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2018 News Archive

From foster care to a free MBA

(12/19/18) The UCR journey of Brandy Renee Taylor ’13 continues with an inaugural School of Business scholarship Read More…

Payless stunt shows how expectation guides experience

(12/14/18) Sometimes quality is in the eye of the beholder Read More…

Darin Anderson - Alumnus of Distinction

(12/13/18) Darin Anderson `89, `91 always knew he would go into business. At age 13, he launched a lawnmowing service – with an old push mower and some entrepreneurial spirit. Read More…

Inland Empire tech industry should focus on local strengths

(11/21/18) Growth efforts should link to logisitics, agriculture, and green tech Read More…

UCR Business Visits Globalization at Port of Los Angeles

(11/21/18) UCR Business students witnessed where economic value creation begins and ends at one of the most innovative and largest shipping ports in the world, with a private tour of the container shipping firm TraPac at the Port of Los Angeles. Read More…

Retailers can manipulate consumer regret to beat competitors

(11/19/18) Offering an everyday low price might not be the best strategy for retailers facing the threat of new competitors in their market Read More…

Why renting can be better than owning

(11/16/18) Purchasing a skill-based product can be self-defeating Read More…

Inland Empire construction jobs and building activity increase

(11/15/18) The latest Inland Empire Business Activity Index shows business activity in the region continuing its upward climb with the local construction industry making key contributions Read More…

UCR School of Business to Launch Executive Mentor Network

(10/30/18) This Fall, the Career Development Center at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management will launch a new Executive Mentor Network (EMN) aimed at developing a mentor and mentee partnership for graduate business students. Read More…

Scholarships Awarded to 52 Outstanding Business Students

(10/22/18) The School of Business awarded scholarships to 52 outstanding undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students, in recognition of their academic excellence and promise as future business leaders. Twenty-seven scholarships funds have been established by donors to champion student success and over $132,000 was distributed in awards. Read More…

Economic Forecast Conference delivers good news

(10/17/18) A decade after the recession of 2008, the region is home to the fastest job growth in Southern California and is the most improved among the major surrounding metro areas Read More…

Disruption makes startup investors balance caution against fear of missing out

(10/10/18) Disruptive startups attract investors quickly but receive less money than their more conventional counterparts Read More…

The UCR Business Global Programs Adds Washington, D.C. and New York City to its Dynamic Portfolio

(9/25/18) The UCR Business Global Programs launched its new trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City called Politics, Policy and Finance: The Governing Institutions of the United States. Read More…

Inland Empire Economic Forecast coming October 11

(9/21/18) The 2018 Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference is almost here! Ten years after the economic recession, the Inland Empire is filled with opportunities for growth and development. Renowned speakers will be present on the economic outlook and impacts for the region. Read More…

Riverside named a top city for entrepreneurs

(9/10/18) Riverside outranks the better-known entrepreneurship hotspot of San Jose Read More…

Accelerated Business Leaders Education Launched for International Students

(9/4/18) First cohort of 76 international students from across Asia and Latin America completes the inaugural ABLE program at UCR School of Business. Read More…

Business activity in the Inland Empire expands again

(8/16/18) Trade activity strong to date but future outlook cloudy Read More…

Business Activity in the Inland Empire Expands Again

(8/16/18) The latest Inland Empire Business Activity Index shows business activity in the region continuing along a steady growth trajectory despite ongoing clashes between the U.S. and some of its major trading partners. Read More…

UCR School of Business awarded re-accreditation by distinguished AACSB international

(8/8/18) The UCR School of Business is the premier public business research institution in Inland Southern California and provides insights and resources that impact the development of the region Read More…

UCR School of Business Awarded Re-Accreditation by Distinguished AACSB International

(8/8/18) The UCR School of Business has been awarded re-accreditation by the distinguished Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB international). The announcement comes after a rigorous review process where the UCR School of Business stood out for its demonstrated focus on excellence in the areas of teaching, research, curricula development, and student learning. Read More…

Alumni and students connect at the 2018 Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) National Convention

(8/8/18) UCR School of Business alumni and students connected at the 2018 Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) National Convention, held in Las Vegas. Alumni from Deloitte, PWC, KPMG, RSM, Goldman Sachs, and Google met with UCR students throughout the week, who were able to network with the best names in business. Read More…

Jeff Krynski Becomes Alumni Association President

(7/13/18) On July 1 Jeff Krynski began his two-year term as president. He earned a bachelor's in administrative studiesfrom UCR in 1981. Read More…

Worker scarcity, rising home prices push up against an economy in growth mode

(6/28/18) Building and construction spending, permitting rises as home demand intensifies Read More…

