Business Faculty in the News
A story in The Economist mentioned a working paper released last year by Michael Ward, professor of economics at University of Texas at Arlington, and Shilin Zheng, of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The team studied China’s massive telecoms rollout of recent decades. Among their findings was that from 1990-99, the first decade of the telecoms boom, phone services contributed two percentage points to China’s growth rate, a huge dividend.
Marketing Department Chair Fernando Jaramillo, Ph.D., will give a presentation on sales trends to a group of business executives Sept. 2 in Santiago, Chile, and Sept. 3 in Bogota, Colombia. The 2014 Marketing and Sales Summit is organized by Seminarium, a 30-year-old organization that creates executive educational programs throughout Latin America.
EHS Today, a publication for safety professionals, featured a story on James Campbell Quick, a retired Air Force Reserve colonel and a professor of leadership and organizational behavior at The University of Texas at Arlington. Quick helped steer Kelly Air Force Base through a six-year closure process without any violent incidents and believes that “mindful observation” and counseling are the keys to preventing acts of workplace violence.
The McClatchy-Tribune News Service published an op-ed by Roger Meiners, Ph.D., Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law and chair of the Department of Economics, criticizing rules on carbon emissions. The piece was published June 19, 2014 in the Chicago Tribune, the Miami Herald and Anchorage Daily News. Nearly 20 additional publications across the U.S. carried the piece.
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David A. Mack, assistant dean in the UT Arlington College of Business, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about Maxine Peng, a woman hired by American Airlines to manage its China operations. Unlike other Asian countries, it is not unusual to see women in executive positions at companies in China, Mack said, noting that 40 percent of the women in each class of UT Ariington’s executive MBA program in China are women. The story also appears in Bloomberg Businessweek and Sky Talk, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram airline blog.
Two papers co-written by UTA College of Business Professor Roger Meiners, Ph.D., Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law, were cited by the Iowa Supreme Court in its June 13, 2014, ruling to uphold state common law rights in pursuing polluters. Read the full court proceedings (pages 10, 16)... This is part of our UTA DNA!
Roger Meiners, Ph.D., Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law and UTA College of Business Economics Department Chair, lent his voice to educational animated video about common law and environment. Watch and listen. This is part of our UTA DNA!
The Social Science Research Network reported that a paper by Roger Meiners, Ph.D., Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law and UTA College of Business Economics Department Chair, titled “Green Jobs Myths” was listed in the Top Ten download list. As of June 13, 2014, his paper was downloaded 2,244 times. This is part of our UTA DNA!
James Campbell Quick, Ph.D., John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair and professor of leadership and organizational behavior, will present an invited ethics seminar “Integrity First: Dr. Joseph M. Grant, General Tommy Franks, and the Deepwater Oil Spill” at Lancaster University Management School on Wednesday, June 18.
The framework for the ethics seminar comes from Quick’s Goolsby Leadership Academy 10th Anniversary article with John L. Goolsby, titled “Integrity First: Ethics for Leaders and Followers,” that was recognized this year with the 2013-14 Distinguished Professional Publication Award by the UT Arlington College of Business. In addition, the contributions of Goolsby Scholars Billy Jones (Cohort 9), James “Ryan” Boutwell (Cohort 10), and Victor Isiah Gonzalez Hernandez are incorporated into the seminar along with an examination of the character strengths and virtues of Goolsby Distinguished Leader Medallion honorees Joseph M. (Jody) Grant, Ph.D., and General Tommy Franks.
Quick is a distinguished scholar and visiting professor at the Lancaster University Management School where he contributes to the mission of the Centre for Performance-led HR (CPHR). He and Goolsby Professor Ann McFadyen, Ph.D., recently published “No Accident: Health, Well-being, Performance…and Danger” in CPHR’s “Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance.”
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American Airlines launched its first flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai Wednesday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Experts say that as China continues to grow, so does the demand for air service to its cities. There are 165 cities in China that have over a million people and most of the population, about 85 to 90 percent, live within 400 miles of the eastern coast, said David A. Mack, assistant dean of UT Arlington’s College of Business. "We’re starting to see more direct flights to some of these other cities because there is still quite a bit of growth. They’ve got this middle class, they’ve built and those people have money to spend."
UT Arlington professors say that direct flights will strengthen ties to China, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. UT Arlington professors have been traveling to China to teach executive MBA classes for more than a decade. David A. Mack, assistant dean at the UT Arlington College of Business, said China is taking more control of the process. Business Dean Rachel Croson said, “When the students come here, they bring their families. It will make our program more attractive.” She said about 40 Chinese executives come to UT Arlington to study for a year. To date, UT Arlington has more than 2,000 graduates who have completed its China MBA program. Bloomberg Business Week also published the Star-Telegram story.
Kay-Yut Chen, a renowned behavioral and experimental researcher from Yahoo! and Hewlett-Packard, will join The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Business in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department in the fall, the Dallas Business Journal reported in its People on the Move section.
Kay-Yut Chen, a renowned behavioral and experimental researcher from Yahoo! and Hewlett-Packard, will join The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Business in the Information Systems and Operations Management Department in the fall, MarketWatch, KSTC 45 of Minneapolis, KCEN TV of Temple, L.A. Biz, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and several other websites reported.
