, W., Cunningham, G. B. (2016). Gender, Sexism, Sexual Prejudice, and Identification with U.S. Football and Men's Figure Skating. Sex Roles: Journal of Research.
  • Lee, W., Cunningham, G. B. (2015). A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Signaling, Organizational Reputation, and Applicant Race on Attraction to Sport Organizations. International Journal of Sport Management.
  • Lee, W., Cunningham, G. B. (2014). Imagine That: Examining the Influence of SportRelated Imagined Contact on Intergroup Anxiety and Sexual Prejudice Across Culture. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44(4), 1-10.

Contact Us!

We would love to hear from you!

Contact the Directors

Dr. HyeRyeon Lee

Dr. Anna (Han) Ma

Mailing Address

Center for Business & Leadership Research
84 W South St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.