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Rising cellphone use hurts young people, experts say
[12/15/2014]
Times Colonist: Column about the dangers of being a cellphone junkie mentions a recent study on cellphone addiction by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts found that women spent an average of 10 hours per day and men nearly eight on their electronic devices.
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How to Overcome Recruiter Cold Call Resistance
[12/15/2014]
Recruiter.com: Article about “cold call reluctance” and the specific psychological fear that fuels the reluctance cites research from the Keller Center for Research in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business that found 12 types of sales call reluctance that could undermine the effectiveness of salespeople or agency recruiters.
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Students Working to Improve Quality of Life in East Waco (Video)
[12/11/2014]
KWTX-TV: A story about students in Baylor’s Business Excellence Scholarship Team (B.E.S.T.) class who are working with Waco civic and economic leaders as well as business owners along East Waco’s Elm Street to discuss and develop plans to help revitalize the area. The class is taught by Marlene Reed, D.B.A., senior lecturer in entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Reed was interviewed for the story, along with B.E.S.T. students Bryce Garoutte, Michael Summers and Jin Know.
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When Discounting Is Bad for Business, and How Marketing Can Help
[12/9/2014]
The Huffington Post: Column by Vala Afshar, chief marketing officer with Extreme Networks, and Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and author of “Analytics & Dynamic Customer Strategy: Big Profits from Big Data,” about data-driven scientific marketing that can help businesses readily see results. However, not all companies are yet taking advantage of the data. Tanner provides a real example of a business that posed a marketing hypothesis – in this case one that went against conventional discounting wisdom – set up an experiment and received great data to validate the hypothesis and improve the business.
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Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business Wins 2014 Best University Mobile App for the Baylor Business Review iPad App
[12/15/2014]
Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business earned the 2014 MobileWebAward for Best University App for its Baylor Business Review (BBR) iPad application. The BBR is the student and alumni magazine of the School and the first magazine app published by Baylor University.
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Baylor Professor’s New Research Geared to Keep Women from Fleeing IT Profession
[12/12/2014]
For years, employers and experts have been trying to reverse the exodus of women from information technology positions. They're failing.
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Retirement Planning and Social Security Claims for the Non-Traditional
[12/11/2014]
The decision on how and when to claim Social Security benefits is a large financial decision in a person’s life. Many claimants are uninformed, and therefore, aren’t making the best financial decision for his or her family. Finance Professor and Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management William Reichenstein decided to lend his expertise and help those maneuvering the complexities of retirement planning.
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Happy, Happy, Happy
[12/11/2014]
Shawn Achor researches how people can re-wire their brain to be happier. He says there are two things that accelerate the brain toward growth – the perception of progress and seeing the finish line as being close.
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The Influence of Professional Skepticism
[12/10/2014]
Professional skepticism is a foundational concept for auditors. A job well done hinges on exhibiting appropriate levels of professional skepticism, which includes a questioning mind, a critical assessment of evidence, and an alertness to the potential for accounting mistakes. Some large financial scandals may have been prevented if an auditor had shown more professional skepticism.
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Put down that phone! ‘Technoference’ may be hurting your relationship
[12/5/2014]
NBC’s Today Show: This article incorporates findings from a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., holder of The Ben H. Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, revealing that paying too much attention to a cellphone could ruin relationships with loved ones and friends. “Cell phone attachment is positively related to an increase in stress and anxiety and even depression,” Roberts said.
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Are Gadget-Free Bedrooms the Secret to a Happy Relationship?
[12/3/2014]
New York Times: Article about the negative effects that technology can have on interpersonal relationships references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that paying too much attention to a cellphone could ruin relationships with loved ones and friends. “Phubbing your significant other by giving precedence to your phone activities over paying attention to your significant other is a path to strained relationships,” Roberts said.
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Happy is as Happy Does
[12/4/2014]
Happiness fuels success – not the other way around – says Shawn Achor in his book “The Happiness Advantage.” He says that research shows us when we raise somebody’s level of happiness first by deepening their optimism and deepening their social connection, every single business outcome we can test for improves. Productivity rises 31%, sales rise cross industry by 37%, and you’re 40% more likely to receive a promotion. Happiness is actually a precursor to greater levels of success, not merely the result of it.