Most incidents of workplace violence could have been prevented, James Campbell Quick, a UT Arlington management professor, wrote in a guest column for Business Management Daily. A supportive workplace is one that works daily to keep violence at bay, using a three-stage strategy of primary, secondary and third-level prevention.
Rachel Croson, dean of the UT Arlington College of Business, was one of two guests during a live web chat about women and business success on the Dallas Morning News website yesterday. Croson said that when she was at the National Science Foundation, time was spent thinking about interventions that could get more women involved in science. "We distinguished between interventions that 'fixed the women' and those that 'fixed the system.' We quickly realized that we needed both,” she said.
KRLD/1080 AM (CBS Radio) interviewed Elten Briggs, UT Arlington associate professor of marketing, about Facebook’s new plan to introduce video ads. Specific brands were invited to submit concepts. The ads will be shown to viewers who have the option of clicking on them. “Advertisers have to pay a flat fee up front, so no matter if you click on them or not, Facebook still gets their money,” Briggs said. “It’s estimated that these ads will cost $1 million a day, so it will be a big revenue opportunity for them.”
Dean Rachel Croson will serve as a panelist for "DFW Airport at 40: Charting a Global Future," a symposium on Thursday, May 1, 2014, celebrating the 40th anniversary of DFW International Airport. Learn more...
Elten Briggs, UT Arlington associate professor of marketing in the College of Business, said in a KRLD 1080 Radio interview that companies will continue to drop advertising with the Los Angeles Clippers in association with the racist comments the team's owner has allegedly said recently. Briggs said companies won't continue to advertise if they're not getting their money's worth.
UT Arlington researchers have discovered that “mindfully observing” high-risk employees can avert danger and workplace violence, Workplace Violence News and Buildings.com reported. James Campbell Quick and M. Ann McFadyen, two management professors, wrote "No Accident: Health, Wellbeing, Performance … and Danger," published by the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. Valuable research is part of our UTA DNA!
Self-driving vehicles will change the business environment on many fronts, a column by UT Arlington College of Business Dean Rachel Croson said in the Fort Worth Business Press. The column was part of Croson’s Future of Business blog. Exploring the Future of Business is part of our UTA DNA!
David A. Mack, Ph.D., assistant dean of the College of Business and director of the Executive MBA program, was quoted in a Dallas Morning News article about the benefits of earning an Executive MBA, titled “Executive MBAs Designed for Working Professionals.” The article was featured in a special section of the Sunday newspaper aimed at prospective MBA students. “Experience offsets past academics for the most part. UTA looks for candidates who bring at least seven years of knowledge in their field or industry,” he said. In the article, Mack also highlighted the UTA program’s international business focus, which includes a two-week trip to China and a Graduate Certificate in Asian Business Studies. The UTA EMBA program is part of our UTA DNA!
Elten Briggs, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing, commented on AT&T Stadium boosting its Wi-Fi network in anticipation of the NCAA Final Four crowds in an article featured in the Dallas Morning News. “If you look at sporting events, these things are happening in real time,” said Briggs. “They’re not recorded. So when things happen, there’s that sense of, ‘I want to share about it.’” Expertise in marketing is part of our UTA DNA.
KRLD/1080 AM (CBS) interviewed James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy and Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at UT Arlington, about the Fort Hood shooting and preventing workplace violence. “I was deeply saddened, but frankly, not super surprised by the events,” Quick said. "These are public health problems, not clinical problems. And public health problems are always addressed with good prevention. Primary prevention is having good supervision, good leadership, good education, good organizational/socialization and good selection processes to make sure you get the right people in the organization.” Expertise in organizational behavior is part of our UTA DNA.
James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy and Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at UT Arlington, was interviewed live on KLIF/570 AM this morning about Wednesday’s deadly shooting at Fort Hood. “These things are not accidents. They are events that can be predicted,” Quick said, noting that there must not be a “conspiracy of silence” when a fellow co-worker appears to have mental health problems or challenges. A recently published paper by Quick and M. Ann McFadyen, associate professor of strategic management, argues that employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged and closely supervised ensuring they get the help they need. The paper, “No Accident: Health, Wellbeing, Performance … and Danger,” is published by the Journal of Organizational Behavior. This faculty research is part of our UTA DNA.
A Dallas Morning News article about millions from Texas trust funds used to help reel in the Final Four and lesser events quoted Roger Meiners, professor and chair of the UT Arlington Department of Economics. Meiners said competition for events or businesses persuades governments to take risks. He’s not sure that’s always a worthwhile financial strategy. “It becomes this bidding war for who will do the most, provide the most goodies for those making the decisions,” he said. “It ends up being pretty expensive.” This is a part of our UTA DNA.
A KTVT/CBS 11 story about American Airlines dropping bereavement fares featured Traci Freling, an associate professor of marketing at UT Arlington, who argues that the move could have consequences. “You have a real opportunity with people in that unfortunate situation to look as though you’re the airline that cares,” she said. This is a part of our UTA DNA.
