Business Research

From the Dean

Baylor University's new strategic vision, Pro Futuris, includes the university's aspiration to be a community recognized for transformational education, informed engagement, committed constituents, judicious stewardship and compelling scholarship-"where research discoveries illuminate solutions to significant challenges confronting our world and where creative endeavors reflect the breadth of God's creation."

Faculty at the Hankamer School of Business are directly supporting this vision by consistently producing compelling research, some of which is included in this issue of Innovative Business at Baylor:

• Brett Wilkinson and Jason MacGregor investigate U.S. taxpayers' economic attitudes about economic patriotism and tax evasion.
• Hope Koch and Dorothy Leidner explore the impact of social networking sites within the workplace.
• Jim West examines the effects of changing peer groups on student achievement.
• Matthew Wood proposes a classification framework comprised of five types of entrepreneurs.

Our faculty will continue to produce and collaborate on research with lasting impacts on our world, and we look forward to sharing more research with you in future issues of Innovative Business at Baylor.

Terry S. Maness
Dean, Hankamer School of Business

Dean Terry Maness
Baylor University