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Information Systems PhD Candidates Receive Awards
[4/29/2016]
Two PhD candidates from the Information Systems department received high honors from Baylor.
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Five Signs You Should Split Up With Your Partner, Pronto
[4/21/2016]
Yahoo! News: “Phubbing” your partner — snubbing them to look at your cell phone — can harm a relationship and may lead to depression, according to a Baylor University study. Quoted is Meredith David, Ph.D., who said that findings show that “the more often a couple’s time spent together is interrupted by one individual attending to his/her cellphone, the less likely it is that the other individual is satisfied in the overall relationship.”
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Allergan Tight-lipped on Upcoming Major Expansion of Waco Plant
[4/19/2016]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor of economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this article about his study – an examination of the economic impact of pharmaceutical company Allergan on Central Texas – which was released in January.
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Baylor's Maness Elected to AACSB International Board of Directors
[4/22/2016]
Dean Terry S. Maness of Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Maness was elected to a three-year term, beginning July 1, 2016.
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Business School Faculty Recognized
[4/21/2016]
Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business bestows faculty awards on an annual basis. The winners were announced at the Senior Appreciation Banquet April 20.
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The Unexpected Ways Your Bad Boss Brings You Down
[3/28/2016]
Daily Worth: This story cites a 2012 Baylor University study, in which researchers found that abusive supervision — like rudeness, tantrums and public criticism — on the job can lead to more conflict at home. Researchers include Hankamer School of Business faculty Dawn Carlson, Ph.D., H.R. Gibson Chair of Organizational Development, and Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management.
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11 Ways To Keep A Positive Attitude At Work, So You Don’t Have To Feel Miserable
[4/14/2016]
Bustle: An article about how to stay positive at work cites a Baylor University study that found that office workers who take short, frequent breaks during the workday report higher job satisfaction, reduced emotional exhaustion and greater efforts to take on their job responsibilities. The study was conducted by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
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Baylor, Army Collaborate to Create Better Healthcare
[4/13/2016]
Innovative Business at Baylor: United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Forest Kim, who is also program director and assistant professor in the Army-Baylor Health and Business Administration program, has been researching the benefits of a new modality of healthcare delivery, the patient-centered medical home (PCMH).
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The 6 Signs of Cell Phone Addiction
[4/8/2016]
Entrepreneur: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is a featured expert in this story, which identifies the six signs of cell phone addiction: salience, euphoria, tolerance, withdrawal, conflict and relapse.
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A Network’s Net Worth: Matt Carroll [BBR]
[4/8/2016]
Carroll attends monthly BBN breakfasts and football watch parties. He stays in touch with alumni, meets them for lunch and visits their offices. Networking with Baylor alumni gives him personal satisfaction and confidence to associate with other professional groups.
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Supervisors, Coworkers Tolerate Unethical Behavior when Production is Good, Baylor Study Finds
[4/6/2016]
Your coworker wastes time. He mismanages resources. He’s been known to engage in activities that you and others consider conflicts of interest. Yet, he seems to “do no wrong” in the eyes of the company. Why? Because he’s producing.
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Supervisors, Coworkers Tolerate Unethical Behavior When Production Is Good, Baylor Study Finds
[4/6/2016]
My Informs: Story about a new study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which investigates why employees’ unethical behaviors may be tolerated instead of rejected. The story quotes lead author, Matthew J. Quade, Ph.D., assistant professor of management. “In this study, we’re asking the questions: When and why are people ostracized – or excluded from the group – while at work?” Quade said. “Our research contributes to an ongoing conversation regarding whether people’s competence is more important than morality within the context of organizations.”
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The Best Personality Types for Remote Workers
[3/16/2016]
Business News Daily: Article about a recent Baylor business study in the Journal of Management about teams that use virtual communications and their effectiveness in the workplace. Quoted is Sara Perry, PhD, assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who coauthored the study with a team of researchers, including Emily Hunter, PhD, associate professor of management. “Under the conditions of higher virtuality, you need people to hold you accountable to prevent the virtuality from letting you stray or loaf,” Perry said. Business News Daily is a resource for small business owners at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey.
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Are You Addicted to Your Smart Phone?
[3/22/2016]
The Daily Edition (Australia): James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is renowned for his research on cellphone addiction. He is featured in this segment discussing his research on cellphone addiction and “phubbing” – phone snubbing – and their effects on personal relationships.
