Arthur Rubens Prof., PhD

Arthur Rubens Prof., PhD
teaches the Executive MBA “Challenge of Leadership” course in USA, Italy, Denmark, China and Germany. He is Associate Director of Regional Economic Research Institute.


Publications for Arthur Rubens, Prof. Dr.

Journal Articles (Published)

Kennedy, T, Bardy, R, & Rubens, A. (2012) Economic Growth and Welfare: How Foreign Direct Investment Contributes to Improving Social Order in Less Developed Countries. Journal of Organizational Transformation and Social Change. (Forthcoming)

Mathews, C, Fornaciari, C., & Rubens, A. (2012) Understanding the Use of Feature Films in Classroom Learning. American Journal of Business Education, Volume 5, Issue 5,  pp 563-574.
Borgia, D, Rubens, A, & Jones, T. (2012) Using Reverse Mergers to Take Chinese Companies Public on U.S. Securities Markets: The Case of China AutoStar.  Journal of Financial     Education. Spring/Fall, Volume 38, Issue 1 / 2, pp 11-35.

Rubens, A, Jackson, G, & Andrews, C (2011) Conducting a Feasibility Study and Assessing Success of a Business Incubator: An Applied Study.  Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, Volume 16, Number 2, pp 42-59.

Borgia, D, Bonvillian, G, & Rubens, A (2011)  A Case Study of U.S. University, College of Business Partnerships: Form, Process, Opportunities, and Challenges.  Journal of Management Policy and Practice, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 98-107.

Jackson, G & Rubens, A (2010)  Regional Economic Development: A Case Study of Business Incubator Networks. Economic Development Journal, Fall, Volume 9,  pp 42-49.

Kauanui, S, Thomas, K, Rubens, A (2010)  Sherman, C: Entrepreneurship and Spirituality: A Comparative Analysis of Entrepreneur’s Motivation.   Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 621-635.

Jackson, G & Rubens, A (2010) Future Economic Growth: Should Business Incubation be Part of Your Overall Economic Development Strategy.  Florida Economic Research Network, Spring 2010, pp 18-20.

Bardy, R & Rubens, A (2010) Is there a Transatlantic Divide? Reviewing Peter F. Drucker’s Thoughts on Ethics and Leadership of U.S. and European Managers. Management Decision, Volume 48, Issue 4; pp 528-540.

Rubens, A, Bonvillian, G., & Jackson, G (2009) Case Study of University Contract Consulting:
Lessons  Learned and Direct and Indirect Benefits.  Applied Research in Economic Development, Volume 6, Issue 1; pp 25-34.

Bardy, R, & Rubens, A (2009) Business Ethics and Legal Environment of Business in the U.S. and in Continental Europe. Journal of Business Disciplines. 1527-151X Volume X, Issue 1, pp 49-76.

Bardy, R & Rubens, A (2009) A Comparative View of Business Ethics and Governance in the U.S. and Continental Europe and How They will Change in These Challenging Times. International Review of Information Ethics (Special Edition: Business Intelligence Meets Moral Intelligence), Volume 10, January 2009, pp 25-34. (Cited source in UNESCO Code of Ethics)

Rubens, A, Ritchie, W, Jones, T & Weeks, S (2008) Development of Motorsports Facility: Positive or Negative Externalities on Surrounding Residential Property Values. Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education,  Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 95-107.

Ritchie, W, Elias, L., & Rubens, A (2006)  A Process for Validation of a Customized Scale to assess ‘Work Environment’ in Government Organizations: A Mixed Method Approach, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Volume 26, Issue 4; pp 382-389.

Rubens, A and Wimberley, E (2004) Contrasting the American College of Healthcare Executives‘ Code of Ethics with Undergraduate Health Administration Students‘ Values and Ethical Decision Choices. Hospital Topics, Volume 82; Issue 3, pp 10-18.

Ritchie, W, Anthony, W. & Rubens, A (2004) Individual Executive Characteristics: Explaining the Divergence Between Perceptual and Financial Measures in Nonprofit Organizations.  Journal of Business Ethics,  Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 267-281.

Wimberley, T & Rubens, A (2001) Management Support Organization/University Partnership in Non-profit Education, Training, and Consultation: Assessing Demand and Preferences. Social Science Journal, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 1-8.

Rubens, A  & Halperin, M (1998)  Mentoring in Health Service Organizations: Implications for Female Healthcare Executives. Hospital Topics,  Volume 74, Issue 4, pp. 23-28.

Rubens, A, Oleckno, W, & Ciesla, J (1998) Attitude and Behavior of College Students Regarding Organ Donation. College Student Journal, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp. 167-178.

Ciesla, J, Piane, G, Rubens, A (1998) A State-Wide Survey of Nonpharmacologic Hypertension Therapy in Community-Dwelling African-American Elders.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved,  Volume 9, Issue 1,  pp. 62-75.

Piane, G, Rydman, R, Rubens, A (1997)  Learning Style Preferences of Public Health Students. Journal of Medical Systems, Volume 20, Issue 6, pp. 377-384.

