November 3, 2015 at 4:00pm

Millikin Interim Dean to receive AGBA International Book Award

Dr. J. Mark MunozDr. J. Mark Munoz, interim dean of the Tabor School of Business at Millikin University, will be recognized with the Academy of Global Business Advancement (AGBA) International Book Award for his book "Hispanic-Latino Entrepreneurship: Viewpoints from Practitioners," published by Business Expert Press (2015).

Dr. Munoz will be honored at the 12th annual AGBA Global Conference, held Nov. 16-18 at the University of Malaysia Pahang in Kala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr. Munoz says, "Writing a book is a highly laborious process. Many times I had to dig very deep to see a book to completion. I have been able to complete several books because of an innate passion for knowledge and a desire to share what I have learned. This award is a wonderful surprise, and a meaningful recognition for the hard work and countless hours I’ve spent researching and writing. I hope this award inspires others to embark on new journeys for learning and sharing."

"Hispanic-Latino Entrepreneurship: Viewpoints of Practitioners," examines the entrepreneurial mindset of Hispanic-Latinos in the United States. The book was co-authored by Dr. Michelle Ingram Spain, professor at the DeVille School of Business at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.

The authors captured the viewpoints of real-life Hispanic-Latino entrepreneurs by using a 15-item questionnaire to obtain information on how they utilized their business strategies. The book also highlights challenges relating to entrepreneurial pursuits, and the importance of hard work, discipline, and a positive mindset in the success of an enterprise.

In terms of importance, Dr. Munoz sees the book playing a major role in both the academic and business sectors. Readers will find value in the insights of the entrepreneurs on topics such as education, training, and networking.

"In my view, as more Hispanic-Latino businesses are created in the U.S., this field of study will grow in importance," said Dr. Munoz. "Aside from the academic community, the book will be useful to entrepreneurs worldwide, government organizations, and policy makers."

A Millikin faculty member since 2001, Dr. J. Mark Munoz is a former Visiting Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a recipient of several awards, including three best research paper awards, a literary award, and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Teaching Excellence Award. In 2012, he was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar by the Academy of Global Business Advancement.

Aside from top-tier journal publications and book chapters, Dr. Munoz has authored, co-authored and edited numerous books including: "Winning Across Borders," "A Salesman in Asia," "International Social Entrepreneurship," "Contemporary Microenterprise" and "Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business."

Dr. Munoz holds a Ph.D. in Management and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Jose-Recoletos. Prior to joining Millikin, he held senior management roles for diverse multinational organizations.

The Academy of Global Business Advancement is an independent, non-aligned and not-for-profit, charitable non-governmental organization registered in the state of Texas with a worldwide network of more than 1000 members based across more than 50 countries that include scholars from reputed academic institutions, corporate leaders, governmental officials, entrepreneurs and consultants hailing from both western and emerging countries.

As a global organization, the AGBA aims to help academics and scholars at business schools across emerging countries to connect with the western (developed) world for mutual benefit. For more information, visit