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You Can Now Get Your Haircut to Go with Mobile Barbershops
[3/21/2016]
KWBU-FM (Waco/NPR): Marlene Reed, D.B.A., senior lecturer in entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is interviewed for this local story on mobile businesses, such as food trucks or barber shops, in which people are willing to pay extra for something that’s quick, convenient and personalized. “People have become so busy, time is probably the most scarce of all of our resources, maybe even more so than money for many people, and they want someone to come do something for them on their premises or at work,” she said.
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To Garage Sale, or Not to Garage Sale? That Is the Question (in Spring)
[3/22/2016]
My Informs: This article offers suggestions from Baylor experts on consumers, marketing and families on how to have success when having — or going to — garage sales. Quoted are Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business; Lorynn Divita, Ph.D. associate professor of apparel merchandising in Baylor’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS); Elise King, assistant professor of interior design in CHHS; and Karen Melton, Ph.D., assistant professor of child and family studies in CHHS.
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Is Working From Home Unproductive?
[3/14/2016]
KXXV-TV: Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor University’s Hankamer School, is quoted in this story about her recent Journal of Management study of teams that use virtual communications and their effectiveness in the workplace. Perry, who coauthored the study with a team of researchers, including Emily Hunter, Ph.D., associate professor of management at Baylor, said, “Under the conditions of higher virtuality, you need people to hold you accountable to prevent the virtuality from letting you stray or loaf.”
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Hankamer School of Business Programs Ranked in U.S. News 2017 Best Graduate Schools Rankings
[3/17/2016]
Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2017 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools rankings.
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Attention, Workplace Slackers! New Work-Family Research Shows How Team Makeup, ‘Virtuality’ Affect Social Loafing
[3/14/2016]
Study reveals which team combinations work best via virtual communication
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Baylor’s New Venture Competition Awards $138,000 in Prizes
[3/4/2016]
Baylor University’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business announced winners of the fifth annual Baylor New Venture Competition.
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TREP EXPO in Addison Brings Together Leading Entrepreneurs to Showcase and Strengthen Startup Community
[3/4/2016]
Baylor University’s Department of Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business is partnering with the Town of Addison’s economic development office and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) for TREP EXPO 2016, an event that offers aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs information, inspiration and encouragement to launch, build and grow their businesses.
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Baylor Student-Managed Investment Fund Provides Contributions For Scholarships
[3/2/2016]
For the 13th consecutive year, Baylor University’s student-managed Philip M. Dorr Alumni & Friends Endowed Investment Fund has provided a generous financial contribution for student scholarships. A check in the amount of $180,000 was presented to Baylor Athletics at halftime of the Feb. 29 fourth-ranked Baylor women’s basketball game vs. Texas.
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Fifth Annual Baylor Business New Venture Competition Will Award More Than $138,000 in Cash Prizes
[2/23/2016]
Baylor University’s John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business will host the fifth annual Baylor New Venture Competition on Friday, Feb. 26, and Saturday, Feb. 27, in the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
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8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious And Unproductive
[2/18/2016]
Forbes: This story cites research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who found that women and men college students spend an average of 10 and eight hours, respectively, each day on their cellphones.
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Baylor’s Executive MBA Program in Austin Announces One Night a Week Executive MBA
[2/18/2016]
The Baylor Executive MBA program in Austin has announced an innovative new curriculum beginning in Fall 2016 that will allow working professionals to attend class only one night a week and earn an Executive MBA in just 21 months.
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Company Stops Working at 11 am for Seven Minutes Each Day, Study Suggests You Should Do the Same
[2/12/2016]
Independent: This article references research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which identifies key characteristics of a “better” workday break. The research, which shows that people who take mid-morning breaks experience increased productivity, received national and international attention.
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Multitasking Doesn’t Matter to Recruiters
[2/11/2016]
College Recruiter: Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured as an expert in this story about multitasking. Employers, she said, would rather see results on a resume than the process it took to achieve them, and they are more interested in outcomes than efforts.
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Forum Addresses Challenges in Combining Healthcare and Business Transactions
[2/9/2016]
Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and Gray Reed & McGraw hosted “The Business of Healthcare,” as part of the Forum for Healthcare Professionals series on Jan. 26 at the Westin Gallery. Designed to bridge a gap in the healthcare industry for individuals whose professions overlap in both healthcare and business, the Forum targets industry leaders from widespread operations to exchange ideas, network and discuss best practices in the marketplace.