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Why ‘Bad’ Leaders Actually Make the Best Leaders
[12/2/2014]
Healthcare Daily: An article by Gary Carini, Ph.D., professor of management and associate dean for graduate business programs at the Hankamer School of Business, about the qualities of successful leaders. “Somehow, an imperfect leader, one who is transparent about their past and current difficult experiences, can have more credibility when he or she communicates how they have learned from their very imperfection,” Carini wrote. Carini points out that the best leaders are transparent about their failures and well-practiced in their areas of expertise.
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How Withdrawal Rates Trip Up Retirees
[12/1/2014]
The Wall Street Journal: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is one of “The Experts,“ a group of industry, academic and cultural thinkers who weigh in on the latest debates in The Journal Report. This week, Dr. Reichenstein answers the question: What financial term do you wish those nearing retirement better understood?
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Waco ‘Geek’ Gets Rare View of Earth with Near Space Balloon Launch
[12/1/2014]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Josh Ward, a senior academic consultant in the Casey Computer Center of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, used off-the-shelf consumer technology to explore the stratosphere and capture pictures of Earth and sky. He and a volunteer crew attached a foam box fitted with two GoPro cameras and a GPS device to a weather balloon and launched it in November near Gatesville, tracking it with his smartphone as it went into “near space” more than 20 miles up and later recovering more than two hours of footage. Ward said he plans to speak to school groups that supported the launch, hoping to inspire young people to chase after their dreams.
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The Formal Side of Sales Training
[11/19/2014]
Business Talk 1110 KTEK-AM: Kevin Price, host of The Price of Business on KTEK 1110 in Houston, interviews Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., holder of The Frank M. And Floy Smith Holloway Professorship in Marketing and executive director of Baylor University’s Center for Professional Selling and the Keller Center for Research in the Hankamer School of Business. Dixon gives a thorough overview of Baylor’s award-winning professional selling program. She highlights alumni success, internships and the unique features of the program.
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Thanksgiving and Gratitude: The Science of Happier Holidays
[11/28/2014]
The Wall Street Journal: During the holidays, it’s easy to get caught up in spending and materialism. But a Baylor University finds that materialistic people are less satisfied with life and suffer higher levels of anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, surveyed 246 undergraduate students to measure their levels of materialism, life satisfaction and gratitude. Study co-author was James Roberts, Ph.D., holder of The Ben H. Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The study was published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
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Tap Your Portfolio With Taxes in Mind
[11/21/2014]
Jewish World Review: Research by William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is referenced in this article written by Susan Garland, editor of Kiplinger’s Retirement Report magazine. Reichenstein’s research focuses on Social Security, financial planning, retirement investing and tax-based investment strategies.
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The New Era of Marketing: Adaptive Customer Engagement
[11/23/2014]
The Customer Edge: Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article addressing the “new era” in marketing, specifically, the move away from marketing campaigns and the focus on adaptive customer engagement. “If we’re going to listen, we want to do that so we know what the next thing is to say,” Tanner said. “And it’s not always, ‘Buy this!’ … It’s got to be that longer-term conversation that extends well beyond the transaction.”
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Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business Earns Six MarCom Awards for Communications & Marketing Materials
[11/24/2014]
Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business earned six MarCom Awards for its communications and marketing materials. The awards included three gold awards and three platinum awards.
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Baylor Unveils New Business School
[11/21/2014]
KCEN-TV: VIDEO: Since 2001, Baylor has invested more than $1 billion in new facilities and on Friday, construction of the $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation reached the halfway point. Media were given a tour of the Foster Campus, which will be the new home of the Hankamer School of Business when it opens in fall 2015. Interviewed for the story are Jonathan Cole-Mckay, MBA/MSIS candidate from Oklahoma City, OK; Gary Carini, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate studies in the Hankamer School of Business; and Terrance Ganaway, B.S.Ed ’10, MBA candidate.
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Study: U.S. Workers Not Taking Paid Time Off Work
[11/19/2014]
KWTX-TV: VIDEO: Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, was interviewed for this story about the trend of U.S. workers not taking advantage of their paid time off. Hunter is an expert in issues regarding work-life balance.
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Student Research Team Studies the Conflicts of Information Technology Consumerization
[11/20/2014]
What started out as a class paper quickly progressed into a compelling study, when Hope Koch's doctoral students analyzed data she and Lt. Col. Pat Curry collected about information technology (IT) consumerization.
