Business News

Newsroom

Business News NEWSROOM

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.”
(FULL STORY)

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.”
(FULL STORY)

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.”
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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).
(FULL STORY)

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.”
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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).
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.”
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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."
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.”
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

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.
(FULL STORY)

Social Security Earnings Test Ensnares a Spouse
[7/10/2014]
Kiplinger: 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 the “earnings test” for Social Security benefits.
(FULL STORY)

Why Some Say Growing Demand for Soccer Gear Will Last
[7/10/2014]
Market Watch: Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of sports and entertainment marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the impact of the World Cup on the U.S. soccer market. “We are now at least one generation in of parents who grew up playing soccer as a child,” Wakefield said. “So, they understand the game and are likely to include their children in the game, particularly compared to the boomers and older generations.”
(FULL STORY)

Sex Worker Trade Booming in Silicon Valley
[7/11/2014]
USA TODAY: Scott Cunningham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, studies risky behaviors, crime and illicit labor markets. He was interviewed by USA TODAY for this article on the Internet’s role in the surge in prostitution in Silicon Valley.
(FULL STORY)

Dorr & Friends Endowed Investment Fund Provides $100,000 in Scholarships in 2014
[7/8/2014]
The Fund, which continues to rank as one of the nation's largest managed by students, has provided more than $1.5 million in support of scholarships for Baylor's intercollegiate athletics program since 2004.
(FULL STORY)

40 Years Ago, the Supermarket Price Scanner Made its Debut
[6/28/2014]
KWTX: Article addressing the history of the supermarket price scanner quotes 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.
(FULL STORY)

Sweeten the Deal
[6/26/2014]
Human resources and corporate services director, Jeff Lupinacci, who has worked in all the major regions of the world, gives some advice on attracting and retaining top talent for multi-national, U.S.-based companies.
(FULL STORY)

Do Exhibitions Give the Gift of Time?
[6/26/2014]
Center for Exhibition Industry Research: Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Hankamer School of Business, writes about the importance of lower or mid-level managers in using exhibitions so as not to lose touch with “key influencers” in the market.
(FULL STORY)

IssueTrak Awards Scholarship to Student With Innovative Suggestions for Improvements to Help Desk and Customer Support Solutions
[6/23/2014]
SPi News: Ingrid Lecot, a sophomore pre-business major in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, was awarded a $1,000 IssueTrak scholarship after submitting an essay giving answers to potential problems with help desk and customer support services.
(FULL STORY)

Belief in God May Influence Workplace Conduct
[6/22/2014]
Business Standard: Feature on Baylor research funded by the National Science Foundation that looked at how church attendance and participation affects job satisfaction. Quoted in the article is Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. Co-authors were Baylor researchers Jenna Griebel Rogers, a doctoral candidate in sociology; Mitchell J. Neubert, Ph.D., associate professor and The Hazel and Harry Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business in the Hankamer School of Business; and Kevin D. Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology.
(FULL STORY)

2014 World Cup Early Exits Could Imperil Bottom Line For FIFA, Advertisers, Retailers
[6/23/2014]
International Business Times: Kirk Wakefield, Ph.D., The Edwin W. Streetman Professor of Retail Marketing and executive director of sports and entertainment marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about the impact on advertisers and retailers after popular teams are eliminated from World Cup contention.
(FULL STORY)

Who's Getting Promoted?
[6/19/2014]
Professor of management Sam Paustian-Underdahl studied a group of nurses from the Midwestern United States Medical Center — the way they managed work and family responsibilities, and how their boss perceived the way they managed it.
(FULL STORY)

Cashing in on the World Cup, Philly Bars Score Big
[6/18/2014]
Philly.com: Kirk Wakefield, professor and executive director of sports and entertainment marketing at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about how sporting events – like the World Cup – bring fans closer together and bring revenue to local restaurants.
(FULL STORY)

The Power of Your Emotional Attitudes Upon Your Entire Being
[6/16/2014]
Psychology Today: A study conducted at Baylor University is mentioned in this article about materialism and its possible link to depression. Baylor researchers Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., holder of The Ben H. Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, are referenced in the article.
(FULL STORY)

Managing Tax Brackets a Potent Tool
[6/15/2014]
Investment News: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is mentioned in this article about the use of tax brackets. The article cites Reichenstein’s work as concluding that retirees can make their money last seven more years by optimizing income withdrawal strategies.
(FULL STORY)

A Fresh Start
[6/12/2014]
Even if you have a bad boss, if you drop your "baggage" and approach each day with a fresh start, you'll thrive and do better at work.
(FULL STORY)

Reduce Poverty to End Families' Reliance on Child Labor
[6/12/2014]
South China Morning Post: June 12th is World Day against Child Labor. Van Pham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in the Hankamer School of Business is mentioned in the article arguing that child labor decreases adult wages, increasing the reliance of child labor to make up the difference. The theory is called the “child labor trap.”
(FULL STORY)

