International Business, Organizational Change, and World Class Operations
• Co-designer and Lead Teacher of the Global Research Integrative Project Class, a team taught, 8 credit class focused on a world industry and an area of world. Offered 4 times since 2003. Lead abroad portions to Germany twice on automobiles and China once on light trucks.
• Designed and Lead (2000-6) the MBA study course in France over spring break. Course is jointly delivered with ESC-Clermont with a focus on European Business Practices. A significant team project is included with teams composed of students from both schools with students from 5-15 countries.
• Co-designed and Co-lead the initial MBA summer study tour to China in 2002.
• Designed for Zhongnan University an intensive 4 day EMBA class on World Class Operations. Delivered in summer at multiple sites throughout China since 2004.
• Co-designed and taught (1995-2002, 2006-7 & 2009-11) in the International Week at ESC-Clermont. During week, all students (400+) take an intense class for 4 days taught in a language other than French by a Business professional from a foreign country. Typical class size is 20-30 students with professionals typically from Europe or the Americas.
• Designed (1985-97) and Delivered (through 2003) seven new courses in the area of operations management, quality management and manufacturing strategy. Initially hired to introduce operations management into both graduate and undergraduate curriculum.
• Undergraduate: International Business, International Management, Customer-Focused Operations, and Business, Culture & Society in Europe.
• Graduate: International Business, Managing in a Global Environment, Global Research Integrative Project, Operations Management, and Managing Change.
• Executive: World Class Operations for Executives (in China), and Total Quality Management.
- International business
- World class operations
- Organizational change
Professional & Grant Experience
• Serve as a subject matter expert on East-West cultural differences for the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies (UFMCS) at Fort Leavenworth (2011 – present).
• Center for International Business, Education and Research Associate Faculty Director (spring 2002-fall 2006), Co-PI of Title VI grant (fall 2002-summer 2006), and leader of several key curricular and outreach initiatives.
• Significant professional time in France, China, Ukraine & Germany. Developmental time in Russia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria & Turkey.
• Chief consultant to KU Med Center leadership team on improvement and change efforts on both medical campuses (1994-1998).
• Co-designed and delivered with three colleagues various 1-5 day management development classes focused on Total Quality Management. Over 200 seminar days delivered (1988-1996).
• Assisted numerous regional and national organizations in both manufacturing and services with improvement efforts. Designed customized improvement strategies for over a dozen organizations, serving as lead transformational consultant for six of them.
Perry, E. E., Karney, D. F., & Spencer, D. G. (2013). Team Establishment of Self-Managed Work Teams: A Model From the Field. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 19(1/2), 87-108.
Tee, M. Y., & Karney, D. F. (2010). Sharing and Cultivating Tacit Knowledge in an Online Learning Environment. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 5, 385-413.
Bryant, M. Karney, D. F., & Vigier, M. (2010). What Can Happen When Business and Language Faculty Cooperate Across an Ocean? American Journal of Business Education, 3(11), 119-129.
Tee, M. & Karney, D. F. (2009). A Framework and Mental Model to Foster Deep Learning in the Classroom. In A. Husani & I. Noraint (Eds.), DIMENSIONS OF EDUCATION: Issues, Challenges & Direction (pp. 293-314). New Delhi: Gyan Publishing House.
Karney, D. F., & Tee, M. (2007). Creating a Conducive Environment for Deep Learning in the Classroom. In Proceedings International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Putrajaya, Malaysia.
Karney, D. F., & Marker, D. (2007). Cultural Dissonance: a Micro-Process of Organizational Change. In Proceedings of the Academy of Management. Philadelphia.
Barnes, F. B., & Karney, D. F. (2007). Setting the Stage for Effective Execution of Change: Practical Advice for Leading Change Efforts. International Journal of Business Research, 7(6), 45-56.
Karney, D. F., & Hillmer, S. C. (2002). An Evaluation of the Foundations of Deming's Management Theory. In Proceedings of Eighth Annual Deming Research Seminar. New York.
Hillmer, S. C., & Karney, D. F. (2001). In Support of the Assumptions at the Foundation of Deming's Management Theory. Journal of Quality Management, 6(2), 371-400.
Dalrymple, J. Hillmer, S. C., Karney, D. F., Edgeman, R. L., & Geroy, G. (2000). Knowledge Creation and Advancement of Organizational Excellence. Quality Engineering, 12(4), 619-626.
Karney, D. F., Bryant, M. & Sheehan, D. (2000). Le Role des Professeurs de Langues dans L’Acceleration du Processus D’Internationalisation: L’Example D’Une Ecole de Commerce. [The Role of Language Professors in the Acceleration of the Globalization Process: The Example of One School of Business]. In Proceedings of 28th Congress UPLEGESS pour une identite et une citoyennete europeennes: position, roles et objectives nouveaux pour le professeur de langues. Brest, France: ENSIETA.
Karney, D. F., Barnes, F. & Feld, L. (1998). Unstated requirements from the Baldrige Criteria: Lessons Learned from John Deere. In Proceedings of the Southern Management Academy.
Hillmer, S. C., & Karney, D. F. (1997). Towards Understanding the Foundations of Deming's Theory of Management. Journal of Quality Management, 2(2), 171-189.
Kleinsorge, I. K., & Karney, D. F. (1992). Management of Nursing Homes Using Data Envelopment Analysis. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 26(1), 57-71.