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Texas Bank and Trust honored as Business of Year
[11/20/2014]
Tyler Morning Telegraph: Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business honored Texas Bank and Trust as the Texas Family Business of the Year on Nov. 6. The firm was recognized for its commitment to each other and to business continuity, and for its responsiveness to the needs of employees, communities and industries.
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Business Students to Share New Foster Campus Media Tour in Real Time on Social Media
[11/20/2014]
Three students from the Hankamer School of Business will join regional television and newspaper journalists as they get an inside look at the new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation on Friday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m.
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Big Data Strategies: A Q&A with Jeff Tanner of Baylor University
[11/16/2014]
BeyeNetwork: A Q&A with Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, explores his work with the Baylor Business Collaboratory, an initiative through which businesses and Baylor business faculty work together to develop solutions to market challenges through innovative research. Tanner discusses innovation, Baylor programs and his recent book, “Analytics and Dynamic Customer Strategy: Big Profits from Big Data.”
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Baylor Business Student Studies Effect of Gold Prices on South American Economy
[11/17/2014]
In the summer of 2013, Luke Smith, a former Baylor Business Fellow, member of the honors program and 2014 graduate, served as an economics research fellow in the South American country of Suriname at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under Baylor alumnus Musheer Kamau. While working at the bank, he assisted on two research projects while also composing and presenting one of his own.
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Baylor Entrepreneurship Students Present, Publish Case Studies
[11/13/2014]
Three teaching case studies from student teams within Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business were recently accepted for publication.

The students were all members of the Business Excellence Scholarship Team (BEST) course and were asked to write a case study, about a real organization or business, which could be integrated into the classroom learning experience.
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San Antonio student beats homelessness to attend Baylor
[11/10/2014]
KSAT-TV: KSAT-TV reporter and Baylor alumna Jessie Degollado relates the story of Baylor sophomore Alex Gonzalez, who has found success at Baylor after overcoming homelessness while living in San Antonio. Alex, with the help of the nonprofit Haven for Hope, applied to Baylor and now serves as a Wi-Fi coach at McLane Stadium, assisting fans with gaining access to the stadium’s wireless network. Haven for Hope benefactors, along with Baylor support, allowed Alex, a top student at his high school, to attend Baylor. Alex’s mentor, Hope Koch, Ph. D., associate professor of information systems in the Hankamer School of Business, also was interviewed and remarked about how he inspires her.
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Baylor Student Wins Major Human Resources Scholarship
[11/10/2014]
Baylor’s own Melanie Prada is this year’s recipient of the HR Southwest Conference (HRSWC) Excellence in Education Student Scholarship, which includes a $1,000 scholarship and the net proceeds from the HRSWC silent auction.
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Cold Calling Tips & Best Practices for Real Estate Agents
[10/30/2014]
Trulia.com: Article about research on the effectiveness of “cold calling” in real estate conducted in fall of 2011 by Baylor’s Keller Center for Research and a team of Baylor MBA students partnered with the research and development department at Keller Williams Realty International (KWRI). Dale Lampertz, part-time lecturer in marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, led the study, which found that with enough time and effort, cold calling can lead to a set of qualified appointments with prospective clients.
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Other Voices: Let's take online harassment seriously
[10/31/2014]
Go Upstate: An article that references the findings of research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, on cell phone addiction. A recent study by Pew Research Center revealed that 40 percent of Americans have experienced online harassment either on a social media site or app, or in comments sections on media and other websites. The article correlates the excessive use of technology and social media use with increased vulnerability to virtual harassment.
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Baylor Honors Family Businesses for Commitment to Community, Employees and Industry
[11/3/2014]
INSTITUTE FOR FAMILY BUSINESS CELEBRATES 25 YEARS -- Baylor University’s Institute for Family Business will honor the 2014 Texas Family Business of the Year Award winners and finalists at an awards banquet Nov. 6 at Baylor University’s Bill Daniel Student Center.
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Enlightening the “Black Box of Behavior” Around the World
[10/31/2014]
Research can take you places. Literally. In addition to the academic benefits and intrinsic rewards of researching topics, research can lead you to travel. Just ask Laurie Burney, associate professor of Accounting.
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Companies May Overreact to Activists
[10/31/2014]
Companies may overreact to social or environmental activists protesting their business practices, according to an article in the Academy of Management Review.
