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Dr. Vanessa Patrick

I am happy to present the research insights in this newsletter. The first story features Dr. Dusya Vera's research that presents a novel lens by which to assess what "good deeds" of a firm constitute corporate social responsibility and how they should be evaluated.

The second article features research by Dr. Kristin Cullen-Lester that investigates how team members from multiple inter-organizational teams should interact and the factors that underlie effective intergroup collaboration.

We also have a new Bauer Business Focus that aired recently. Accounting professor Janet Meade discusses the importance of trust in our tax culture. Although, tax day is now deferred, the topic of building and securing citizen trust is timeless.

I wish you a safe and healthy week!

Dr. Vanessa Patrick
Associate Dean of Research
Bauer Professor of Marketing


Corporate Social Responsibility in the Time of COVID-19
Bauer Researcher Looks at CSR Implications in New Paper

Professor Dusya Vera

In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, some business leaders have demonstrated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The CEO of a popular restaurant chain announced he would forgo a salary, to keep employees on the payroll; clothing design firms have switched gears, sewing protective gear for health care workers; and some alcohol distillers are producing hand sanitizer, in addition to brewing beer.

An academic paper from C. T. Bauer College of Business Management Professor Dusya Vera makes a case for adopting a more nuanced evaluation of firms' CSR activities.


Assistant Professor Kristin Cullen-Lester

It Takes a Team
Bauer Researchers Look at Influences when Teams Interact

A recent research paper by C. T. Bauer College of Business Management Assistant Professor Kristin Cullen-Lester examines what influences are at play when multiple teams of people, often from different organizations, interact and work together.


Bauer Business Focus
Taxes & Trust

Bauer College Associate Professor of Accountancy and Taxation Janet Meade shares thoughts on how both citizens and the government can work toward greater tax compliance.


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