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5 Tips to Improve Writing in Online Classes
[2/5/2016]
U.S. News & World Report: This article references 2014 research by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which showed college students spend an average of 8-10 hours per day on their mobile phones.
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Options Still Available for Couples to Boost Social Security Benefits
[2/4/2016]
Kiplinger: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor of finance in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in an article about changes in social security benefits. “One-earner couples may lose the most under the new rules,” Reichenstein said. “With the new regimen, the cumulative lifetime benefits of these one-earner couples would be higher if they did not wait until age 70 to apply. These couples may be better off collecting a couple of years earlier.”
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More than Two Dozen Baylor Students Help Syrian Refugees
[2/1/2016]
KXXV-TV: Thirty-two Baylor students from Antioch Church in Waco went to Athens, Greece, and the Greek island of Lesvos during their winter break to help serve the thousands of refugees who have fled from the civil war in Syria. Quoted are Baylor volunteers Sydney Findley, a senior recreation major, and Jack Steadman, a senior Baylor Business Fellow. "The whole time while I was over there I was thinking, ‘Man, what would it be like if I was all of a sudden uprooted from my home in Waco, Texas, and I was forced to go along a refugee trail and put in refugee camps where I don't have any of my resources?’” Steadman said.
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Students at Baylor’s Center for Professional Selling Engage in a Day-long Sell-off Competition
[2/1/2016]
Baylor Lariat: Students at Baylor University’s Center for Professional Selling converged at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation Friday for a day-long sell-off competition. The annual in-house competition challenges those majoring in professional selling at Baylor by placing them in a mock sales meeting with a company executive playing the role of a company CEO.
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Allergan considers Waco plant for big expansion
[1/31/2016]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor of economics and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this article about his recent study – an examination of the economic impact of pharmaceutical company Allergan on Central Texas.
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Baylor Survey Launches Next Chapter
[1/25/2016]
The Baylor MBA Focus Firm project has officially begun Phase II of the project with North Bay, Ontario. Nineteen graduate students from Baylor are steering the next chapter which will focus on the key areas of opportunities identified in Phase I of the project - the development of strategic priorities, as well as the need for enhanced communication, retention and promotion.
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Should You Bring Up ‘Multitasking’ During an Interview? Not If You Want the Job
[1/22/2016]
TheStreet.com: Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured as an expert in this story about the myths of multitasking – and why jobseekers should avoid listing it on their resumes. "Employers are more interested in outcomes than efforts," Grinols said. "Multitasking refers to the latter."
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Chipotle in Waco to Stay Open While Chain Polishes Image in Wake of E. Coli Outbreak
[1/19/2016]
Waco Tribune-Herald: James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted as an expert in this story regarding Chipotle’s attempts to rebuild its image and its brand following an E. coli outbreak. “Once the public gets the idea your food is not safe, it’s a hard road back,” Roberts said. “Loyal customers will save Chipotle. They are so in love with the restaurant that they are willing to give it a second chance. But they’ve got to make sure they don’t mess up again.”
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Three Myths of Multitasking – And Why You Don’t Want To List It On Your Resume
[1/14/2016]
Jobseekers should rethink adding “multitasking” to the list of skills on their resumes, said a Baylor University business professor.

“Employers are more interested in outcomes than efforts. Multitasking refers to the latter,” said Anne Grinols, assistant dean for faculty development and college initiatives in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “I would not use the term ‘multitasking’ on my resume. Instead, I would indicate expertise in multiple areas, timely production and excellence in outcomes.”
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5 Top Lessons From the Most Notable Workplace Trends of 2015
[12/29/2015]
Inc.: This Inc. roundup of workplace trends of 2015 features research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, that identifies key characteristics of a “better” workday break. Their research, which shows that people benefit from mid-morning breaks and breaks that feature activities they enjoy doing, received national and international attention.
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Strengthen a Rejected Round 1 MBA Application
[12/21/2015]
U.S. News & World Report: This article, which is about the rigorous and competitive process to get into business schools’ master’s degree programs, quotes Laurie Wilson, director of graduate business degree programs at Hankamer School of Business, about effective ways to apply and ensure a good fit with a program.
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Attack Floods Internet Root Servers with 5 Million Queries a Second
[12/9/2015]
Ars Technica: Randal Vaughn, professor of information systems in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story about a cyber-attack which saw more than 5 million queries per second hit multiple domain name root servers.
