Impression management isn’t exclusive to the modern-day. At its root, the theory is fairly simple; people and organizations attempt to influence the perceptions of others in order to become more likable. But impression management doesn’t exist in a vacuum. What happens when competitors get involved? What happens when a company says, “We want people to like us, but more importantly, we want people to dislike our competition?”
In their recently published article, researchers Benjamin Cole and David Chandler investigate impression management theory in a new historical context: the battle for dominance between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse in the late 1800s electricity industry. Read more
Among the hundreds of graduates, four graduating Business School students were awarded the prestigious Business School Outstanding Student award. These students were nominated by someone at the CU Denver Business School for their excellent academics and commitment to success. Their journeys have included hard work, determination, adversity and triumph.
MBA in Health Administration
“Deciding to pursue an MBA in Health Administration at the CU Denver Business School is one of the best decisions I ever made,” said Breanna Wong, Health Administration MBA student. Read more
As a first-generation student, Bryant Burciaga has always had a go-getter, entrepreneurial mindset. From an early age, Bryant’s parents instilled in him the importance of earning a college degree and that was his motivation from the start.
He was offered a scholarship from Colorado State University in Fort Collins where he initially started his college career. Read more
On Wednesday, March 6, employers from the Denver metro area gathered in the Lawrence Street Center to network with students from the CU Denver Business School. Hundreds of students attended the fair, with high hopes of creating connections that would lead to jobs and internship opportunities. Recruiters were eager to connect and engage with attendees; many remember the time they spent as students on the other side of the table. Read more
We are all wired in certain ways. The different facets of our personalities influence how we perceive the environment around us and how we identify with each other. When similar personalities meet, they connect. When dissimilar personalities meet, there is a higher risk of friction or discontent. These basic tenets are the foundation for helping to assess compatibility in the workforce. Read more
The notion that more hierarchically structured organizations diminish innovation is widely accepted by the business community and many scholars. However, Kelly E See, PhD, assistant professor of Management, found that in certain stages of the innovation process, it’s more beneficial to have a vertical hierarchical structure rather than a flatter structure.
In her article, The Influence of Hierarchy on Idea Generation and Selection in the Innovation Process, recently published in Organization Science, See and colleague Dongil Keum at Columbia University focused on how hierarchy affects two phases of the innovation process:
The idea generation phase
The idea selection phase
Based on results from a field study of a multinational fashion retailer and a lab experiment, See and Keum found that hierarchy is detrimental to the idea generation phase of innovation, yet it’s beneficial during the selection or screening phase of innovation. Read more
When someone says “human resources,” you might not be overwhelmed with excitement, but for CU Denver student Brandon Wiegand, there’s more to it than just handling employee concerns. “Human resources has grown into something much more strategic,” Wiegand said. “Today’s generation moves around a lot, making employee retention more important than ever.”
The success of a business today might very well depend on its ability to find and keep employees. Read more