Rachel Croson, experimental/behavioral economist and dean of the College of Business at UTA, was featured in the Friday, February 28, 2014 issue of ISU Economics News, the newsletter for the faculty, staff and graduate students of the Department of Economics, Iowa State University. Her visit to ISU on Monday, February 24, focused on mentoring female economists. She lunched with female economists and graduate students of the economics department and later presented the George A. Fuller Memorial Lecture entitled, "Mentoring Women: The Case of Academic Economists." This is a part of our UTA DNA.
KDAF CW33 interviewed William Crowder, UT Arlington economics professor in the College of Business, about Radio Shack's decision to close more than 1,000 stores recently. Crowder said Radio Shack's Super Bowl ad may have given people the wrong impression that business was good. He said markets change, though, and closing stores is one of the responses to those conditions. This is a part of our UTA DNA.
Two UT Arlington information systems professors prove correct pairing of computer programmers can lead to much more successful programming, e! Science News, ECN, Only Software Blog, Phys.org, Science Codex, Science Daily and several other websites reported. Professor Radha Mahapatra and Associate Professor Sridhar Nerur, both in the UT Arlington Information Systems and Operations Management Department of the College of Business, recently published “Distributed Cognition in Software Design: An Experimental Investigation of the Role of Design Patterns and Collaboration” in the prestigious MIS Quarterly. The paper also said use of design patterns can greatly improve the success of software programming. Learn more... This is a part of our UTA DNA.
Two UT Arlington management professors argue that employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged and closely supervising them to ensure they get the help they need, Gnomes National News Service, Current Political Trends, Reuters, Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo News, Austin Business Journal, Money and several other websites reported. James Campbell Quick and M. Ann McFadyen of the UT Arlington College of Business management department analyzed FBI reports, case studies and human resource records to write the paper, "No Accident: Health, Wellbeing, Performance...and Danger." This is a part of our UTA DNA.
Myrtle P. Bell, professor of human resource management in the UTA College of Business, author, and diversity leader, will be one of the speakers at TEDxUTA. The event will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Rosebud Theatre in the E.H. Hereford University Center. Learn more... This is a part of our UTA DNA.
Two UT Arlington management professors argue that employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged and closely supervising them to ensure they get the help they need, Workplace Violence News and Buildings.com reported. James Campbell Quick and M. Ann McFadyen of the College of Business management department made the case in the paper, "No Accident: Health, Wellbeing, Performance … and Danger," published by the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. Learn more... This is a part of our UTA DNA.
Two UT Arlington management professors argue that employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged and closely supervising them to ensure they get the help they need, Phys.org reported. James Campbell Quick and M. Ann McFadyen of the College of Business management department made the case in the paper, "No Accident: Health, Wellbeing, Performance … and Danger," published by the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. This is a part of our UTA DNA.
More than 500 economists across the country are calling for a comprehensive approach to address the nation's poverty by fostering economic growth, The Dallas Morning News reported. The group presented an open letter to federal agencies and congressional committees. Roger Meiners, UT Arlington economics chair, was one of those economists signing the letter. This is a part of our UTA DNA.
Two UT Arlington management professors argue that employers can prevent workplace violence by keeping dangerous employees positively engaged and closely supervising them to ensure they get the help they need, Science Newsline, Science Codex, eScience News, Health Canal and several other news websites reported. James Campbell Quick and M. Ann McFadyen of the UT Arlington College of Business management department analyzed FBI reports, case studies and human resource records to focus on the estimated 1 to 3 percent of employees prone to workplace acts of aggression, like homicide, suicide or destruction of property. They've published their findings in a paper, "No Accident: Health, Wellbeing, Performance … and Danger," which appears in the Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance. This is a part of our UTA DNA.
Traci Freling, a UT Arlington associate professor of marketing, said Globe Life is trying to grow its brand in paying for naming rights to Rangers Ballpark, KERA reported. The insurance company paid millions for the naming rights of the baseball stadium. Freling said the company might do better financially if the Rangers have a stellar season. This is a part of our UTA DNA.
Elten Briggs, UT Arlington associate professor of marketing, offered reasons why Amazon tops a recent list of the most popular brands among consumers on KLRD/1080 AM. Briggs said the company is “doing things that customers love” and provides “tremendous customer service.” This is a part of our UTA DNA.
"Understanding the Effects of Violent Video Games on Violent Crime," a 2011 research study co-authored by Mike Ward, UTA economics professor, was quoted in an NBC NEWS Investigations report by Andrew Blankstein titled "Are the Xbox and unleaded gas helping keep you safe from violent crime?" The study shows that violent video games could mitigate aggressive behavior and lead to a decrease in crime. The researchers called the phenomenon the "incapacitation effect," meaning that when you are at home playing video games, "You are not hanging out on street corners, in alleys or out with your buddies getting into trouble," said Professor Ward. The investigative report received more than 590 online comments.
Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing in the UT Arlington College of Business, told KRLD/1080 AM that Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M's electric quarterback, could turn around a NFL team's marketability overnight if he signs with that team. Manziel announced Wednesday that he would enter the 2014 NFL draft and forgo his remaining eligibility with the Aggies. Briggs said Manziel will have to walk the line and stay out of any negative spotlight.
