Rutgers University–Camden Business Professor Receives Bright Idea Award

By Jeanne Leong

Sean Stein Smith, an assistant professor of professional practice at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, is the recipient of a Bright Idea Award for his research on emerging opportunities for accounting practitioners to make better and more strategically oriented business decisions.

Stein Smith, of Bergenfield, N.J., is among 17 faculty members from New Jersey university business schools to receive a Bright Idea Award from the New Jersey Policy Research Organization Foundation and the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. The award recognizes the best papers from business school faculty from 2015.

stein-smith-sean-532x639Stein Smith’s research, “Arguing for a Multiple Capital Model,” focuses on the emerging opportunities in the field of management accounting and financial reporting. Drawing from existing research in the arena of management accounting and insights from research conducted into strategic planning, the research highlights emerging opportunities for accounting practitioners to play a more decisive role in business decision making. The paper was published in the May 2015 edition of the International Journal of Managerial Studies and Research.

“When I fully realized my work was compared to the other innovative research conducted at business schools here in New Jersey, I was both proud and humbled that my research was selected as worthy of this honor,” says Stein Smith. “Now I have to do it justice by continuing my work, and building on these ideas.”

Stein Smith received his doctor of business administration with a specialization in strategy and innovation from Capella University in 2015. He also attended Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he earned a master of business administration in international business (2013), a master of science in accounting (2011) and a bachelor of science in accounting (2010).

This is the 15th year of the collaboration between the NJPRO Foundation and the Stillman School of Business to celebrate the intellectual capital at colleges of business in the state.


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