Abdul Rasheed has been named to the Endowed Eunice and James L. West Distinguished Professorship of Private Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the College of Business.
Abdul Rasheed, management professor and chair, has received the Endowed Eunice and James L. West Distinguished Professorship of Private Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
Rachel Croson, dean of the College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington, said Rasheed’s work on initial public offerings by foreign firms in U.S. stock exchanges, differences in corporate governance across countries and the impact of appointing politically connected directors have positioned him as a leading researcher in his fields.
“Dr. Rasheed has brought a better understanding of the integration of capital markets and its impact on the strategies of firms. He is finding that the implications of capital market integration are no less than that of the integration of product markets,” Croson said. “That is valuable information for global firms and for UT Arlington management students.”
Rasheed, who has been at UT Arlington since 1988, is the current chair of the Department of Management in the College of Business.
Eunice West was a philanthropist who spent millions of dollars helping children, Alzheimer's patients and Texas Wesleyan University students, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said in her 1998 obituary. Mrs. West was the widow of James L. West, a former Tandy Corp. executive who died in 1983 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
The endowed chair and professorship was started in 1980.
Rasheed said the professorship would allow him to continue ongoing research projects.
“I think measuring the impact of appointing politically connected directors is an interesting area of research,” Rasheed said. “We are trying to explore under what circumstances firms try to do so and how this affects subsequent firm behavior.”
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