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Acclaimed Baylor Economics Professor to Give Award Lecture
[10/30/2014]
Joseph A. McKinney, Ph.D., the Ben H. Williams Professor of International Economics in the Hankamer School of Business and recipient of the 2014 Cornelia Marschall Smith Teaching Award, will present the lecture “Reflections of Globalization,” in honor of the award on Tuesday, Nov. 4.
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They Aren't Just Suppliers, They're Partners
[9/30/2014]
Inc.: Article in Inc., a national publication that targets CEOs and other top management executives of fast-growing companies, gives business owners and managers steps to take to build a strong supply chain. Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management, is quoted about technological advances in the industry – particularly regarding the use of radio frequency identification.
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Dr. Tyler Cooper (BBA '94), CEO of Cooper Aerobics, to give Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecture
[10/27/2014]
The rising cost of health care in the United States affects not just individuals, but also the functionality of the economy and government, according to Dr. Tyler Cooper, CEO of Cooper Aerobics in Dallas.
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Business Managers Prefer to Deceive Face to Face
[10/29/2014]
When John Carlson, associate professor of Information Systems (IS), set out to conduct research about why people, business managers in particular, choose certain modes of communication, the results surprised him.
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The Psychological Contract Between IT Professionals and Their Profession
[10/29/2014]
Rene Moquin, a PhD candidate in Information Systems (IS), conducted qualitative research about information technology (IT) professionals, their expectations working in the IT field. This common relationship is called the psychological contract.
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Gas prices plunging toward $2.50 in Waco
[10/27/2014]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Article quotes Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor and director of The Center for Business and Economic Research in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who tracks trends in Central Texas. He says consumers have several reasons to be enthusiastic about the dropping gas prices, among them more disposable income and a feeling of optimism about their cost of living.
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Middle Management Affects Strategy
[10/28/2014]
With more than 30 years of practitioner experience in Information Technology, Michael Milovich, a third year Information Systems (IS) PhD student, conducted a quantitative study that focuses on middle management awareness in business and involvement in the IS strategy of organizations.
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Competition is Fierce in the Lake Waco Wetlands
[10/28/2014]
Two undergrad Business Fellows majors designed a poster and research for a research-based biology course directed by Marty Harvill, Biology senior lecturer.
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Baylor Study Finds College Students Addicted to Cellphones
[10/22/2014]
WOR-AM Radio: Report on a recent study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which shows female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on the devices.
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5 Questions with Kirk Wakefield
[10/23/2014]
Get After It Sales: Interview with Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of the Sports Sponsorship & Sales (S3) Program in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The S3 program is the only one of its kind in North America and features degrees in ticket sales, sponsorship sales, or CRM/analytics.
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Formal Research on an Informal Economy
[10/27/2014]
Baylor senior and Business Fellows major Daniel Lin presented a research project in July to staff members of the Vice President of Suriname, a South American country.
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Shareholders Lose Their Voice… and Don’t Care
[10/27/2014]
The field of finance faces big questions like, “Is the investment good?” or “Is it bad?” Especially when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. After all, mergers and acquisitions are the biggest projects companies face. In addition, they provide some of the greatest insight into a company’s decision-making processes.
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Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business Hosts Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum on Leading with Ethics
[10/26/2014]
The 2014 Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum will take place in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business Nov. 4-14. This year’s theme, “Leading with Ethics,” aims to engage students, faculty, alumni and business leaders in discussions of major ethical issues facing the business world today.
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Thinking Outside the Big Box (BBR)
[10/17/2014]
A fitness club should be more than a sweat box. This belief guided the planning of Fit Athletic Club in downtown Houston, and this philosophy continues to inspire its direction today. Thousands of professional men and women have voted with their time and wallets to let us know they agree.
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Learning in 360: Lighting Up the Competition (BBR)
[10/16/2014]
The story of Light Bohrd begins with a young skateboarder and his engineer father who envisions photographing his son on a lighted skateboard. Essential to the plot is a university that encourages technological innovation and entrepreneurship, and a multibillion dollar apparel company that seeks new products to improve athletic performance.

The end of the story is not yet written, but Chris Forgey, Light Bohrd’s president, is developing the plot.
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How America Shops Now
[9/25/2014]
Yahoo!/Consumer Reports: After seven years of belt-tightening, Americans are showing new optimism, according to a study by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, which serves as the centerpiece of this article. James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, was interviewed for this story regarding the spending habits of Americans.
