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William Worthington, IV, PhD

Co-Director 2014 Baylor Business in Europe - Management & Entrepreneurship
Director - Family Business Institute
Clinical Associate Professor - Management & Entrepreneurship

Contact Information

Email:  Bill_Worthington@baylor.edu
Campus Phone:  (254) 710-6203
Fax:  (254) 710-1093
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98006
Waco, TX  76798-8006
Office Location:  313 HSB

Office Hours

Monday 1:30 pm-4pm
Tuesday 1:30 pm-4pm
Thursday 1:30 pm-4pm
By Appointment

Educational Background

  • Ph D - Business Management, TEXAS A&M UNIV COLLEGE STA, 2007
  • MBA - Entrepreneurship, PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, 2001
  • BS - Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1990

Responsibilities

Aiding Les Palich in the recruitment of students, design of curriculum, and execution of the Baylor Business in Europe program. Activity resulted in 117% recruitment goals achieved two months earlier than last year with a growing waiting list.

Initiating our social media program via Twitter
Rewriting our web site copy and design to improve effectiveness of our message to aide the accomplishment of our goals
Integrating our activities with our message to improve the interaction between our Institute and our constituents

Work Experience

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Baylor University (July 2013 - Present)
  • Director, Institute for Family Business (July 2013 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Baylor University (August 2007 - Present)
  • Lecturer / Research Assistant, Texas A&M University (August 2002 - August 2007)
  • Owner, WREALCO (February 1997 - Present)
  • Engineering Project Manager, Brown & Root, Inc (Halliburton) (January 1991 - February 1997)
  • Staff Sergeant, 924 Tactical Fighter Wing - USAFR (March 1986 - 1994)

Consulting

  • Management, Brandywine Waterproofing, Philadelphia, PA (January 2013 - Present)

Awards and Honors

  • Best Presenter, Family Firm Institute Annual Conference (September 2010)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Academy of Management - Business Policy Strategy division (August 2008)
  • Finalist - Best Student Paper, Western Academy of Management (March 2007)
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching, Texas A&M University (2006)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Academy of Management - Business Policy Strategy division (August 2004)
  • Summer Research Fellowship: 2003 thru 2006, Mays Business School (2003)
  • Board of Regents Research Fellowship: 2002 thru 2005, Texas A&M University (2002)
  • OGS / Dean's Scholarship: 2002 thru 2005, Texas A&M University (2002)

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of International Business
  • Academy of Management
  • Family Firm Institute
  • International Student Committee, Rotary International
  • Strategic Management Society
  • United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Biography

William J. Worthington is an Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Texas A&M University, Mays Business School where he was honored as the 2005-2006 recipient of the “Outstanding Teaching by a Doctoral Student” award. With a minor in International Security from the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service, his research interests converge at the interaction of business and government.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Worthington earned a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University then worked as an engineering project manager for Halliburton - Brown & Root on several international projects based out of Houston, Texas. Later, he started his own small business serving the development and sales needs of family-owned businesses in the Philadelphia area while earning an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Penn State.

Dr. Worthington has presented his research at annual conferences including the Academy of Management where he was awarded 2008 Best Reviewer by the Business Policy and Strategy division, Western Academy of Management where he was a finalist for Best Student Paper in 2006, the Academy of International Business, and the Disaster Recovery Conference. He has also presented before the Board of Advisors at the Texas A&M Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and has published his work in several management journals including Business Horizons, Management and Organization Review, and Decision Science Journal of Innovative Education.

Publications

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

The Kings' Counsel: Rightly Dividing Truth in Vocation: Wrealco, 4th Quarter 2013.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Faith in Family Firms," Family Business Wiki, (March 2013).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Strategic Allliance Poker: Resources and Trust Within the Classroom," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, Vol. In Press, (May 2011) (coauthors: Christopher Reutzel, Jamie Collins).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"FrameEx: Classroom exercise to demonstrate strategic framework value," Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, (2011) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, Christopher R. Reutzel).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Succession Plan Scenario," (June 2010) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, John E. Schoen).

"Succession Plan Scenario," (June 2010) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, John E. Schoen).

