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Successful New Ventures
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.

Corporate Philanthropy
There are some potential dangers to corporate social responsibility. Blaine McCormick provides perspectives from the consumer, the target of the philanthropy, and the shareholders.

Misquotes and Memes: Did Ben Franklin Really Say That?
Science Daily: Blaine McCormick, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the management department in Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and author of the book “Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur,” discusses the legitimacy of Ben Franklin quotes and memes found on social media.

Know When It's Time to Get a New Job
John Tesh’s Intelligence for Your Life: Article about unhappiness at work cites a 2011 study by Baylor researchers, who found that workers with a hostile supervisor were much more likely to have problems with their partners than those with supportive bosses. The workers also are were more likely to take out their frustrations on their family because they felt powerless at work. The study, published in Personnel Psychology, was conducted by Dawn Carlson, Ph.D., professor of management and The H.R. Gibson Chair of Organizational Development at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, and former management professor Merideth Ferguson.

4 Ways to Bridge the Retirement Income Gap
TIME: William Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair of Investment in Management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is quoted about strategies to delay Social Security benefits to boost income and financial security. Reichenstein suggests pulling funds from pretax accounts, such as a 401(k) or traditional IRA, to take advantage of a low tax bracket before Social Security and mandatory withdrawals from retirement accounts kick in.

Turning Hobbies into Jobs
KWTX-TV: VIDEO: Sara Perry, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, was interviewed as an expert source for this story about women who have taken the steps to turn their hobbies into jobs. Perry is an active researcher, publishing in the areas of work-life balance and autonomy.

Promoting Hands-On Learning: Undergraduates as Business Consultants
Prior to becoming a Baylor faculty member in fall 2014, Sara Perry, assistant professor of Management, taught organizational behavior at the University of Houston—Downtown. With a university initiative for service learning, Perry and two fellow faculty members created a transformational learning opportunity for their students.

Reacting to Activists
How do activist organizations get companies to do what they want? What factors should a company take into consideration before responding to activists? Ted Waldron provides insights from his research on the topic.

Study Ranks Texas Low on List of Best States for Working Mothers
KWTX-TV: Emily Hunter, Ph.D., assistant professor of management in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, is featured as an expert source in this story about a Wallet Hub study that ranks Texas low on a list of best states for working mothers. “Employers are starting to recognize that workers want more family friendly policies, and to stay competitive and to keep those high-performing workers, that they need to offer the best family friendly benefits,” Hunter said.

The 25 Business Schools that Offer the Best Education
Business Insider: Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is recognized in this article as being listed among the top 25 business schools with the best quality of education, as compiled by According to the article, more than 10,000 current and former business school students were surveyed.

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