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Ten Businesses Participate in Baylor University's Advanced Invention to Venture Workshop
[12/16/2010]
Ten business teams participated in Baylor University's Advanced Invention to Venture (AI2V) workshop Dec. 7-10 at the Hilton Hotel in Waco. The teams, which participated in the Supercoach Entrepreneurial Training Methodology for validating and communicating their venture, were: PanIdea Global Technology Commercialization, Silicone Solutions, Marathon Norco, Wind Energy Solutions, Fast Free Copy, Light Bohrd, LLC, OsComp Systems, The Optimization Firm, AgriSo Energy Systems and Virtual Private Server In a Box.
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Call for Students: Ethical Leadership Case Competition
[9/24/2008]
Announcing the third annual Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Ethical Leadership Internal Case Competition, a dual competition at both graduate and undergraduate levels. This competition is in conjunction with the Dale P. Jones Baylor Business Ethics Forum.
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Business Ethics Takes Center Stage at MBA Business Ethics Case Competition
[6/25/2007]
Since the days of Enron, studies show that the American public ranks CEOs just above used car salesmen in trustworthiness. Baylor Business is advancing its strategic aim to be a leader in business ethics by transforming its internal Business Ethics Forum into a nationally recognized event. For the upcoming fall 2007 Baylor MBA ethics case competition, Baylor has invited select schools from around the country to take part.
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Can Ethics be Taught?
[4/20/2007]
Can ethics be taught? Hankamer faculty certainly believe so and are committed to exploring new and better ways to develop the ethical conscience and decision making skills of business students.
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Ethics of Selling: Reclaiming Salesmanship without Selling Your Soul
[3/20/2006]
The depiction of salespeople as wily hucksters who value compensation over client welfare does little to enhance the professional image the career and the majority of its practitioners deserve. According to Baylor marketing professors and research collaborators Bill Weeks and Larry Chonko, much of this negativity is rooted in how sales were conducted 30, 40, even 50 years ago.
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CRM: A Gamble No More
[3/20/2006]
Early corporate investments in customer relationship management (CRM) capabilities delivered questionable returns. Bruised by the recession and smarting from an IT-spending frenzy, executives commonly viewed CRM investments as a gamble in the early 2000s. But the odds of CRM investments paying off have greatly improved in the past five years, and customer-experience innovations in the gaming have lead the way.
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CRM & Privacy: How Much Do Companies Need to Know?
[3/20/2006]
Bill Miller, VP Partner Marketing for Travelocity, and Paul Greenberg, author of the best-seller "CRM at the Speed of Light: Essential Customer Strategies for the 21st Century" explain their takes on a topic that hits close to home.
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Corporate Scandals (Audio)
[4/21/2006]
Dr. Bill Thomas takes a look at the long-term effects of major corporate scandals such as Enron.
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Casinos and Crime: The Luck Runs Out (In the News)
[5/12/2006]
The Washington Post interviews Dr. Earl Grinols -- When it comes to crime, legalized casino gambling seemed to be a surprisingly good bet: Local unemployment went down, tax revenue went up and crime didn't increase when a casino opened. Some researchers even found that crime declined immediately after casinos came to town.
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Gambling Begets Millions of Neglected Addicts (In the News)
[5/22/2006]
The McAlester (OK) News-Capital/CNHI News Service interviews Dr.Earl Grinols about the economics of gambling -- Bryant Northern had the world at his fingertips three years ago as a walk-on guard who won a full scholarship at basketball powerhouse University of Louisville.
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Gambling with Casinos (In the News)
[6/2/2006]
Crain's Cleveland Business quotes Dr. Earl Grinols -- Before Ohio rolls the dice on casino gambling, here are a few facts to consider, based on a series on the consequences of gambling by the Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. News Service.
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Gambling and Crime (In the News)
[6/2/2006]
The Bangor Daily News quotes research by two economists, including Dr. Earl Grinols -- When a casino opens, the local crime rate remains steady at first but begins to rise after two or three years, according to a survey by two economists covering all 3,165 counties in the United States.
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Culture Digest: Casinos Increase Crime, Study Says (In the News)
[6/2/2006]
Florida Baptist Witnessquotes Baylor researcher Dr. Earl Grinols -- The Washington Post took note May 11 of a study by Earl L. Grinols of Baylor University and David B. Mustard of the University of Georgia that said casinos lead to significant increases in crime in communities where gambling is legalized.
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Study: Casinos Increase Crime; Casino Revenues Spent on Police Do Not Offset Increase, Author Says (In the News)
[6/7/2006]
The Hesperia Star in Victorville, Calif., quotes research by Baylor's Dr. Earl Grinols -- Casinos raise the level of serious crime in a community over time, despite casino revenues spent on additional police, according to a new study.
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A Conversation with Ben Franklin (Audio)
[11/7/2005]
A conversation with Ben Franklin, aka Ralph Archbold, the founding father of American business.
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Business Ethics Forum: John Bogle, "Entrepreneurship, Common Sense Investing and the Public Good" (Video)
[11/7/2005]
John Bogle, founder, The Vanguard Group, kicked off the Business Ethics Forum at the Hankamer School of Business, Nov. 1-4, 2005, discussing "Entrepreneurship, Common Sense Investing and the Public Good."
