April 24, 2017

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Come celebrate the grand opening of Blackstone LaunchPad, a campus-based entrepreneurship program directed by Don Lewis (MGMT), on Friday (April 28) at the University Club in Rudder Tower. The celebration will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and include remarks, tours of the Blackstone LaunchPad studio and light refreshments. Register here

Get your Mays gear at the last Mays Exchange sale of the year this Wednesday and Thursday (April 26-27) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m outside of Ray Auditorium (Wehner 113).

University Distinguished Professor Leonard Berry (MKTG) contributed to the global conversation about end-of-life care with an article in BMJ Opinion, an extension of British Medical Journal. Berry’s coauthors were Brad Stuart and Avis Begoun.

The Mays commencement ceremony for Mays graduates and undergraduate students will be 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, in Reed Arena.

A paper by Assistant Professor Markus Fitza (MGMT) and Professor Laszlo Tihanyi (MGMT) has been accepted for publication in the Strategic Management Journal. The paper is titled, “How much does ownership matter?”

An article coauthored by former MGMT doctoral students Brian Connelly and Christina Matz Carnes, Professor Laszlo Tihanyi (MGMT), David Ketchen (Auburn) and Walter Ferrier (Kentucky) was published in the latest (May) issue of the Strategic Management Journal. The title of the paper is “Competitive Repertoire Complexity: Governance Antecedents and Performance Outcomes.” Watch a video of the abstract of the article here.

A paper by Associate Professor Nathan Sharp (ACCT) titled “Whistleblowers and Outcomes of Financial Misrepresentation Enforcement Actions” was accepted for publication at the Journal of Accounting Research. Two of his coauthors, Jaron Wilde and Jerry Martin, are graduates of the Ph.D. program at Mays Business School.

Amalesh Sharma, who will begin an assistant professor of marketing at Mays in July, was named winner of the 2016 PDMA (Product Development Management Association) Dissertation Proposal Competition.

A paper by first-year Ph.D. student Yuna Choe (MKTG), titled “Weight Illusion: How Number of Apps Impact Weight Perception and Product Evaluations,” was accepted for the upcoming Summer AMA conference.

The 2017 Aggie Advertising team, Good Bull Advertising, placed fourthin the district level National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) April 5-7. The team, advised by Clinical Professor Lisa Troy (MKTG), proposed an integrated marketing campaign with the theme “Good Fortune Awaits”, for the competition’s corporate sponsor, Tai Pei Foods. Additionally, the 2016 team won silver at the Addy awards for their campaign “Stuff Happens” for Snapple.

Full-Time MBA candidate Mitchell Greenberg ’17 and his startup company SABER tied for first place at Startup Aggieland’s Silicon Valley Bank Shark Frenzy. His company includes Alan Glowczwski (TIPS Imaging Director), Kristen Maitland (Texas A&M’s Associate Department Head of Biomedical Engineering), April Lovelady and Robert Smith. Greenberg serves as CEO.

HEALTH TIP

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COMING UP

April 27: Full-Time MBA Diversity and Inclusion event
April 28: Blackstone Launchpad grand opening
April 28: Master of Real Estate case competition

See all upcoming events at http://mays.tamu.edu/events/

SPEAKERS

April 24: Courtney McKenzie, Buckle

IN THE NEWS

Jim Gaines (REC), Fort Worth Star-Telegram, April 13, 2017, “It’s brutal out there: buyers face sticker shock looking for a home.”

Startup Aggieland, KAGS-TV, April 14, 2017, “Aggies students invent the Versa Brush.”

Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, The Battalion, April 17, 2017, “Student-run organization helps aspiring entrepreneurs reach goals.”

Venky Shankar (MKTG), The Eagle, April 18, 2017, “New on-campus hotel, convention center planned at Texas A&M.”

Leonard Berry (MKTG), Harvard Business Review, April 19, 2017, “How service companies can earn customer trust and keep it.

Eli Jones (DEAN), Inside Philanthropy, April 19, 2017, “More than shareholder value: a look at the new frontiers of business education philanthropy.”

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