INSTITUTE AWARDS

2010
  • The Regnier Institute received the Outstanding Contributions to Enterprise Creation Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.
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  • The Regnier Institute received the Exceptional Activities in Entrepreneurship Across Disciplines Award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers.
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2009
  • The Regnier Institute received national recognition from Entrepreneur Magazine.
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2005
  • The Regnier Institute was featured in The New York Times. View >>

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FACULTY AWARDS

2013 
  • Institute Managing Director Prof. John Norton and UMKC School of Law Professors Anthony Luppino and Malika Simmons received the “Best Workshop” Award from the 2013 Conference of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship for a presentation entitled “Reforming Immigration Law to Allow More Foreign Student Entrepreneurs to Launch Job-Creating Ventures in the United States.”.

2012 
  • Dr. Lisa Zhao receives the Henry W. Bloch School of Management Richard and Laura Cray Award for Innovative Teaching, 2011- 2012.

2011
  • Dr. Richard Arend receives the “SME CSR- and Green-based Competitive Advantage”, funded by a Kemper Grant, UMKC. P.I. R.J. Arend, awarded $12,000, effective 6/11.

  • Dr. Richard Arend receives the 2011 SO!What Awards for Scholarly Contribution: BEST ESSAY from 2006. The article and essay selected to receive the award have been cited in the ISI Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar frequently, downloaded from so.sagepub.com repeatedly, and demonstrated a clear impact on subsequent research qualitatively.

  • Dr. Sunny Li Sun receives the Consortium for International Marketing Research, Best Paper Award, US$1000, 2011.

  • Dr. Sunny Li Sun receives the UMKC Summer Research Grant, US$5000, 2011.

2010
  • Dr. Richard Arend’s article Assessing the dynamic capabilities view: spare change, everyone? published in Strategic Organization, was the most downloaded article in 2010 in this journal (of all articles published in 2009 and 2010).

  • Dr. Sunny Li Sun receives the LSE Alternative Investments Research Conference, GBP 300 travel Stipend, 2010.

  • Dr. Sunny Li Sun receives the Distinguished Reviewer Award, the Southwest Academy of Management, 2010.

2009
  • Dr. Sunni Li Sun received a research grant from the China National Science Foundation No.70802029 with Daying Yan, RMB100,000.

  • Dr. Richard Arend is the recipient of a College of Business Research Award.

  • Dr. Sunni Li Sun receives a Travel Stipend Award from the Academy of International Business.

2008
  • Dr. Richard Arend receives a Entrepreneurship Center Research Grant.

  • Dr. Mark Parry receives the Best Research Paper Award, High Technology Small Firms Conference, The Netherlands, 2008.

  • Dr. Richard Arend is granted a Shustek Research Award, College of Business, UNLV.

2007
  • Dr. Dirk Libaers receives the Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Meeting 2007, Philadelphia, PA for Libaers, D., and Hicks, D., (2007) “Identification of the Technology Commercialization Strategies of High Tech Small Firms.”

  • Dr. Richard Arend is granted a Shustek Research Award, College of Business, UNLV.

2006
  • Dr. Sunni Li Sun is granted a research award from the China National Science Foundation No.70602008 With Bing Ren, RMB100,000.

  • Dr. Richard Arend is granted a Shustek Research Award, College of Business, UNLV.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan receives "Best University Team Award," The Nanyang Award.

2005
  • Dr. Michael Song and Dr. Mark Parry receive "The 2005 Excellence in Research Award" presented by the American Marketing Association for the article published in Journal of Marketing in 1997 entitled "A Cross National Comparative Study of New Product Development Processes: Japan and the United States". The award recognizes the author(s) of an outstanding research article published within the last 10 years which has significantly influenced the direction of global marketing.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan receives "Outstanding Teaching Award", University of Washington-NTU joint Technopreneurship Program.

  • Dr. Richard Arend is granted a Shustek Research Award, College of Business, UNLV.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan receives "Best Teacher Award," Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, NTU.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan is given the "Best Paper Award in Marketing Strategy," American Marketing Association.

2004
  • Dr. Mark Parry is awarded the Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Retailing.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan receives "Best Teacher Award," Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, NTU.

  • Dr. Richard Arend is granted a Shustek Research Award, College of Business, UNLV.

2001
  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan is named the "Best Marketing Professor of the Year," Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Elmer P. Pierson, Distinguished Faculty, Teaching Award. University of Missouri-Kansas City, University Alumni Association; Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan's "Innovative Teaching Pedagogy" is featured in the Asian Wall Street Journal.

1999
  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Homer L. Saunders, Distinguished mentor Award. Small Business Institute Directors Association, 23rd International Conference; San Francisco, California.

1997
  • Dr. Sunni Li Sun receives the National Taiwan University Oversea Chinese Research Scholarship, NT$20,000.

1995
  • Dr. Mark Parry receives Honorable Mention, The William R. Davidson Award for Best Article Contributing to Theory and Practice in Retail Marketing, Journal of Retailing, 1995.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is named Price-Babson Fellow. Price-Babson Fellowship Program, 10th Annual Symposium; Wellesley, Maryland.

