Raymond K. Van Ness

International business and the impact of culture, boards of directors and financial performance, influence of boards of directors on corporate strategy

The World Within Reach
Raymond Kenneth Van Ness
Visiting Assistant Professor

School of Business
Department: Management

Coordinator of School Capstone Course
Affiliated Faculty, Department of Information Science, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
BB 341



Ph.D. in Management and Business Administration, Union University & Institute, Cincinnati, OH

Master of Science in Education, Elmira College, NY

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Accounting, Elmira College, NY

Associates in Accounting, BCC, Binghamton, NY

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship: Affect, Personality, and Work Ethic
Corporate Boards of Directors
Corporate Decision-Making Strategies
Collegiate Schools of Business: Performance, Self-Image, Future


A Theoretical Analysis of the Role of Characteristics in Entrepreneurial Propensity, Van Ness, R. &  Seifert, C (2014), Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal (in press)

Collegiate Schools of Business: Now What? Thoughts of Generational Cohorts, Van Ness, R., Ferrara, Samuel, & Gozu, Cuneyt (2012), Journal of International Management Studies, 12(4) 46-59.

B-School Identity Crisis: Student Beliefs May Be An Antidote, Van Ness, R. K., Ferrara, S., Van Ness, R. J., & Hughes, B. (2010), Review of Business Research, 10(3) 53-65.

Board of Director Composition and Firm Financial Performance in a Sarbanes-Oxley  World, Van Ness, R., Miesing, P., & Kang, J. (2010), Academy of Business and Economics Journal, 10(5) 56-74.

Work Ethic: Do New Employees Mean New Work Values? Van Ness, R., Melinsky, K., Buff, C., & Seifert, C. (2010), Journal of Managerial Issues, 22(1) 10-34.

Understanding Governance & Corporate Boards: Is Theory A Problem? Van Ness, R., Miesing, P., & Kang, J. (2009), European Journal of Management, 7 (9) 186-199.

Collegiate Schools of Business: Losing Relevance? Van Ness, R. & Melinsky, K. (2008), Review of Business Research, 8(5) 154-162.

Exploring Individual Culture and Internet Commerce Success Factors, Buff, C., Seifert, C., & Van Ness, R. (2008), DIAS Technical Review – The              International Journal for Business and IT, 4(2) 17-29.

Boards of Directors and Corporate Performance: An Analysis Model, Van Ness, R. & Seifert, C. (2007), Review of Business Research, 7(3) 11-21.

Exercise: Scenario Planning, Miesing, P. & Van Ness, R. (2007), Organizational Management Journal, Vol. 4(2) 148-167.

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions: Are Individual Differences Important, Van Ness, R., Seifert, C., Franko, G., & Buff, C. (2005), International Journal of Business Research, 2(1) 161-166.