Author: Scott Slater III

What could happen to Collins’ military GPS business once it’s sold off?

The Gazette – Whoever buys the business likely will not have to physically take over the asset before the merger closes, so long as the two parties have a purchase agreement in place, said Yiming Qian, finance professor at the University of Connecticut, who has researched divestitures made during horizontal mergers.


Scholars and Steam: Cinthia Satornino on Nano-Influencers in the Marketplace

Take a quick coffee break with UConn School of Business marketing professor Cinthia Satornino while she talks with you about some of her most recent research published in the Journal of Consumer Marketing on the growth of nano-influencers and what that means for both consumers and brands.

Data Analytics: The Newest Tool of Aquaponic Agriculture

iGrow News – Colleges across the country are looking for creative ways to give students hands-on, real-world experience using technology to solve problems. It makes sense: Proficiency in this area is one of the most in-demand skills in the workforce.

Jonathan Moore, academic director of the management information systems program at the University of Connecticut, developed a program that teaches data analytics and, in a unique twist, lets students hone their skills by helping fellow students.

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Hometown Advantage? CEOs Tend to Acquire Companies in Familiar Stomping Grounds

UConn Today – Multinational conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway bought CEO Warren Buffett’s struggling hometown newspaper. Amazon acquired Whole Foods, which is headquartered in the same state where CEO Jeff Bezos grew up and owns a home.

New research shows these deals aren’t coincidences. Companies are 2.5 times more likely to acquire firms headquartered in the state where their CEO grew up than similar firms located elsewhere, the study found.

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EMBA Students Dive Right In to ‘Real Life’ Business Challenges

Shot of colleagues having a meeting during a late night in a modern office

As a self-described ‘mushy-gushy’ type, Catherine Davis-Gomez wasn’t exactly counting the days until the first session of her Financial Controls course in UConn’s Executive MBA program.

“When I learned what Financial Controls was, I thought, ‘I’m gonna hate this,'” said the highly trained therapist who helps create school-based programs to address post-traumatic stress in children.

The feeling didn’t last long.Continue Reading