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Baylor Business Students Shine at Sales Decathlon
[10/14/2014]
Three professional selling students in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business earned six top finishes and placed in the top 10 at an Oct.4 sales decathlon at Northern Illinois University.
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Sales and Marketing – It’s Complicated But Does It Have To Be?
[10/10/2014]
The Customer Edge: (Audio link included) Historically, the relationship between sales and marketing has been tumultuous, with both sides playing the “blame game” and pointing fingers on the reasons for lost revenue. This article cites – and links to – a podcast interview featuring Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. Tanner, who helps lead the Baylor Business Collaboratory, was interviewed by Bonnie D. Graham, host of “The Customer Edge with Game-Changers” as part of a panel to discuss how sales and marketing professionals can coexist.
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Baseball is Dying? Don’t Be Stupid
[10/8/2014]
Forbes: Article that disputes the claim that baseball is dying in America quotes Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, from a Variety article about declining ratings for the NFL.
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Your Brain On: Your iPhone
[10/8/2014]
Shape: Article on how iPhones affect the brain that mentions recent research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on the devices.
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The Evolution of Workplace Wellness Programs (BBR)
[10/9/2014]
Workplace wellness programs have evolved in waves. In the 1960s and 1970s, wellness-oriented large corporations built expensive employee fitness centers. In the 1980s and 1990s, companies began to offer personalized health risk assessments using biometrics and other health indicators.

With the dawn of a new century, wellness programs have entered a third wave that looks at both health and productivity.
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Indian-Origin Researcher's Model To Empower Women In IT
[8/28/2014]
The Times of India: Research by Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is cited in this article that shows occupational culture and informal social networks at IT firms are areas that need to be addressed to help keep women from fleeing IT jobs. Other areas of focus include mentoring and co-ed social activities among employees.
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Complex Problem of Hunger Demands Collaborative Response
[10/3/2014]
The Baptist Standard: Article about the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” held last week at Baylor that focused on creating a public and collaborative conversation focused around poverty and food insecurity on a local, state and national level. Quoted in the article are several speakers at the summit, including Bob Aiken, chief executive officer of Feeding America; Linda English, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business; Rebecca Middleton, chief operating officer of the Alliance to End Hunger; and Audrey Rowe, administrator for Food and Nutrition Service with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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The Rapidly Changing, Highly Disruptive Business of Being Healthy (BBR)
[10/7/2014]
Anyone looking into business opportunities broadly related to healthcare these days can expect to develop an acute case of blurry vision.

That’s because the traditional healthcare industry is in the throes of historical change, thanks to regulatory reform, technological breakthroughs and changing consumer expectations.
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Baylor Business Review Wins W³ Awards
[10/6/2014]
The Baylor Business Review (BBR), Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business alumni magazine, won three W³ Awards for its virtual content.
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Baylor Bear speaks at local alma mater about preparing for college
[10/1/2014]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor football student-athlete Troy Baker, BBA ’12, spoke to a group of 80 students at Connally High School in Waco who are part of AVID — Advancement Via Individual Determination — the school’s program that prepares students for a college education. A Connally High alumnus, Baker emphasized the importance of maintaining good grades and preparing for college earlier on in high school. “If you’re not willing to work hard, you won’t reap the benefits,” Baker said. Currently Baker is working towards his MBA in the Hankamer School of Business.
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Gambling States Addicted to Easy Money
[9/25/2014]
USA TODAY: A USA TODAY editorial on states that rely on gambling revenue mentions a 2011 study by Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who examined the social costs of gambling and reported that the cost of one compulsive gambler on society is about $9,393 per year.
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Are you addicted to your cell phone? Consumer behavior expert Dr. James Roberts explains
[9/22/2014]
WTIP-FM: Radio interview with James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, about his study that examines cellphone addiction. Roberts talks in depth about the study and how cellphone use affects areas like academics and relationships. The study found that female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. Roberts explains how people are not addicted to their cellphones but the activity available through cellphones.
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How to Stop Looking at Your Phone All the Time
[9/25/2014]
Refinery 29: A story and slide show identifying ways people can break away from their cellphones references research published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The research found that female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. Out of 164 students surveyed in the study, 60 percent claimed to feel addicted to their phones.
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Four Women Professors Honored With Distinguished Awards
[9/18/2014]
Women In Academia: Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., The Frank M. and Floy Smith Holloway Endowed Professor in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in an article highlighting four outstanding female college professors who received national awards this year. Dixon was awarded the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Marketing Association Sales SIG.
