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Department of Business
College of Business and Economics
University of Idaho
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PO Box 443161
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3161
Phone: (208) 885-6295
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Dan Borgia

Dr. Daniel J. Borgia


Office: 301E Albertson Building
Phone: (208)-885-6800
Email: dborgia@uidaho.edu

College of Business & Economics
Associate Dean and Professor of Finance

Campus Locations: Albertson Building
With UI Since 2013


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Business education with particular focus on China, Chinese SME capital structure and finance, Chinese microfinance development, Chinese real estate and capital market development
  • Biography
    Dr. Daniel Borgia is Associate Dean and Professor of Finance in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Idaho. Prior to his appointment at the University of Idaho, Dr. Borgia was Associate Dean at Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) China. Between 1997 and 2010, Dr. Borgia was a founding faculty member and Professor of Finance at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and was the 2002 — 2003 China Fulbright Scholar at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. Dr. Borgia was a Professor and founding Director of the FGCU Institute of Chinese Studies, a founding Director of the Southwest Florida Chinese Language School, a former Vice President for the Southwest Florida Chinese Association, and a former Vice President for the Speaker's Assembly of Southwest Florida. Dr. Borgia received a B.S. in Business Management from Cornell University in 1981, an MBA from Gannon University in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Finance from Kent State University in 1991. Dr. Borgia has a broad publication record, writing on topics that include international business and finance with particular reference to China, working capital financing, entrepreneurial finance, and financial education. His current research interests are centered on topics related to Chinese business and finance and on the development of the Chinese economy and financial system.
  • Selected Publications
    • Newman, A., S. Schwarz, and D. Borgia. (2013). How does microfinance enhance entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging economies? The mediating mechanisms of psychological and social capital. Forthcoming at International Small Business Journal.
    • Newman, A., Borgia, D. and Z. Deng. (2013). How do SMEs with single and multiple owners finance their operations differently? Empirical evidence from China. Forthcoming at Thunderbird International Business Review, 55(5), 531-44.
    • Borgia D. and A. Newman. (2012). The influence of managerial factors on the capital structure of small and medium-sized enterprises in emerging economies: evidence from China. Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, 4(3), 180-205. This paper was selected as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013. www.emeraldinsight.com/literati
    • Borgia D., Rubens, A., and T. Jones. (2012). Using reverse mergers to take Chinese companies public on U.S. securities markets: the case of China AutoStar, Journal of Financial Education, 38, 127-151.
    • Borgia D., Bonvillian G., and A. Rubens. (2011). Case study of Chinese and U.S. university, college of business partnerships: form, process, opportunities, and challenges. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 12(1), 99-107.
    • Hobbs, B. and D. Borgia. (2011). Creating depth of knowledge using team-based research projects in money and banking and financial markets courses. Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance, 2(1), 21-23.
    • Pacini, C. and D. Borgia. (2010). Internal auditors fight fraud. Accounting Research Monthly, 295, pp. 114-123.
    • Borgia, D., Swaleheen, M., Jones, T. and S. Weeks. (2009). Accounts receivable factoring as a response to weak governance: panel data evidence. International Business & Economics Research Journal. 9(2), pp. 11-22.
    • Segal, G., Borgia, D. and J. Schoenfeld. (2009). Founder human capital and small firm performance: an empirical study of founder-managed natural food stores. Journal of Management and Marketing Research, 4, pp. 1-10.
    • Van Auken, S., Wells L., & Borgia, D. (2009). A Comparison of Western business instruction in China with US instruction: a case study of perceived program emphases and satisfaction levels. Journal of Teaching in International Business, Volume 20, Issue 3, July-September 2009, pp. 208 – 229.
  • Research Projects
    Grants:
    • NUBS China Small Research Grant: Co-Investigator with Alex Newman and Susan Schwarz. Project Title: How does microfinance enhance entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging economies? The mediating effect of psychological capital and moderating effects of business and social support. RMB 15,000, March 2012.
    • External Research Grant: Co-Investigator with Aihua Zhang, Christian Ewald, Weimin Liu and Yongmin Zhang (Principal Investigator). National (China) Natural Science Foundation, Retirement planning in an intertemporal consumption-investment labor supply model. RMB 260,000, September 2011.
    • External Research Grant: Co-Investigator with Alex Newman (Principal Investigator). Using an institutional theory framework to examine the influence of regulatory and social institutions on the development of the microfinance industry in China. RMB 10,000, June 2011.
    • External Research Grant: Co-Investigator with Aihua Zhang (Principal Investigator). Ningbo Natural Science Foundation, Stochastic Optimal Control of Consumption-Investment-Labor Supply. RMB 30,000, June 2011.