Rachel Croson, dean of the UT Arlington College of Business, talked with KERA 90.1 FM about compulsive consumerism for the news station’s series One Crisis Away. Croson said: “There is this kind of belief that these trappings of wealth, big houses, big cars, kinds of things, are also a signal of your quality. And so then you end up in this position where you have to have them in order to signal that you are a hard worker, a good employee, whatever it happens to be.”
Elten Briggs, a UT Arlington associate professor of marketing in the College of Business, said Target needs to ensure that customers feel safe in light of the massive security breach the giant retailer recently experienced, KDFW Fox 4 News reported in a story about the security problem.
UT Arlington College of Business Dean Rachel Croson told The Dallas Morning News that the pace of business disruption is tossing old ideas about business education into a brave new world of 3-D printing, augmented reality and involuntary transparency in a question-and-answer feature published Sunday, December 15, 2013.
Service-oriented businesses that want to succeed with minority customers should consider hiring frontline employees who represent those ethnic groups, particularly when the business caters to Hispanics or Asians, Science Daily, Science Codex, TMCNet.com, and Hispanic Trending reported, citing a recent UT Arlington study. The paper, "Shared ethnicity effects on service encounters: A study across three U.S. subcultures," was authored by Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing, and Detra Montoya, clinical associate professor of marketing at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business. It was recently published in the Journal of Business Research. Read more...
Liliana Perez-Nordtvedt, an associate professor of management at UT Arlington, was interviewed in a KUVN/Univision 23 story on the millennial generation. The story said young people born between 1980 and 1995 are fully connected to technology and dominate the economy.
The Huffington Post carried a Washington Post On Leadership blog post that interviewed James Campbell Quick, a professor in the UT Arlington College of Business' Goolsby Academy. He offered expert insight into the psychological toll on federal workers following the government shutdown and furloughs. Quick holds the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy and is Distinguished Teaching Professor.
On October 16, UT Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari and Provost Ronald Elsenbaumer recognized faculty promotions and tenure. Six College of Business faculty were recognized. Promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure were: Marcus Butts, department of management; Traci Freling and Zhiyong Yang, department of marketing; Jingguo Wang and Jie (Jennifer) Zhang, department of information systems and operations management. Promoted from associate professor to full professor: Radha Mahapatra, department of information systems and operations management.
New UT Arlington professors emeriti were honored at the Fall Meeting of the Faculty and Associates on October 7. Kenneth Wheeler, associate professor of management and human resources in the College of Business, was among the six faculty honorees.
James Campbell Quick, a professor in the UT Arlington College of Business' Goolsby Academy, offered expert insight into the psychological toll on federal workers following the government shutdown and furloughs, The Washington Post's On Leadership blog reported. Quick holds the John and Judy Goolsby-Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy and is Distinguished Teaching Professor.
Dr. Rachel Croson, dean of the UTA College of Business, and alumna Jeanne Smith (CPA, '92) were recognized as Great Women of Texas by the Fort Worth Business Press Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, during a dinner and awards ceremony.
James Campbell Quick, professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at UT Arlington, was quoted in a Huffington Post piece on the Sunday Night Blues—a combination of realizing weekend fun is coming to an end and anticipating the beginning of five days of pressure. Quick recommends getting your feelings out on paper. “It's like flushing a toilet: You get it out on paper and you have flushed your system out,” he said.
Professor Susanna Khavul, associate professor of management, was among 63 educators recognized in 2013 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents for excellence in the classroom. The honors come with a $25,000 cash award and recognize faculty members at UT System academic institutions who demonstrate extraordinary classroom performance and innovation at the undergraduate level. The professors are to be recognized Wednesday, August 21, during a ceremony in Austin.
Professor Emeritus Joseph Rosenstein passed away on May 3, 2013 at age 93. Much of his career was spent as an executive at Pollock Paper Company, later St. Regis and Champion. He came to UT Arlington in 1978 as an adjunct instructor and later joined the Management Department as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Rosenstein was tenured in 1985. Though he retired from teaching in 1992, he continued to publish research papers and was named Professor Emeritus. His research appeared in leading journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing, and Management International Review. His main areas of research interest were corporate governance and restructuring. Learn more about the life of Dr. Rosenstein.
Joshua Price, assistant professor of economics, was noted in CNN Money/Fortune for a study he conducted with Cornell economist John Crawley in its story about workers fined for being obese. According to the study, a workplace program that offered financial incentives for losing weight to 2,635 workers found only modest weight loss and a high dropout rate.
Dr. Josh Price, assistant professor of economics, was interviewed in a WFAA Channel 8 report that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish collected 104,000 tweets after his near perfect game in Houston on April 2. That translates to more than 203 million people being exposed to the pitching sensation. Dr. Price said the social media exposure could play a huge part when fans begin selecting all-star participants. "All Star (teams) are voted by the fans," Price said. "So, if fans start realizing and start catching on Twitter how good he is, and continue to follow to see how well he does in the season, he can become an all-star game starter."