Worker Scarcity, Rising Home Prices Push Up Against an Economy in Growth Mode

(6/28/18) Although the Inland Empire economy is poised for another year of solid growth, record-low unemployment and a limited housing supply will constrain the region's current upward trajectory into the future, according to an analysis released today by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development Read More…

School of Business names executive fellows

(6/8/18) Matt D. Lyons '87, Byron Pollitt '73, and William E. Thomas will serve for the 2018 -19 academic year Read More…

School of Business Names Executive Fellows

(6/8/18) The Executive Fellows Program aims to connect distinguished business leaders with students and faculty to enrich the learning experience. Fellows serve a one-year term, during which they give guest lectures, act as mentors and consult with students and faculty. Read More…

Taking the 'Scenic Route'

(6/6/18) Lusiana Wainiqolo, a first-generation transfer student finds a home away from home at UCR and within the campus' Pacific Islander community. Read More…

Stories of Victory Among UC Riverside's 2018 Graduating Class

(6/6/18) UCR will welcome thousands of families and friends for the ceremonies scheduled from June 15-19. UCR's School of Medicine celebrated its commencement and Hippocratic oath ceremony on June 1. Read More…

Executive Fellows Named for 2018 - 2019

(6/6/18) UCR School of Business held a ceremony to install incoming Executive Fellows Matt D. Lyons ’87, Byron Pollitt ’73, and William E. Thomas to serve in the 2018 -19 academic year Read More…

Heidi Cuthbertson Elected to Board of MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance

(6/6/18) Heidi Cuthbertson has been elected to the Board of Directors of MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance, the global leader in delivering tools and services for graduate business career offices and employers. Read More…

Thirty-eight Students Inducted into Honors Society Beta Gamma Sigma

(6/1/18) International Honors Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, welcomes over thirty new inductees in a ceremony held by UCR School of Business Chapter Read More…

UC Riverside and Chile Boost Entrepreneurship Efforts through Partnership

(5/31/18) UCR and Know Hub Chile will collaborate in entrepreneurial education, evaluation of portfolio technologies, startup residency at UCR, and academic research. Read More…

7th Annual Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders

(5/30/18) UCR School of Business joined UC Berkeley Haas to kick off this year’s 7th Annual Summer Institute for Emerging Managers and Leaders Read More…

Honor Student Ihsan Hamid Presents at UCR Research Symposium

(5/23/18) UCR Business and Honor Student Ihsan Hamid was selected to present his capstone research project at the Undergraduate Research Symposium Read More…

Will 2018 be a 'sweet spot' in the Inland Empire's housing market cycle?

(5/18/18) At the 10-year anniversary of the Great Recession a new analysis looks at where the market has been and where it's headed next Read More…

Will 2018 Be a 'Sweet Spot' in the Inland Empire's Housing Market Cycle?

(5/18/18) According to a new analysis by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development there are there no signs of a bubble in sight and 2018 may be the best opportunity in a long time for first-time buyers and others to become homeowners Read More…

Winners Announced for the 2018 Golden Apple Awards

(5/15/18) Dr. Kyle Ingram, Dr. Sean Jasso, Dr. Scott Burd, and Dr. Long Gao are the winners of 2017 - 2018 Golden Apple Awards for Teaching Excellence. Read More…

Business activity in the Inland Empire growing at a steady clip

(5/10/18) UCR School of Business report suggests eventually growth will be constrained by labor shortages caused by the state's high cost of living Read More…

Business Activity in the Inland Empire Growing at a Steady Clip

(5/10/18) Business activity in the Inland Empire continued on its growth trajectory in the first quarter of 2018 and is expected to expand further throughout the rest of the year. Read More…

UCR Business teams win at International Business Strategy Competition

(5/1/18) Two UCR School of Business teams take first place at the 2018 International Collegiate Business Strategy Competition for Overall Performance and Best Business Documents, making it the eighth consecutive win. Read More…

Entrepreneurship Week

(4/26/18) Entrepreneurship Week at the UCR School of Business gave students a 360 degree perspective on leadership and what it takes to be an entrepreneur, with conferences, panels, guest speakers and workshops. Read More…

Creat'R Lab to Celebrate First Anniversary

(4/25/18) In one year, UCR's Creat'R Lab has been used by nearly 1,300 aspiring entrepreneurs and creative types. Read More…

Researchers Apply Experimental Economics to Mexican Water Scarcity

(4/23/18) A test of three policy interventions seeks to address the problem of Mexico's severely depleted aquifers. Read More…

Professor Kathleen Montgomery selected as Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences

(4/19/18) The Academy of Social Sciences has selected Kathleen Montgomery, UCR School of Business Emerita Professor of Organizations and Management, as one of its fifty-eight conferred Fellows, who are selected from academics, practitioners and policymakers in the social sciences. Read More…

