Timothy B. Folta Will Oversee the Academy of Management’s Business Policy and Strategy Division
Management professor Timothy B. Folta has been elected to a five-year term overseeing the Business Policy and Strategy (BPS) Division of the Academy of Management.
With a global membership of more than 5,000, the division is the second largest within the Academy of Management. The five-year commitment involves a series of responsibilities, including designing the annual conference program, and culminating in the chairmanship. Continue Reading
Alumna Renee Jackson ’07 JD/MBA Shares Story of Resilience After Breast Cancer
It is hard to understand how life can be so cruel to one family.
But UConn alumna Renee Jackson watched her father battle breast cancer and her sister fight ovarian cancer, both with grace and resilience. They were her role models, Jackson said, when she herself was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, at age 37. Continue Reading
In describing the UConn School of Business at this moment, 76 years into its accomplished history, the word “engaged” captures the essence. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged with each other, with our alumni, with the corporate community and with the University.
The School’s growth has been extraordinary, both in terms of enrollment and creating and maintaining vibrant, effective and relevant academic programs. We are transforming the future—of our students, our state, our industries and our world. There is much to celebrate.
The Daily Campus– In a world of heavy smartphone use, nearly everyone can relate to constant notifications and the “ping” signaling the arrival of another email in their inbox. This year, French employees gained a legal privilege through the “Right to Disconnect” law, which grants them the ability to put their work emails aside outside of normal business hours.
French People Say ‘Non, Merci’ to After-Hours Work; Should U.S. Employees Follow?
A new ‘Right to Disconnect’ law that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 gives French employees a qualified legal right to ignore work emails outside of normal business hours.
Designed to reduce work-related stress and decrease employee burnout, the law requires companies with 50 or more employees to form policies with their workers that limit work-related technology use after hours. Continue Reading
UConn’s New Xcite Conference Draws 200+ Women; Strives to Increase Connecticut’s Women Business Leaders
It was a simple assignment that YouTube executive Kathryn Friedrich gave to the audience of 200 business women: take a minute and think of an entrepreneur.
“If you’re not thinking of yourself, think again, because you are an entrepreneur,” she said. “Entrepreneurship is a mindset. You don’t have to start your own company to be an entrepreneur. You can start working on it right away!” Continue Reading
Connecticut Post – After taking the stage Friday at the Crowne Plaza hotel, Kathryn Friedrich, YouTube’s head of global monetization, challenged her audience to question the stereotype of the entrepreneur.
Friedrich appeared as the keynote speaker at the Xcite conference, a new event organized by the University of Connecticut that aims to promote and support innovation and entrepreneurship among women in the business world.
Women MBA Conference’s Goal: Increasing Number of Women Business Leaders in Connecticut – and Beyond
The business world is on the cusp of a tremendous shift that will draw more women into top management positions, said the executive director of the National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA).Continue Reading