Business Research

Putting Focus on Innovative Business at Baylor

This edition of our six-year-old business research newsletter is a salute to the inevitability of change in daily life. Advances in research frequently alter how we work in ways big and small, and we are intentionally making a change in the newsletter's name, Focus, to give it an identity with more clarity.

Its new name is Innovative Business at Baylor. The title not only rebrands the publication, the new title better describes ongoing research conducted through the Hankamer School of Business.

The newly named newsletter ties into the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). This collaboration is the first project in Waco's Central Texas Technology and Research Park, which was created to develop, promote and market university research, technology and training.

One of the goals of research at Hankamer is to help serve fast-growth and emerging companies by allowing them to participate in the kinds of research that yield results-and participate before the research is published. Faculty have been delivering results for several years with our partners. Our publications, as well as BRIC, will help us expand and advance that goal.

Inside this newsletter:
• A report about Baylor's spotlighting of international business and research through the McBride Center for International Business.
• Stories about two Baylor professors, Cindy Wu and Van Pham, both of whom have won the title of Mayo McBride Global Scholar. The award grants its recipients a period of paid leave to focus their efforts on international research.
• More details about BRIC and the Innovative Business Accelerator, housed within BRIC, and its new director, Greg Leman.
• Announcement about the newly appointed associate dean of Research and Faculty Development, Cynthia Riemenschneider.

As we march forward with change, please enjoy this issue of Innovative Business at Baylor and watch for our twice-yearly printed spotlight on research.

Terry S. Maness
Dean, Hankamer School of Business

Dean Terry Maness
Baylor University