For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/businessethics.
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Business Ethics Forum: Peter Handal, "Self-Improvement and the Public Good" (Video)
[11/7/2005]
Peter Handal, Dale Carnegie Associates, spoke on "Self-Improvement and the Public Good," as part of the Business Ethics Forum on "Benjamin Franklin: Entrepreneurship, Effectiveness, and Ethics." For more information, visitwww.baylor.edu/businessethics.
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Hang Out with Ben Franklin
[10/20/2005]
Guests will take a journey back in time as they spend "An Evening with Benjamin Franklin" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, at the Mayborn Museum Complex on the Baylor University Campus.
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Palich Observes Changing Perceptions of Ethics in Business (Audio)
[8/10/2005]
Dr. Leslie Palich discusses results of 30 years of research about perceptions of business ethics done by professors at the Hankamer School of Business.
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Business Ethics Forum: Roundtable (Video)
[11/30/2005]
Roundtable on Integrity in Financial Reporting: Trials and Tribulations of Complying with Sarbanes-Oxley. This is the final session of the Business Ethics Forum titled "Benjamin Franklin: Entrepreneurship, Effectiveness, and Ethics". For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/businessethics.
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John Bogle, Founder of The Vanguard Group, to Kick-Off Business Ethics Forum
[10/31/2005]
John Bogle, the founder of The Vanguard Group, will kick-off events for the Business Ethics Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.
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Peter Handal, CEO, Dale Carnegie and Associates, Speaks at Baylor
[10/31/2005]
Peter Handal speaks at the Business Ethics Forum. Watch this event live on the web.
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John Bogle, Founder, The Vanguard Group, Speaks at Baylor
[10/31/2005]
John Bogle, founder, The Vanguard Group, kicks-off the Business Ethics Forum at Baylor. Watch this event live on the web.
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Annual Business Ethics Forum to Focus on Founding Father of American Business, Benjamin Franklin
[10/13/2005]
Baylor University will host its annual Business Ethics Forum entitled "Benjamin Franklin: Entrepreneurship, Effectiveness, and Ethics" on November 1-4 at the Hankamer School of Business. The forum will concentrate on ethical issues in the workplace today and will feature several distinguished guest speakers.
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Differences Between Small and Large Firms in Perceptions of Business Ethics (Audio)
[8/10/2005]
Dr. Leslie Palich discusses results of 30 years of research about perceptions of business ethics done by professors at the Hankamer School of Business. (Part II)
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Fall Semester Speakers and Conferences (Audio)
[8/31/2005]
A look at upcoming speakers and conferences happening at the Hankamer School of Business fall semester.
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Ethics of... Entrepreneurship
[4/5/2005]
The headlines are filled with stories of insider trading, bribery, faulty accounting and blatant fraud. Although large companies make the news, it has been argued that small business owners have an even tougher time with ethical problems, because of the simple seduction of easy money. Small business owners are faced with ethical issues everyday when they make management decisions that will affect the integrity of their company and its reputation; whether or not the right decision is in the business' financial interest.
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Ethics of... Change
[9/20/2004]
The opposing pressures of an uncertain economic recovery and stricter regulatory requirements mean that many ethics and compliance departments must do more with fewer resources. New amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines encourage ethics officers to foster an ethical culture - an undertaking that requires stronger partnerships with human resources, legal, security, internal audit and other corporate functions that often compete with ethics departments for funding and compliance authority. The importance of corporate ethics departments in the post-Sarbanes-Oxley world is soaring, but so, too, are the challenges they face.
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VIDEO: "The Value of Integrity"
[11/22/2004]
Luncheon speaker Charles Niemeier, member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
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VIDEO: "Emerging Trends in Corporate Ethics"
[11/22/2004]
Second plenary session speaker Edward S. Petry, executive director, Ethics Officer Association.
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VIDEO: "Ethics in Business: What I Wish I'd Known Before I Started That Job"
[11/22/2004]
Opening plenary session speaker Gary Weaver, professor of Management, University of Delaware.
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VIDEO: Roundtable on Integrity in Financial Reporting
[11/22/2004]
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act represents the most sweeping set of investor protection reforms since the Great Depression. A panel of experts engages in a spirited discussion of the issues involved in complying with this law.
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How to Teach Business Ethics
[10/7/2003]
David Miller, executive director of the Center for Faith and Culture at Yale Divinity School, held a lecture for faculty on "Teaching Business Ethics."
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The Moral Context of Business (PDF)
[10/7/2003]
Dr. Donald Schmeltekopf, Harry and Hazel Chavanne professor of Christian Ethics in Business and Provost Emeritus, addressed graduate business students and faculty on Monday, Oct. 6. As the new holder of the professorship, Schmeltekopf gave an inaugural lecture to the university community. The lecture gave him the opportunity to provide a public statement clarifying the intellectual direction of this work.