Marcus Butts, assistant professor of management at UT Arlington, was featured in a KDFW/FOX 4 report on changing attitudes about the value of telecommuting, especially a high-profile decision to end the practice at Yahoo!. Butts said the decision could have consequences. “They do run the risk of some highly productive employees leaving the company,” he said.
John Adams, assistant professor of finance, was interviewed for an article in The Wall Street Journal about the practice of hedge funds and other traders borrowing from mutual funds and ETF’s to execute their strategies. The article was based on a new study co-authored by Dr. Adams that finds that some funds earn drastically less than others on their securities-lending operations even when the funds themselves are similar. "The people managing your money may sometimes be managing it more to benefit themselves than to benefit you," said Adams.
Darren Hayunga, associate professor of finance, was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal story about efforts by the Securities and Exchange Commission to crack down on the most brazen insider option trades. The author cites findings in Dr. Hayunga’s new study to be published in the Journal of Finance and Quantitative Analysis that option volume in a specific stock begins to surge three days before unannounced analyst upgrades or downgrades of a company.
Roger Meiners, professor of economics and chair of the Department of Economics, appeared on KDFW/FOX4 about the sequestration set to take effect March 1. “There may be a few furloughs, that is, they may require some federal employees to take a couple of weeks off without pay, and that’s unfortunate, but this is an effort to engineer a crisis,” Meiners said. “Then you get, of course, people saying ‘Oh we have to have this protected.’ Government spending has been going through the roof. If we’re going to get it under control, it means we have to get serious about where there’s going to be cuts.”
Roger Meiners, professor and chairman of economics, was featured in a KTVT/CBS 11 report on the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. Meiners said DFW has some of the highest airfares in the nation and he doesn’t expect that to improve because American isn’t getting more competition.
Mike Ward, economics professor, was quoted in a New York Times story about research into whether playing violent video games has any effect on behavior. “I don’t know that a psychological study can ever answer that question definitively,” Ward said. “We are left to glean what we can from the data and research on video game use that we have.”
Roger Meiners, professor and chair of the Economics Department at UT Arlington, appeared on KTVT/CBS 11 on February 7, 2013 to discuss a potential merger between American Airlines and US Airways. “I don’t think there’s going to be many changes that we will see as the users of their services here,” Meiners said. But, he added, it means consumers won’t experience the interruption they may have faced if American was dismantled in bankruptcy.
Joshua Price, assistant professor of economics, cautioned against judging Delmon Young's new contract with the Philadelphia Phillies without knowing exactly what went into the negotiations, WCAU Channel 10 in Philadelphia, KNTV Channel 11 in the Bay Area and many other websites reported. Some of Young's contract is linked to weight loss. Price worked with John Cawley, who runs Cornell University's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities, on a weight-loss study.
Roger Meiners, chair of the Department of Economics and the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics, was featured in the Dallas Morning News as one of its experts for its local economic snapshot focusing on the decline of manufacturing jobs. “The long-term downward trend over the last 30 years may have hit a bottom. The U.S. is more competitive on a wage basis because average wages have come down, especially for entry-level workers, and wages in China have been increasing. States like Texas, which have right-to-work laws, are more competitive,” Meiners said.
Bill Crowder, associate economics professor, was interviewed by WFAA/ABC 8 about fiscal cliff fears facing uncertain investors. “I view it more as a fiscal speed bump really than a fiscal cliff,” Crowder said. “In my mind, and I know other economists might disagree with me, but I don’t think this will be the dramatic event everybody is portending. It will be much like Y2K. Remember the excitement about that? When it happened, nothing really changed and we all went on with our lives. I think that’s how this will work out.”
Rachel Croson, the newly appointed dean of the UT Arlington College of Business, talked to the blog, Online MBA, about her new role and online education. “Technology is changing how education is delivered in all fields,” she said. “I believe that there are both enormous opportunities and significant challenges in online education." The business school once offered an online MBA program, but recently suspended it. Croson said the online program will be among her priorities.
Traci Freling, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed for a KTVT/CBS 11 story about sales targeting holiday shoppers online earlier and more aggressively. “It’s not even just Cyber Monday any more, it’s Cyber Week,” Freling said. “If you look at the statistics from just this weekend, about half of the shopping beginning on Thanksgiving Day this year was online.”
Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed for a WFAA story about the strategy behind the many ‘one day only’ sales targeting holiday shoppers. “Sometimes stores will make a little bit of money off those Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, sometimes break even or even have a little loss on some of those items, but the retailer is in your mind for the rest of the entire season,” Briggs said.
Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing, said the earlier sales times that holiday shoppers are experiencing feel more like a permanent change than a passing fad. “I tend to think it is more the new normal,” Briggs told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s kind of like airline bag fees. When the first airline started it, there was a little uncertainty about it. Then you get used to them and realize this is going to be a new way of life.”
Ritesh Saini, assistant marketing professor, is quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about Black Friday sales. He said when shoppers hit on an unexpectedly low price they don’t necessarily pocket the savings. “Typically, people make it up by buying more. Their budgets do not change,” Saini said.
