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Research and Faculty

Career Research Excellence Award

IROM Professor Andrew Whinston received the Career Research Excellence Award for his research in information systems and development of a new academic discipline. 

Research and Faculty

Career Achievement Award

Robert Prentice received the Distinguished Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Prentice is only the third person to receive the award since 2008.

Research and Faculty

No. 5 Worldwide

For the second year in a row, McCombs School of Business faculty were rated the fifth most powerful in the world for research.

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Research and Faculty

Ethan Burris

Burris spent four months working as a visiting scholar at Google headquarters studying how employees speak up. Here's what he learned about the experience.

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Latest News

Harvard Business Review |
February 29th, 2016

All organizations go through periods of learning and forgetting. It’s why they make the same preventable mistakes over and over again.

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Harvard Business Review |
Jan - Feb Issue, 2016

Having an open-door policy and anonymous reviews can backfire. Burris explains why employees don’t speak up and what management can do about it.

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CBS News |
January 5th, 2016

Research with Professors Raj Raghunathan and Wayne Hoyer explains why people are more likely to overeat “healthy” food.

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Research and Insights from Texas Enterprise

Despite Perception, Business PACs Don’t Buy Politicians - Tim Werner and Brian Richter

If elections are for sale, who’s doing the buying? Turns out, corporations aren’t giving the biggest bucks to electoral campaigns.

Rank Matters: Index Position Can Change Stock’s Price - Inessa Liskovich

New research from the McCombs School of Business finds a change in a stock’s relative ranking can cause its price to rise or fall — and sometimes, creates trading opportunities.

Super Bowl Ads Try to Score More Points with Viewers - Wayne Hoyer and Leigh McAlister

Researchers are tracking viewer responses to commercials second-by-second to reveal when they tune in or out. What does it mean future Super Bowl ads?


Spotlight Publications

Carroll, Robert J.; Primo, David M.; Richter, Brian K. Strategic Management Journal. Jan. 2016, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 66-85.


Almazan, Andres; de Motta, Adolfo; Titman, Sheridan. Journal of Financial Economics. Dec. 2015, Vol. 118, Issue 3, pp. 636-657.


Bermiss, Y. Sekou; Murmann, Johann P. Strategic Management Journal. Nov. 2015, Vol. 36, Issue 11, pp. 1697-1716.