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Welcome – From the Editor
Welcome to the Business Portal for MERLOT. The Business Editorial Board strives to provide valuable resources to help in your business teaching career. While our focus is on accounting, economics, management, and marketing, we provide materials for other business disciplines as well.
Please join MERLOT and contribute to this growing community of business instructors by using the resources, submitting your own materials and assignments for evaluation, and sharing ideas to help you teach online and in the classroom. We also invite you to become a Business Peer Reviewer. Our board uses the MERLOT Peer Reviewer Form to evaluate teaching modules.
The members of the Business Editorial Board include:
Cathy Swift, Editor
Diane Bandow, Associate Editor of Management
Michelle Kunz, Associate Editor of Marketing
Jeanette Landin.Associate Editor of Accounting
Theresa B. Clarke, Peer Reviewer and Business Portal Editor
The honorary members of the Business Editorial Board include:
- Joni Charles, Texas State University-San Marcos
- Richard Evans, University of Virginia
- Anohar John, Higher Education Department, India
- Lisa Lindgren, St. John’s University
- Melissa Malabad, James Madison University
- Mike Seda, Pfeiffer College
Congratulations to Cathy Swift and the Business Editorial Board for winning the 2020 MERLOT House Cup. The MERLOT House Cup is an award to recognize the level of contributions made to the MERLOT collection during an academic year. Contributions include Materials Triaged, Individual Peer Reviews, Composite Peer Reviews, Member Comments and Learning Materials contributed to the collection. The MERLOT House Cup is awarded at the MERLOT/OLC Innovate Conference each year. Editorial Board Members will take turns in displaying the award in their offices. The Business Editorial Board made 803 contributions to MERLOT, including 85 individual reviews and 24 composite reviews.
The 2020 Business Classic winner is The award is granted to honor the authors and developers of these resources for their contributions to the academic community. Every year each of the MERLOT Editorial Boards is able to select an outstanding resource from its discipline to receive the MERLOT Classics Award. MERLOT considers this learning material an exemplary online learning resource and it is now recognized as so on the MERLOT website listing.
The winner of the 2020 MERLOT Business Classics Award, “How People Rationalize Fraud,” was given to Kelly Richmond Pope of DePaul University. You can access this resource at:
The board said, “This presentation explains how the fraud triangle, developed by criminologist Donald Cressey, can help us understand how seemingly good people can make unethical decisions in their daily lives. Students will learn the extent of fraud in the world and will understand the fraud triangle. There are links to other resources on corporate fraud as well as a short quiz and discussion questions.”
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