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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|

Celebrating our Honors Thesis graduates

The honors thesis is a significant undergraduate research project that serves as the culmination of a student’s honors experience. Though the project itself may take on many different forms, the purpose of the thesis is to advance knowledge and understanding and further develop a student’s intellectual, professional and personal growth. During a two-semester research and writing process, students work one-on-one with a faculty [...]

2021-05-06T13:03:33-06:00May 5th, 2021|

Jonathan Brogaard named to Poets & Quants 40 Under 40 Professors

Poets & Quants has named the Eccles School's Jonathan Brogaard to its annual 40 Under 40 Professors list. Brogaard, a professor of Finance, currently teaches Advanced Finance in the Executive MBA program. "I get pretty excited about teaching. It is a lot of fun, and I hope that comes across to the students," Brogaard said. "It is probably corny to say, but the process [...]

2021-05-04T14:46:13-06:00May 4th, 2021|

Credit cards are affecting our brains – and our spending

It has long been known that credit cards encourage spending — but no one knows exactly why. New research from Sachin Banker, assistant professor of Marketing, helps shed some light. “You’re basically feeling more reward when you shop with credit cards,” he said. “We don’t see that with cash. It was actually a very stark difference.” Get the full story in The Wall Street [...]

2021-05-04T14:36:27-06:00May 3rd, 2021|

Passive prose is keeping research from reaching the masses

Ever struggled to understand a scholarly article, and ended up passing it over for citation? Turns out you are not alone. New research shows that abstract, technical, and passive prose keeps important research from reaching the masses. Tianyu Gu, an assistant professor of Marketing and colleagues show that readers struggle to understand this type of writing, and therefore tend to pass it by. Read [...]

2021-05-04T14:32:03-06:00May 3rd, 2021|

Work-life balance sparks viral discussion following British man’s heart attack

A heart attack made Jonathan Frostick re-evaluate his life priorities, and while recovering, the British man wrote a now-viral post on LinkedIn where he vowed to find a better work-life balance. We become so attached to our job identity that we will work long, arduous hours to protect it, Eccles School Professor of Management Glen Kreiner told New York Times. “Sometimes, that’s why it [...]

2021-04-27T13:46:54-06:00April 27th, 2021|