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Dennis F. Karney

School of Business -
Professor Emeritus
Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall, 4187
University of Kansas
1654 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045-7601


Summary

International Business, Organizational Change, and World Class Operations

Teaching

Teaching Innovations

• 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.

Courses Taught

• 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.

Teaching Interests

  • International business
  • World class operations
  • Organizational change

Research

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.

Selected Publications

Perry, E. E., Jr., Karney, D. F., & Spencer, D. G. (2013). Team Establishment of Self-Managed Work Teams: A Model From the Field [Journal Articles]. 19(1/2), 87–108.
Tee, M. Y., & Karney, D. F. (2010). Sharing and Cultivating Tacit Knowledge in an Online Learning Environment [Journal Articles]. 5, 385–413.
Bryant, M., Karney, D. F., & Vigier, M. (2010). What Can Happen When Business and Language Faculty Cooperate Across an Ocean? [Journal Articles]. 3(11), 119–129.
Tee, M., & Karney, D. F. (2009). A Framework and Mental Model to Foster Deep Learning in the Classroom (A. Husani & I. Noraint, Eds.; pp. 293–314) [Book Chapters]. Gyan Publishing House.
Karney, D. F., & Tee, M. (2007). Creating a Conducive Environment for Deep Learning in the Classroom [Conference Proceedings].
Karney, D. F., & Marker, D. (2007). Cultural Dissonance: a Micro-Process of Organizational Change [Conference Proceedings].
Barnes, F. B., & Karney, D. F. (2007). Setting the Stage for Effective Execution of Change: Practical Advice for Leading Change Efforts [Journal Articles]. 7(6), 45–56.
Karney, D. F., & Hillmer, S. C. (2002). An Evaluation of the Foundations of Deming’s Management Theory [Conference Proceedings].
Hillmer, S. C., & Karney, D. F. (2001). In Support of the Assumptions at the Foundation of Deming’s Management Theory [Journal Articles]. 6(2), 371–400.
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 [Conference Proceedings]. ENSIETA.
Karney, D. F., Bryant, M., & Sheehan, D. (2000). Accelerating the experimental learning process of the student: One Business School’s Experience in the Internationalizing of the Curriculum [Conference Proceedings]. La Sorbonne.
Dalrymple, J., Hillmer, S. C., Karney, D. F., Edgeman, R. L., & Geroy, G. (2000). Knowledge Creation and Advancement of Organizational Excellence [Journal Articles]. 12(4), 619–626.
Karney, D. F., Barnes, F., & Feld, L. (1998). Unstated requirements from the Baldrige Criteria: Lessons Learned from John Deere [Conference Proceedings].
Hillmer, S. C., & Karney, D. F. (1997). Towards Understanding the Foundations of Deming’s Theory of Management [Journal Articles]. 2(2), 171–189.
Kleinsorge, I. K., & Karney, D. F. (1992). Management of Nursing Homes Using Data Envelopment Analysis [Journal Articles]. 26(1), 57–71.
Karney, D. F., & Bouillon, M. (1990). The Ellwood Valuation Model Using After-Tax Cash Flows [Journal Articles]. Published.
Singh, S. N., & Karney, D. F. (1987). A Simple Algorithm to Obtain Nonparametric Response Bias Estimates Using Hodos’s Method [Journal Articles]. 19(5), 460–461.
Pasumarty, K., Karney, D. F., & Morley, T. D. (1987). An Algorithmic Aid for Intensity Measures of Consumer Preference [Journal Articles]. 35(3), 437–444.
Duffin, R. J., Karney, D. F., & Prizman, E. Z. (1986). Apex Duality for Constrained Optimization [Journal Articles]. 28(1), 134–146.
Karney, D. F., & Morley, T. D. (1986). Limiting Lagrangians - A Primal Approach [Journal Articles]. 48(1), 163–174.
Karney, D. F. (1985). In a Semi-Infinite Program, Only a Countable Subset of the Constraints is Essential [Journal Articles]. 44(1), 69–72.
Karney, D. F., Morse, J. N., & Ben-Israel, A. (1985). Specifying the Systematic Risk of Portfolios: A Closed Form Solution [Journal Articles]. 19(3), 243–246.
Karney, D. F. (1985). Symmetric Duality - A Prelude (E. J. Anderson & A. B. Philpott, Eds.; Vol. 259, pp. 29–36) [Book Chapters]. Springer-Verlag.
Jeroslow, R. G., & Karney, D. F. (1984). Cluster Sets of Vector Series [Journal Articles]. 5(4), 470–475.
Karney, D. F. (1983). A Duality Theorem for Semi-Infinite Convex Programs and Their Finite Subprograms [Journal Articles]. 27(1), 75–82.
Karney, D. F. (1982). A Pathological Semi-Infinite Program Verifying Karlovitz’s Conjecture [Journal Articles]. 38(1), 137–141.
Karney, D. F. (1981). Clark’s Theorem for Semi-Infinite Convex Programs [Journal Articles]. 2(1), 7–12.
Karney, D. F. (1981). Duality Gaps in Semi-Infinite Linear Programming - An Approximation Problem [Journal Articles]. 20(1), 129–143.
Karney, D. F., Hillmer, S. C., & Kocabasoglu, C. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). An Alternative Approach to Managing Variation in Employee Performance [Working Papers].
Karney, D. F., Bryant, Mi., Hillmer, S. C., & Vigier, M. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). An Assessment of Learning Outcomes of an Intensive One-Week Program in a French Business School [Working Papers].
Karney, D. F., & Robinson, S. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). The Emergence of a Strategic Framework and a Senior Management Team in a Small Entrepreneurial Concern: A Case Study [Working Papers].
Karney, D. F. (in preparation/progress; not yet submitted). Utilizing Constructive Feedback and Teamwork to Create a Learning Environment in the Classroom [Working Papers].

