Good morning. In today’s edition, headshots in April and Mays wins twice!


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@MAYS SPRING 2021 OUT NOW

LIFELONG LEARNING “… NO ONE CAN TAKE THIS LEARNING AWAY”

The CPA is just like a driver’s license. Just because you have a license doesn’t mean you’re a good accountant; you have to continue to learn and to improve.

“In my 32 years of teaching at Texas A&M, I have witnessed Mays faculty, time and time again, foster in their students an unwavering approach to lifelong learning to attain success and rise to the top as leaders in the industry.” READ MORE: mays.tamu.edu/atMays

STORIES FROM THE STRATEGIC PLAN

STRATEGIC

INITIATIVE #3 – IMPACTFUL TEACHING & LEARNING

YOU’RE INVITED: A CONVERSATION WITH JIM FISH

Business Honors is pleased to invite you to attend a conversation with Jim Fish. Mr. Fish is President and CEO for Waste Management (WM), North America’s leading provider of comprehensive waste management environmental services. WM serves more than 20 million customers, partnering with them to manage and reduce waste while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy.

Monday, March 29th, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
This will be an in-person event: Wehner 113
Sign-up is required. Sign up here.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAVE THE DATE: HEADSHOTS ON APRIL 23, 2021

Headshots for Mays Faculty, Staff, and Ph.D. Students are scheduled for Friday, April 23, 2021, from Noon until 4 p.m., right outside Cocanougher.

SAVE THE DATE: MAYS FACULTY / STAFF MEETING, FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021

Please save the date for our Spring 2021 Faculty / Staff Meeting! The meeting will be held virtually on April 30, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Zoom invitation to follow.


ACHIEVEMENTS

GREAT NEWS FROM THE JAMES BENJAMIN DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING

Sarah Stuber’s paper titled, “Do PCAOB Inspections Improve the Accuracy of Accounting Estimates?,” which is co-authored with her Ph.D. advisor, Chris Hogan, was accepted for publication at Journal of Accounting Research! This paper is based on Sarah’s first-year paper from her doctoral program at Michigan State. Congrats!

Sean McGuire’s coauthored paper titled “Expected Economic Growth and Investment in Corporate Tax Planning” was accepted for publication at Review of Accounting Studies.

Korok Ray’s coauthored paper titled “Team Incentives Under Private Contracting” was accepted for publication at the RAND Journal of Economics. Korok’s paper emerged out of his dissertation many years ago at Stanford—he finally got around to publishing it.

GREGORY HEIM DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR TEACHING

Texas A&M University and The Association of Former Students have selected 24 outstanding faculty and staff to be honored with the 2021 Distinguished Achievement Awards. Since 1955 the Distinguished Achievement Awards have been awarded to those who exhibit the highest standards of excellence at Texas A&M. The Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award honors Texas A&M faculty and staff members in the categories of teaching, research, individual student relations, graduate mentoring, administration, staff, and extension/outreach/continuing education/professional development.

MAYS TEAM PLACES THIRD GLOBALLY IN BI NORWEGIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL GLOBAL CASE COMPETITION

Congrats to the “Greenbelt” team that competed in the BI Norwegian Business School’s Global Case Competition, and finished an incredible 3rd globally! The focus of Greenbelt was on Women’s Empowerment. Of the original 85 teams, 15 remained after completing the first round. And after another knock-out round, only three competed in the super final. Congrats to Ryan Staples, Mays MBA candidate, and his teammates for the #aMAYSing job!

GREAT NEWS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

Amalesh Sharma and co-authors have a forthcoming article in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Title: How Does the Adoption of Digital Payment Technologies Influence Unorganized Retailers’ Performance? An Investigation in an Emerging Market. Co-authors:  A. Adhikary and S.B. Borah.

Hari Sridhar and co-authors’ paper has been selected as Finalist for the 2020 AMA/ Marketing Science Institute/ H. Paul Root Award, titled, “Improving Cancer Outreach Effectiveness Through Targeting and Economic Assessments: Insights from a Randomized Field Experiment. Co-authors: Yixing Chen (our former doctoral student), Ju-Yeon Lee, Katharine McCallister, Amit Singhal.

Hari Sridhar and Roger Best have written an article for the AMA website that focuses on customer satisfaction as an organizing framework. See it here: https://www.ama.org/customer-satisfaction-an-organizing-framework-for-strategy/

Texas A&M Sales Team — Winners Again
The Texas A&M Collegiate Sales Team WON the National Collegiate Sports Sales Competition out of 30 competing universities and over 100 student competitors. Our two individual competitors finished in second place (Ernest Broomfield) and fourth place (Georgia Orgain) overall. Andrew Loring has been leading this initiative for a number of years and continues to provide excellent leadership.


REMINDERS

COVID-19 Resources

Texas A&M Employee Return to Campus: The Multi-Phase plan for the return to campus
Texas A&M official COVID-19 site: The most up-to-date information from the university level
COVID-19 information for employees: For employment-related information concerning COVID-19
Zoom backgrounds: Made for Mays faculty, staff, and students


IN THE NEWS

Halket, Jonathan (FINC) – DSNews.com, Regions With the Most Overleveraged Mortgagers

Hallermann, Detlef (FINC) – EurekAlertDow-like index for energy prices might help smooth transition to clean power; Also seen in Nature Communications, NewsCaf, Bioengineer, Scienmag, Tech Explore, 7th Space, Eurasia Review, Science Blog, The World News Monitor, Science Daily

Medina, Paolina (FINC) – TAMU Today, Investors Are More Loyal To — And Buy More From — Brands Whose Stocks They Own

Sorescu, Sorin (FINC) – EurekAlertDow-like index for energy prices might help smooth transition to clean power; Also seen in Nature Communications, NewsCaf, Bioengineer, Scienmag, Tech Explore, 7th Space, Eurasia Review, Science Blog, The World News Monitor, Science Daily


AROUND THE UNIVERSITY

  • The Role of Nonprofits & Philanthropy in Fostering Equity for All (Virtual) – Hosted by The Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy at The Bush School – Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Register Here
  • 5th Annual TAMU Sustainability Awards Ceremony (Virtual) – Monday, April 12, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Register Here
  • 2021 Hunger Consortium (Virtual) – Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register Here