Greenwich Time – Charter Communications cemented its dominance of the cable market last year by acquiring two of the largest firms in the industry. Now it is forging closer ties with the country’s largest cable company and possibly one of the largest cellular carriers in a bid to tap into new markets.
Stamford Advocate – Charter Communications’ deal-making a year ago made the cable provider an industry giant — and a target.
By closing in May 2016 on acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks worth a total of approximately $65 billion, Charter transformed itself into the second-largest cable company in the country. The expansion has supercharged the Stamford-based firm’s earnings and stock prices and ballooned its customer base. But the company’s growth has also stoked contractual and legal disputes — and set up the possibility of even larger deals.
Analytical Skills, Personal Warmth Help MBA Team Finish Prominently in National Case Competition
For Brad Goodman ’17, a second-year student in the Full-time MBA program, the recent victory in a prominent case competition was more than just exciting; it was a dress rehearsal for his career. Continue Reading
Stamford Advocate– Women Digital Nomads, an online guide to cities and work spaces geared toward freelancers, recently analyzed offices in every state to find the coolest space for freelancers to work.
UConn Professors Find Evidence that Short-Sighted Business Planning Costs Companies Money
When executives are committed to the long-term viability of their corporation, and invest money in future growth and technology that will not pay off right away, does that give the company a strong competitive advantage?
For years conventional wisdom said yes, even as many companies seemed focused on short-term results instead. New research by UConn management professors David Souder and Greg Reilly, and their colleagues, offers evidence that longer payoff horizons are indeed more profitable. Continue Reading