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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Oracle President Mark Hurd to Speak at Baylor Forum
[3/18/2014]
Baylor alumnus Mark Hurd, BBA ‘79, will return to campus this week as keynote speaker at the eighth annual Global Business Forum, “Big Data in a Shrinking World,” sponsored by Baylor's Hankamer School of Business and the McBride Waco Tribune-Herald: Center for International Business. Hurd is president of Oracle Corp., a multinational company that develops and markets computer hardware systems and is the second-largest software developer, behind Microsoft. Quoted is Steve Gardner, Ph.D., professor, The Herman Brown Chair of Economics and director of the McBride Center.
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Baylor Business Students Earn Second Place at Investment Competition
[3/18/2014]
Baylor students won second place at the 11th annual Texas Investment Portfolio Symposium (TIPS) on Saturday, Feb. 15.
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Great Promotional Products Boost Brand Recognition
[3/6/2014]
The Suit: The article cites a study out of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business where researchers found that companies using promotional products to create a favorable impression do more business than those that don’t.
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Eleven Words That Will Sink Your Organization
[3/14/2014]
D Magazine: Gary Carini, Ph.D., professor of management and associate dean for graduate studies at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, writes about how a particular eleven words can limit "insight and ideas" in organization.
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The Home Economist: Lottery provides lesson in mastering art of self-control
[3/10/2014]
Miami Herald: James A. Roberts, professor and holder of The Ben Williams Professorship in Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business is quoted on how materialism doesn't make people happy.
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Why America Must Organize Innovation
[3/4/2014]
Oxford University Press Blog: Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is the author of "Organized Innovation," a book about American innovation values. The book was co-authored with Steve Currall, Ed Frauenheim and Sara Jansen Perry.
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Baylor's Hankamer School of Business Earns Seven American Advertising Awards
[3/11/2014]
Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business communications and marketing materials earned multiple awards in the Waco American Advertising Federation (AAF) American Advertising Awards, formerly called the ADDY Awards. Winners were announced during a ceremony at Hotel Indigo in Waco Thursday night.
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Vietnam: Not for the Faint of Heart
[3/1/2014]
Global Finance: Article on the business climate of Vietnam quotes Van Pham, Ph.D., associate professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, who believes that the uncertainty over Vietnam's debt situation extends to musings about changing the currency.
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Baylor Mourns Passing of Business School Faculty Member
[2/25/2014]
Baylor University is mourning the passing of Fred S. Hulme Jr., senior lecturer in information systems in the Hankamer School of Business, who died Feb. 23 at his residence with his family at his side.
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A Golden Opportunity
[2/20/2014]
While we are witnessing the increased wealth in China and up-and-coming India, post-Apartheid Africa is where business opportunity is among the hottest in the world.
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Baylor University to Offer Online MBA
[2/20/2014]
Baylor University today announced that it will make its renowned MBA program available online beginning this May. Applications for the program are currently being accepted.
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10 Questions to Ask When Collecting Customer Data
[2/18/2014]
Entrepreneur.com: Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., professor of marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in an article about smart questions for businesses to ask when collecting customer data.
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It's Dangerous When Corporations Give Away Your Money
[2/14/2014]
RealClearMarkets: Article co-written by Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, on growing consumer preference to purchase goods from companies that give back to society in some form.
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Organization Size: What Really Matters
[2/17/2014]
Travel Daily News: Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about his research on attracting new attendees to exhibitions.
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Baylor's Professional Selling Program Announces Winners of Business Sell-Off Competition
[2/14/2014]
Baylor University's Center for Professional Selling announced the winners of the 2014 Baylor Business Sell-Off (BBSO) Competition. This year's competition consisted of 49 competitors who met face-to-face with 11 corporate buyers.
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Competitors from 10 Universities to Compete in New Venture Competition this Month
[2/14/2014]
Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business will host the third annual New Venture Competition Feb. 28 to March 1. The New Venture Competition is a national, two-day, dual round business plan competition for students.
