Woody Eckard has always held a certain fascination with college athletics. As an economics professor at the Business School, Dr. Eckard has conducted several studies on the NCAA throughout his career, the first being published in 1998. He enjoys sports and has always wanted to examine the economics of college sports to help solve the issues the athletes, teams, and leagues are facing. Read more
Nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver is undoubtably one of the most unique cities in America. It was founded in 1858 and had already become Colorado’s socioeconomic center by 1880. Like many major cities and urban areas in the U.S., Denver has seen an increase in panhandling. Francisco Conejo, PhD, Senior Marketing Instructor/Researcher at the Business School, explored the fundamental causes behind the emergence of panhandling in Denver.
Francisco Conejo, PhD
He recently published a paper in the A-ranked Journal of Macromarketing which explored poverty and panhandling in developing markets. Read more
The University of Colorado welcomes Dean Scott Dawson, Ph.D., as Dean of the Business School. Scott has extensive knowledge and experience in leadership that will add value and innovation to our outstanding faculty. “I love partnering with the business community, engaging with them, finding ways where we can meet their needs with educational programs,” says Scott.
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Recently, CU Denver Business School Professor of Management Wayne Cascio’s research was featured in The New York Times. In an article about layoffs, Cascio discussed the results of his study that confirmed companies that are quick to lay off employees see diminished financial performance. The study, co-authored with Finance Professor Rohan Christie-David and Finance Professor Arjun Chatrath from Portland State University, will be published later this year in the Academy of Management Journal.
Understanding the Study
For three years, the research team examined 43,000 companies on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and made more than 360,000 observations through a 37-year period (1980-2016), They discovered that when a company restructures (downsizes or upsizes), it can do it in three ways: employees, assets, or both (also called combination restructuring). Read more
COVID-19 is presenting the world with an unprecedented crisis. As surely as this is a health crisis, it can also turn into a crisis of ethics. An organization needs strong ethical leadership to make decisions quickly, decisively, and transparently to ensure long-term viability.
From Volkswagen to Wells Fargo to Theranos, there are no shortage of high-profile corporate ethics scandals in recent history. Read more
COVID-19 has had significant impacts on our community. Many of us may be wondering: what can I do to help? Did you know that you can lend your computer’s processing power to a project called Folding@Home in an effort to understand the virus? Here is how it works and how you can get involved.
How to Lend Your Computing Power to the Fight Against COVID-19
By downloading and operating the Folding@Home software, your computer will use simulations to help understand COVID-19. Read more
This spring, the CU Denver Business School launched an innovative course to introduce students to the investment services industry. Taught by Professor Yosef Bonaparte, Ph.D., the course offered a unique opportunity for students to land internships and careers through a partnership with the Colorado Investment Services Coalition (CISC).
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Bonaparte had to quickly adapt the course to remote learning. Read more