"The type of research I do is abstract: modeling corporate finance-related issues. And I think what it does is help people to recognize the forces at work that drive corporate decisions on things like compensation, the composition of boards of directors and corporate restructuring."
"Anytime there is recognition of this nature from the University, that means a lot to me as an academic. On the one hand, of course, we are rewarded in other ways, too. But I think given our profession, at the end of the day, recognition like this is probably the highest form of reward that goes over and above the other more traditional reward mechanisms."
"I am honored and deeply humbled to be the holder of this chair. The Naveen Jindal School of Management has provided an environment in which to build one of the world's best programs in operations management. The growth and intellectual development of UT Dallas during my 15 years here has been without parallel and I am looking forward to an even brighter future."
"Investiture is a very important honor. It is very nice thing the University is doing, recognizing the accomplishments of all of the chairs. UT Dallas places a very high value on faculty research, which is important to get closer to Tier One status."
"I think investiture helps to build the reputation of the school and UT Dallas as a university. Then, people gradually get to know more about UT Dallas in that not only do we have good teachers, but also good researchers. The top universities in the world are famous not only for teaching but also for their research."