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
Stamford Advocate – The first floor of the brick building at 700 Canal St. in the city’s South End looks like it could house a financial-services firm or an energy company or a design group. In fact, it serves all three types of organizations — and many more.
School Honors Faculty Whose Accomplishments Shine Brightly; Professor Golec Awarded ‘Research Excellence’ Honor
Finance professor Joe Golec, a scholar who keeps a running list of at least 100 potential research topics at all times, was awarded the School of Business’ top honor this spring, its Award for Research Excellence.
Meanwhile accounting professors Yanhua “Sunny’’Yang and Michael Willenborg earned the School of Business’ Best Paper award for a highly regarded research paper about IPO prices. One of the reasons she chose to work at UConn, Yang said, was the value the University places on research distinction. Continue Reading
Connecticut Post– “Does anyone know a good tree guy?” It’s the kind of message that goes out on Facebook after a storm leaves a dead tree in a precarious position over someone’s house. The responses, if they arrive, can be difficult hard to vet, with most people lacking the time to rate one provider over another, to say nothing of price shopping and quality control.
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.