Ronald Cook
Professor Email: cookr@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-895-5522
Department Name:
Department of Management
Office Location:
Sweigart Hall 234

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Professor
Email: 
cookr@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609-895-5522
Department Name: 
Department of Management
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Sweigart Hall 234

Areas of Expertise: Small business management; small firm consulting; starting new ventures; family businesses; business planning
Research Interests: Business planning; microenterprises
Campus Involvement: Director of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Small Business Institute

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1992, Syracuse University, Public Policy, Strategic Management
  • Master of Business Administration 1982, Syracuse University, Law and Public Policy
  • Bachelor’s of Science, 1980, SUNY at Oswego, Management

Refereed Articles

  • Cook, R. G., Campbell, D., & Kelly, C. (2012). An Issue of Trust: Are Commercial Databases Really Reliable? Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 17 (4), 300-312.
  • Campbell, D. K. & Cook, R. G. (2010).  An Experiential Market Research Analysis: A Partnership Between Teaching and Library Faculty.  Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, 15 (3/4).

Refereed Proceedings
Full Paper

  • Cook, R. G., Campbell, D., & Kelly, C. (in press, 2012).  Survival Rates of new Firms in New Jersey; An Observation.  Small Business Institute National Proceedings, 36, 122 - 131.
  • Cook, R. G., Campbell, D., & Kelly, C. (2011).  Caveat Emptor: The Question of Accuracy In Commercial Databases.  Small Business Institute National Proceedings, 35, 99 - 108.
  • Cook, R. G. & Kemelgor, B. (2010).  From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Small Business in Practice.  International Council for Small Business.
  • Campbell, D. K. & Cook, R. G. (2010).  A Proposed Investigation of Environmental Scanning Practices by Employers.  Small Business Institute National Proceedings, 34 (1), 26-38.
  • Cook, R. G. & Campbell, D. K. (2009).  A Partnership Between Teaching and Library Faculty to Enhance Student Market Research Analyses.  Small Business Institute National Proceedings, 33 (1), 288.

Book

  • Cook, R. G., Belliveau, P., & Campbell, D. (2012). The Experiential Student Team Consulting Process, 4th edition. Cengage Custom Solutions, Div. of Cengage Publishing.

Presentation of Refereed Papers
National

  • Cook, R. G. & Campbell, D. (2013). Experiential Learning Projects - A Process Model for Student Consulting. 2013 SBI Association National Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida.
  • Cook, R. G. & Simpson, L. (2013). How to Create and Run an SBI Program at Your University. 2013 SBI Association National Conference, St. Pete Beach, Florida.
  • Cook, R. G., Henson, J., & Hills, G. (2013). The Student and Faculty Benefits of the Small Business Institute - Journal Publications, Teamwork and Experiential Learning. 2013 USASBE National Conference, San Francisco, California.

Honors/Awards/Grants
Awards 

  • 2012: Rider University's Small Business Institute Spotlight Program Award.
  • 2011: Davis Fellowship.
  • 2011: Research Leave.
  • 2010:  Outstanding Support to Other SBI Directors Small Business Institute Association Mentor Award.
  • 2008:  Rider University Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2007:  Lifetime Achievement Award for the SBI Association for substantial expertise in small business and for the advancement of the discipline Small Business Institute Fellow.
  • 2007:  Distinguished Paper Award Allied Academies Spring International Conference.
  • 2007:  Faculty Nominator for Rider Student NJ Student Entrepreneur of the Year - 2nd Place.
  • 2006:  Harper Fellowship.
  • 2006:  Research Leave.
  • 2005:  Summer Fellowship.
  • 2003:  Rider Research Leave.
  • 2003:  Summer Fellowship
  • 2002:  Davis Fellowship – Business Plan Development.
  • 2002:  Distinguished Paper Award SBIDA 26th National Small Business Consulting Conference.

Honors

  • 2013: For graduate consulting cases, sponsored by SBI Association. 2013 Small Business Institute National Case-of-the-Year, Third Place.
  • 2013: For undergraduate consulting cases, sponsored by SBI Association. 2013 Small Business Institute National Case-of-the-Year, Third Place.
  • 2012: For undergraduate consulting cases, sponsored by SBI Association. 2012 Small Business Institute Case of the Year - National Finalist.
  • 2012: For graduate consulting cases, sponsored by SBI Association. 2012 Small Business Institute National Case of the Year - Fourth Place.
  • 2011: For graduate consulting cases, sponsored by SBI Association. 2011 Small Business Institute National Case of the Year - Second Place.
  • 2011: For undergraduate consulting cases, sponsored by SBI Association. 2011 Small Business Institute National Case of the Year - Third Place.
  • 2010:  For Graduate Consulting Cases, sponsored by SBI Small Business Institute National Project-of-the-Year, Third Place.
  • 2010:  For Undergraduate Consulting Cases, Sponsored by the SBI Association Small Business Institute Project-of-the-Year, Top Ten National Finish
  • 2009:  Faculty Nominator for Rider Student NJ Student Entrepreneur of the Year, First Place.
  • 2009:  For Graduate Consulting Cases, Sponsored by SBI Small Business Institute National Project-of-the-Year, Second Place.
  • 2009:  For Undergraduate Consulting Cases, Sponsored by the SBI Association Small Business Institute Project-of-the-Year, Fourth Place.
  • 2008:  Faculty Nominator for two Rider Students NJ Student Entrepreneur of the Year - 2nd Place and 4th Place.
  • 2007:  Fellows award. Life achievement award for the Association Small Business Institute.
  • 2007:  Undergraduate Consulting Case of the Year 2007 Small Business Institute Top 10 National Finish.
  • 2007:  Faculty Nominator for Rider Student NJ Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year - Second Place Finish.
  • 2006:  Undergraduate consulting case of the year 2006 Small Business Institute Top 10 National Finish.
  • 2006:  Graduate consulting case of the year 2006 Small Business Institute 2nd Place Nationally.
  • 2005:  Faculty nominator for Rider student 2005 NJ Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year – Second Place.
  • 2005:  Undergraduate consulting case of the year 2005 Small Business Institute National Top 10 Finish.
  • 2004:  Faculty nominator for Rider student 2004 NJ Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year – Second Place.
  • 2003:  Faculty Nominator for Rider Student 2003 NJ Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year Winner.
  • 2002:  2002 NJ Bright Idea for Business Competition - Honorable Mention.
  • 2002:  For graduate consulting cases, sponsored by SBIDA 2002 Small Business Institute Regional Case-of-the-Year Award.
  • 2002:  For undergraduate consulting cases, sponsored by SBIDA Small Business Institute National Case-of-the-Year Second Place.
  • 2001:  Faculty nominator for Rider student 2001 East Coast Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year Winner.
  • 2001:  Faculty nominator for Rider student 2001 NJ Collegiate Entrepreneur of the Year – Winner.