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Professors Go Above and Beyond to Serve Doctoral Students
[12/17/2015]
One of the key areas of focus for the Hankamer School of Business is to provide principled leadership and service guided by Christian commitment. Professors and students alike strive to be servant leaders. Marketing Department Professor and Chair Chris Pullig answered the call to servant leadership.
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Foreign Companies on the U.S. Stock Exchange Not Held to Same Earnings Quality Standards as U.S. Companies
[12/17/2015]
The U.S. was reeling after news of the WorldCom and Enron corporate accounting scandals hit in the early 2000s. Significant corporate accounting fraud had occurred for years without being discovered. The government acted quickly, and passed The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) as a reaction to the scandals. The act created more stringent regulations for publicly traded companies, domestically and abroad....
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3 Ways to Stop Your Friends from Phone Snubbing
[12/10/2015]
THE LIST: Video included: THE LIST, a nationally syndicated pop culture news show, produced this segment about phubbing – “phone snubbing” – and featured research from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which found that phubbing can damage romantic relationships. Study co-authors are James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing.
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Tailored for Success
[12/9/2015]
Wall Street Journal investment management expert Bill Reichenstein says, somewhere around the age of 50, it gets more difficult for Americans to find full-time employment. It often comes down to being over qualified.
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Bilingual Education: The Cost of Doing Nothing
[12/4/2015]
Public Radio International: Audio included: Van Pham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this report about the costs associated with immigrant students learning English who, at the same time, are trying to learn other subjects – such as math and science – which are being taught in English. “In the labor market, there’s the ‘discouraged worker’ that leaves the labor force because they can’t find work. I think the phenomenon is similar here: these immigrants who are trying to learn the language on top of subject matter — it could get very hard. At some point, they don’t see the point, and they’re going to drop out,” Pham said.
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What Shopping Addiction Really Looks Like — and How to Quit
[12/2/2015]
TIME: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted as an expert in this story about shopping addiction. Roberts is known for his research on consumerism. “If finding a good bargain, whether online or at a flea market, brings you intense pleasure, that’s a warning sign,” Roberts said. “And on the flip side, investigate whether you suffer from withdrawal, feeling antsy and irritable if you don’t have a chance to check your bids on eBay.”
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Franklin Says What?!
[12/3/2015]
One of the most common misquotes attributed to Benjamin Franklin is “A penny saved is a penny earned.” It’s close, but it’s not Franklin. Franklin is best known as one of the foremost founders of a new nation. He helped define the American spirit through his wit and wisdom. Nationally recognized scholar on his business practices, Dr. Blaine McCormick, says Franklin is often misquoted.
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Retailers Weigh the Wisdom of Opening on Thanksgiving
[11/25/2015]
Waco Tribune-Herald: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is a featured expert in this story about retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day. Roberts said he thinks business leaders who choose not to open on Thanksgiving Day believe that, in the long run, their decision will resonate with the masses. “They think people will say, ‘I like to patronize that business because I agree with the principles of protecting Sundays or the sanctity of being with friends and family on Thanksgiving,’ ” he said. “Of course, there is another side to the story. A lot of people will be shopping on Thursday, and you run the risk of losing those sales.”
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D.A.R.E. to Keep Kids Off Tech
[11/17/2015]
The Daily Beast: This article references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The study found that emotional instability, introversion and materialism are significantly associated with cellphone addiction in teenagers and adults. “It’s not something we’re going to go cold turkey on,” Roberts said. “What we really have to do is carve out some rules to this game. There’s got to be times when we don’t use our smartphones, we’ve got to limit the amount of time we use on our smartphones.”
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How Much Time Do Families Really Spend on Their Cellphones?
[11/20/2015]
ABC's Good Morning America: James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is the featured expert in this “Good Morning America” segment with ABC reporter Mara Schiavocampo addressing families and their use of cellphones. The story centers on a Philadelphia family of four, who allowed their cellphone use to be tracked for a week. Tracking was done using video cameras and a smartphone app. Roberts, known nationally and internationally for his research on smartphone addiction and its effects, flew to Philadelphia to film the segment, in which he meets with the family to discuss their smartphone habits and shares tips to help them curb their use and break away from the pull of technology.
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For Founders Looking to Crowdfund Their Startups, Not All Investors Are Created Equal
[11/17/2015]
Forbes: According to research by Matthew Wood, Ph.D., assistant professor of entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, startup business founders should be aware that not all “angel investors” are created equally. Wood, along with professors from the University of Oklahoma and Babson College, studied more than 1,000 screening decisions by venture capitalists to determine how the crowd backers of a startup influenced its later fundraises. The study found that the presence of a big name investor was a large influence on decision making.