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Don’t Panic!
[9/20/2014]
Barron’s: To find the best moves for anyone near or just into retirement, Barron's spoke to retirement experts and financial advisors, including William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, who looks at the option of retirees having money in tax-deferred accounts so deductions can minimize withdrawal taxes.
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Pinched Consumers Going on Saving Spree, Looking for Deals
[9/22/2014]
Chicago Tribune: Personal finance article originally in The Dallas Morning News about how today’s consumer is more prudent and less inclined to go on rampant spending sprees is picked up by numerous national papers, including the Chicago Tribune. The article quotes James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “We really are a little bit scared — memories of how catastrophic it was and how much worse it could have been in 2007-2008,” Roberts said. “I think we all still see an economy that we don’t trust — that the other shoe’s going to drop.”
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The NFL’s Biggest Challenge? Keeping Younger Viewers
[9/17/2014]
Variety: The average audience between 18 and 49 for NFL broadcasts across CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and the NFL Network has declined by about 10.6 percent over the last four seasons, according to this article which quotes Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of Sports and Entertainment Marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. “This segment is not passionate about the NFL like older age groups,” Wakefield said. “The social status of NFL teams and players may be deteriorating compared to other pastimes or interests that are more personally engaging.”
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Digital Media Transforming our Funerals, Memorials
[9/21/2014]
The Waco Tribune-Herald: Article about how technology and the explosion of social media are shaping how people share loss and remember the departed. Quoted in the article are Jim Moshinskie, Ph.D., part-time lecturer in information systems in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who is president of OakCrest Funeral Home, and Candi Cann, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College, who writes about the dynamics of online grief and memorials in her book “Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-first Century.”
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Assistant Professor’s Study on Food Service Goes Viral
[9/22/2014]
When Emily Hunter, assistant professor of Management and Entrepreneurship started working on, The Waiter Spit in My Soup! Antecedents of Customer-Directed Counterproductive Work Behavior, with her adviser and mentor Lisa Penney, associate professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Houston, she never expected it to get much exposure. By Sept. 5, just two months after the article was published online in the Human Performance journal, a variety of news outlets from Fox News to The Today Show picked up their article and ran stories on their findings.
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Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015 (Undergrad)
[9/16/2014]
Entrepreneur: Entrepreneur presents the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation as ranked by The Princeton Review. Baylor University’s Entrepreneurship Program came in third. Baylor offers 29 entrepreneurship-related courses and currently has 2,112 students enrolled in the program. Within the past five years, Baylor Entrepreneurship graduates have started 200 companies. In addition, 100 percent of the staff and faculty have reportedly started, bought or run a successful business.
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Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship for 2015
[9/15/2014]
Townhall: Entrepreneur presents the top 25 undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation as ranked by The Princeton Review. Baylor University’s Entrepreneurship Program came in third. Baylor offers 29 entrepreneurship-related courses and currently has 2,112 students enrolled in the program. Within the past five years, Baylor Entrepreneurship graduates have started 200 companies. In addition, 100 percent of the staff and faculty have reportedly started, bought or run a successful business. Other top-ranked universities include Babson College (#1), University of Houston (#2) and Brigham Young University (#4).
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Pinched Consumers Going on Saving Spree, Looking for Deals
[9/14/2014]
The Dallas Morning News: Rampant spending isn’t dead, but today’s consumer is more prudent, looking for ways to save money, buying cheaper brands and spending a larger share of income on necessities, according to this article in The Dallas Morning News that quotes James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “We really are a little bit scared — memories of how catastrophic it was and how much worse it could have been in 2007-2008,” Roberts said. “I think we all still see an economy that we don’t trust — that the other shoe’s going to drop.”
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College Students and Cellphones
[9/14/2014]
America Weekend: AUDIO: Research published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, found female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. Out of 164 students surveyed in the study, 60 percent claimed to feel addicted to their phones.
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What Your Waiter is Doing Behind Your Back
[9/8/2014]
AOL: A new study co-authored by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looks at how restaurant servers, hosts, bartenders, cashiers and managers behave and react when faced with difficult customers. The results found that difficult diners cause staff to exhibit counterproductive work behavior. “The laborious emotional demands of these positions make it difficult for an employee to maintain positive emotions while managing any negative emotions they may experience on the job,” said Hunter.