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Restore Ban on Online Gambling Before it Harms More Families
[2/9/2014]
The Tampa Tribune: Op-ed on internet gambling for Atlantic City and Las Vegas casinos mentions research by Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, who calculated that the cost of gambling outweighs its benefits three to one.
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Report Explores How to Attract New Attendees
[2/3/2014]
SuccessfulMeetings.com: Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about his research on attracting new attendees to exhibitions.
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When Prisoners Read Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, It's Pretty Powerful
[1/30/2014]
Texas Monthly: Feature on the Houston nonprofit Prison Entrepreneurship Program mentions a study from Baylor University that found graduates of the program almost never return to prison. Through PEP, Baylor MBA students volunteer their business knowledge to teach inmates the skills needed to run a business when released from prison.
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U.S. Embraces Serfdom, Market Is Taking Over Sweden's Government Healthcare
[1/29/2014]
Personal Liberty Digest: Article by Per L. Bylund, Ph.D., research faculty and lecturer in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, on various governments' impact on the market and health care.
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Casinos are a Losing Bet
[1/27/2014]
Tampa Bay Times: Column arguing against the construction of casinos in Florida cites a study by Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, that found that every dollar in casino revenue costs the city $3.
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Heart and Soul Service Pays Dividends
[1/14/2014]
Fleet Equipment Magazine: Article describing the business practices of Graham Center, an International Truck dealer in Sherman and Paris, Texas, and recipient of Baylor University's 2013 Small Business of the Year, quotes Terry Maness, DBA, dean of the Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
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Baylor's Hankamer School of Business Maintains Prestigious AACSB International Accreditation for Business and Accounting Programs
[1/22/2014]
The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University has maintained its business and accounting accreditation by AACSB International - The Association to advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
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Why Hire a Baylor Grad? (BBR)
[1/17/2014]
Read about why Collins DeLoach, Vice President of Pariveda Solutions, thinks Baylor students are top-notch.
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Texas-Sized Dreams for Leaving Crime
[1/13/2014]
Winnipeg Free Press: Despite its high incarceration rate, Texas has developed a program that is seeing remarkable results in reducing crime. The article cites the success of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program based in Houston, with whom Baylor's Hankamer School of Business has partnered to help male prisoners reestablish themselves by giving them the opportunity to earn certificates of entrepreneurship.
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Data Fog Blinds Marketers
[1/13/2014]
InformationWeek: Article about how companies are seeking data to create more complete pictures of individual customers to tailor their marketing quotes Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
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LISTEN: Pray! Think! Do!
[1/12/2014]
BlackChristianNews.com: Blog post about a Christian life three-point plan cites a Baylor study that showed that successful entrepreneurs tend to pray and meditate at a higher rate than others. The Baylor researchers were Mitchell J. Neubert, Ph.D., associate professor and Chavanne Chair of Christian Ethics in Business in the Hankamer School of Business; Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences; Jerry Z. Park, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology; and Jenna Griebel, doctoral candidate in sociology.
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The Ignorance of Today's College Students Shouldn't Surprise Us
[1/8/2014]
Forbes: Article co-written by Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor of management and entrepreneurship in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, examines the importance for educators to teach students about the entrepreneurial men and women whose ideas and inventions made America prosper.
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Gas Stations Use Data To Pump Sales
[1/3/2014]
InformationWeek: Article about how Midwestern gas stations use data collected from their customers' cellphones by a third party corporation and sell 8,000 more gallons of gas per month than usual quotes Jeff Tanner, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, about the value of data as an emerging market.
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2014 Healthcare Predictions, Part Three
[1/3/2014]
D Magazine: Gary Carini, Ph.D., professor of management and associate dean for graduate studies at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, makes predictions about healthcare delivery, organizations, employees and solutions for the next year.
