It is a great pleasure for me to introduce the first Walton Research newsletter. Research is a major thrust at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, and I am proud to report on the outstanding research production of our faculty members and doctoral students. My hope is that this newsletter will serve as a catalyst for research collaboration among colleagues. The articles here are only a small representation of the excellent research being done at the Walton College. I encourage those who have research news to send me an article to include in our next newsletter, and I welcome any feedback or suggestions for improvements for our future editions of Walton Research.