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Does Religion Make Us Worse People?
[11/17/2015]
The Huffington Post: Article about parents who return to return to their faith communities in hopes of instilling religious values into their children. The article references a 2012 study by Baylor researchers Marjorie Cooper, Ph.D., and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., who found that narcissistic religious students were not more ethical in their decision-making than those not involved in organized religion. Pullig is professor and chair of marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Cooper is a professor of marketing in Hankamer.
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Why You Should ‘Cyberloaf’ at Work before Lunch
[11/11/2015]
Men’s Health: This story centers on new research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. Their study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, identified key characteristics of workday breaks that boost energy, concentration and motivation. The findings show that mid-morning breaks are important.
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Social Impact Partnerships
[11/13/2015]
Jim Ryan of Merrill Lynch explains that you don’t have to sacrifice performance by bringing your values into your portfolio. Social impact bonds are being offered in the marketplace, often referred to as “pay for success” securities.
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The Best Undergrad Programs for Entrepreneurship 2016
[11/10/2015]
Entrepreneur: The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business is ranked fourth best in the country by Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review. Thousands of entrepreneurship programs were surveyed, judged on criteria including the availability of internships and externships, the percentage of entrepreneurship students who developed an actionable plan to launch a business while at the school and the number of companies started by graduates over the last five and 10 years.
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5 Reasons to Put Down Your Phone When You're Not Alone
[11/11/2015]
USA TODAY: This article references research by Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business faculty James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing. The research shows that romantic partners who engage with their smartphones when they should be engaging with their significant others are risking their relationships.
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Waco is Benefitting from the Creative Energy of HGTV’s Fixer Upper’ Couple Chip and Joanna Gaines
[11/6/2015]
The Dallas Morning News: Article about the impact on Waco and its “cool” factor of Baylor graduates Joanna Gaines, B.A. (Communication) ’01, and Chip Gaines, B.B.A. (Marketing) ’98, hosts of the popular “Fixer Upper” series on HGTV. This article in the Dallas Morning News business section also mentions Baylor’s McLane Stadium as a major contributor to the economic development successes, spurring more developers to begin investing in business and property along the Brazos River.
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When Smartphones Hurt
[11/3/2015]
The Huffington Post: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, penned this Huffington Post column about cellphones and their negative impact on relationships. “Not that cellphones and other technologies are the only culprits in our dismal relationship record, but research suggests that in many instances they are not helping. Distractions of any sort, regardless of their cause, can undermine the formation of healthy relationships,” Roberts wrote.
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Team From Trinity University Takes Home $12,000 From Baylor University’s Case Competition In Healthcare Management
[11/4/2015]
Graduate students from universities across the nation came together at Baylor University last weekend to compete in the inaugural Robbins Case Competition in Healthcare Management. The event is hosted by the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
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Are 'Weekly Fantasy' Contests like FanDuel Games of Skill, or Gambling?
[11/2/2015]
WOAI-AM: Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured in this online article focused on the emerging debate over fantasy football – game of skill or gambling? Grinols, an internationally recognized expert on the economics of gambling, argues that fantasy football leagues like Draft Kings and Fan Duel are examples of gambling. He contends that any comparison of fantasy football to investing in the stock market is off the mark. "In the stock market, every player can have a positive expected return," Grinols said. "None of that applies to gambling."
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Baylor Will Host 10th Annual Dale P. Jones Business Ethics Forum
[10/30/2015]
The Dale P. Jones Ethics Forum was created in 2005 to engage students, faculty, alumni and business leaders in discussions of major ethical issues facing the business world.

The 10th Annual Business Ethics Forum begins Tuesday, Nov. 3, and continues through Friday, Nov. 13. The theme of this year’s forum is “The Ethics of Health and Wellness.”
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Here's What it Says About your Personality if you're Constantly Checking your Phone
[10/24/2015]
Business Insider: This article references a study by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing, and Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. The study found that emotional instability, introversion and materialism are significantly associated with cellphone addiction.
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How to Make the Most Out of Your Break
[10/15/2015]
Entrepreneur: A study conducted by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is used in this article about how to maximize your workday. The study, “Give Me a Better Break: Choosing Workday Break Activities to Maximize Resource Recovery,” found that the best time to take breaks is actually earlier in the day, before workers lose most of their energy.