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5 Ways to Avoid Turbulence in 'The Cloud' (BBR)
[1/2/2014]
The leader of a business considering a journey into the unsettled world of cloud computing could take a lesson from a pilot. Those who fly rely on flight dispatchers to help them avoid turbulence. That's because the dispatcher's vantage point, equipment and training provide a vision the pilot lacks.
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Chris Christie's Big Gamble
[12/23/2013]
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: An editorial on the legalizing of Internet gambling in New Jersey cites the work of Earl Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
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Gift from Carlton Family Foundation Creates Dean's Board Room in the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
[12/19/2013]
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from the Carlton Family Foundation, led by Bill and Pat Carlton of Little Rock, Ark., that will create the Carlton Family Foundation Dean's Board Room in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
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Optimizing Asset Location: Is It Worth the Effort?
[12/17/2013]
Value Walk: Article on where to place your assets to get the most value mentions 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, who has been writing on asset location since 2001 and recently co-authored "The Asset Location Decision Revisited" in the November 2013 Journal of Financial Planning.
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Why Religious Freedom Is Important for Foreign Policy
[12/10/2013]
RedState: Article by Baylor senior Baylor Business Fellow Danny Huizinga on religious freedom internationally quotes Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who recently said, "Religious freedom emphasizes the ability of each person to exercise his or her own conscience to the fullest extent practical."
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Earl L. Grinols, Guest Columnist: INFORM Act Will Bring Long-Overdue Honesty to Debt Fight
[12/15/2013]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Guest column by Earl L. Grinols, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Economics at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business and former senior economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisors, that advocates for the bipartisan INFORM Act as an "incalculable as a guide to sensible, pro-growth and inter-generationally fair fiscal policy."
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Pioneer PhD Program Celebrates 4 Years (BBR)
[12/16/2013]
As the first department to offer a PhD program at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, all eyes were on Information Systems to see just how they would manage this pioneering step.
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$1M Gift from Ed and Denise Crenshaw Establishes Student Commons in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
[12/12/2013]
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Ed and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Fla., that will create the Ed and Denise Crenshaw Student Commons within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
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B-School Fundraising Scorecard: Who Gave the Most in 2013?
[12/11/2013]
Bloomberg/Businessweek: Article about 2013 as a good year for business school fundraising as 17 universities, including Baylor, received donations of $10 million or more for a total of nearly $700 million. The $35 million gift announced in June from Baylor graduate Paul Foster, BBA '79, for the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation and Baylor's new football stadium, is No. 7 on the list of top donations.
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Baylor Students Create Handbag Company to Help Women in Africa
[12/11/2013]
Three Baylor students have launched a handbag company to empower women in Africa trapped by poverty and prostitution.
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A Holiday Reading List for the Retiree on Your List
[12/5/2013]
Reuters: Article offering book suggestions for retired people mentions "Social Security Strategies: How to Optimize Retirement Benefits" by William Meyer and William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management and a professor of finance at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
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Baylor Moving Forward with Business School Campus Construction
[12/5/2013]
Virtual Builders' Exchange: Blog post reports Baylor's plans to break ground on the $100 million Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will be the new home for the Hankamer School of Business.
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College Students Make App to Improve Haircuts
[12/3/2013]
KWTX-TV: VIDEO: Story about three Baylor students who've developed a new app called Smart Snips that stores haircut details and photos to help hairstylists know exactly what clients want. Interviewed are Alex Asbill, a senior finance and marketing major, and Javier Vargas, a senior majoring in marketing. Alex Le Roux, a junior mechanical engineering student, is the third collaborator.
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Forecasters to Talk About Local, National Economies
[12/5/2013]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Baylor University is co-sponsoring the 2014 Economic Forecast Luncheon, where Ray Perryman, BS '74, president and CEO of The Perryman Group, and Tom Kelly, Ph.D., professor of economics in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business and director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, will discuss local, state and national economic trends.
