Lucy Gilson


Family Businesses: ‘Your Name is On It!’

Cal Miller-Stevens, left, and her niece Capri Frank pose for a photo inside the store at Miller Foods, Inc., a fourth-generation, family owned and operated food business located in Avon, Conn. Behind them is a photo taken in the early 1960s, in the same location. From left is family matriarch Margaret "Oma" Miller and her two daughters, Sandi Trudeau (Frank's mother) and Miller-Stevens. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Cal Miller-Stevens, left, and her niece Capri Frank pose for a photo inside the store at Miller Foods, Inc., a fourth-generation, family owned and operated food business located in Avon, Conn. Behind them is a photo taken in the early 1960s, in the same location. From left is family matriarch Margaret “Oma” Miller and her two daughters, Sandi Trudeau (Frank’s mother) and Miller-Stevens. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

UConn Revamps Family Business Program, Offers Bootcamp, Summer Internship Program to Help Multi-Generational Companies Thrive

Ask Julie Paine-Miller, vice president of Paine’s Inc. Recycling and Rubbish Removal, what it is like to be employed in a family-owned business, and she will share that some of her fondest childhood memories involve riding in her family’s garbage trucks.

“I have a deep-seated love for trash!,” Paine-Miller said with a laugh. “I have memories of being around the trucks from the time I was a little girl.”Continue Reading



UConn Management Professors among the Most Prolific Researchers in the Nation

Professor John Mathieu, Management Department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Professor John Mathieu, Management Department. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The Management Department at the University of Connecticut is one of the most productive among universities from across the country.Continue Reading



‘Do I Really Know You—And Does It Matter?’ Professional Familiarity Strengthens Virtual Work Teams

Colleagues troubleshooting an issue in person and online. (Getty Images)
Colleagues troubleshooting an issue in person and online. (Getty Images)

Knowing that your project partner used to own a business, earned a specialized degree, or is a technology genius can foster improved working partnerships.

But the fact that she likes chocolate ice cream, fast cars, and Major League Baseball isn’t essential to a productive business collaboration, and can even be detrimental to productivity.Continue Reading




Creative Collaboratorium Draws Top Scholars

Conference-goers puzzle through an escape room developed by UConn students. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Conference-goers puzzle through an escape room developed by UConn students. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

How do you host a conference for 40 of the top creativity researchers in the world?

By giving them activities that are novel, useful, and intellectually stimulating, said Management Professor Nora Madjar, who hosted the Creativity Collaboratorium in Storrs from Sept. 13-15.Continue Reading


Coach Auriemma Welcomes 2020 EMBAs, Shares Strategies

Geno Speaks to EMBA
Geno Auriemma, head coach of the UConn Women’s Basketball program, shared stories of basketball, leadership and success with the new cohort of the Executive MBA program on Thursday. Lucy Gilson, head of the management department, served as event moderator. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

UConn Women’s Basketball Head Coach Geno Auriemma faced one of the biggest challenges of his life in the second grade.Continue Reading