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SEF collects stories, articles and announcements from educators, researchers, professionals and universities. Our foundation has become a information clearinghouse on university sales education, sales research, conferences and news from the sales programs we support.  Good news should be shared – so let us know what’s happening and we’ll share it here.

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New Research Explores Critical Question – Hire Experience or “Fresh Recruits?”

For sales managers, one difficult “either/or” choice revolves around whom to hire. That is, is it better for an
organization to hire experienced salespeople, or “fresh recruits” straight out of collegiate sales programs? New research led by Willy Bolander at Florida State University, and published in the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management (JPSSM), provides much needed insight into this critical question … In short, for organizations looking for sustained, long-term success, it pays to hire collegiately trained, inexperienced salespeople.

See the Executive Summary and link to the full paper here.

Learn more about other sales-related research and access links to published papers/articles by visiting our Sales Research page here.

  • Iowa State University Plans to offer 1st Sales Certificate in Iowa

    The Ivy College of Business certificate in professional sales is a new course of study that includes role-play exercises, sales presentations, industry-based case studies, team projects and other directions of study. Iowa State’s Ivy Sales Program is being developed under the leadership of Raj Agnihotri, Dean’s Fellow in marketing, director of Ivy Sales Consortium and…

  • University Sales Center Alliance names Dr. Eli Jones, Texas A&M University as Outstanding Dean for 2019

    The University Sales Center Alliance announces that Dr. Eli Jones, Dean of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, has been named as the Outstanding Dean for 2019 by the University Sales Center Alliance. The USCA is a consortium of 54 member schools who work towards its mission of enhancing the sales profession through…

  • SEF Awards Three Research Grants in 2019 Program

    The Sales Education Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of our 2019 SEF Research Grants. Research grants of $5,000 each have been awarded to: Victor Chernetsky (Michigan State University) for his proposal titled, “The Role of Senior Executives and Organizational Culture in Management of Conflict Between Sales and Marketing.” When contacted Victor said, “I…

  • 2019 ANNUAL Magazine is live!

    The 2019 ANNUAL magazine is now available! The 13th edition of our publication includes the “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” listing, the only yearly compilation of data collected from universities worldwide teaching professional sales. This listing is used by companies, recruiters, hiring managers and others to directly connect with university sales programs.  One recruiter…