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
On July 3, 2019, Dr. Jian Yang represented the CU Denver Business School’s J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities on a global stage. In Shanghai, China, the J.P. Morgan Center, Tongji University and the World Bank co-hosted the first-ever International Conference on Derivatives Market and Risk Management. It attracted more than 200 participants, including industry professionals and academic scholars, and generated a dozen news stories in both English and Chinese. Read more
With more than 25 years of research and consulting work in crisis management, Dr. Sarah Kovoor-Misra, Associate Professor of Management at the CU Denver Business School, has published a book, Crisis Management: Resilience and Change.
Kovoor proposes a new Transformative Crisis Management approach, and her publication explores recent examples of notable crises, such as product defects, ethical and sexual harassment scandals, product tampering, and financial meltdowns at prominent organizations like Uber, Wells Fargo, Volkswagen and more. 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
Unresolved issues around begging exist in almost every city around the world. CU Denver Business School Senior Instructor Francisco Conejo was walking down 16th Street in Denver when he was personally confronted with it. As a researcher, he decided to use his expertise in macromarketing to advance the literature around begging, specifically identifying the structural origins of begging in Denver. Read more
Does your political party affiliation influence your financial decisions? Most likely. Yosef Bonaparte, PhD, assistant professor of Finance, and colleagues set out to explore how the political climate affects investors, companies, and the economy at large.
Influences on the economy on a micro level
Think of when the newly elected president was from your affiliated party. Read more
Although the healthcare industry has large databases of medical histories, medical professionals underutilize this potential resource. Medical professionals lack tools to compare medical histories of patients and use medical histories to improve decision-making. To address this gap, Michael Mannino, PhD, associate professor of Information Systems, developed a research agenda to utilize medical histories in decision-making by healthcare providers. Read more