Research and Outreach


In alignment with our university’s land grant mission, the Center for Principled Business at Kansas State University engages in teaching and research activities to develop business leaders and enhance societal prosperity. We work to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation, business ethics, and economic education.

The research focus of the Center is centered around the confluence of markets, businesses, and individuals and how those three groups interact to create value for society.

The Center for Principled Business offers a variety of practitioner-focused research briefs, working papers, articles, video commentary, and other thought pieces related to our focus areas, the current pandemic situation and political climate, and their impacts.

Current Call for Proposals

The Role of Business in Society (click for additional information)


Economic Update - Expectations, Reality, and Mr. Market - August 3, 2020

  • The ups and downs of the stock market and US Economy have made headlines consistently throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In this video, “Expectations, Reality, and Mr. Market,” Eric Higgins, von Waaden Chair of Investment Management and Faculty Fellow with the Center for Principled Business in the Kansas State University College of Business Administration, shares practical information about our current economic situation. Higgins explains the market, how it works, and what moves it.

The Challenge of Retirement - July 16, 2020

  • In this policy piece, Dr. Sabuhi Sardarli argues for making necessary regulatory changes to enable better investment guidance for retirement planners.

Economic Update - April 28, 2020

  • Dr. Eric Higgins provides an economic update in the midst of the economic turmoil of the Covid 19 pandemic.