Q. What does CME focus on?

A. As the center's name suggests the disciplinary focus of CME is management and entrepreneurship which are further subdivided into six areas of focus. iShoes is the acronymn coined to denote these six areas as innovation, Strategy, human resources, operations, entrepreneurship and spirituality (business ethics). Click on the image at left to view the list in full size.

Although CME is focused on iShoes (six areas of focus), CME is also open to inter-disciplinary research ideas that across multiple disciplines.

Q. How can I participate in CME?

A. CME is open for a very wide participation from communities within UOPX and also those that are outside UOPX. The objective of such open systems view of collabortion os to enhance the research productivity at, of and by UOPX. More formally, you can join CME as a Research Fellow or as a Research Affiliate by thinking of a research idea within the iShoes (six areas of CME ares of focus) that you are impassioned about and work that idea into a research proposal that will end up as a published article in a peer-reviewed journal. Informally, i.e., without being a Research Fellow or a Research Affiliate, you can be a CME member at-large by contributing the blogs, forms and other intellectual dialogues and engagements that CME would facilitate. You can be the ambassadors of CME by propagating its mission and goals and encourage oters to participate with CME in this creative and collaborative research enterprise. Finally, you can be the honest providers of CME activities that will help its "continuous improvement" journey at UOPX.

Q. What benefits do I get from joining or contributing to CME?

A. You as an individual will gain intellectually (by engaging research in the iShoes areas of focus); financially (Research Fellows and Research Affiliates get some funding from UOPX); socially (by networking with a community of scholars); inspirationally (by knowing and actually experiencing the research process that leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals); cognitively (by recognizing more relevant research content that interests you); and finally emotionally (as an active member of a community of researchers who challenge one another). Your resume also will become more valuable as you publish more and network more in the research communities.

Q. I am interested in becoming a Research Fellow at CME; give me some specifics on minimum qualifications and what the job entails?

A. The detailed qualifications to become a Research Fellow are spelled out in the call for Research Fellows. A research proposal that will outline how you can transform a research idea into a publication in a peer-reviewed journal within 12 months is required. Funding for Research Fellows comes from the Office of Scholarship Support (OSS).