Future Projects

August 20, 2015 | Topics: , , | No Comments

This is a brief list of topics/projects I’m currently working on or planning to work on in the near future (in no particular order):

Essays on market failure, value creation, income and wealth distribution, and the disappearance of work.  Potential outlets include AMLE, JMI,… more

Management and Income Inequality

August 1, 2015 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

Towards the end of the 2014, I started thinking about how business practice and pedagogy have contributed to rising income inequality. I read Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, starting playing around with circular flow diagrams, began reading other books and scholarly articles… more

Business Case Writing

July 15, 2015 | Topics: , , , , | No Comments

I’m currently working on a case on the United States Postal Service (USPS). I wanted a case I could use in my strategic management classes that would require students to apply strategic management principles in a context that involved merit goods (and/or public goods) and would require some … more

Fair Trade

July 1, 2015 | Topics: , | No Comments

I’m currently working with Jim Cater, a colleague at The University of Texas at Tyler, and Lorna A. Collins, from the Royal Agricultural University’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship (in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK) on a series of papers on fair trade. Dr. Cater is the… more

The Marketization of K-12 Education

June 15, 2015 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

In mid-2012, I began working with Heather K. Olson Beal (my wife, an associate professor of education at Stephen F. Austin State University) on a series of papers on the marketization of K-12 education.

We are currently collecting data in a number of school districts on teacher perceptions of different… more

Job Fit

June 1, 2015 | Topics: , , | No Comments

I am enjoying working in the area of job fit with a small group of other scholars. This research is being led by Marina Astakhova, a colleague at The University of Texas at Tyler. Here’s what we’ve done so far:

Naydanova, E., & Beal, B. D.  2016.  Harmonious and obsessive… more

Mormonism and Female Ordination

April 1, 2014 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

I have a long-standing interesting in Mormonism. I was raised Mormon. I’ve written on Mormonism in scholarly outlets in the past (a book chapter in 2008, a business case in 2013), and I’ve blogged about Mormonism as a personal hobby.

In early 2014, I teamed up with a group of other… more

Nursing, Work Passion, and Career Success

July 1, 2013 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

I’m happy to be contributing to a series of papers on burnout, workpassion and career success in nursing.  Thanks to Dr. Stephen Bushardt for taking the lead on these papers:

Heard, P. L., Hartman, S., Beal, B. D., & Bushardt, S. C. 2014. Nursing comfort. . . more than helpful hands.… more

Motor Trike

January 1, 2013 | Topics: , , , , , | No Comments

Motor Trike, Inc. is an exciting and superbly-run family business located in Troup, TX, a small East Texas town approximately 20 miles southeast of Tyler, TX (where The University of Texas at Tyler is located).  Here is a link to the company’s website; This is a link to the company’s… more

Strategic Management Textbook

January 1, 2012 | Topics: , , , | No Comments

Here’s my “elevator” pitch for the book. It’s a strategic management text (for use in capstone strategy courses). Although it will cover all the traditional topics, it’ll be unique in four ways: a) a focus on value creation, b) inclusion of a broader range of different types… more

Corporate Social Responsibility

January 1, 2011 | Topics: , | No Comments

I left academia for a year (in 2008-2009), and when I came back (in 2010), I decided to focus on a research stream that I’d always been interested in, but had never explored.  Unfortunately, I picked an area that had already been canvassed by a large group of scholars and it was difficult… more