UConn Professors Uncover Optimal Configurations of Collaboration Networks to Improve Innovative Performance
There is an old saying that it doesn’t matter what you know in life but whom you know that makes you successful. While the former may not be true, evidence by some University of Connecticut researchers indicates the latter certainly may be accurate.Continue Reading
Could Aspects of Corporate Financial Strategies Help Prevent Sovereign Default?
Some key strategies from corporate finance could potentially help prevent governments from spiraling into financial collapse and destabilizing the global economy.
That’s the conclusion of UConn Business Law Professor Stephen Park and co-author Tim Samples, a professor at the University of Georgia, in their research article titled, “Towards Sovereign Equity,” which is pending publication in the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance in 2016.Continue Reading
New Behavioral Lab Expected to Fuel Surge in Research at UConn
Marketing Professor David Norton has a theory he just can’t wait to test, and it involves two things most people love: coffee and their own names.
“One idea that I’m currently pursuing is whether having the name on your morning coffee cup spelled incorrectly can impact your evaluation of that cup of coffee,” Norton said. “Essentially, the idea is that we like ourselves, and pretty much anything associated with ourselves, so when we are reminded about “me” we get positive feelings toward the object that does the reminding.”Continue Reading
Mutual funds are a core element of retirement and investment plans, representing roughly $1 of every $5 held in the bank or financial accounts of US households. In April, MBA students in Professor Mary Caravella’s MBA Marketing classes analyzed how mutual fund products from the roughly 800 fund companies in the industry currently reach the roughly 57 million households who own them, and then debated how one market leader, Capital Group/American Funds, should address some potential profound market forces affecting their retail go-to-market strategy. Continue Reading
Gala Evening Celebrates Accomplishments of UConn’s Prestigious Real Estate Program
Some 300 people—from real estate legends to revered faculty to soon-to-be graduates—filled the Rome Ballroom on the Storrs campus to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Economic Studies.
The tight-knit commercial real estate community came out to laude the program’s accomplishments, honor those who have shaped its success, reminisce about the growth of the program over the decades, and to look enthusiastically toward the future.
The UConn Real Estate program has long been regarded as one of the best in the country. DirectorJohn Glascock announced that the program’s Advisory Council has secured $2 million in endowed funds for the program during the last four years. At the dinner it was announced that an endowed scholar position would be created in honor of William Kinnard, the first director of the Center. Long-time ProfessorJohn Clapp will be named as The William N. Kinnard Research Scholar. Continue Reading