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Satisfied Employees Make Satisfied Companies
[4/22/2015]
Employees matter. In recent research, Assistant Professor of Finance Antonio Macias, found employees do create value for firms, which can be evident in mergers and acquisitions.
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Preparing Early: Why You Should Begin your Retirement Planning in your 20s or 30s
[4/17/2015]
Insurance News Net: Bill Reichenstein, Ph.D., the Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story about younger workers preparing for retirement. In the article, originally published by the Deseret News, Reichenstein encourages people to save all they can in tax-deferred or tax-exempt accounts due to strong tax advantages, compared to saving in a taxable account or a non-qualified annuity.
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Smartphones Are Lifelines for More Poor Americans, Study Says
[4/1/2015]
NBC News: Quoted in an article about connections between smartphone dependency and lower income is James Robert, Ph.D., the Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. Roberts, an expert in consumer behavior, has extensively researched cellphone patterns among college students. He claims that the accessibility of cellphones has caused an exponential increase of dependency in users.
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The Pros & Cons of Corporate Social Responsibility [BBR]
[3/30/2015]
At first blush, the idea of corporate social responsibility seems like something every company should strive for.

Giving back to the community, or even the world, seems like a reasonable expectation for companies that want to “do the right thing.”

But Department of Management Chair and Associate Professor Blaine McCormick contends the concept is not always so black and white.
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10 Common Investing Rules That Don’t Apply Anymore
[3/26/2015]
U.S. News and World Report: When does traditional wisdom crumble into irrelevance? Financial advisors – including Bill Reichenstein, Ph.D., the Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business – say that moment comes when clichés become counterproductive.
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Adding Gratitude to Wealth May Help With Happiness
[3/25/2015]
Psych Central: A Baylor University study led by James A. Roberts, Ph.D., Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, shows the inverse relationship between materialism and happiness. The study was based off a questionnaire sent to 249 university students. Results showed that individuals of high materialism showed lower levels of general satisfaction. Results also demonstrated that gratitude has the ability to “buffer” the negative effects of materialism.
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Sense of Gratitude Counters Life Dissatisfaction in Psychological Study
[3/25/2015]
Medical Xpress: A Baylor University study led by Jim Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, showed that individuals who were highly materialism were less satisfied with their lives, but that gratitude can “buffer” the negative effects of materialism.
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The Rise of Mission-Critical Skills: The competencies enabling individuals and organizations to pursue their callings [BBR]
[3/23/2015]
What private-sector business skills are prized by nonprofit organizations?

It’s an increasingly important, but complex question – and one that ought to command the attention of all leaders and managers, regardless of the sector in which their organizations execute their unique missions.
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What Is a Future Income Stream Really Worth?
[3/23/2015]
The Wall Street Journal: Bill Reichenstein, Ph.D., The Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this column about the pros and cons of taking a lump-sum check versus a stream of future payments.
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Why You Should Begin Planning for Retirement in Your 30s
[3/22/2015]
The Oklahoman: Bill Reichenstein, Ph.D., the Pat and Thomas R. Powers Chair in Investment Management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, is quoted in this story about younger workers preparing for retirement. In the article, written by the Deseret News, Reichenstein encourages people to save all they can in tax-deferred or tax-exempt accounts due to strong tax advantages, compared to saving in a taxable account or a non-qualified annuity.
(FULL STORY)


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