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Business, Government & Society News Archive

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Werner Recognized at Texas Basketball

As part of the Academic Accolades program, several McCombs faculty members will be recognized during halftime at the Texas vs. Texas Texas Tech basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 26. You're  invited to attend the game and help us cheer on Ethan Burris, Judson Caskey, Carlos Carvalho, Richard Lowery, Garrett Sonnier, and Tim Werner.

Professor Stephanie Jue Gives Faculty Research Publication

On March 6, Professor Stephanie Jue gave a Faculty Research Presentation entitled “The Value of Nature’s Services: Accessing the Economic Cost of Human Impact.”

Meakin Receives MBA Teaching Award

Each year the students in MBA Programs at McCombs vote for the Most Outstanding Professor in their program. The Texas Evening MBA class of 2012 awarded this distinction to BGS faculty member, Christopher Meakin. The Texas MBA at Houston class of 2012 also gave awarded Christopher jointly with two other McCombs faculty members. Previously, the Texas MBA at Mexico City classes of 2010 and 2011 gave Christopher their Outstanding Professor recognition. He has been on the full-time MBA Faculty honor roll every year since 2003.

Cambridge University Press published Dr. Timothy Werner's new book "Public Forces and Private Politics" in the UK this month. The press will release the book in the US in late July. Werner's book is the first in Cambridge's new Business and Public Policy series. It focuses on the tight relations between traditional corporate political strategy, the public policy agenda, and the private political actions of various firm stakeholders. The book includes material gathered through interviews of executives at Fortune 500 firms, and quantitative case studies on environmental issues, gay rights, and executive compensation.

Forbes magazine recently discussed BGS Assistant Professor Brian Richter's recent paper claiming that Chrysler might have done better without the government bailout. It also touched on the innovative research techniques used in the paper. Richter's co-authors are Guy Holburn and Adam Fremeth of the University of Western Ontario.