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CardHub's 2014 Credit Predictions
[12/1/2013]
CardHub.com: Article on financial predictions for 2014 quotes James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business and author of the book, "Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don't Have in Search of Happiness We Can't Buy."
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Does The Stuff You Buy Make You Happier? BU Prof Says No
[12/5/2013]
KWTX-TV: Author of the book, "Shiny Objects: Why We Spend Money We Don't Have in Search Of Happiness We Can't Buy," James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, says that overspending, particularly at Christmas, leads to further trouble for consumers and does little to make them happy.
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Gift from Steve and Penny Carlile Creates Plaza on the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
[12/4/2013]
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Steve and Penny Carlile of Marshall, Texas, that will create the Steve and Penny Carlile Plaza on the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project whose construction was formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
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Texas Insurer Group Awards Fall Scholarships to 20 Students
[11/18/2013]
Insurance Journal: Twenty students at four Texas universities were recently awarded a total of $38,000 in academic scholarships from the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation, including five Baylor students under Jim Garven, Ph.D., The Frank S. Groner Memorial Endowed Chair of Finance in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business: Angel Lu, David Giraldi, Ben Nebergall, Elisabeth Kappelmann and Ryan Campbell.
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More People in Household Can Increase Health Subsidy
[11/27/2013]
Chicago Tribune: In a Q&A on taxes and Social Security, Business journalist Janet Kidd Stewart quotes William Reichenstein, professor of finance and The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, about the benefits of working beyond age 70.
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Paul and Jane Meyer Foundation Donates $2.5 Million for New Baylor Business School
[11/22/2013]
Waco Tribune-Herald: The Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation has donated $2.5 million to create the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center within a new 275,000-square-foot facility that will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
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Gift from Meyer Family Foundation Establishes Conference Center in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
[11/21/2013]
Baylor University today announced a gift of $2.5 million from the Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation, based in Waco, Texas, that will establish the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
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Gift from Waco Entrepreneur Establishes McClinton Family Auditorium in Foster Campus for Business and Innovation
[11/12/2013]
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1.5 million from Paul and Carol McClinton of Waco, Texas, that will name the McClinton Family Auditorium within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major new facility to be constructed across from the new East Village Residential Community on Bagby Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets on the Baylor campus.
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BU Announces $1.5 Million Donation to be Used for Business School
[11/13/2013]
The Baylor Lariat: Paul and Carol McClinton of Waco have donated $1.5 million to be used for a 350-seat auditorium in Baylor's new Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which will be used for classes, meetings and lectures. The Foster Campus will house Baylor's Hankamer School of Business.
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The Impact of Social Networking Sites in the Workplace (BBR)
[11/20/2013]
By allowing employees to participate in a work-sponsored internal social networking site (SNS), a company can improve morale and reduce turnover, according to a case study coauthored by Hope Koch, associate professor of Information Systems; Dorothy Leidner, the Ferguson Professor of Information Systems and director of the PhD Program in Information Systems; and Ester Gonzalez, a graduate of Baylor's PhD Program in Information Systems who now teaches at California State University, Fullerton.
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Technology with a Social Cause (BBR)
[11/19/2013]
In many ways, the list of farm equipment at The Home Grown Farm is much what you would expect: shovels, gloves, hoses, a tractor. But the one piece of equipment that Toby Tull uses most on the family farm is a bit less typical: a computer.
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Baylor's Hankamer School of Business Earns Awards for Communications & Marketing Materials
[11/11/2013]
Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business earned four MarCom Awards for communications and marketing materials. Awards included two platinum awards, a gold award and an honorable mention.
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Baylor Students Selling Handbags from Rwanda
[11/10/2013]
Waco Tribune-Herald: Three Baylor seniors, Christen Batson, Jeffrey Sholden and Meredith Noles, are starting a business for their Accelerated Ventures business course that will provide work for former prostitutes in Rwanda through the making of handbags to be sold online and eventually in boutiques.
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