    Journal Activity & Affiliations:
    • Journal of General Management, Editorial Board
    • International Small Business Journal, Ad Hoc Reviewer
    • Thunderbird International Business Review, Ad Hoc Reviewer
    • Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, Ad Hoc Reviewer
    • International Journal of Emerging Markets, Ad Hoc Reviewer

    Book (Biography/Autobiography):
    • Refkin, A. and D. Borgia. (2011). The Wild, Wild East: Lessons for Success in Business in Contemporary Capitalist China. iUniverse, Bloomington, Indiana, 187 pages.

    Working Papers:
    • Newman, A., Borgia, D., and S. Schwarz. (2013). Institutional influences on the development of microfinance in emerging economies: insights from China. Preparing for submission to Journal of Business Ethics.
    • Van Auken, S., Wells, L. and D. Borgia. (2013). Segmenting and nomologically validating materials among Chinese future elites. Preparing for submission to Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics.
    • Swaleheen, M. and D. Borgia (2013). Public corruption and the role of public monitoring: a U.S. panel data study. Under review at Economics and Politics.
    • WingYan Man, T., Moosmayer, D., Borgia, D., and G. Schwarz. (2013). Social Interaction and Self-efficacy of Learning in Class Participation of Chinese Business Students. In progress.
    • Moosmayer, D., Borgia, D., WingYan Man, T., and G. Schwarz. (2013). Understanding active class participation assessment in China. In progress.
    • Zhang, A. and D. Borgia. (2013). Optimal portfolios in Heston’s stochastic volatility model using a contingent claim. In progress.
    • Hua, X., Sun, L. and D. Borgia. (2013). The influence of fundamental factors on Chinese residential real estate prices: A unique panel data study. In progress.
    • Borgia, D., Jones, T. and Z. Liu. (2013). Valuation of Chinese equity based on implied growth rates. In progress.
    • Segal, G., Borgia, D. and J. Schoenfeld. (2013). Applying social cognitive career theory to the decision to become an accountant. In Progress.
  • Outreach Projects
    • “Reaching and Teaching: Fulbright Grants Open Doors to International Understanding and Life-Changing Experiences.” Florida Gulf Coast University Pinnacle Magazine, March 2013, www.fgcupinnacle.com, pp. 16-19.
    • 2010-2012 Program Keynote Speaker, Copenhagen Business School International Summer University Program (CBS-ISUP), Copenhagen, Denmark. http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/gfc/events/lectureseries/danielborgia.aspx
    • “Government Policies Restricting Growth of Microfinance in China, Study Finds.” Caijing.Com.Cn, November 4, 2011,http://english.caijing.com.cn/2011-11-04/111378987.html
    • “Finance Center for the Future: Shanghai wants to replace New York as a leading financial center. Can it succeed?” Shanghai Business Review, 8(1), January 2011, page 30.
    •  Speaking Engagement, Global Finance Center (GFC) at Nottingham University Business School China, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. “Perspectives on the Global Economy: Current Conditions & Future Directions,” 30 November 2010. http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/gfc/events/lectureseries/danielborgia.aspx
  • Awards and Honors
    Outstanding Paper Award Winner, Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2013, www.emeraldinsight.com/literati. A paper I co-authored with Dr. Alexander Newman of Monash University (The influence of managerial factors on the capital structure of small and medium-sized enterprises in emerging economies: evidence from China) was selected as the best paper published in the Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship in 2012.

    China Fulbright Scholar in Finance, Nanjing University, 2002-2003.
    The Fulbright Program is a program of highly competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. Under the Fulbright Program, competitively selected U.S. scholars are selected to conduct research, or exercise their talents abroad and citizens of other countries may qualify to do the same in the United States. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. Forty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes and seventy-eight have won Pulitzer Prizes. More Nobel laureates are former Fulbright recipients than any other award program. The program was established to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

    Florida Teaching Incentive Program (TIP) Award Winner, 1996.
    The Florida Teaching Incentive Program (TIP), established by the Florida legislature in 1993, provided $5 million for $5,000 base salary pay increases to encourage and reward undergraduate teaching by full-time ranked faculty in Florida. TIP Award winners were selected by a committee of their peers.

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