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Phone addiction 'an increasingly realistic possibility,' study finds
[9/11/2014]
WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.): Research published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, found female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. Out of 164 students surveyed in the study, 60 percent claimed to feel addicted to their phones.
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Smart Technology Tracks Hospital Patients
[9/4/2014]
Fox News: An article about smart technology and its use in the medical industry quotes Pedro Reyes, Ph.D., associate professor of operations and supply chain management in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management.
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ProSales Students Gain Invaluable Experience at Top Gun Training Retreat
[9/15/2014]
The Hankamer School of Business Center for Professional Selling hosted its Top Gun Training Program in Dallas on Aug. 22-24. The two-and-a-half-day professional development retreat for ProSales students involves a series of workshops that give students the opportunity to engage with more than 50 executives.
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Why You May Want to Think Twice about How You Treat Your Waiter
[9/5/2014]
The Globe and Mail: A new study co-authored by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, looks at how restaurant servers, hosts, bartenders, cashiers and managers behave and react when faced with difficult customers. The results found that difficult diners cause staff to exhibit counterproductive work behavior. “The laborious emotional demands of these positions make it difficult for an employee to maintain positive emotions while managing any negative emotions they may experience on the job,” Hunter said.
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Baylor Entrepreneurship Professor to Serve on Committee for Global Entrepreneurship Leaders
[9/8/2014]
Kendall Artz, Ph.D., chairman of the Baylor department of entrepreneurship and director of the Baylor Entrepreneurship Program, was recently selected to serve on the executive committee for the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC).
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Baylor Students Win Commercial Competition
[9/5/2014]
KWTX-TV: VIDEO LINK: Students Laura Cade, Alexa Charpentier, Collin Simpson and Daniel Knight recently had a unique opportunity when they won a competition in Professor Kirk Wakefield’s Sports Sponsorship and Sales Program class in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Ideas from their comprehensive marketing campaign for FOX Sports Southwest have been made into a commercial that will air to promote the network’s Football Friday show.
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Students ‘addicted to mobile phones’: Some spending up to ten hours a day texting, emailing and on social media
[9/1/2014]
UK Daily Mail: According to a new study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. “As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility,” Roberts said.
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New Evidence of Mobile Phone Addiction in Students
[8/29/2014]
Inside Higher Ed: According to a new study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones, and male students spend about eight hours on them. “As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility,” Roberts said.
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Power of the Customer
[8/21/2014]
TERADATA: Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the power of the customer in the marketplace and how businesses should use data to better understand, serve and build relationships with their customers. “We’ve had centuries of managers who had to make decisions without solid information, and so we’ve come to value things like action over reflection that aren’t necessarily, when you have the data, the best things for the organization,” Tanner says.
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What’s Missing in Your New Social Security Benefits Statement
[8/21/2014]
TIME.COM: For the first time in three years, the Social Security Administration will be mailing estimated benefits statements to some American workers. This Reuters article quotes William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, who provides tips to retirees on how to sustain their retirement incomes. This story has appeared in numerous outlets, including MSN Money and the Fiscal Times.
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Do Retirees Take Too Much or Too Little Risk With Their Investments?
[8/15/2014]
The Wall Street Journal: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this Wall Street Journal “The Experts” blog in which he advises retirees on how to allocate assets. In part, his advice to retirees: “[I]nvest in a diversified portfolio of low-cost domestic and international stocks and bond funds. Furthermore, avoid firm-specific (i.e., inappropriate) risk from having more than a small portion of your funds in any individual stock or low-grade bond.”
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A Penny Saved Was Never A Penny Earned
[8/18/2014]
Forbes: Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, writes about sayings incorrectly attributed to Benjamin Franklin. He says the inaccuracies are indicative of the financial illiteracy that plagues the United States.
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Baylor Professor’s New Research Geared to Keep Women from Fleeing IT Profession
[8/13/2014]
For years, employers and experts have been trying to reverse the exodus of women from information technology positions. They're failing, but Cindy Riemenschneider, Ph.D., professor of information systems and associate dean for research and faculty development, is looking deeper into areas that need to be addressed, propose a new model they hope will "re-energize the dialogue regarding creating a more diversified IT work environment."
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What Should Couples Do When Downsizing in Retirement?
[8/13/2014]
The Wall Street Journal: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about what home modifications should be made to prepare for old age.