Addison Launches Entrepreneur Center
[6/10/2014]
Dallas Morning News: A new entrepreneurship center in Addison, “TreeHouse,” was an idea inspired by the city’s partnership with Baylor University’s Accelerated Ventures business creation program. The center will provide education, training and other resources such as affordable office space.
(FULL STORY)

Young Entrepreneurs Becoming Bosses, Not Employees
[5/31/2014]
TimesLeader.com: These days with technology and smaller capital requirements, young entrepreneurs are finding it easier to open businesses. Baylor University is listed as one of the colleges that offers their students seed money to make their own startup companies. Serial entrepreneur David Grubbs, (BBA ’07), is a founder of Baylor’s Accelerated Ventures program and is mentioned in the piece.
(FULL STORY)

Social Media Not a Bonanza for Sales Prospecting
[6/1/2014]
In Business Magazine: Indirect methods of making contact with prospective buyers may be helpful for certain kinds of selling, but in high-dollar sales settings such as financial services and business consulting, offers are best presented face to face, says Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
(FULL STORY)

Tap Your Portfolio with Taxes in Mind
[5/1/2014]
Kiplinger: An article about controlling your tax bill after retirement mentions research by William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance and holder of the Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
(FULL STORY)

Overconnectivity: When Too Much Tech Hurts Your Relationships
[5/1/2014]
Realtor: Online connections are a great way to stay in touch and promote business, but when overuse becomes the problem, relationships and image could be damaged, according to this article. A study conducted by graduate students and faculty from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business – and published by the University’s Keller Center for Research – is cited.
(FULL STORY)

Ethics in Business
[5/22/2014]
Marlene Reed spends much of her time writing published cases for journals and textbooks. She teaches ethics in her classroom using those stories, which are based on real-life experiences from interviews of people who have been faced with difficult decisions.
(FULL STORY)

Baylor Accounting Hosts Business Conference for Ugandan Pastors
[5/27/2014]
Baylor University's Accounting & Business Law department, in conjunction with Pastors Discipleship Network (PDN), hosted the "Mastering of the Land" business conference for Ugandan pastors and pastors' wives May 22-24 in Kampala, Uganda.
(FULL STORY)

Retirement Strategies for 30-Year-Olds
[5/19/2014]
William Reichenstein, professor and holder of The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, answers the question: What retirement money tip do you wish you’d given yourself when you were 30? Reichenstein is a member of The Wall Street Journal's "Ask the Experts," an exclusive group of industry and thought leaders who engage in in-depth online discussions of important topics.
(FULL STORY)

Emotional Labor
[5/14/2014]
Researchers dubbed this project "The Waiter Spit in my Soup!" You might be surprised that over 50 percent of customer service employees are responsible for some sort of deviant behavior toward customers.
(FULL STORY)

The Innovation Gap
[5/7/2014]
We commonly believe certain myths about innovation -- that innovation is produced by a lone genius, or that it’s the product of serendipity. The words organized and innovation are rarely heard together but an organized approach to innovation is exactly what America needs today.
(FULL STORY)

Students Defy Expectations by Reinventing College Transportation
[4/22/2014]
Houston Chronicle: 
 Baylor University students Kyle Bogert, Jonathan Permetti, TJ Gawalis and Paul Worrell will present their idea for an innovative and environmentally friendly bike sharing service called Campus Bike at the California Dreamin’ Investor and Fast Pitch Competition at Chapman University in California. Also quoted in the article is Gib Reynolds, part-time lecturer in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
(FULL STORY)

Experts: Problem Gamblers a Sure Thing
[4/24/2014]
WNYT-TV (Albany, NY): VIDEO INCLUDED: As Albany, N.Y., considers bringing casino gambling to the area, local residents are expressing concern and cite a report from Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and author of “Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits,” who found that the social costs of casino gambling considerably outweigh their social benefits.
(FULL STORY)

What Sweden Teaches Us About ObamaCare
[4/24/2014]
National Center for Policy Analysis: Per Bylund, Ph.D., a lecturer of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and a citizen of Sweden, writes about Sweden’s universal public health care – ranked among the world’s best – and how its regulation of treatments could serve as a lesson for the quality of ObamaCare.
(FULL STORY)

How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life
[4/24/2014]
FastCompany.com: Article about how gratitude can improve your general happiness cites a recent Baylor study that suggests materialistic people are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied. Quoted are researchers and Baylor professors Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Ben H. Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
(FULL STORY)

CEIR Unveils Immersive Experience Preference of Expo Visitors
[4/24/2014]
Exhibition World: Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and associate dean of faculty development and research, recently conducted a study on how attendees at showrooms want and don’t want to interact with exhibitors.
(FULL STORY)

Marketing Storytelling
[4/25/2014]
Use story telling to make a connection between the brand and consumer that goes far beyond the product, far beyond that moment -- and lives with the consumer.
(FULL STORY)

Maximizing a Global Connection (BBR)
[4/24/2014]
Awareness of current global events, once a casual office luxury, has evolved into a daily necessity for the successful business leader. Can you monitor your supply line? Will political unrest threaten a planned factory?

