Business, computer science faculty publications are announced

The research of Talha Harcar, associate professor of business, and David R. Paoletti, assistant professor of computer science at Penn State Beaver, recently appeared in several publications.

Harcar was co-editor of Advances in Global Research, a book published annually by IMDA Press. The theme was “Global Competitiveness in a Time of Economic Uncertainty and Social Change: Challenges and Opportunities-Current Issues and Future Expectations.”

In addition, Harcar co-authored a refereed journal article, “American Consumers’ Attitudes Towards Different Airline Companies Channels: A Comparison of Transaction Methods,” which appeared in PASOS-Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage.

Harcar also co-authored three conference proceedings. “Consumer Taste Preferences for Soft Drinks: Country-of-Origin Impact” and “The Determinants of Mobile Advertising Success in Morocco" appeared in Advances in Global Management Development published by IMDA Press. “User Behavior of Peer-to-Peer Music File Sharing Technology: A Cross-National Comparison of American and Moroccan University Students” was published in the Business Research Year Book through the International Academy of Business Disciplines.

Paoletti was the primary author of a refereed journal articles, “Inferring the Number of Contributors to Mixed DNA Profiles,” which was published in IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics.

Harcar holds a doctorate in business administration, a master’s degree and two bachelor’s degrees in marketing from Istanbul University. He also holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and received the 2010 Penn State Beaver Advisory Board Faculty Excellence in Research Award.

Paoletti earned a doctorate in computer science from Wright State University, a master’s degree in computer science from Michigan State University and bachelor’s degrees in computer science and electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Harcar can be contacted at or 724-773-3892, and Paoletti can be reached at or 724-773-3972.

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Last Updated February 13, 2013