Selected Presentations

Karney, D. F. (3/7/2016). Awaking to Culture & Why a Business Person Cares. Houston Baptist University. Houston, TX
Karney, D., & Stratton, J. (8/22/2013). Infusing Research Skills and Content in a Freshman Course. KU Teaching Summit. Lawrence
Karney, D. (4/12/2011). Considerations & Challenges in International Business. Greater Kansas City Chamber’s GLOBE Series for Executives. Kansas City
Karney, D. (11/1/2010). Awaking to Culture & Why a Business Person Cares. Greater Kansas City Chamber’s GLOBE Future Series for Select Undergraduates. Kansas City
Karney, D. F. (10/16/2009). What is Business teaching? A development of professionals approach. Prairie View A&M Teaching and Research Seminar
Karney, D. F. (4/2/2009 - 4/4/2009). An Assessment of the Learning Outcomes of an Intensive one-week Program in a French Business School. Business Language Conference, CIBER. Kansas City, MO
Karney, D. F. (3/10/2009). Issues & Challenges in International Business Today. Presentation, KC Chamber Globe program for executives
Karney, D. F. (4/10/2008 - 4/11/2008). What Can Happen When Business and Language Faculty Cooperate Across an Ocean?. Business Language Conference, CIBER. St. Petersburg, FL
Karney, D. F. (3/11/2008). Issues & Challenges in International Business Today. Presentation, KC Chamber Globe program for executives
Karney, D. F. (11/3/2007). Awakening to Culture & Why a Person Cares. Presentation, KC Chamber Global Futures Program
Karney, D. F. (11/5/2007). Awakening to Culture & Why a Person Cares. Presentation, KC Chamber Global Futures Program
Karney, D. F., & Tee, M. (11/15/2007 - 11/16/2007). Creating a Conducive Environment for Deep Learning in the Classroom. International Conference on Teaching and Learning. Putra Jaya, Malaysia
Karney, D. F., & Barnes, F. B. (10/14/2007 - 10/17/2007). Setting the Stage for Effective Execution of Change: Practical Advice for Change Leaders. International Academy of Business and Economics Annual Conference, IABE. Las Vegas, NV
Karney, D. F., & Marker, D. (8/6/2007). Cultural Dissonance: a Micro-Process of Organizational Change. Academy of Management. Philadelphia
Karney, D. F. (8/24/2007). The Many Faces of China Today: Insights from 8 Trips Since 2002. Talk, Kansas International
Karney, D. F. (3/13/2007). Issues & Challenges in International Business Today. Presentation, KC Chamber Globe program for executives
Karney, D. F. (7/18/2006). Teaching Business. MBA School, Zhongnan University. Wuhan, China
Karney, D. F. (4/11/2006 - 4/13/2006). China: 1.3 Billion People Each with an RMB for Me or Dorothy, We Are Not in Kansas Anymore. Global Automotive Conference. Lexington, KY
Karney, D. F. (10/6/2005 - 10/9/2005). Is Academic Theory Relevant in Education Today?. Regional Seminar on Teaching Excellence, funded by Soros Foundation. Chernivtsi, Ukraine
Karney, D. F. (5/22/2004). Full Time, Part Time MBAs: Different Students, Different Needs, Different Solutions. Duke CIBER Study Abroad Workshop
Karney, D. F. (5/4/2004). The Business of Business Schools: A Focus on Developing Future Professionals. Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University
Karney, D. F., & Morse, J. N. (4/2/1984 - 4/6/1984). A Generalized Inverse Approach to a Portfolio Control Problem. Workshop on Interactive Decision Analysis. U.S.S.R

Selected Grants

Junior Faculty Development Program for 2009. Amer Councils for Int'l Educ. $3500.00. (1/12/2000 - 5/20/2009). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Title VI Grant, Center for International Business, Education and Research. (9/1/2002 - 8/31/2006). Federal. Status: Funded
Fulbright Award. Fulbright Scholar Program. (12/31/2005). Federal. Status: Funded. To study and teach in L'viv, Ukraine for 4.5 months.

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