Bauer Business Minds: Research for the Real World.
Bauer Business Minds: Research for the Real World - C. T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Dr. Vanessa Patrick

In angel investing, as in life, it is better when others are along for the ride!

Our first story features research by Dr. Vijay Yerramilli that identifies a key factor underlying the long-term success of angel investors – the quantity, quality, and geographic scope of their network connections. Our second story presents insights gleaned by Dr. Janet Meade and Dr. Kiran Parthasarathy who identify best practices for online teaching and online learning.

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



Engaging with Investors Early

Photo: Professor of Finance Vijay Yerramilli

Research from John H. Duncan Professor of Finance Vijay Yerramilli at the C. T. Bauer College of Business sheds light on how individual angel investors engage other investors in early-stage startups. Though critical for launching embryonic businesses, little academic research has been done that examines how angels are able to convince other investors to join in later-stage funding rounds.


Multiple Modes for Course Success

Photo: Assistant Professor Kiran Parthasarathy and Associate Professor Janet Meade

When the pandemic disrupted traditional face-to-face classrooms, faculty at the C. T. Bauer College of Business improvised on the spot, adding new modes of learning to reach students in multiple ways as classes transitioned online. Because research exploring the effectiveness of online instruction is limited, Associate Professor Janet Meade and Assistant Professor Kiran Parthasarathy decided to investigate what worked best for the more than 1,000 students taking a managerial accounting course during the spring semester in 2020.

 

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