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Brands and Social Good
[10/8/2015]
Using a company’s profits to do good in the world has increasingly become the key to winning over consumers. From the very beginning, fashion pioneer Kenneth Cole has leveraged his platform to help catalyze social change. Amanda Cole, social impact strategist at Kenneth Cole, talks about “look good, for good.”
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Values-Based Investing
[10/1/2015]
Jim Ryan, managing director at Merrill Lynch at the the private banking and investment group in New York City, says investors today are demanding more from their portfolio. He says institutional investors have a greater responsibility to ensure that their own investments reflect their underlying ministry or mission.
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Process of Succession Planning
[10/1/2015]
The Houston Chronicle: John Schoen, an adjunct lecturer in management and researcher in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this article about succession planning, an ongoing process that allows companies to ensure a continuity of quality leadership and knowledge retention. Schoen concludes that many people do not consider succession and ownership transfer issues in businesses because they are difficult for families to discuss.
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5 Top Money Tips From a Financial Planners Conference
[9/30/2015]
Next Avenue: This article on financial planning features advice from William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who says that people can make their money last longer by defying conventional wisdom on retirement portfolio withdrawals.
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Coffee Break, Lunch Break, ‘Better Break’: The Best Time To Take A Break From Work And Do Something You Enjoy
[9/10/2015]
Medical Daily: This article centers on a new management study from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which provides a greater understanding of how employees can take workday breaks that replenish energy, concentration and motivation. The research was conducted by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management, and is published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
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To Phubb or Not to Phubb?
[9/29/2015]
The Huffington Post: James A. Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, penned this column (and quiz) for The Huffington Post, which challenges the reader to answer the question: Are you a phubber? “Phubbing” – or phone snubbing – is the act of ignoring someone in your company because you’re too engrossed in the goings on of your cellphone. Much of the column is taken from Roberts’ new book, “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are you Addicted to Your Smartphone?” He and fellow researcher, Meredith David, Ph.D., assistant professor of marketing at Baylor, recently published a study, which showed that phubbing can damage romantic relationships and lead to depression.
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Under the Lights: How IT Can Score a Win for the Campus Stadium
[9/29/2015]
EDUCAUSEreview: Lead feature on two universities - Baylor and Colorado State – about how both institutions’ CIOs are leading efforts to ensure technology remains at the forefront in providing an excellent fan experience, maintaining physical and digital security and allowing for smooth operations for their respective stadiums. Interviewed on the technology at Baylor’s McLane Stadium is Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology and dean of University Libraries; Hope Koch, Ph.D., associate professor of information systems in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business; recent Baylor graduates Amanda Best and Jamison Venegas, B.B.A.( Management Information Systems) ’15, who served as Wi-Fi coaches; and Bob Hartland, associate vice president of IT infrastructure.
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Addicted to Your Smartphone? Quit the Habit in Nine Easy Steps
[9/28/2015]
Viva Magazine: Are you struggling to ignore the sweet buzzing, chiming and ringing of your precious smartphone? In this article, James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, offers nine tips to break away from your cellphone. Roberts, who is known nationally for his research on smartphone addiction, is quoted.
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The A-Team
[9/18/2015]
Ruben Cantu, founder and CEO of Core Media Strategies, pairs investors with start-ups that have high potential. He knows what separates an A-team from a B-team, and the type of prime players investors are looking for.
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Cell Phone Addiction Similar To Drug Addiction
[9/15/2015]
KWTX-TV: VIDEO: James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, is featured in this story discussing the positives and negatives of cellphone use, cellphone-free zones and proper use of technology. Roberts’ new book, “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone?,” addresses smartphone addiction, etiquette and technology’s effects on relationships.
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Career Management Department Launches New Platform to Help Students Get Hired
[9/25/2015]
This year with the addition of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, the Hankamer School of Business Office of Career Management launched a new program available only to business school students called Handshake, a modern career services management platform.
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Perfect Pitch
[9/16/2015]
Pitchfest competitions have become quite popular with entrepreneurs seeking financing. Ruben Cantu, founder and CEO of Core Media Strategies, shares his top five tips when presenting ideas to investors, in order to nail a pitch.
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Cold Calling Anxiety
[9/3/2015]
About Health: The Keller Center for Research in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business and a team of Baylor M.B.A. students partnered with the research and development department at Keller Williams Realty International to conduct a study about cold calling. The study sought to quantify the importance and effectiveness about cold calling as a prospecting tool and measure the effectiveness of cold calls.