Roger Meiners, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law and chairman of the UT Arlington Economics Department, told the Fort Worth Business Press in a story about the so-called fiscal cliff that the flat economy is worrisome. “We have no real net growth. The economy is just flat,” Meiners said.
The University of Texas at Arlington named Rachel Croson as dean of its College of Business Monday, The Dallas Morning News Biz Beat blog reported. Croson is an economics professor at UT Dallas and director of its Negotiations Center. For the last two years, she served as the National Science Foundation’s division director for social and economic sciences, managing a $100 million annual budget. She begins her new job on Jan. 14. CNBC, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Reuters, The Street and many other websites also reported the announcement.
Roger Meiners, chair of the College of Business Economics Department, was featured in a Housingwire story regarding the risk of the U.S. economy falling into recession in early 2013 if Congress fails to stop a looming fiscal cliff made up of automatic spending cuts and tax hikes. Dr. Meiners said: "Markets have already taken into account the fiscal cliff and a lot of their concerns are already reflected in stock and equity prices, as well as decisions that businesses are making today."
Dr. Elten Briggs, associate professor of marketing, was featured in a KTVT/CBS 11 story about Nancy Brinker, the founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, stepping down from her position. Briggs said controversies, such as the one Komen has been involved in concerning funding to Planned Parenthood, sometimes require bold changes to assure supporters that the organization is committed to their core values.
Dr. William Crowder, associate professor of economics, was featured in a KDFW/FOX 4 story on August 7, 2012 about the future of American Airlines and contract negotiations between the company and its pilots. Crowder said if pilots reject the unfavorable terms of a new contract they may find themselves “hoping for a white knight to come in and buy the company up and bring their contracts back up to industry standards.”
Larry Chonko, the Thomas McMahon Professor in Business Ethics, was featured in an article posted by the Direct Selling Executives Foundation reporting the launch of its new ethics teaching package. The package was developed by Dr. Chonko.
Dr. Ritesh Saini, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed by KDAF/CW 33 about the new chain of grocery stores popping up in Dallas-Fort Worth. On June 15, California-based Trader Joe’s will open in Fort Worth and add its name to the long list of established stores already in the area. What makes DFW so competitive is “this area is one growth engine which has continued to show economic growth in the past few years,” Saini said. “Some of the other larger cities, one million plus, have stagnated.”
Dr. David Hayunga, assistant professor of finance and real estate, was quoted in a Cleburne Times-Review article about Johnson County’s spike in real estate sales. He said real estate has thrived because of the state’s ability to maintain and increase employment and because the state’s real estate market did not become as overvalued as in many other states. “Employment is the overwhelming factor affecting real estate markets and prices,” Hayunga said.
Wendy Casper, associate professor of management, and her research were cited by The Wall Street Journal in a story about single people who, tired of juggling the pressures of work and personal life, opt out of high-powered, and often high-paying careers to have more time for family, friends and other outside interests. Casper found that for men and women alike, some managers still assume singles don't have anything to do but work and pile on extra duties and projects.
Mike Ward, professor of economics at UT Arlington, will appear Monday, May 7, on the national ABC radio program Counterpoint to discuss video games and violence. Ward’s 2010 research into video games and adolescent fighting was published in the Journal of Law and Economics, and has been cited in numerous news reports.
James Campbell Quick, Professor and the John and Judy Goolsby – Jacqualyn A. Fouse Endowed Chair in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, was quoted in a Phoenix Focus article about managing conflict at work. Quick said respect is an essential part of the conversation as you try to solve workplace issues. “When you respect the other person, [you] will transform the interaction in a lot of ways. The question for each of us as peers is: do we want to be in that conflict or not?” In other words, we don’t have to play along. “Step out of the bog,” Quick said.
Dr. Roger Meiners, professor of economics, was quoted in a WFAA/ABC 8 report on American Airlines and the Wright Amendment. American Airlines has told a bankruptcy judge that it will face increased competition from low-cost carriers when the Wright Amendment expires in 2014 and it needs to make job cuts.
William Crowder, associate professor of economics, was interviewed in a story in the Dallas Morning News about the economic impact of job cuts at American Airlines announced Feb. 1. Dr. Crowder predicts that the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s diversified economy will be able to absorb the impact.
Michael Ward, associate professor in economics, recently released a study on violent video games and real-life violence. As sales of violent video games go up, violent crimes in that area go down, the study concludes. CW Channel 33 KDAF reported on the study.
Dr. John Adams, assistant professor of finance, was quoted in The Wall Street Journal's Intelligent Investor column regarding a study he did that found some funds earn dramatically less than others on their stock-lending operations even when the funds themselves are similar. "The people managing your money may sometimes be managing it more to benefit themselves than to benefit you," Adams said.
William Crowder, associate professor of economics was interviewed by KTVT/CBS 11 about the Stock Market meltdown August 8, 2011 and its impact on potential homebuyers. For those with long-term plans, they may not need to panic. There have been no significant changes in the overall economy since last week. "Obviously, it had a big impact on the stock market, but that might also be a recognition that the economy's much weaker than we thought it was and therefore the stock markets are reacting to that as much as anything," Crowder said.
