Nora Madjar


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



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



UConn School of Business 2018 Faculty Awards

From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
From left: Faculty award winners Xinxin Li, John Mathieu, Sulin Ba, Jan Stallaert, Nora Madjar, and David Papandria. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

The School of Business recently honored some of its top faculty members for 2018, celebrating their achievements from the classroom to international research discoveries. Continue Reading


Negotiation Champs

The winning team of the 4th Annual Business/Law Negotiation Competition. From left: Brooke Tinnerello '17, UConn law student, Christopher DiGiacomo '18 MBA, and Steven Lin, UConn law student. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
The winning team of the 4th Annual Business/Law Negotiation Competition. From left: Brooke Tinnerello ’17, UConn law student, Christopher DiGiacomo ’18 MBA, and Steven Lin, UConn law student. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

MBA Candidates, Law Students Test Skills in Two-Day UConn Negotiation Challenge

MBA candidate Chris DiGiacomo is accustomed to negotiating project dates and deadlines through his job as a program management specialist at Pratt & Whitney. Continue Reading


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