Texas A&M University-Commerce
2:14 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

College of Business and Entrepreneurship Receives Award

COMMERCE - The Texas A&M University-Commerce College of Business and Entrepreneurship will receive the Center for Ethical Business Cultures Halloran Award for the best paper on business ethics in Boston on August 6th.

“Since we changed our name to the College of Business and Entrepreneurship, one of our papers this year for the Academy of Management developed a framework for entrepreneurial stewardship based upon my interest in leadership. Dr. Pane Haden of Texas A&M University has interest in corporate social responsibility, and we partnered with Dr. Mario Hayek because of his background in entrepreneurship,” said Dr. John Humphreys, professor of management and the former chair of the management history division of the Academy of Management. “This paper has been selected for the best paper proceedings and we are already leaving our entrepreneurial mark.”

The group submitted the paper to the 2012 Academy of Management annual meetin,g identifying specific elements inherent within the role of entrepreneur as ethical steward and socially responsible leader. The archive used for the analysis was the Trumpet Records/Lillian Shedd McMurry Collection, which is available at the Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, at the University of Mississippi.

The title of the paper is “Entrepreneurial Stewardship and Implicit CSR: The Responsible Leadership of Lillian Shedd McMurry.” The Academy of Management is the leading professional association for scholars dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about management. It is the oldest and largest scholarly management association in the world with nearly 19,000 members from 110 nations.

“We submitted the paper to the management history division of the academy and it was accepted for presentation in a division session at the annual meeting, then selected for the best paper proceedings (top 10 percent of accepted papers), and later chosen as the winner,” Humphreys said. “This award demonstrates that A&M-Commerce faculty consistently contributes to the development of management thought at the highest levels.”

This manuscript was a team effort with Humphreys as lead author, with collaboration from Dr. Hayek also of A&M-Commerce, Dr.  Haden at Texas A&M University, Dr. Jacqueline Einstein at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Jason Fertig at University of Southern Indiana, Dr. William Paczkowsk at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Dr. David Weir at University Campus Suffolk, United Kingdom.