College of Business and Entrepreneurship Receives Award
By Kim Williams
Commerce, Texas (July 12, 2012)-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 meeting identified 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
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. 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.