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Robin Coulter, Marketing Professor, Receives S. Tamer Cavusgil Award

Robin Coulter and Yuliya Strizhakova (Pierce Harman Photography)
Robin Coulter and Yuliya Strizhakova (Pierce Harman Photography)

Robin Coulter, professor of marketing, University of Connecticut, and Yuliya Strizhakova, associate professor of marketing, Rutgers University received the 2015 S. Tamer Cavusgil Award at the Summer 2016 American Marketing Association Conference held in Atlanta in early August. The Editorial Board of the Journal of International Marketing identified their article, “Drivers of Local Relative to Global Brand Purchases: A Contingency Approach,” as making the most significant contribution to the advancement of the practice of international marketing management in 2015.

 


‘Analytically Eloquent’ Dissertation

Alumna Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. Continues to Win Recognition for Research

Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. (management) was recently awarded the J. Richard Hackman Award for her Ph.D. dissertation. The award is given to a recent graduate whose work shows the greatest potential to advance the understanding of groups beyond one discipline.

Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. (UConn School of Business)
Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. (UConn School of Business)

Luciano’s dissertation, “Unpacking the Dynamics of Cross-Unit Coordination: A Multi-Level Quasi-Experimental Investigation,” studied 2,357 hospital-patient transfers between units over a 16-week period and investigated the implications for patient care.

She received the Hackman Award at the 2016 INGRoup conference in Helsinki, Finland in July. Her adviser, UConn Management Professor John Mathieu, was also in attendance.

At the award ceremony, Luciano’s dissertation was described as “theoretically sophisticated and interesting, methodologically rich and analytically eloquent.” Her research improved the work processes and quality of work life for hospital employees, improved patient quality of care and paid dividends to the hospital, the award committee concluded. “She not only advanced our science, but also our practice,” they said.

Luciano is now an assistant professor of management at Arizona State University.



Research of Seismic Proportion

Northridge, California - January 19, 1994: Experts survey office building with one side entirely collapsed from the Martin Luther King Day earthquake. (iStock)
Northridge, California – January 19, 1994: Experts survey office building with one side entirely collapsed from the Martin Luther King Day earthquake. (iStock)

Finance Professor Finds Inconsistency in California’s Earthquake Insurance Charges

Are some California homeowners subsidizing others for earthquake insurance due to policies that unfairly lump together insurance premiums for both high- and low-risk property owners?

The answer appears to be “yes,” based on new research by UConn finance professor Xiao “Joyce” Lin, a former California resident who is interested in earthquake insurance pricing and demand.Continue Reading


Trailblazers: Three Outstanding Students Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Associate Dean of Research Sulin Ba presents Emily Vasington '16 with her Hall of Fame award. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Associate Dean of Research Sulin Ba presents Emily Vasington ’16 with her Hall of Fame award. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

An undergraduate who worked to improve bachelor-degree programs, an MBA student who helped his colleagues make new business contacts, and a Ph.D. student with award-winning research were the three student inductees into the School of Business Hall of Fame on May 6.Continue Reading



A Network of Pipes, Pools and Filters

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UConn Professors Uncover Optimal Configurations of Collaboration Networks to Improve Innovative Performance

There is an old saying that it doesn’t matter what you know in life but whom you know that makes you successful. While the former may not be true, evidence by some University of Connecticut researchers indicates the latter certainly may be accurate.Continue Reading


Teaming Up

McEvoy and Jackson Earn Best Presentation Award

At the Academy of Business Research Conference in New Orleans on March 23-25, Nicole Jackson, Assistant Professor of Management, and Kevin McEvoy, Assistant Professor In-Residence of Marketing, earned a Best Session Presentation Award for their work titled, “Mindfulness, Marketing and Management – Is it all that?”Continue Reading


The Real Story: The Baby Boomer Effect

Fox61 – The authors of a new study of Connecticut’s aging population discuss what they call the “Baby Boomer Effect” on the state’s business landscape and economy. Al and Jenns’ guests are Tom Devitto from Blum Shapiro, New England’s largest business advisory group, and Professor David Souder of the UConn School of Business.


Consumers Care about Carbon Footprint

Science Codex – How much do consumers care about the carbon footprint of the products they buy? Would they care more if the goods were labeled with emissions data? Does it matter at which stage in the lifecycle of a product the carbon is emitted? Research published in the International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making offers a way to find out.