Rubens, A (1996)  Racial and Ethnic Differences Among University Students Regarding Organ Donation. Journal of National Medical Association,  Volume 8, Issue 10; pp. 417-421.

Rubens, A, Stoy, W, & Piane, G (1995)  Using Interactive Videodisc to Teach and Test Advanced Airway Management.  Prehospital and Disaster Medicine,  Volume 10, Issue 4, pp. 251-258.

Rubens, A Oleckno, W, & Papaeliou, L (1995)  Establishing Guidelines for the Identification of Occupational Injury: A Systematic Approach. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine,  Volume 32, Issue 7, pp. 151-159.

Rubens, A (1993)  Workplace Statistics Can’t Cut to the Heart. Occupational Health and Safety,  Volume 62, Issue 8; pp. 64-69.

Rubens, A (1992) IVD Technology, Its Role in Health Care Education.  Computers in Healthcare, pp. 42-46.

Rubens, A (1991) ET Intubation: The Minimum for ACLS Airway Management Training. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine (Editorial), Volume 6, Number 4, pp. 491-492.

Janeira, C, Merlin, M & Rubens, A (1991)  Differentiation and Management of Wide-Complex Tachycardia.  Emergency, Volume  23, Number 9, pp. 44-47,58.

Rubens, A & Merlin, M (1991)  Practical CPR May Ease New-Student Anxieties. Occupational Health and Safety, Volume 60, Number 8, pp. 28-32.

Rubens, A (1991)  Testing Airway Management Skills:  Interactive Videodisc Courseware vs ACLS Instructor. Respiratory Care, Volume 36, Number 8, pp. 849-856.

Rubens, A (1991)  Geriatric Emergencies. Emergency Medical Services. Volume 20, Number 7, pp. 22-26,57.

Rubens, A (1991)  Tips for Communicating with the Elderly. Firehouse Magazine.  p. 86.

Rubens, A (1990)  Seeing Eye to Eye. Journal of Emergency Medical  Services, Volume 16, Number 12, p. 71.

Book Chapters (Published)

Kauanui, S, Thomas, K,  Sherman, C, Rubens, A (2012) Entrepreneurship and Spirituality. In Handbook of  Research in Religion and Spirituality at Work.  Editors: Mustafa Ozbilgun, Yochanan Altman, and Dave Miller. Edward Elgar Publishing. (Forthcoming: expected publication, 2012).

Wimberley, T, & Rubens, A (1999) Like plugging the holes in a Colander:  Health Policy and Provision in the United States, circa 2000. In Handbook of International Health Care Systems. Editors, E. Wimberley, and K Tai.  Marcel Dekker Publishers.

Rubens, A, Oleckno, W, & Papaeliou, L (1996) Establishing Guidelines for the Identification of     Occupational Injuries: A Systematic Appraisal.  In 1996 Workers‘ Compensation Year     Book. Horsham, PA: LRP Press, Part I, pp. 206-213.
Proceedings (Published)

Rottig, D & Rubens, A: A Conceptual Model of Strategic Leadership and Employee Perception of Inequity. Academy of Management Annual Meeting,  Boston, MA  August 7-10, 2012 (Published in AOM Best Paper Proceedings  and nominated for International Management Division “Best Paper” in OB / HRM / OT)

Rubens, A, & Schoenfeld: Using Biographies to Develop Leadership Skills.  Academy of Business Disciplines, Fort Myers, FL,  November 10-12, 2011

Rubens, A & Jackson, G: Feasibility Assessment for a Business Incubators: A Case Study. Academy of Business Disciplines Annual Conference 2010, Fort Myers, FL, November 2010.

Bardy, R & Rubens, A: Contextualizing Information Ethics: Business Relations in Europe and the U.S. and the Accountabilities of Exchanging Information. EDem 10 Conference: 4th International Conference on eDemocracy 2010. Danube University Krems, May 6-7, 2010.

Borgia, D, Bonvillian, G, & Rubens, A: Challenges and Lessons Learned: A Case Study of Experiences with Establishing Partnerships with Chinese Universities. Academy of International Business, Southeast Chapter, October 28-30, 2009, Jacksonville, FL.

Borgia, D, Rubens, A, & Jones, T: Using a Reverse Merger to Take Chinese Companies Public on U.S. Securities Markets: The Case of China AutoStar;  Academy of International Business, Southeast Chapter, October 28-30, 2009, Jacksonville, FL.

Kauanui, S, Rubens, A, Sherman, C., & Thomas, K: A Research Path: Following Spirituality     and Its Role in Creating Sustainable Entrepreneurship. Academy of Management, Annual     Meeting, 2009; Symposium: Management, Spirituality, & Religion Section, Chicago, IL,  Aug 7-11, 2009.

Drew, Stephen and Rubens, A: The Involvement of Boards in Strategic Decision Making Process: A Study in the Health Care Industry. Israel 2nd Annual Strategy Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel, Dec 2008

Rubens, A, Drew, Stephen, & Andert, D: Pilot Study of Health Care Boards Involvement in Strategic Decision Making.  Southern Management Association Annual Conference, 2008.  St. Pete, FL  Oct 2008.

