Management


A Glimpse at Silicon Valley’s Cryptocurrency Craze: A Melding of Reality, Fantasy and Hype

MarketWatch – The hype that has fueled the skyrocketing prices of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies was on full display this week in San Francisco, where a conference showcasing young companies seeking to catch the crypto wave before it crests offered a perplexing mix of a fantastical future and likely reality.

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CVS-Aetna Deal Driven By Competitive Threats in Health Care

Hartford Courant – With a blockbuster deal between the corporate giants looming, the pairing of health insurer Aetna Inc. and pharmacy giant CVS may, at first, seem unlikely, but it is dramatic evidence that both companies see competitive threats on multiple fronts in the health care industry.

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New Study Shows Connecticut is Blazing the Trail for Women in Business

The Daily Campus/em> – Hartford ranks seventh in the top 10 American cities for women to start a business, according to a recent Citrix Sharefile study.

The study took into consideration economic and cultural factors such as percentage of businesses in the city owned by women, percentage of women business executives and buying power by local women.

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Women Top Men in Entrepreneurship, Says Girls With Impact Report

EDGE Media Network – While only 17.8 percent of participants in college venture competitions are women, according to a new report by Girls with Impact, women win most of the prize money.

The report, “The Entrepreneurship Talent Gap,” released on International Girls Day, underscores the importance of early education and the opportunity for colleges and business leaders to prepare the next generation of female leaders.

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Faculty Creativity in Action

To spur creativity during the closing session, conference participants were given minimal resources such as old magazines and cardboard boxes, with which they created "toy theatres" at the Ballard Puppetry Museum. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)
To spur creativity during the closing session, conference participants were given minimal resources such as old magazines and cardboard boxes, with which they created “toy theatres” at the Ballard Puppetry Museum. (Devin Basdekian/UConn School of Business)

Cooking, Puppetry, Research All Part of Management’s Creativity Conference

How do you celebrate and inspire creativity when you have three dozen top creative scholars coming to campus? Continue Reading


UConn Hosts CIBER Case Challenge

CIBER Case Challenge participants gather around the Husky statue on the UConn Storrs campus for a quick photo. (Arminda Kamphausen/UConn School of Business)
CIBER Case Challenge participants gather around the Husky statue on the UConn Storrs campus for a quick photo. (Arminda Kamphausen/UConn School of Business)

Unique Competition Requires Strong Knowledge; Fosters Quick Team Bonding, Personal Growth

The UConn Center for International Business and Education Research (CIBER) held its 14th Annual Case Challenge in October and the event included business case brainstorming, forging new friendships and a day trip to Boston. Continue Reading


Find Your Niche: A Day in the Life of Irma Valverde ’18

UConn Today – Walking around the Storrs campus on a tour, Irma Valverde ’18 (BUS, CLAS) was struck by how many people were wearing UConn gear. “I didn’t get that school spirit vibe anywhere else I visited,” says Valverde, who is now a senior and the president of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). UConn, despite its size, also felt like home, she says.

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Three is a Charm

Mathieu receives his award from the Academy of Management, surrounded by past and present students. (John Mathieu/UConn School of Business)
Mathieu receives his award from the Academy of Management, surrounded by past and present students. (John Mathieu/UConn School of Business)

Professor Mathieu Earns Prestigious Academy of Management Mentorship Award

The Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior Division has awarded its Mentorship Award to UConn Management Professor John Mathieu. It is the third prestigious award he has received in the last year. Continue Reading