Here are a few pointers to help maximize your global connection.
(FULL STORY)

What Is the Biggest Waste of Money in Retirement?
[4/21/2014]
The Wall Street Journal: William Reichenstein, professor and holder of The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, answers a question about the financial hazards of taking Social Security too early. Reichenstein is a member of The Wall Street Journal's "Ask the Experts," an exclusive group of industry and thought leaders who engage in in-depth online discussions of important topics.
(FULL STORY)

Business School Faculty Member Named Top Economics Author
[4/23/2014]
Per Bylund, research professor at the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, was recently awarded a position in the top 22 percent of economics authors by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
(FULL STORY)

Baylor’s Executive MBA Program in Austin Launches Healthcare Concentration
[4/15/2014]
Freestone County Times: The Baylor Executive MBA program in Austin has announced the expansion of its curriculum to include a healthcare concentration option that focuses on building business practices while instilling specific healthcare expertise.
(FULL STORY)

Failed Crony Subsidies: From Washington (George) to Obama (Barack)
[4/15/2014]
Real Clear Markets: Article on the history of government subsidies, co-authored by Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
(FULL STORY)

Connecting for Positive Global Change (BBR)
[4/14/2014]
Growing up in Nigeria, Sunkanmi Agbomeji knew he wanted to do one thing: change lives. At first, he thought he would do it by becoming a medical doctor. After graduating from medical school, his plans began to evolve, and although his path was unclear, his goal was not. He continued to help people. He just found several new ways to do so.
(FULL STORY)

Baylor University adds Healthcare Concentration to its Executive MBA in Austin
[4/7/2014]
MBA Today: Baylor University is now offering a healthcare concentration it its executive MBA program in Austin. Students in this concentration will meet two nights a week for 21 months while working full-time.
(FULL STORY)

Hard Work and the Right Mindset Key to Baylor ProSales Student Success at the National Collegiate Sales Competition
[4/8/2014]
After months of preparation by a team of ProSales students, Baylor University’s Center for Professional Selling brought home 7th place honors out of 67 teams at the 2014 National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA during the weekend of March 28-31.
(FULL STORY)

Why more Things Don’t Make Us Happier
[4/7/2014]
Huffington Post: Article about a recent study that suggests materialistic people are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied by Baylor professors Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Ben H. Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
(FULL STORY)

Gratitude Makes for More Satisfaction
[4/1/2014]
RedOrbit: Article about a recent study that suggests materialistic people are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied quotes Baylor professors Jo-Ann Tsang, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and James Roberts, Ph.D., professor and holder of The Ben H. Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
(FULL STORY)

Baylor’s Executive MBA Program in Austin Launches Healthcare Concentration
[4/2/2014]
The Baylor Executive MBA program in Austin has announced the expansion of its curriculum to include a healthcare concentration option – one of the first of its kind in Austin. Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2014.
(FULL STORY)

New Technology Energizes Online MBA Revolution
[3/15/2014]
Business Because: Article on “the teaching revolution that is online MBA education” mentions Baylor’s emerging online MBA program, which is accepting applications for its online MBA program, available in May.
(FULL STORY)

Air Force Academy Squadrons Test Peer-Effect Assumptions
[3/26/2014]
npr.org: Parents and educators have assumed that peers matter. An unusual social engineering experiment, including research done by Hankamer's James West, tried to apply what's known about peer effects to the real world.
(FULL STORY)

Oracle CEO On Big Data, Privacy
[3/20/2014]
AUDIO: KWBU-FM news reporter Ryland Barton covered this year’s Global Business Forum headlined by Mark Hurd, BBA ’79, President and Board Member of Oracle Corp., who delivered the keynote address on “Big Data in a Shrinking World.” The forum, in its eighth year, is sponsored by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and the McBride Center for International Business.
(FULL STORY)

Hankamer School of Business to Host Marketing and Professional Selling Career Fair This Month
[3/21/2014]
The Hankamer School of Business’ Professional Development Program will host the Marketing and Professional Selling Career Fair March 26 from 4-6 p.m. on the 5th floor of Cashion. This discipline-specific career fair takes place each semester and features a broad variety of companies, including Fortune 500 companies.
(FULL STORY)

Mobile Offers Big Data Opportunity for Brick and Mortar Retailers
[3/17/2014]
Data Informed: Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is mentioned in an article on Big Data, which uses analytics to generate valuable consumer insights. Tanner believes that clean data is worth approximately $0.20 per unit of insight.
(FULL STORY)


News Archives

Border Title