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Ben Blackford

Ben Blackford

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Office

2660 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1282

Joined Northwest in 2009


Associate Professor

Assistant Director


Education

  • Ph.D.; University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2010
  • M.B.A.; Northwest Missouri State University, 2001
  • B.S. Business Management; Northwest Missouri State University, 1999

Courses Taught

  • 54-318 Entrepreneurship
  • 54-320 Negotiations
  • 54-413 Business and Society
  • 54-417 Organizational Policy and Decision Making

Academic Interests

  • Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Globalization
  • Impact of interpersonal relationships and emotions
  • Marketing
  • Humor & violence in advertising/Marketing of humorous and violent content
  • Instructional methodologies

Scholarly Activity

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

  • Blackford, B., Gentry, J., Harrison, R. L., and Carlson, L., (2011). The Prevalence and Influence of the Combination of Humor and Violence in Super Bowl Commercials, Journal of Advertising, 13(4), 123-133.
  • Blackford, B. and Sebora, T., (2011). Collegiate Post-Graduation Venture Creation: What is the Impact of Entrepreneurship Courses?, Regional Business Review, 30, 52-77.
  • Blackford, B., Sebora, T., & Whitehill, T. (2009). The Effects of Collegiate Entrepreneurship Education on Post-Graduation Startup of New Ventures: A First Look. International Review of Entrepreneurship, 7(3): 1-26.

Conference Proceedings

  • Blackford, B., Gentry, J., Harrison, R., & Carlson, L. (2009). It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye: How Prevalent is the Combination of Humor and Violence in Television Commercials? Consumer Culture and the Ethical Treatment of Children: Theory, Research, and Fair Practice, Michigan State University, November 11-13.

Presentations

  • Blackford, B. and Digman, L., (2010). The Role of CEO Aggressive Statements and the Competitive Aggressiveness of Firms: What is the Impact on Performance?, Presentation at 2010 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, San Diego, CA; November 22nd, 2010.
  • Blackford, B., Gentry, J., Harrison, R., & Carlson, L. (2009). It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses an Eye: How Prevalent is the Combination of Humor and Violence in Television Commercials? Consumer Culture and the Ethical Treatment of Children: Theory, Research, and Fair Practice, Michigan State University, November 12th, 2009.
  • Blackford, B. and Combs, G., (2011). I Would Miss the People I Work With: Do the Quantity and Strength of Personal Relationships in the Workplace Influence Important Workplace Attitudes?, Presentation at 2011 Midwest Academy of Management Annual Conference, Omaha, NE; October 21st, 2011.
  • Smith-Nelson, R. M., Nelson, S., and Blackford, B., (2011). The Junior Instructor’s Dilemma: Designing  Your Course and Evaluating Your Students for the First Time, Professional development workshop at 2011 Southwest Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Houston, TX; March 10th, 2011.

Student Group Advisement

  • Students in Free Enterprise
  • Alpha Kappa Psi

Other Professional Experience

  • 18 years of retail experience (15 years in management)