• Reducing Income Inequalities: The Case of Austin 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L.; Kumazawa, Risa (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    According to many economic development specialists, cities that support high-tech industries can expect to show higher and longer running rates of growth. Such has been the case in Austin. However, economic growth does not ...
  • Regaining Ground: Business Development and the SBIR Program in Texas 

    Patterson, Fred (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) is a $2 billion federal set-aside for small, technology-oriented business development. SBIR funding helps young firms bring their products to market. Texas, despite a ...
  • The Regional Economic Impact of New Airport Construction: The Case of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In the late 1980, it became apparent that Austin’s Robert Mueller Municipal Airport would not be equal to the demands generated by the growth of the city surrounding it. Consequently, in September 1993, Austin voters ...
  • Renewable Energy in Texas 

    Hoffner, John (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Examination of the production potential and demand in Texas for renewable energy from three sources: solar photovoltaic cells, wind and bioenergy.
  • Rethinking High Tech in Texas: Policy Challenges 

    Echeverri-Carroll, Elsie L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Defining “high technology” is not easy. However, one component of defining it has been widely accepted: a high percentage of both R&D expenditures and engineers and scientists. The assumption here is that high-tech industries, ...
  • Rewired for Competition: The Restructuring of Electricity Markets in Texas 

    Zarnikau, Jay (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Traditionally, the U.S. electric utility industry has been subject to a comprehensive system of government regulation. However, in the 1980s, policymakers and economists increasingly questioned the need for regulatory ...
  • Rewrapping the Package: Managerial Incentives and Corporate Governance 

    Parrino, Robert (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The modern corporation is an efficient means of organizing large-scale production because it encourages efficient contracting. The corporate form of organization also facilitates combining the capital from many dispersed ...
  • Shaping Health Reform for the US-Mexico Border Region 

    Homedes, Núria; Ugalde, Antonio (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    There is no area in the U.S. where improving health coverage and availability is more urgent than in the Texas-Mexico border, where population growth and disease rates rise, yet the number of physicians and dentists in the ...
  • Small Business in the Electronic Marketplace: A Blueprint for Survival 

    Ba, Sulin; Whinston, Andrew B.; Zhang, Han (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The digital economy is made possible by the World Wide Web is growing at an astounding rate. Digital products can be assembled, customized, and packaged in almost an infinite number of ways to meet changing customer demands ...
  • Soft Landing: Indian IT Companies in Monterrey, Mexico 

    Laszlo, Kathia Castro; Laszlo, Alexander; De Fougères, Lorraine (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-14)
    Monterrey, the capital of the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, has historically been considered an industrial city. In the last few years, a major shift has begun to propel the region beyond the confines of physical ...
  • Sparking Growth and Renewal Through New Products: The Impact of Information Technology 

    Krishnan, Vish (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    All over the world, companies increasingly depend on new products and services to spark profit growth and renewal of their assets. One of the main challenges facing executives at these companies is how to apply information ...
  • The State at Work: The "Workforce Investment Act of 1998" and What it Means for Texas 

    King, Christopher T. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The Workforce Investment Act (Public Law 105-220), signed into law August 7, 1998, represents the culmination of bipartisan efforts to reform the nation’s workforce development programs. On July 1, 1999, Texas began ...
  • Talking About Texas: Texas Business Review and 75 Years of Change 

    Furgeson, Sally; Kellison, J. Bruce (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    Among the projects listed in 1926 for the newly established Bureau of Business Research (BBR) at the University of Texas at Austin was the "issuance of a publication setting forth the economic health of the state." And so ...
  • Tapping into the Fountain: The Impact of the University of Texas System 

    Cline, Michael; Bridges, Gary; McKinley, Robert (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-22)
    The State of Texas invests in higher education in order to develop the human capital of the state. These investments result in a large number of benefits, including increased productivity, earning gains, market entry of ...
  • Teleworking: Some Texas Initiatives 

    Panol, Zeny S. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In this era of the virtual corporation, three Texas cities ranked in the top ten of Fortune magazine's 1995 best places that "serve the evolving workplace": Austin, Dallas, and Houston. This new workplace embraces the "work ...
  • Ten Years Hence, Is NAFTA Succeeding? 

    Weintraub, Sidney (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In the early 1990s, the proposed North American Free Trade Agreement, linking Canada, Mexico, and the United States, prompted intense debate. Today, ten years after the agreement took effect, it remains a flash point, much ...
  • Texas as a Net Energy Importer: Does it Matter? 

    Holloway, Milton L. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    By some calculations, Texas became a new energy importer in 1991. In that year, the BTU (or heat) value of Texas consumption of petroleum products, natural gas, propane, and renewable energy (wood, wind, and solar) exceeded ...
  • Texas CAPCO and Economic Growth 

    Trybula, Walt; Mak, Simon; Casselberry, Craig (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-02-08)
    The CAPCO program can best be described as a strategic public/private partnership that leverages private capital to fund sustainable small business growth. The policy intent was to drive capital in ways that would overcome ...
  • Texas Energy: The Next Generation: The Role of Renewables in Generating Electricity 

    Dioun, Mina M. (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    In recent years, renewable energy has gained ground as a viable future source of energy in the electric industry. Such recognition has been due to the environmentally friendly aspects of renewables resources, federal ...
  • Texas in the Information Age 

    Strover, Sharon; Nicholas, Kyle (Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012-03-23)
    The Texas Telecommunications Policy Institute on the Texas Poll surveyed a random sample of 1,000 Texans on a quarterly basis in order to understand how people in the state are currently using telecommunications and computers ...