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 no particular order):

A case on a local charity (to be submitted to the Case Research Journal). I also have an old case on the USPS that I may find time to finish. A book proposal with a colleague. I’ll… 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 enjoy writing business cases. I was an editor for a special issue of short cases for the Case Research Journal (Vol 37, Issue 3, Summer 2017, here’s a link); I now serve on CRJ’s editorial board and I’m the VP of Case Marketing for the North American Case Research Association, CRJ’s… 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, formerly at the Royal Agricultural University’s School of Business and Entrepreneurship (in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK) on a series of papers on fair trade. Dr. Cater… 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, currently a professor of education at Stephen F. Austin State University) on a series of papers on the marketization of K-12 education.

Here is what we’ve produced so far:

Olson Beal, H. K., & Beal, B. D. 2016. Assessing the impact… 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., Doty, H. 2018. Internet use for school-mandated… more

Mormonism and Female Ordination

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

I have a long-standing interest 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 academics… more

Nursing, Work Passion, and Career Success

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

I’m happy to have been able to contribute 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:

Bushardt, S. C, Young, M., & Beal, B. D. 2018. Understanding work passion: An important element for … 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… 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