Nora Madjar


MBA/LAW Team Members Already Using Their Newly Honed Negotiation Skills

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Although they didn’t earn top-standing in this year’s international negotiation challenge, UConn’s team of MBA and Law students were champions nevertheless.

“This experience has already impacted my work,” said MBA-candidate Jasdeep Singh. “I am currently Head of Operations and Marketing for 3BC LLC and we are in the midst of a negotiation that has been months in the making.Continue Reading




Negotiation Challenge Participant: ‘I Learned How to Stand My Ground’

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Although MBA student Nishant Jain and his team won first-place in the 6th Annual Business Law Negotiation competition last week, there really was no way to lose, he said.

“The ability to negotiate is a necessary skillset for any professional, and to be able to develop and refine this skill was a fantastic opportunity,” said Jain, whose teammates were law students Magdalena Klin and Jacqueline Cushing. “It is going to be very useful, especially when I am job hunting or trying to move up the ladder in an organization.”Continue Reading


UConn Management Professor: Workplace Interruptions Jeopardize Productivity

UConn Today – In many American workplaces, employees are bombarded with almost incessant interruptions that disrupt concentration, derail productivity, and generate stress.

Many office workers and IT professionals report being interrupted every three to 11 minutes, while nurses, on average, are interrupted six to 12 times an hour. Most business emails are opened within six seconds of being received, and employees check their emails up to 36 times an hour, according to UConn management professor Nora Madjar.Continue Reading


UConn Students Take Third-Place Trophy in International Negotiation Challenge

Congratulations to our 3rd place negotiation tem: Sydney Geer (top left), Katherine McKeon (top middle ), and Robert Eagan (bottom middle) (Contributed Photo)
Congratulations to our 3rd place negotiation tem: Sydney Geer (top left), Katherine McKeon (top middle ), and Robert Eagan (bottom middle) (Contributed Photo)

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented a team of business and law students from traveling to Barcelona, but not from finishing in the Top Three in a prestigious, international negotiation competition.Continue Reading


At Amazon, workers unite to speak out on warehouses, climate and more

CNET – An energetic crowd of hundreds of Amazon workers gathered around the Spheres, a 90-foot-tall glass building at the center of Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, to hold up signs reading “No AWS for Oil and Gas” and practice chants like “Climate change is not a lie, do not let our planet die.”

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Meet the Researcher: Nora Madjar, Management

UConn Today – When you think of creativity, you probably think about artists, musicians, or writers. One field of study that probably doesn’t come to mind immediately is business management. But Nora Madjar, an associate professor of management in the UConn School of Business, has spent her career looking at ways to emphasize the benefits of creativity in the workplace.


Why the Uptick in Strikes? A Negotiations Expert Responds

Thousands of unionized Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job early this month, leading to an 11-day strike. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
Thousands of unionized Stop & Shop workers across New England walked off the job early this month, leading to an 11-day strike. (Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Although the Stop & Shop strike is over, that may not be the end to the tide of recent labor action. In the past year, there have been prominent teacher strikes across the nation, and here in Connecticut, a possible strike is looming among nursing home employees.Continue Reading