YSU business students present at international symposium

June 27, 2014  |  
YSU MBA students, from left, Jennifer Roberts, Jakub Waksmundiski, Matthew Huston and Sayantoni Dey are presenting their research at the International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy  in Washington D.C. David Lucas, one of the five students presenting, was not available for the photo.

YSU MBA students, from left, Jennifer Roberts, Jakub Waksmundiski, Matthew Huston and Sayantoni Dey are presenting their research at the International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy in Washington D.C. David Lucas, one of the five students presenting, was not available for the photo.

Five graduate students in Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business’ master of Business Administration program are presenting their research at the International Symposium of the Analytic Hierarchy Process in Washington D.C.

The symposium, which runs June 29 through July 2, brings together researchers, teachers and students to share their research and experiences in decision making.

YSU Professor of Management Birsen Karpak said presentations from PhD students are common at the symposium, but this is the first time a symposium organization invited master’s-level students. The three YSU teams submitted research proposals to the symposium, and they were accepted after a review process.

The research papers are being presented at a session titled YSU Williamson College of Business Administration AHP in Decision Making, organized by Karpak and chaired by Ramesh Dangol, professor of management at WCBA.

YSU students presenting at the symposium are:

  • Sayantoni Dey of Niles, Ohio, and Jakub Waksmundzki of Warren, Ohio, “Best Plant Location for a Manufacturing Company: An Analytic Hierarchy Process Approach,” Sayantoni Dey, Stephen Bosela (Struthers, Ohio) and Jakub Waksmundzki (co-authors).
  • Philip Nicholas Tizio of Hermitage, Pa., “Selection of the Most Attractive Emerging Market for a Business to Enter Among the Countries Turkey, Russia, India and China: An Analytical Hierarchy Approach,” Philip Nicholas Tizio, Matthew A Kuhns (Youngstown), David Lucas (West Middlesex, Pa.), and Lyndi Schrecengost (Cortland, Ohio)(co-authors).
  • Matthew Huston of Boardman, Ohio, and Jennifer Roberts of Boardman, Ohio, “Comparing the Emerging Markets of Brazil, India and China: Who’s the Best?” Matthew Huston, Jennifer Roberts and Jason Ferguson (Mineral Ridge, Ohio) (co-authors).