Roger Meiners, economics department chair and professor, was featured in a story in the Austin American-Statesman that explored whether Gov. Rick Perry can take credit for Texas economic resiliency. Meiners credits Perry for pressuring the Legislature to keep taxes and spending low while continuing a business-friendly environment. "Overall, Gov. Perry has done a solid job," Meiners said. "How that relates to possible presidential ability is less clear."
Joshua Price, assistant professor of economics, speaks about the impact that an NBA lockout would have on the economy in a KTVT/CBS11 report. Price agrees that bars will take a hit, but he's not too sure the rest of the economy will. “If people don't spend the money on sporting events, they'll spend it elsewhere,” he said. "If they can't go to a basketball game, they may spend it on another form of entertainment such as theater, an amusement park or other ways where they find entertainment."
Roger Meiners, professor of economics and department chair, contributed his expertise to a story in HousingWire. As members of the Federal Reserve Board attend the Federal Open Market Committee on June 21 and 22 to discuss interest rates and the final two weeks of quantitative easing under QE2, economists are busy guessing what the Fed will or will not say about economic stimulus going forward. Dr. Meiners believes the Fed board will not change the interest rates. "They have gotten themselves into a trap. They are afraid if they raise interest rates it will quash the minimal growth that we already have. In real estate, the low interest rates are not doing a lot to stimulate demand. You have a massive backlog of unsold property, and it will take a couple of years to clear that out."
Leo Krasnozhon, visiting assistant professor of economics, was interviewed by The World Politics Review regarding the economics of Ukraine’s agriculture. Ukraine is one of the top world grain exporters and has become a focus of international attention recently because of surging grain prices. Dr. Krasnozhon has written several articles and opinion editorials on this topic. The Kyiv Post recently published an opinion editorial and an article penned by Dr. Krasnozhon on this topic: “Robbing the “Breadbasket” and “Legal Fusion: Annotated Codebook of Ukraine’s Agriculture.” Dr. Krasnozhon’s article “Grain Robbery or Robbing Europe’s Breadbasket” was also published in the Russian Version of The Kyiv Post on June 10, 2011 and his article “Robbing Ukraine’s Grain Market” was published in The Ukrainian Weekly on June 5, 2011.
Roger Meiners, professor of economics and department chair, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story on inflation and consumers' reactions to it. The story said that while only 4 percent of the average household's budget went to gasoline in 2009, increases in prices today have pushed gasoline's share into 6-7 percent of the budget. "If you have an extra 2 percent of your disposable income going to gasoline, people notice it," Meiners said.
Mike Ward, associate professor of economics, has new evidence that shows video games may actually reduce violent behavior. Dr. Ward is part of a team that published the research last month, and it boils down to a very simple concept: the more time kids spend playing games, the less time they have to get into trouble. His research was featured in a CBS11 news segment on May 18, 2011.
When it comes to teaching sustainability and corporate social responsibility in business school, a blend of theory and action may succeed best, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. One of the latest pieces of research on the subject, for example, by C.B. Bhattacharya of Germany's European School of Management and Technology and Xueming Luo, associate professor of marketing, seems to conclusively prove that even a modest improvement in CSR ratings can deliver increase annual profits.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram published a report about tax season, which included an interview with Richard Mark, associate professor of accounting, and John Repsis, senior lecturer in accounting.
Josh Price, assistant professor of economics, was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in a story about a proposal before the Legislature to allow Texans to go online to comparison shop for health insurance.
Roger Meiners, professor of economics and department chair, was quoted in a Bloomberg.com story about states luring veteran professors to retire as budget cuts loom. "These buyouts will become more common," Meiners said. "Most states have horrific budget problems and they haven't dealt with the kinds of cuts in higher education that are going to be necessary."
James Campbell Quick, professor of organizational behavior and a Distinguished Professor in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, was quoted in a Forbes.com story about whether companies should offer sabbaticals. "We discovered that a sabbatical affords the opportunity to acquire interpersonal and professional skills that you wouldn't have a chance to build otherwise," Dr. Quick said. He is one of the authors of a sabbatical study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
Ritesh Saini, Assistant Professor of Marketing, commented to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram those corporations that make flat donations or contribute a portion of their retail sales to a cause like breast cancer reaserch hope for a pay off in more ways than one.
UT Arlington Economics Professor Bill Crowder estimates that each of the three World Series games scheduled at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington beginning Saturday has an economic impact of $7 million on the North Texas region, Crowder told NBC 5/KXAS-TV. Crowder called spending generated by the San Francisco Giants "gravy," and compared it to "a pebble being thrown in the pond—the ripples sort of spread out, and that's exactly how the economic impact does work."
Roger Meiners, Professor and Chairman of the Economics Department, wrote a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece that questioned whether a national fish hatchery that had received $179,000 in stimulus funding for solar panels was worthwhile.
Tara Larson, Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, was named in an August 22 Dallas Morning News op-ed piece as a co-author of a study suggesting that people are often unexpectedly willing to donate to the government.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Professor and Chair of the Economics Department, commented about the recently released employment figures in an article that appeared in the Dallas Business Journal and the Houston Business Journal.
