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Eccles School launches postdoctoral program in Entrepreneurship & Strategy

The Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business launched a new postdoctoral fellowship program with the hire of Maria Kurakina, a young scholar with a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Postdoctoral programs provide recent Ph.D. graduates with an opportunity to grow their expertise and publish original research, while also [...]

2021-03-03T10:03:28-07:00September 29th, 2020|

Eccles’ Ruchi Watson shares thoughts on career shifts, embracing change

Ruchi Watson graduated with her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2008 in the midst of the economic crisis. She completed her Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019. In a conversation with fellow Kellogg classmate, Tara Ghei, on Ghei’s blog, Gilded Chaos, the two speak on embracing change, what it means to be [...]

2020-06-26T13:50:19-06:00June 25th, 2020|

Eccles School Professor Jay Barney racks up another major award

Congratulations are once again in order for professor Jay Barney, who has received the 2020 Strategic Management Division Outstanding Scholarship Award. He shares the joint award with Margie Peteraf of Dartmouth College. The award will be presented at the upcoming Academy of Management Meeting in Philadelphia. The STR Distinguished Scholarship Award is awarded biannually for a discovery of major importance in strategic management. The [...]

2021-03-03T09:58:52-07:00June 12th, 2020|

Goff Strategic Leadership Center helping to navigate the unknown

Navigating the unknown. We're all doing that right now, aren't we? Seems like most people are wondering: Will the decisions I made yesterday have merit when the crisis is over? Or, how can I find the confidence to make positive change in such turbulent times? The Goff Strategic Leadership Center acknowledges the significant challenges associated with volatility and uncertainty and recommends focusing not on [...]

2020-04-07T08:17:52-06:00April 2nd, 2020|

The Goff Strategic Leadership Center celebrates achievements at open house

It was a full house on Wednesday as the Goff Strategic Leadership Center held its first open house event. The open house was packed with current Goff Scholars, faculty, staff, and eager and curious students wanting to learn more about how they can get involved with the Goff Center. The event was both a meet and greet and a celebration of some of the [...]

2020-01-24T18:31:25-07:00January 24th, 2020|

Greg Goff addresses Eccles School community at 2019 Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation

Successful leaders not only make a positive and significant impact on the world, but they encourage and enable others to do the same. That was the message delivered by speaker Greg Goff at the 2019 Spencer Fox Eccles Convocation, hosted Thursday by the David Eccles School of Business. Goff, Executive Vice Chairman of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, encouraged students to focus on three fundamental words [...]

2021-03-03T10:03:00-07:00September 13th, 2019|

Why well-reasoned theories are more important than crunched numbers

Creating a new and viable business strategy requires seeing the world in new ways, and asking novel questions that lead to fresh insights, according to Todd Zenger, chair and presidential professor of strategy and strategic leadership here at the David Eccles School of Business. Zenger contends that even the most sophisticated algorithms or data sets cannot generate this type of outlook. Zenger makes the [...]

2021-03-03T10:00:25-07:00January 22nd, 2018|

Eccles School professor’s new book helps companies grow and create value

We've all watched a company find a competitive advantage, dominate a market and then begin to falter. The companies that recovered were often ones that found new ways to create value. Todd Zenger, N. Eldon Tanner Chair in Strategy and Strategic Leadership and Presidential Professor at the David Eccles School of Business, has written the new book, Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the [...]

2021-03-03T10:01:16-07:00October 4th, 2016|