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How Should the NFL Deal with Bad Publicity?
[8/8/2014]
AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: MarketWatch.com, a division of The Wall Street Journal, interviews Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of the Center for Sports Sponsorship & Sales (S3) in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, about how the NFL should handle bad publicity considering the safety of its programs. He advises that the NFL should be proactive in letting the public know what they’re doing to improve safety for players.
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50 Best U.S. Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
[6/27/2014]
College Choice: Baylor is ranked among the 50 best colleges in the United States for aspiring entrepreneurs. The article notes that Hankamer’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise sponsors a number of initiatives and programs within the business school and in the business community. Baylor also has its own investment engine, the Baylor Angel Network, overseen by students, staff and faculty.
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Baylor Professor Weighs in on New Under Armour Campaign
[8/3/2014]
WTOP-FM (Washington, D.C.): AUDIO LINK: Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Management and executive director of the Center for Sports Sponsorship and Sales in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, spoke to Washington, D.C., news radio station WTOP about Under Armour’s new women-focused ad campaign that highlights a more graceful kind of competitor: the ballerina, specifically Misty Copeland, a soloist for the American Ballet Theater.
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Where Did All the Entry-Level Jobs Go?
[8/5/2014]
Wall Street Journal: VIDEO INCLUDED: Andrea Dixon, Ph.D., The Frank M. And Floy Smith Holloway Professor of Marketing and executive director of the Keller Center for Research and the Center for Professional Selling in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, was interviewed for this article about the change in climate for entry-level jobs. Dixon shared the successes of Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling and how it trains and equips new graduates to step into high-impact, high-paying sales careers in companies such as Humana Inc., Oracle Corp. and 3M Co. The readiness and preparedness of these students presents a cost savings to employers.
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Baylor Professors Bring College Exam Prep to Waco Area
[7/31/2014]
The Waco Tribune-Herald: Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor of management, and Steve Bradley, Ph.D., assistant professor of management, both in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, are quoted in this article about the More Than a Teacher program, an SAT and ACT prep course. McCormick and Bradley brought the program to Waco in 2013. Since then, more than 100 students have gone through the SAT or ACT class or the PSAT boot camp. “We prepare students for a very serious four hours,” McCormick said. “A 50-point rise can mean thousands of dollars in financial aid.”
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Baylor Business Management & Entrepreneurship Department Reorganized into Separate Departments
[7/31/2014]
The Hankamer School of Business Management & Entrepreneurship Department has been reorganized into two departments, effective for the fall 2014 semester. Kendall Artz is the chair of the Entrepreneurship Department, and Blaine McCormick has been named the new Management Department Chair.
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Easy as Pie
[7/24/2014]
Professor and Wall Street Journal blogger retirement expert, Bill Reichenstein, says the investment decision on which mutual funds to put in your retirement plan is simple.
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FOX Sports Southwest Partners with Baylor to Promote Texas High School Sports
[7/23/2014]
FOX Sports Southwest: FOX Sports Southwest's new campaign to promote the network's Texas high school sports programming this fall received an assist from creative students in the Sports Sponsorship and Sales (S3) program in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who presented a winning proposal through a real-life marketing and sponsorship project in the FOX Sports University program. The marketing campaign, “The Future of Football Starts Here,” developed by Baylor students Laura Cade, Alexa Charpentier, Daniel Knight and Collin Simpson, and led by Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., professor and The Edwin W. Streetman Professor in Retail Management, will be incorporated into the network's high school sports marketing campaign this fall.
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Addison, Dallas Entrepreneur Center Join Forces to Help Support Startup Companies
[7/18/2014]
The Dallas Morning News: Baylor’s Accelerated Ventures program is mentioned in this article about an effort in Dallas to help support entrepreneurial businesses and startup companies. Quoted is Baylor alumnus James Blair, who launched LionsMouth Digital, a design firm. Also mentioned is David Grubbs, a former Baylor lecturer in management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business who directed Accelerated Ventures.
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Stash the Right Amount of Cash
[7/17/2014]
How much should you save for a comfortable retirement? Professor and Wall Street Journal blogger retirement expert, Bill Reichenstein, gives some pointers.
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Go that Extra Mile
[7/10/2014]
Human resources and corporate services director, Jeff Lupinacci, says developing a "great place to work" atmosphere is one of the most strategic things an organization can do.
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