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Gender Equality: Are We Making Progress?

Management professor Gary Powell has spent most of his 41-year UConn career as an expert on gender differences in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Management professor Gary Powell has spent most of his 41-year UConn career as an expert on gender differences in the workplace. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Retiring Professor Gary Powell, Expert in Gender Equality in the Workplace, Recognizes Some Progress in 40+ Years, But Not Enough

Management professor Gary Powell has spent most of his 41-year UConn career as an expert on gender differences in the workplace, and is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field.

Powell announced his retirement on June 1, but will remain active at the University, teaching in the fall semesters and continuing to add to a lengthy list of research achievements. Continue Reading



Are Noisy Airport Flight Paths Discriminatory?

Jeffrey Cohen (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Jeffrey Cohen (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

As Fed Reserve Scholar, Professor Cohen Explores Airport Noise, Housing Vacancy Ripple Effects

Jeffrey Cohen, a professor of finance and real estate, served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for four days in May. Continue Reading


UConn Professor Gets Some Answers About Social Media Addiction

Mansfield Patch – A University of Connecticut faculty member has reached a conclusion about social media addiction — the answer seems to lie not with quantity of postings but whether people post more on weekends than weekdays.

UConn operations and information management professor Xue Bai and two colleagues revealed the findings in a newly published study in the journal “Information & Management” titled, “Weekdays or weekends: Exploring the impacts of microblog posting patterns on gratification and addiction.”


Social Media Addiction: Who’s Most at Risk?

HealthNewsDigest.com – Are you at risk of becoming addicted to social media?

It seems the answer lies not in how much you tweet or microblog, but rather, whether you post significantly more on weekends than weekdays.

That’s what UConn operations and information management professor Xue Bai and two colleagues found in a newly published study in the journal Information & Management titled, “Weekdays or weekends: Exploring the impacts of microblog posting patterns on gratification and addiction.” Their findings are based on in-depth study of the habits and responses of a diverse group of 308 microbloggers.


Are You At Risk of Becoming a Social Media Addict?

Social Media Addiction (Jeffrey Schleicher/UConn School of Business)
Social Media Addiction (Jeffrey Schleicher/UConn School of Business)

UConn Professor Discovers that Heavy Weekend Users May be Substituting Social Media for a Social Life

Are you at risk of becoming addicted to social media?

It seems that the answer lies not in how much you tweet or microblog, but, rather, if you find yourself posting significantly more on weekends than weekdays. Continue Reading


Consumer Pseudo-Showrooming and Omni-Channel Placement Strategies

Management Information Systems Quarterly Vol. 41, Iss. 2 (2017)

Zheyin (Jane) Gu, Giri Kumar Tayi

Recent advances in information technologies (IT) have powered the merger of online and offline retail channels into one single platform. Modern consumers frequently switch between online and offline channels when they navigate through various stages of the decision journey, motivating multichannel sellers to develop omni-channel strategies that optimize their overall profit. This study examines consumers' cross-channel search behavior of "pseudo-showrooming," or the consumer behavior of inspecting one product at a seller's physical store before buying a related but different product at the same seller’s online store, and investigates how such consumer behavior allows a multichannel seller to achieve better coordination between its online and offline arms through optimal product placement strategies. Full article.