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CTSBDC, School of Business Address Chinese Business Delegation

In late October, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the UConn School of Business addressed a business delegation from China. (Emily Carter/Connecticut Small Business Development Center)
On November 1, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the UConn School of Business addressed a business delegation from China. (Emily Carter/Connecticut Small Business Development Center)

On November 1, the Connecticut Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and the UConn School of Business addressed a business delegation from China. The delegation, representing 22 of the country’s largest industry sectors, learned about the approaches and services used by CTSBDC to assist the state’s small businesses, as well as the educational programs and resources offered by the business school. Graduate student and former VERGE consultant Guanwei Tao and CTSBDC business advisor Joe Williams were also part of the conversation which took place at the New Haven Chamber of Commerce.


UConn Alum Malfettone Speaks About Corporate Compliance as a Competitive Advantage

John Malfettone '77 speaks about corporate compliance as a competitive advantage. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
John Malfettone ’77 speaks about corporate compliance as a competitive advantage. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

John Malfettone ’77, senior managing director and chief compliance officer at Clayton, Dubilier, and Rice, spoke to 100 students and alumni about “Corporate Compliance as a Competitive Advantage.” Continue Reading


Op-Ed: 5 Suggestions for an OpEX Practitioner in a Digital World

iSixSigma – The Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt and Black Belt curriculum needs an overhaul. The original operational excellence (OpEx) Lean Six Sigma methodology developed by Motorola in the 1980s and made famous by Jack Welch at General Electric (GE) in the early 1990s is finding itself a bit long in the tooth in comparison to the digital transformation activity going on around it. Practitioners of Lean Six Sigma who learned their craft more than 10 years ago need on-the-job training or CE (continuing education) classes to remain valuable to their client companies. The digital transformation has overtaken this quaint methodology, and unless continuous improvement teams embrace the new paradigm, their ability to affect the world will get smaller and smaller.

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VOYA Colloquium Asks: How is Marketing Adapting to the Digital Age?

From left: Shijie Lu, Ying Xie, Yakov Bart, and Xueming Luo. (Nancy White/UConn School of Business)
From left: Shijie Lu, Ying Xie, Yakov Bart, and Xueming Luo. (Nancy White/UConn School of Business)

“Marketing in the Digitalized Marketplace” was the theme of the marketing department‘s 7th VOYA Global Colloquium. The Oct. 20 event gathered marketing researchers from across the country to discuss research in the growing areas of user-generated content, social networks, new media, and digital analytics. Continue Reading



Protecting the Vulnerable

India Gravel Quarries (U.Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers, Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library)
India Gravel Quarries (U.Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers, Archives & Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library)

UConn Human Rights Conference Gathers Experts to Address Ways to Watch Over Garment Workers

The new shirt that you are wearing is impeccably tailored and bears a prominent designer label, so it must be responsibly sourced.

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State Unveils Stamford, Hartford Details for Amazon Bid

Stamford Advocate -The downtown and South End of Stamford or downtown Hartford and East Hartford would house offices for Amazon’s planned second headquarters, according to the state’s proposal submitted Thursday to the e-commerce giant.

In the first phase of a build-out that could eventually cover 8 million square feet, Amazon would occupy in Stamford some 1.3 million square feet in vacant complexes at 677 Washington Blvd., 1 Elmcroft Road and 2187 Atlantic St. Hartford is offering 560,000 square feet in two downtown towers on the Connecticut River for the initial stage. In the second and third phases, Amazon would then expand to other downtown and South End sites in Stamford or additional riverfront properties in Hartford and East Hartford.

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Panelists to Women MBA Students: Owning a Company Offers Many Rewards, Challenges

UConn NAWMBA Panel Oct. 23 (Amanda Spada/UConn School of Business)
Sponsored by the UConn chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs, panelists spoke with MBA candidates and other guests at a program titled, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” highlighting the risks and rewards of leaving traditional employment to run one’s own company. (Amanda Spada/UConn School of Business)

“I Needed My Life Back”

On her final day working at a large corporation, Belinda Pruyne walked in singing, “oh happy day.” After all, Pruyne had chosen to leave corporate America to start her own business. Continue Reading