New Product Seeks to Prevent Premature Labor

UConn Today – When Dr. Courtney Townsel sees an expectant mother with a rare, but serious condition called cervical insufficiency, she only has a few treatment options. Despite steady advances in how we treat mothers and their unborn babies during high-risk pregnancies, none of her options are ideal. In fact, the procedure most commonly performed to treat cervical insufficiency has remained largely the same since the 1950s.

‘Analytically Eloquent’ Dissertation

Alumna Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. Continues to Win Recognition for Research

Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. (management) was recently awarded the J. Richard Hackman Award for her Ph.D. dissertation. The award is given to a recent graduate whose work shows the greatest potential to advance the understanding of groups beyond one discipline.

Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. (UConn School of Business)
Margaret Luciano ’15 Ph.D. (UConn School of Business)

Luciano’s dissertation, “Unpacking the Dynamics of Cross-Unit Coordination: A Multi-Level Quasi-Experimental Investigation,” studied 2,357 hospital-patient transfers between units over a 16-week period and investigated the implications for patient care.

She received the Hackman Award at the 2016 INGRoup conference in Helsinki, Finland in July. Her adviser, UConn Management Professor John Mathieu, was also in attendance.

At the award ceremony, Luciano’s dissertation was described as “theoretically sophisticated and interesting, methodologically rich and analytically eloquent.” Her research improved the work processes and quality of work life for hospital employees, improved patient quality of care and paid dividends to the hospital, the award committee concluded. “She not only advanced our science, but also our practice,” they said.

Luciano is now an assistant professor of management at Arizona State University.

Teaming Up

McEvoy and Jackson Earn Best Presentation Award

At the Academy of Business Research Conference in New Orleans on March 23-25, Nicole Jackson, Assistant Professor of Management, and Kevin McEvoy, Assistant Professor In-Residence of Marketing, earned a Best Session Presentation Award for their work titled, “Mindfulness, Marketing and Management – Is it all that?”Continue Reading

The Real Story: The Baby Boomer Effect

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.

Venture Capital Increases a Startup’s Chances of Issuing Stocks or Finding a Buyer

LSE Business Review – An ultimate challenge for technology entrepreneurs is the need for capital to continue to innovate, sustain, and commercialise their innovation. The considerable risks associated with the technological feasibility, business model credibility, and product or service viability severely limits access to capital, yet angel investors and venture capitalists fill this need by investing in startups in exchange for an equity stake in the company. Does private equity, in fact, provide value-added services by influencing startup innovation and commercialisation beyond mere capital infusion?

Better Catalytic Converter: A New Tool for Emission Control

UConn Today – Two UConn researchers have developed a technology that promises big improvements on one of the most common and important emission control tools used to protect the environment: the catalytic converter.

With help from UConn’s NSF program, Accelerate UConn, the pair are now well on their way to commercializing their new technology

NSF Program Helps UConn Entrepreneurs Get Started

UConn Today – Imagine that due to your family medical history, you had an almost 100 percent risk of developing cancer in your lifetime. Now imagine that you discovered this fate before you even started high school. Today that is the reality for many patients with classic familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), a hereditary colon cancer syndrome.

A team of researchers at UConn Health is exploring ideas for novel approaches to prevent FAP and other inherited colorectal cancer syndromes, and they’re getting out of the lab to do it with help from the University’s new National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Site, Accelerate UConn.

Correspondence Between Self- and Good- Manager Descriptions

Professor Gary Powell and co-author, mentor and dissertation adviser, D. Anthony Butterfield
UConn Management Professor Gary Powell stands with his co-author, mentor and dissertation adviser, D. Anthony Butterfield, a professor at UMass, following a presentation to the UConn Management Department this fall. (Ethan Freund/UConn School of Business)

UConn Management Professor Gary Powell stands with his co-author, mentor and dissertation adviser, D. Anthony Butterfield, a professor at UMass, following a presentation to the UConn Management Department this fall. Powell and Butterfield presented research, published by the Journal of Management, titled “Correspondence Between Self- and Good-Manager Descriptions: Examining Stability and Change Over Four Decades.” Even today, as women attain college degrees in record numbers and have a larger presence in the workforce, sex-based inequalities create hurdles to leadership roles for women that their male counterparts do not face, they concluded.