Dennis Veit, advisor for the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program, has been selected to receive the Society for Human Resource Management's Southwest Conference 2010 Educator of the Year Award. As a result, the UT Arlington chapter of SHRM will receive a $1,000 grant. Mr. Veit will be honored during the October 2010 Southwest Conference keynote program.
Dr. Edmund Prater, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in a story about hot jobs and teaching a more holistic approach to supply chain business in their disciplines.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, Professor of Organizational Behavior and a Distinguished Professor in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, was quoted in a story in The Dallas Morning News about online confessions.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Professor and Chairman of the Economics Department, commented that President Barack Obama's proposed $3.83 trillion federal budget for the next fiscal year--with a projected deficit of $1.27 trillion--may be bad news for America, especially for future generations that will be footing the bill, the Dallas Business Journal reported.
Dr. Robert Rogers, Lecturer and Director of the Master of Science in Marketing Research program, commented on how the negative publicity regarding recent vehicle recalls may impact Toyota's future in a February 3 Dallas Business Journal article.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Professor of Economics, commented that most recessions are officially defined by the National Bureau of Economic Research in a Dallas Business Journal story about unemployment and this current recession.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Chair of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics and Law, was featured in a question-and-answer article about the possibility of a double-dip recession in the Dallas Business Journal.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Chair of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics and Law, was quoted in a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story about Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s tremendous economic impact on the local economy.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Chair of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics and Law, commented on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in a Dallas Business Journal question-and-answer story reported.
Dr. Roger Meiners, Chair of the Department of Economics and Professor of Economics and Law, was featured in a question-and-answer article about the end of the recession in the Dallas Business Journal.
Dr. Larry Chonko, the Thomas McMahon Professor in Business Ethics and chair for the Department of Marketing, is the 2009 recipient of the American Marketing Association Sales Interest Group Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has made meaningful contributions to the academic sales discipline over a long period of time.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, Professor of Organizational Behavior, has been speaking nationally and abroad on his theories of workplace stress and organizational behavior, the Fort Worth Business Press reported in Monday's online edition.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, Professor of Organizational Behavior, commented on the purpose of the Army’s new mental health testing for soldiers in an Aug, 17, 2009 article, in the Christian Science Monitor.
Dr. David Gray, Associate Dean and Professor, commented on the rise in student applications to the College of Business during the current economic recession in the Fort Worth Business Press article, “MBA seekers increasing in recession”, in the Aug. 17-23 issue.
Larry Chonko, the Thomas McMahon Professor in Business Ethics and Marketing Department Chair, was quoted in an Associated Press story about second-job options in these tough economic times. The AP story ran in newspapers and on television Web sites across the country.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Management, commented on corporate CFO roles during tough economic times in a May 26, 2009 Fort Worth Business Press article, “CFO Roles Shifting in Economic Downturn”.
Melanie McGee, Director of MBA Programs, was selected as an Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit recipient in the Academic Advising—Primary Role category from the National Academic Advising Association. Learn more.
An analysis on downsizing and profitability completed by Dr. Deepak Datta, the Eunice and James L. West Chair of Private Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management, was cited in The Tricky Truth About Downsizing on Harvard Business Online, May 1, 2009.
Dr. James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Management, received the Distinguished Record of Research or Creative Activity award at the University’s Spring Meeting of the Faculty and Associates on April 28, 2009. This award recognizes a distinguished record of research and scholarship or creative activity over an extended period of time.
Dr. Andrew Hansz, Associate Professor of Real Estate, commented on the residential real estate market in an April 29, 2009 CNBC article, "Is Now the Time for Some Home Buyers to Make a Deal?">
Dr. James Campbell Quick, the John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Management, is the presenter for the final session of the April 23 Daniels Fund Executive Forum at the University of Wyoming College of Business as reported in the Wyoming Business Report.
Dr. James Quick, Professor of Management, commented on using food for stress management in a Mar. 30, 2009 Fort Worth Star Telegram article, “At candy stores, sweet relief for tough times”.
Melanie McGee, Director of the Master of Business Administration programs, was quoted in O.K. Carter’s Fort Worth Business Press column. Carter wrote about how MBA programs are changing.
Dr. Roger E. Meiners, John and Judy Goolsby Distinguished Professor of Economics and Law, co-authored a joint study released March 16, Seven Myths About Green Jobs, an analysis of the growth and benefits of green-related jobs.
Dr. William Crowder,Associate Professor of Economics, commented on the economic stimulus bill in a Feb 14, 2009 Fort Worth Star Telegram article, “Texas, Tarrant stand to gain thousands of jobs from stimulus bill”.
Dr. Bill Crowder, Associate Professor of Economics, was quoted in a business story titled “Riding It Out” about the strength of the U.S. market in the January 26, 2009 issue of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Dr. Bill Crowder, Associate Professor of Economics, was quoted in a business story titled “Coming Out Ahead” about the importance of strategic planning for businesses, especially in a tough economy, in the January 26, 2009 issue of the Fort Worth Star Telegram.