Media Alerts / Story Ideas

Week of June 1, 2010

Published on June 1, 2010

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS THE LIFEBLOOD OF UH AND HOUSTON, BAUER PROF. SAYS

The spirit of entrepreneurship runs in Alan Lish’s blood – he’s been involved in every aspect of building a business, from recognizing a need in the marketing place and pitching an idea to potential investors to marketing and promoting a product and knowing when it’s time to sell. Now, after more than two decades of serial entrepreneurship, Lish is teaching what he knows to students at the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business through the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship. Lish’s experience in entrepreneurship can be used as a resource in a number of angles, including: how he plans to cultivate entrepreneurial ideas and action across the UH campus; the rise of technology commercialization and how it can benefit research universities; and how Houston compares to Austin and other cities in terms of entrepreneurship.

To schedule an interview with Lish, see Media Contacts section to the left.

MANAGEMENT PROFESSOR RESEARCHES GENDER BEHAVIOR DIFFERENCES IN CORPORATE LEADERSHIP

A management professor from UH Bauer says there are significant differences in the way male and female managers discipline employees. Professor Leanne Atwater, who heads the college’s Department of Management and is editor of Leadership Quarterly, recently published a study of discipline in the workplace in the Journal of Management and found that men and women both have a harder time accepting criticism from female bosses than they do from male superiors – employees of both genders are more likely to feel discipline from a female boss is unfair or mishandled, according to her research.

To schedule an interview with Atwater, see Media Contacts section to the left.

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