For years, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have been advertised as “two great tastes that taste great together.” The same could be said of a new Baylor research project that over the next three years will examine the impact of religious communities on entrepreneurial behavior.
After all, in Baylor you have one of the world’s foremost Christian universities, and in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business you have one of the nation’s top entrepreneurship programs, with well-recognized professors and successful alumni. It only makes sense that this would be the place to study the role of faith in entrepreneurship.
The National Science Foundation apparently agrees, having awarded a nearly $400,000 grant to Baylor for this study, which will be headed up by business professor Mitchell Neubert and sociology professors Kevin Dougherty and Jerry Park. As one Hankamer associate dean put it, “When others are willing to invest in our faculty through such grants, they recognize that we have faculty who are doing great work.”
Sic ’em, Baylor researchers!