Bardy, R and Rubens, A:  Business Ethics and Legal Environment of Business in U.S. and Continental Europe.  Academy of Business Disciplines, Fort Myers, FL, Nov 9-11, 2006.

Rubens, A and Bonvillian, G: Using Traditional Research Methods for University
Consulting in the Community.  Academy of Business and Public Administration, Dallas, Tx. May 2005 (Selected as “best research paper at conference”).

Wimberley, E & Rubens, A:  Development and Findings of Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey.  Southern Gerontological Society, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2004.

Wimberley, E & Rubens, A:  Development and Findings of Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey.  Western Social Science Association Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2004.

Rubens, A: Assessing Health Administration Student’s Values and Ethical Choices. Academy of Business Education, Key West, Florida, September 2002

Bonvillian, G, and Rubens, A: Using Research Methods for Executing University Consulting in the Community: A Case Study.  Academy of Management, Quebec City, Canada, August 2002.

Rubens, A and Bonivillan, G: A Case Study of University Contract Consulting.  Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2002

Bonvillian, G, and Rubens, A: Utilizing Traditional Research Methods for Executing University Contract Consulting in the Community: A Case Study.  International Conference on the University as Citizen, Tampa FL, February 2001

Duffus, L, Wells, L, & Rubens, A:  The Personal Strategic Marketing Plan as an Element of the Introductory Marketing Course: Students Perspective on its Usefulness.  Academy of Business Disciplines, November 2000.

Book Reviews, Letters to the Editors and Invited Special Topics Papers (Published)

Ciesla, J & Rubens, A: „Longest, B: Health Policy Making in the United     States.“ Ann Arbor: Health Administration Press.“  (Book Review) Journal of Health Administration and Education. 1996; 3(2): pp. 357-358.

Rubens, A, Hargarten, S, & Oleckno, W: Comparison Between Emergency Department and     Inpatient E-codes. (Letter to theEditor).  Academic Emergency Medicine. 1996; 3(3): pp. 87-89.

Rubens, A, Oleckno, W, & Papaeliou, L: Guidelines for the Establishments of Occupational     Injury (Letter to the Editor).  Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 1995; 37(11): p. 1261.

Rubens, A:  Injury Prevention: Mandatory Reporting of External Cause of Injury. Viewpoint.     1992; 26 (2): pp. 10-11.

Rubens, A.:  Communicating with the Elderly Person.  Viewpoint. 1992; 26 (5): p. 3.

Rubens, A: Health Care Reforms: The Political Issue for the 90s. Viewpoint. 1991; 24 (1): p. 1.

Training Manuals (Published)

Rubens, A, Ricci, E, Saxton, J, Malloy, S, Housley, S, & Stoy, W:  Emergency Care for the Elderly (Instructor’s, Paramedic, and First Responder’s Training Manuals). Alzheimer’s Disease Research Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA, 1990.

Rubens, A, Ricci, E, Saxton, J, Malloy, S, Housley, S, & Stoy, W:  Emergency Care for the Elderly for Emergency Care Personnel Training Program.  Chicago, IL:

Works in Progress, Under Review & Ongoing Research

Under Review

Rubens, A & Bardy, R: Contributing to Changes of Social Order in Emerging Nations: The Responsibility Spillovers of Foreign Direct Investment. Problems and Perspectives in Management. 2012 (Under Review)

In Progress

Rottig, D. & Rubens, A: A Conceptual Model of Strategic Leadership and Employee Perception of Inequity in Times of Organizational Crises, and the Moderating Effect of National Culture. Journal of Management

Bardy, R, Rubens, A, & Massaro, M: Social Sustainability in Emerging Markets: The Business Case for Equitable Economics – Can the Poorest Countries be Rescued? International Journal of Emerging Markets (Special Issue on Institutions and Emerging Markets).

Bardy, R, & Rubens, A: Extending the Concept of Economic Value Added to Embrace Capitalism 2.0: The Public Goods Approach to Measure for Overall Corporate Performance. “Journal to be Identified.”

Rubens, A, & Schoenfeld: Using Biographies to Develop Leadership Skills.  Journal of Business Education

Rubens, A: Development of Self-Improvement Plan in Leadership Education.  Journal of Management Education.

Rubens, A: Using Quality Assessment to Develop Quality Improvement Plans with Mgt Students; Journal of Management Education

Rubens, A & Jackson, G: Case Study: Assessment of Community Development Agency Permitting Process; Journal of Business and Public Administration

On-Going Research


  • Regional Economic Development & Entrepreneurship : Qualitative research being conducted to benchmark economic development efforts and promotion of entrepreneurship in the U.S., Italy, and New Zealand/Australia.
  • Economic Downturn and Regional Incubator Business Network: Conducting quality research on impact of economic downturn on regional incubator networks and entrepreneurship.
  • Spirituality and Entrepreneurship: Collecting survey data on issues and attitudes related to spirituality and motivation from local entrepreneurs and SBDC clients.
  • Business Ethics Survey: Surveying BS and MBA students’ attitudes and opinions towards business ethics.