"Succession Plan Scenario," (May 2010) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, John E. Schoen).

"Succession Plan Scenario," (May 2010) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, John E. Schoen).

"Succession Plan Scenario," (May 2010) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, John E. Schoen).

"How to Choose a Successor," (February 2010) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, John E. Schoen).

"Research With Impact," (Spring 2010) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, John E. Schoen).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Knowledge Management, Supply Chain Technology Investments and Overall Firm Performance: Developing a Competitive Advantage," Management Research Review, Vol. 33, No. 10, (2010), pp. 947-960 (coauthors: Jamie Collins, Pedro M. Reyes, Marisabel Romero).

"Beyond risk mitigation: Enhancing corporate innovation with scenario planning," Business Horizons, Vol. 52, (2009) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, Michael A Hitt).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Passing the Torch: Family Business Succession Planning," (Winter 2009) (coauthors: Jamie Collins, John E. Schoen).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Emerging markets as learning laboratories: Learning behaviors of local firms and foreign entrants in different institutional contexts," Management and Organization Review, Vol. 1, No. 3, (November 2005), pp. 353-380 (coauthors: Michael A. Hitt, Haiyang Li).

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"The Styles Company STEP," STEP Program (coauthors: Marlene Reed).

Presentations and Proceedings

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Beretta: Prudence and Audacity," presented at the MBA gathering, Dallas, Texas, March 2014.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Family Business Succession," presented at the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Workshop, San Antonio, Texas, March 2014.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Entrepreneurial Mindsets - Global," presented at the 2013 Global STEP Summit, Barcelona, Spain, November 2013.

"," presented at the New Mexico Family Business Alliance Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, September 2013.

"Styles Family Enterprise," presented at the Family Enterprise Research Conference, Vina del Mar, Chile, March 2013.

"Retirement well-being expectation," presented at the Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, September 2012.

"Proton Therapy: John Styles & Sons," presented at the Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, May 2012.

"The Styles Company: Proton Cancer Therapy Center," presented at the Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

"Indian incumbent well-being expectation," Proceedings of the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, New Orleans, LA, January 2012.

"Venn system interaction: Classifications and conversations," presented at the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, New Orleans, LA, January 2012.

"Unbundling the Bundling Process: SME Response to Environmental Context," presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Miami, FL, November 2011.

"Knowledge Management Systems: Adoption to Performance," presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas, August 2011.

"Retirement Well Being of Family Firm CEOs: Incumbent Expectations," presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, Texas, August 2011.

"Interaction Dyads Between Members of a Closed Family Business System," presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Family Enterprise Research Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2011.

"Retirement Well-Being Expectation," presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Family Enterprise Research Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, May 2011.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Retirement Well Being: Insights From Research," presented at the Baylor Family Business Forum, Waco, Texas, November 2010.

"Family Business Retirement Perspectives Vary, Services Should Too," Proceedings of the Family Firm Institute 2010 Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, September 2010.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Trust and Relax? Keys to Retiring Well for Family Firm Founders," presented at the Family Enterprise Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico, April 2010.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Entrepreneurship at Baylor," presented at the 1000 Friends of Waco, Waco, Texas, November 2009.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"FrameEx: Demonstrating the Value of Strategic Frameworks," presented at the Strategic Management Society 29th Annual International conference, Washington, D.C., October 2009.

"Eternal Beliefs: Impact on Satisfaction and Performance," presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, August 2009.

Teaching and Learning Scholarship

"Strategic Alliance Poker: Demonstrating Resource Complimentarity and Trust in Strategic Alliances," presented at the Academy of Management conference, Chicago, IL, August 2009.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Impact of Belief Salience on Work," Proceedings of the Academy of International Business Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2009.

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Entrepreneurship at Baylor," presented at the Downtown Rotary, Waco, TX, May 2009.

"Entrepreneurship at Baylor," presented at the Hewitt Chamber of Commerce, Waco, TX, May 2009.

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Strategic Alliance Poker: Demonstrating the Importance of Complementary Resources and Trust in Strategic Alliance Management," Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education, Nashville, TN, May 2009.
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