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Is a bad reputation a deal breaker? Not for some startups

An investor's bad reputation may not be a deterrent for startups seeking capital — as long as the investor stays out of the startup's business. A new paper from Bill Bill Schulze and Robert Wuebker shows that startups are willing to accept funds from venture capital firms embroiled in lawsuits. “The results are intriguing,” the authors said. “[They reveal] underexplored relationships between corporate reputation(s) [...]

2021-10-11T17:30:52-06:00October 11th, 2021|

Lost wallet? More money may mean you’ll see it again

Nothing can ruin your day quite like losing your wallet. But it turns out having larger amounts of cash may increase your chances that it gets returned. The Eccles School's David Tannenbaum and his colleagues "lost" wallets all over the world, and found that they were often returned, especially if there was money in them. "One clear pattern that emerged was, remarkably, wallets with [...]

2021-10-11T17:30:23-06:00October 11th, 2021|

Does a name change lead to a higher stock price?

Recently the stock that used to trade under the ticker CREE made a switch — and saw a healthy jump in their stock price. Is it a coincidence that the former CREE, now Wolfspeed trading as WOLF, outperformed the market after it changed? Probably not, according to Michael Cooper, Professor of Finance. A name like CREE carries no meaning, while WOLF has instant recognition [...]

2021-10-11T17:29:50-06:00October 11th, 2021|

We’re so excited to welcome you back to campus!

Welcome back, Doers! We’re so excited to welcome you back to the David Eccles School of Business and actually see you in 3-D! We’ve got plenty of ways for you to meet friends new and old at all of the exciting Eccles Events happening this year! You can check out what’s going on at Eccles.link/events. Just a reminder that things are going to be [...]

2021-08-23T15:01:12-06:00August 23rd, 2021|

New data shows unemployment benefits do not discourage job hunting

Governors and legislatures around the country are hoping that ending Unemployment Insurance (UI) will light a fire under those who are seeking jobs. But a new study shows the end to those benefits hasn't had the anticipated outcome. “To evaluate the impact of the expiration of additional (unemployment insurance) payments, we asked respondents whether this expiration will influence the time and effort they devote [...]

2021-08-11T12:18:52-06:00August 11th, 2021|

Arthur Brief named 2021 Distinguished Educator by Academy of Management

Congratulations to Arthur Brief, who has been named the 2021 Distinguished Educator by the Academy of Management. Brief is the George S. Eccles Chair in Business Ethics and Presidential Professor Emeritus at the Eccles School. "The committee found especially noteworthy your attention to, mentorship, and intellectual development of a great number of graduate students and junior faculty (at your institution or elsewhere!) who have [...]

2021-07-16T14:00:46-06:00July 16th, 2021|

New DAs decrease police violence, new study shows

When a new district attorney takes office, police kill fewer people, according to a new study from Allison Stashko, an assistant professor in the Business Economics Group. "Deaths decline no matter what the new prosecutor’s political party or policy platform might be," Stashko writes. "During that time, we find no changes in arrest rates or assaults on police officers. That suggests that officers can [...]

2021-07-16T13:34:32-06:00July 16th, 2021|

The case for a culture of experimentation in business schools

The scientific method is no longer the sole domain of scientists, and business schools need to train students to embrace a spirit of experimentation. That's the premise set forth in a new article from the Harvard Business Review co-authored by the Eccles School's Elizabeth Tenney, assistant professor of Management; Elaine Costa, Management Ph.D. student; and Ruchi Watson, assistant professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy and [...]

2021-06-16T15:56:40-06:00June 16th, 2021|

Celebrate Pride with the David Eccles School of Business

Rainbows are popping up all over for Pride month, and while campus is a bit quiet for the summer, the David Eccles School of Business still has some ways to celebrate. For students, there is Out for Business, a professional development and community outreach group that develops relationships, resources, and education among faculty, staff, students, and companies for the benefit of LGBTQ+ business students. [...]

2021-06-08T09:46:56-06:00June 8th, 2021|