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Should Millennials Influence Corporate Practices?

By Seth Romo—When an HR Director of Odessa, a fictional oil and gas company, decides to hire employees after a layoff, she brings in new millennial talent and faces unexpected challenges. Simply: The new millennial employees find the on-call work rotations to demand too much of their time that could be spent elsewhere. This was…

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The Cameron Pledge

By Angie De La Cruz and Dina Alkhamis, President and Vice President of the Business Ethics Society- Cameron School of Business—— In alignment with the social responsibility and ethical initiatives that the University of St. Thomas-Houston has implemented in this past year, we would like to introduce to you The Cameron Pledge.  This project was…

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Women’s Business Ethics Forum Luncheon: Is “Too Much” Ever “Not Enough” in Executive Pay?

By Tho Nguyen—Every six months, the Houston Women’s Business Ethics Forum along with Murray Hill Institute(Texas),  host Business Ethics Forums to discuss and develop philosophical and actionable frameworks for ethical and effective business management. In addition, the forums are designed to empower women to transform culture through strong and ethical leadership. On behalf of UST…

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Coffee Hour With a Leader

By Gregory L. Krueger — On September 28, 2016, at the Cameron School of Business’ Celt Coffee hour, I had the privilege of hearing Mr.Bernt Netland, Chief Executive Officer and President of Chief Executive Officer and President of Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC, speak. The moment Mr. Netland began to speak, it was evident that he is…

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Advertising and Economics

By Dr. Hassan Shirvani–Advertising is an important feature of our daily economic life.  As we watch TV, listen to radio, read newspapers and magazines, and use social media, we are constantly bombarded with advertisements.  For this “privilege,” we are asked to pay some $325 billion per year, roughly 2 percent of our annual national income.  Given this heavy demand of advertising on our…

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Business Ethics Forum Luncheon: Hiring Well

By Angie De La Cruz–Every three months a group of peer executives in the Houston area gather together in a Business Ethics Forum to develop and implement philosophical and actionable frameworks for ethical and effective business management. Last Friday, September 16th, I had the fortune to attend the forum on behalf of the UST Cameron…

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How to Succeed in the Cameron School of Business: An Insider’s Scoop

Whether a student is a first generation college student or comes from a long line of college graduates, college can be a new world of experiences and challenges for students.  Many times students aren’t aware of the skills, behaviors, and habits that can make or break their academic career. The Cameron School of Business is…

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The Three Cannibals: Part One- The Problem

By Patricio Torres-Palacio, Ph.D.— Managers work with projects all the time.  It is pretty much their job.  For such a goal, knowledge and skills are necessary.  Among the  managerial skills that are indispensable for success in Project Management, several could be highlighted:  presentation, critical thinking, team building, and ingenuity.  Some of the most successful businesses…

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Becoming a Leader in a Changing World

By Patricio Torres-Palacio, Ph.D.– “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” (John F. Kennedy) There are so many things that have been said about leadership.  How many times has the question been asked “is a leader made or born?” I believe that both cases are possible. Perception of Leadership Times and environments affect leadership…

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Schumpeter on Entrepreneurship

By Dr. Hassan Shirvani –Since the great Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) introduced the concept of entrepreneurship into economics almost a century ago, economists have struggled to systematically incorporate this concept into their models of economic development, with only limited success.   As a result, the initial enthusiasm over the unique role of entrepreneurs as heroic…

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