Mays Weekly, March 18, 2019

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Top items you need to know:
1. Review Dean Jones
2. Mays Mingle Tuesday
3. Startup workshop Thursday


Dean Jones’ review meetings this week
All Mays Business School faculty and staff are invited to meet with Carol Fierke, Provost and Executive Vice President, and Blanca Lupiani, Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost, to provide feedback as part of Dean Eli Jones’ review. The sessions scheduled for Wednesday (March 20) in 190 Wehner are Leadership Team 2-3 p.m., tenured faculty 3-4 p.m., and academic professional track faculty 4-5 p.m. Staff are invited to meet Thursday 8-9 a.m. in 186 Wehner.

Mays ranked for entrepreneurship research productivity
Mays faculty members are in the top 20 for the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Research Productivity Rankings. Mays is No. 11 in the world out of 497 schools with articles published in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice over the past five years. This aligns with Mays’ Grand Challenge of Entrepreneurship.

Accounting Ph.D. program ranked #1 overall
For the second consecutive year, the newly released BYU rankings of accounting Ph.D. programs rank Texas A&M’s Ph.D. program the #1 program overall among more than 200 Ph.D. programs. BYU also ranks Texas A&M’s accounting Ph.D. program as #1 in financial accounting, #1 in audit, and #2 in tax. These rankings are based on the research productivity of Texas A&M graduates during their first years as faculty members. View the rankings.

Help build Mays Transformational Leaders
Know any promising rising high school seniors? Encourage them to apply for the Mays Transformational Leadership Academy, a six-day residency program that provides students from underrepresented groups the opportunity to develop leadership skills and experience college life at Texas A&M. Participants will attend college-level courses and spend time with current Mays students, faculty, and staff. Information on admissions and financial aid will also be presented. The camp will culminate in an exciting entrepreneurial competition.

EY Teaching Excellence Award
Congratulations to Assistant Accounting Department Head Tara Blasor for receiving the 2018 EY Teaching Excellence Award. This award is given based upon annual input from all PPA students regarding the faculty members who created the greatest impact on their education.

Mays Mingle – learn about Mays MBA programs and MS Analytics
Mays Business School is hosting a Mays Mingle event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (March 21) at the Benjamin Knox Gallery. This is an event to allow the local professional community to learn more about Mays’ three MBA programs and MS Analytics. RSVP.

Marketing your startup – communication and strategy development workshop 
A workshop focused on startup marketing strategies will be held 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday (March 19) in Rudder 501. Well managed marketing is a strategic tool that allows a startup to shape its value proposition, hone their pitch, and build a sales pipeline. Joan Quintana will be speaking at the workshop and offer her insights into marketing a startup. She is the managing partner at Advent GX, the Innovation Underground, and the SEAD Academy. Register.

Interactive Marketing Research Conference – CityCentre Houston
The Interactive Marketing Research Conference will take place March 27-29 at Mays Business School CityCentre campus in Houston. This conference gathers researchers from all areas of the world to promote high-quality marketing analysis. As technology rapidly advances, interactive marketing is being reshaped and many markets are being disrupted. Leading digital marketing practitioners working at the frontiers of interactive marketing will be teaching at this conference. Register here.


March 19: 3 Day Startup informational
March 19: Full-Time MBA Virtual Information Session
March 20: Houston Information Session – Executive MBA and Professional MBA
March 20: McFerrin Methods: Modernizing Business with Reveal Modern
March 20: 3 Day Startup applications close
March 22: Aggie Angel Network meeting
March 22: MRE Speaker Series – Mark Taylor


Forthcoming accounting article
Congratulations to Accounting Assistant Professor Matt Ege, Ph.D. student Jennifer Glenn, and Accounting Professor John Robinson for their forthcoming article in Contemporary Accounting Research titled, “Unexpected SEC resource constraints and comment letter quality.”

Forthcoming accounting article
Congratulations to Accounting Assistant Professor Matt Ege for his forthcoming accounting article in AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory, titled, “Audit firm reputational consequences of alleged non-accounting misconduct by clients: How bargaining power temporarily shifts around securities litigation.” Co-authors are Dain Donleson and Justin Leiby.

Forthcoming information and operations management article
Congratulations to Information and Operations Management Associate Professor Anupam Agrawal for his forthcoming article in the Manufacturing and Service Operations Management titled, “How Does a Return Period Policy Change Affect Multichannel Retail Profitability?”

The Journal of Marketing has published a paper co-authored by Majit Yadav (MKTG), Sven Molner, and Jaideep C. Prabhu. The paper’s title is “Lost in a Universe of Markets: Toward a Theory of Market Scoping for Early Stage Technologies.” The American Marketing Association published an article about it: “Why it’s actually good to be vague about markets.”


Say “howdy!” to Mark Schwartz, an Executive Professor in the Department of Management.


MBA programs, Houston Chronicle, March 12, 2019, “How Texas MBA programs fared on latest U.S. News rankings.” Also in San Antonio Express-News, and Laredo Morning Times Online.

Mays Business School, The Eagle, March 6, 2019, “Bryan Rotary Club opens nominations to recognize local businesses for community impact.”

Mays Business School, The Battalion, March 6, 2019, “Passing It Back: The legacy of William “Bill” C. Lonquist Jr. ’48, Texas A&M’s oldest living Yell Leader.”

John Robinson (ACCT), NBC News, March 8, 2019, “As calls for a wealth tax grow, here’s how wide the wealth gap is .”

Luis Torres (REC), Rio Grande Guardian, March 13, 2019, “Torres: Valley economy is NOT heading for recession.”

Michael Withers (MGMT), Business and management Ink, March 14, 2019, “Socioemotional wealth, family control, and the choice of business exit.”

James Gaines (REC), Dallas Morning News online, March 11, 2019, “North Texas home prices stalled in February as sales flattened.”

Leonard Berry (MKTG), Malta Independent Online, March 8, 2019, “People diagnosed with cancer often don’t embrace the term ‘survivor.'”

Mike Shaub (ACCT),, March 15, 2019, “Local tanning salon apologizes for controversial Facebook post.”


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