1994
  • Dr. Mark Parry is granted the Wachovia Award for Research.

  • 1993
  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the U.S. Small Business Institute Director's Association
    Distinguished Paper Award for the article "Managerial Competencies Among Black Women Entrepreneurs Compared to Black Women Managers".

1992
  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Best Case Study Award. U.S. Small Business Administration, Region VII "Jordan's Farm Market" October 10, 1992.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Best Case Study Award. U.S. Small Business Administration, Region VII "Miss Kitty's Deli and Pasta Parlor" October 10, 1992.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is granted the Small Business Ambassador to Russia, Estonia & Latvia Award by People-To-People International.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is given a Summer Fellowship from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency--Region VII --Small Business Assistance Plans Under Section 507--Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

  • 1991
  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Best Case Study Award U.S. Small Business Administration, Region VII, Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Dr. Mark Parry is presented with the Outstanding Paper Award at the Product Development and Management Association's 1991 International Conference, Boston, MA.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives an award for "Special Recognition: Dr. Joseph F. Singer, 18 Years of Service to the Kansas City Small Business Community" UMKC Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Washington, D.C., September 25, 1991.

1990
  • Dr. Joe Singer is given Special Recognition for Best Technical Paper Finalist. 11th Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Management, St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is given Special Recognition at the UMKC Awards Convocation, Board of Directors of two National/International Professional Societies, Kansas City, Missouri.

1989
  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed "Collegiate Ambassador Program, Instructor," for MA 327: International Business and Economics, The University of Missouri and
    People-to-People International.

1988
  • Dr. Joe Singer is named "Chairman - Federal Faculty Fellows Program Awards Committee," United States Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, Washington, D.C. (Select and Award Fellowships).

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed to the University of Missouri: Statewide University Extension Initiative Study Teams, "Small Business Stabilization and Expansion," (4-year term).

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed to the "Kansas Employment Security Advisory Commission," State of Kansas, Executive Branch Office of the Secretary of Human Resources. Re-appointed 1988-90.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the "Lifetime Membership" Award from The American Society for Engineering Management, For Dedication and Service to the Society.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives awards, "Recognized for Serving," as: a) President (1988-89), Small Business Institute Directors' Association, and b) President (1987-88),
    The American Society for Engineering Management, The University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1988 Awards Convocation.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed "Doctoral Faculty" and Continued Membership in the UMKC Graduate Faculty (5-year Re-appointment 1988-1993), University of Missouri-Kansas City.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed "Interim Director of the Division of Business Operations and Analysis," (1-year Term 1988-89). Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed Co-Chairperson, Federal Fellows Award Selection Committee, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is elected President and Chairman of the Board, Small Business Institute Directors' Association.

1987
  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan is "People of the Year" – 1987 Home Textile Magazine, USA.

  • Dr. Lisa Z. Song is awarded the Cornell University Henry Strong Denision Fellowship.

  • Dr. Mark Parry is Consortium Fellow, The Twenty-Second Annual AMA Doctoral Consortium.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed to Kansas Employment Security Commission, State of Kansas, Secretary of Human Resources, Executive Branch.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is elected President and Chairman of the Board, American Society for Engineering Management, 1100 Members, 23 Student Chapters and 12 Local Sections.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed Associate Program Chairman, Technical Papers Selection and Program Planning, 8th Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Management.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is elected to Editorial Review Board of The International Trade Journal
    Institute for International Trade, Laredo State University.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is elected to Editorial Review Board of Engineering Management International, Elsevier Scientific Publishers, B.V. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is named Chairman, Selection Committee for the Editorial Board,
    Journal of Small Business Management.

1986
  • Dr. Lisa Song is the recipient of the Cornell University Schuyler-Gage Fellowship.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan is presented with the "Progressive Marketer Award" from Northern Electric Co, Chicago.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is named Chairman, Editorial Review Board Journal of Small Business Management 1986-1987.

1985
  • Dr. Lisa Z. Song is awarded the Cornell University Henry Strong Denision Fellowship.

1984
  • Dr. Lisa Z. Song is the recipient of a Chinese Department of Education Merit Scholarship.

1981
  • Dr. Mark Parry is named Outstanding Student-At-Large, Metropolitan State College.

1978
  • Dr. Joe Singer receives "District Award" for Outstanding Small Business Institute Casework (Missouri- Kansas). Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration
    and Small Business Institute Directors' Association.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the "Regional Award" for Outstanding Small Business Institute Casework (MO/KS/IA/OK/AR.) Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Institute Directors' Association.

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STUDENT AWARDS

2011
2010
  • SIFE won the 2010 SIFE USA Regional Competition and advanced to the championship round.

2009
  • SIFE won the 2009 SIFE USA Regional Competition and advanced to the championship round.

2008
  • SIFE won the 2008 SIFE USA Regional Competition and advanced to the championship round.

2007
  • SIFE won first runner up at the 2007 SIFE USA Regional Competition.

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