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Religiosity and Gender Significant Predictors
[10/7/2002]
Contrary to the "greed is good" business climate of the 1980's, business students nowadays are significantly more disapproving of questionable ethical situations, according to research done at Baylor University.

Dr. Tisha Nakao Emerson, assistant professor of economics at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, and Dr. Stephen Conroy, assistant professor at the University of West Florida, completed analysis comparing current business students' ethical attitudes with those of business students in 1985. The results showed a noteworthy shift in attitudes, indicating that current business students have become more stringent about ethics.
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Ethical Standards Higher Now Than 1980's
[10/7/2002]
Contrary to the "greed is good" business climate of the 1980's, business students nowadays are significantly more disapproving of questionable ethical situations, according to research done at Baylor University.

Dr. Tisha Nakao Emerson, assistant professor of economics at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, and Dr. Stephen Conroy, assistant professor at the University of West Florida, completed analysis comparing current business students' ethical attitudes with those of business students in 1985. The results showed a noteworthy shift in attitudes, indicating that current business students have become more stringent about ethics.
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Ethical Attitudes Subject to Desensitization
[10/7/2002]
Business people who have already experienced an ethical dilemma have a much more tolerant view of questionable ethical behavior when confronted with similar situations.

Professors at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business say the results of a recent study show significantly different judgments of ethical business behavior, based upon respondents' previous experiences.
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Faith and Work: Opposing or Complementary?
[10/7/2003]
David Miller, Executive Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, spoke to a crowd of students, faculty and community business leaders during Ethics Focus Week at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business.

Miller's speech, entitled "Faith and Work: Opposing Forces or Complementary Resources?" can be seen on streaming video on BaylorTV.com.
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Can Integrity Be Legislated?
[4/1/2003]
Since the turn of the century high profile accounting debacles have ravaged investor confidence in the capital markets. In 2002, Congress responded by forming a new organization to oversee the accounting profession: The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), created by the 2002 Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reform law.
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Corporate America's Latest Juggling Act
[10/15/2003]
Today's companies juggle a seemingly endless stream of performance criteria. One of the slipperiest, and arguably one of the most challenging, is Corporate Social Responsibility, or "CSR."
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