UCR explores collaboration with Chinese leaders

(4/9/18) This spring, a University of California, Riverside delegation traveled 6,698 miles west to Guangzhou, Guangdong, and Anhui Province in eastern China to strengthen UCR's relationships with the region's top educators, researchers, and government officials. Across the Pacific Ocean, Chancellor Kim A. Read More…

UCR Explores Cross-Continental Collaboration with China's Top Educators and Entrepreneurs

(4/9/18) UC Riverside delegation traveled 6,698 miles west to Guangzhou, Guangdong, and Anhui Province in eastern China to strengthen UCR's relationships with the region's top educators, researchers, and government officials. Read More…

Inland Empire economy to expand further in 2018

(4/4/18) The remainder of 2018 is shaping up to be a period of relatively robust economic growth in the Inland Empire where home prices, employment, and consumer and business spending are all experiencing sizable gains, according to an analysis released today by theUC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Read More…

Leader of the Pack: Inland Empire Economy to Expand Further in 2018

(4/4/18) The remainder of 2018 is shaping up to be a period of relatively robust economic growth in the Inland Empire where home prices, employment, and consumer and business spending are all experiencing sizable gains, according to an analysis released today by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Read More…

UCR Business Represented at Trueblood Seminar

(4/3/18) Barry Mishra, Professor of Accounting, represented UCR School of Business at the annual Trueblood Seminar to enhance the applied teaching of accounting & auditing, hosted by the Deloitte Foundation and American Accounting Association. Read More…

Career Success for MBA Graduates

(4/2/18) The MBA graduating class of 2017 reached 89% full-time employment in 2017, as the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management continues to be a leading school for employment in Inland Southern California. Read More…

UCR Graduate Programs Climb in U.S. News Rankings

(3/28/18) Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering has risen ten spots in two years Read More…

UCR School of Business Rises in Top 100 Ranking

(3/21/18) UCR School of Business Rises in its ranking in the Top 100 Best Graduate Business Schools in U.S. News & World Report 2019 Read More…

Competition: Faculty Wanted to Help Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Students

(3/7/18) Through the Faculty Challenge competition, a contest where participants primarily focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle to their students, HCI has created a list of possible ways to earn points. Read More…

UCR Business Professor Awarded $87,000 by the UC Innovative Learning Technology Initiative

(2/28/18) Dr. Hai Che, UCR School of Business Associate Professor of Marketing has been awarded $87,000 from the University of California Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI) for his proposed online delivery of the course Database Marketing Read More…

Inland Empire business activity continues upward climb

(2/22/18) UCR School of Business report also forecasts limits to future growth due to a tightening labor market in the region and beyond Read More…

Inland Empire Business Activity Continues Upward Climb

(2/22/18) Business activity in the Inland Empire maintained its upward trajectory in the 4thquarter of 2017, growing at an annualized rate of 3 percent and outpacing economic growth in the nation overall, according to the newly released Inland Empire Business Activity Index. The Index was compiled by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Read More…

How servicization addresses sustainability with a focus on profitability for firms

(2/7/18) UCR professor evaluates emerging business strategy in updated academic paper Read More…

How Servicization Addresses Sustainability with A Focus on Profitability for Firms

(2/7/18) Adem Orsdemir, an assistant professor of operation and supply chain management in UC Riverside's School of Business, has been studying the concept of "servicization" for many years. His paper "Is Servicization a Win-Win Strategy? Profitability and Environmental Implications of Servicization" co-authored with Vinayak Deshpande and Ali K. Parlakturk, both from University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, will appear in the forthcoming issue of Managing and Service Operations Management. Read More…

Highlander Venture Fund Chooses UCR Professor's 'Next-Generation' Mosquito Repellent for Second Investment

(2/7/18) Up to $500,000 in funding will help a startup company market a killer repellent that's nontoxic, natural, and sweet-smelling. Read More…

Research reveals why geography is central to product innovation

(2/1/18) UCR researcher and colleagues show that businesses in states with confluence of research universities, venture capital, and government funding innovate at 16-times higher rate when demand increases Read More…

Research Reveals Why Geography Is Central to Product Innovation

(2/1/18) California's Silicon Valley, home to companies such as Apple, Google, and Facebook, is recognized across the world as a hub of innovation, and now there's empirical evidence that explains why. Read More…

Research & Scholarship

(1/10/18) When CEOs talk in less concrete terms, the stock price of their respective companies tends to suffer. Read More…

Concrete or vague? How CEOs talk can send stocks up or down

(1/2/18) UC Riverside business professor says concrete vocabulary can build trust among analysts Read More…

Concrete or Vague? How CEOs Talk Can Send Stocks Up or Down

(1/2/18) Concrete vocabulary can build trust among analysts, according to UCR research Read More…

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