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Believe It or Not, There's a 'Right' Way to Take a Break
[9/10/2015]
Dr. Oz - The Good Life: This article centers on new research by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., associate professors of management in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, who identified the keys to taking a workday break that replenishes energy, concentration and motivation. Hunter, who was interviewed for the story, said, "I expected many of these assumptions we had about workday breaks — like going outside, doing things that are less effortful, putting aside work and not thinking about it — to be really effective. But it only came down to two things." Those two things are 1) taking mid-morning breaks and 2) doing things that you prefer.
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Buddie, a Fuzzy Marijuana Mascot, is Cultivating all Kinds of Trouble
[9/7/2015]
Mashable: This Associated Press story about the marketing efforts of an organization to legalize marijuana in Ohio quotes Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Pullig, a branding expert, addresses the organization’s use of a mascot – “Buddie” – to spread its message.
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Caped Superhero is Pushing Marijuana Legalization in Ohio
[9/11/2015]
The Huffington Post: This Associated Press story about the marketing efforts of an organization to legalize marijuana in Ohio quotes Chris Pullig, Ph.D., professor and chair of the marketing department in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Pullig, an expert on branding, speaks on the organization’s use of a mascot – “Buddie” – to spread its message. "The legalization group has paid close attention to what many mainstream marketers have done to create an effective personification of their brands. Tony the Tiger, Ronald McDonald, the Nesquik Bunny, Jack from Jack in the Box — the list goes on," Pullig said. "Also, it is obvious that many of these characters endorse products that are not always good for consumers. They also are targeted to younger consumers."
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Social Security Strategy: Boost Lifetime Payouts With the Spousal Benefit
[8/28/2015]
NASDAQ: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., Professor & Holder of The Pat & Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about how spouses may maximize the higher earner's benefit when it comes to Social Security payouts.
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Creating the Right Setting for Success
[8/27/2015]
Leadership expert Dan Rockwell says culture building helps to attract and retain the kind of people who will fulfill a company’s mission. He says some industries, such as banking, government and education, can be slower to change culture. He advises to start small, with a division, a team, or an office. And remember, a “great place to work” is often determined by what is tolerated on the job. For example, management allowing rudeness in a meeting, or allowing a great performer to break the rules.
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What Waco Financial Advisers think about China-driven Stock Market Turmoil
[8/24/2015]
Waco Tribune-Herald: 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 quoted in this story about the recent stock market plunge. He urged investors to stay the course in the wake of the weak performance. “This is a hiccup, a season of short-term volatility nobody could have predicted, though a number of us are certainly not surprised, considering how highly the market had been valued,” Reichenstein said.
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How to Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
[8/19/2015]
Rewire Me: This blog on the “key to happiness” explores research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. He posits that the pursuit of material possessions may not equate to happiness but rather dissatisfaction. “People who pursue happiness through material gain tend to feel worse, and this is related to negative appraisals of their satisfaction with life,” wrote Roberts in his study, published in The Journal of Positive Psychology.
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Hankamer School of Business Finds New, State-of-the-Art Home
[8/20/2015]
KWBU-FM: AUDIO: The new $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation is the new home of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Media representatives were given a tour this week of the 275,000-square-foot building, which has an atrium, classrooms with the latest technology, collaborative study rooms and more than 250 office spaces. Interviewed for the story were Terry Maness, D.B.A., dean of Hankamer School of Business, and MBA student Kevin Mitchell.
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Is the Customer Always Right?
[8/6/2015]
Research indicates that an employee’s repeated exposure to violations of moral principle can have a large impact on their personal life. Witnessing customers returning clothing they’ve worn, or abusing assistance programs, for example, leave employees depleted of energy to perform well at work, as well as causing friction with co-workers and their family at home.
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Despite Improvements, Social Security Needs Bigger Fix: Retirement Scan
[8/3/2015]
BankInvestementConsultant.com: Round up of current retirement news includes a link to a Kiplinger article on the kind of IRA account that is best for parents to leave their children. The article is based on a recent study in the Journal of Personal Finance by William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management, and Tom Potts, Ph.D., professor of finance, both at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
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The Astoundingly Simple Secret That Makes Argentines the Best Texters in the World
[7/31/2015]
Mic: This article focuses on the growing trend of voice and audio messages – in lieu of traditional texting – that people are adopting around the world. The story cites research by James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, which revealed that college students spend an average of eight to 10 hours per day on their cellphones.
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Cake and Kale
[7/30/2015]
Research indicates that if you want to eat healthy, but have a low degree of self-control, don’t avoid all of those unhealthy items you love. Instead, approach them as treats and consume them in moderation.
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Summer Reading Fair Puts Books in Hands of Students
[8/4/2015]
The Waco Tribune-Herald: Article about an extension of a summer-long program linking Waco ISD’s free summer meals program with reading mentorships quotes Linda English, Ph.D., clinical assistant professor of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, who leads the Book Nook summer reading program. English said children who need the summer meals program are the most vulnerable to the “summer slide,” a loss of the principles and education learned over the school year. “This is a major factor accounting for gaps in test scores among social classes... We’re trying to give them a better chance.”
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Retirees, Consider This Valuable New Strategy for Passing IRAs to Your Heirs
[7/31/2015]
Kiplinger’s Retirement Report: Article on what kind of IRA account is best for parents to leave their children is based on a recent study in the Journal of Personal Finance by William Reichenstein, Ph.D., professor and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management, and Tom Potts, Ph.D., professor of finance, both at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
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Cell Phone Snubbing
[7/23/2015]
From sending pictures of food on Snapchat, to “checking in” on Facebook, phone snubbing – or “phubbing” – can weaken a relationship, according to one professor’s research. Her advice? Establish mobile phone boundaries with your partner.
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Building Products Plus Hires Seven Prison Entrepreneurship Program Graduates
[7/24/2015]
University Chronicle: Building Products Plus, a Houston-based company, has found success in hiring employees through the Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP), which operates in more than 60 Texas prisons. Baylor researchers in 2013 conducted a study and found that PEP outperformed nine similar rehabilitation programs in achieving lower recidivism rates. Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business partners with PEP to help prisoners pursue certificates in entrepreneurship.
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The Impact of Bystander Video from Smartphones
[7/28/2015]
Houston Public Media: Story about people using cellphones to record such events as shootings and arrests quotes Baylor University researcher Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts says a new social trend is that people are choosing to record provocative events rather than intervene. “We’re going beyond one step of being just apathetic bystanders...to what I call ‘cruel voyeurs,’” Roberts says.
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3 Ways To Ditch Hierarchy And Improve Company Performance
[7/17/2015]
YFS Magazine: Per Bylund, Ph.D., research professor of entrepreneurship in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, wrote this column addressing the pros and cons of ditching hierarchy and adopting a “horizontal” business structure. He offers three keys to making such a structure as productive as possible.
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Baylor MBA Candidates Partner with Zambian Students for Business Consulting
[7/21/2015]
Baylor University MBA candidates and Northrise University undergraduate students teamed up in June for the annual African Global Initiative course in Ndola, Zambia. The seven Baylor Business students and twelve Northrise students formed five teams to work for three local businesses on projects involving human resources, entrepreneurship, pricing structures and marketing campaigns.
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Successful New Ventures
[7/16/2015]
Ted Waldron offers a three-part formula for a successful start-up: Don’t try to go head-to-head with the major player in a market segment, provide a complimentary offering that extends or supplements a major competitor’s position, and wait for fragmentation in the supply chain.
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Professional Selling Program Recognized by Sales Education Foundation
[7/17/2015]
The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) named Baylor’s Professional Selling program to their list of Top University Sales Programs for the sixth year in a row
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3 Unexpected Ways to Help Your Kids Be Mindful About Screen Time
[7/14/2015]
The Huffington Post: Article includes three experts' viewpoints on family technology use. Quoted is Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts, author of “Too Much of a Good Thing: Are You Addicted to Your Smart Phone?”, suggests tech-free zones of the house and times of the day – for everyone – so that cellphone use does not interfere with family relationships.
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Corporate Philanthropy
[7/9/2015]
There are some potential dangers to corporate social responsibility. Blaine McCormick provides perspectives from the consumer, the target of the philanthropy, and the shareholders.
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After Mars Hill, Will the Multisite Church Movement Grow Up?
[7/6/2015]
Christianity Today: Charles North, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this in-depth article addressing the positives and negatives, risks and rewards, of the multisite church movement. North likened the fall of Mars Hill (a multisite church in Sammamish, Washington) to a successful startup business that endures a leadership succession, with the pastor as CEO. “The pastor is the face of that church,” North said. “How do you get a successor who is going to fill that role?”
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