Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Is Humor In Your Leadership Toolbox?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Nov 8, 2021 12:07:50 PM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Dr. Rebecca Guidice, Professor of Management & Director of the Executive & Professional MBA Programs, UNCW Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on November 8, 2021).

Try this line the next time you are appointing members to a team activity in your organization:
Teamwork is important; you never have to take all the blame yourself
 
At the Cameron School of Business, we recently asked our MBA students to consider the role of humor in the workplace. I subscribe to the view that humor is a powerful asset for leaders when dealing with the complex challenges of the modern workplace. As a leader’s career develops, problems become more complex and decisions increasingly consequential. As a result, many leaders seem to believe there is a law of leadership saying we need to become more serious. I am not sure who wrote that law, because it’s a misconception that a leader’s “serious” demeanor equates to professionalism and competence. In fact, evidence suggests that this approach can limit a leader’s potential. Learning to balance humor and seriousness in the workplace is an important dichotomy of leadership that should be added to those already in existence. These dichotomies include: “empower others to lead but also own everything that happens under your leadership”, “be humble but not passive”, and “be courageous but not reckless”. To this I would add, “be serious but lighten up”!

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, management, MBA, mentoring, Cameron School News, leadership, Insights, graduate school, research

Anxiety among Nurses: CSB Faculty Conducts Research

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 18, 2021 9:31:43 AM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Minoo Modaresnezhad, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Martha C. Andrews, Professor of Management, and Jessica Mesmer-Magnus, Chair and Professor of Management, UNCW Cameron School of Business.(this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on October 15, 2021).

Understanding the Causes and Consequences and the Role of Supervisor Support

The nursing profession has long been recognized as a stressful occupation, with many nurses reporting high anxiety levels resulting from job-related stress. During their everyday work life, nurses are likely to struggle with excessive work constraints, work-family conflict, verbal abuse, negative teamwork experiences, inadequate support, and overtime. The stress from these regular experiences is associated with lower job satisfaction, increased turnover intentions, and actual turnover. Given that individuals have limited psychological, emotional, and physical resources with which to effectively deal with these challenges, it is important to gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of a nurse’s work environment so solutions can be identified to ultimately reduce anxiety experienced by nurses.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, management, nursing, Cameron School News, Insights, covid, research, healthcare, congdon

Two Economics Professors Share New Research

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 6, 2021 4:08:57 PM

Guest Blogger: Information for this article was contributed by Olivia Kashuba, Administrative Associate of Economics and Finance, UNCW Cameron School of Business.

Economics professors Drs. Pete Schuhmann and Allison Witman announce new research opportunities. 

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, economics, scholarships, Cameron School News, research

Moving Beyond “Likes”: Social Media’s Impact on Public Health Initiatives

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Sep 16, 2021 2:25:22 PM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Alexandra Krallman, Assistant Professor of Marketing, UNCW Cameron School of Business.(this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on September 16, 2021).

Over the last two years, the CDC has highlighted the impact of health disparities throughout the world. Minority groups often don’t experience healthcare equity due to a variety of factors including access barriers and feelings of skepticism or distrust. These factors make such populations less likely to engage in preventive health measures (i.e. vaccinations, health screenings, annual PCP visits) and also often underrepresented in healthcare research studies.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, marketing, social media marketing, Cameron School News, Insights, covid, research, healthcare

Cybersecurity In Focus At UNCW

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Sep 8, 2021 9:14:38 AM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Ulku Y. Clark, Professor of Management Information Systems, and Dr. Geoff Stoker, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Congdon School of SC, BA, IS (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on September 7, 2021). (This photo was taken before COVID).

As the digital revolution reaches middle age, spawning billions of networked digital devices moving vast amounts of information at higher speeds than even before, the need for good cybersecurity is coming strongly into focus.  No longer the province of specialists, cybersecurity is the concern of everyone that touches an electronic device.  With over 460,000 cybersecurity job openings in the U.S. (17,000+ in N.C.), the need to produce workforce-ready graduates is acute and UNCW is striving to do its part to meet this growing need.

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Topics: analytics, Cameron faculty, community, cyber security, CCDE, Cameron School News, Insights

Economic Recovery As COVID Wanes

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 12, 2021 2:33:05 PM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Dr. Adam Jones, Cameron's Regional Economist. (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on July 12, 2021). (This photo was taken before COVID).

“What goes up, must come down,” “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction,” choose your cliché, and you’ll have an idea of where we are economically. The Covid pandemic’s economic effects varied during the shutdown and are, consequently, varied during the recovery. For example, leisure and hospitality employment dropped by over 50% in the early stages of the pandemic and, consequently, approximately half the jobs created since the April 2020 bottom have been in leisure and hospitality. If you are sympathetic to the idea of “reversion to the mean” then Southeastern NC has a busy few months in front of us.

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Topics: analytics, Cameron faculty, community, economics, finance, stock market, business analytics, investments, economy, Insights, covid, research

Research Announcement: "Managerial Social Capital and Dividend Smoothing" Published

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 20, 2021 1:31:08 PM

Story notes contributed by Dr. Miran Hossain, Professor of Economics and Finance at the UNCW Cameron School of Business.

Miran Hossain, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance at UNCW Cameron School of Business recently published a paper called “Managerial Social Capital and Dividend Smoothing” in the Journal of Corporate Finance, which is an A* ranked journal in ABDC ranking. The journal “aims to publish high quality, original manuscripts or shorter format papers in both theoretical and empirical corporate finance”.

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Topics: accounting, Cameron faculty, community, management, finance, research

Why the M.S. Finance and Investment Management Program is the right program for you

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 15, 2021 9:32:23 AM

Photo: This photo was taken pre COVID-19. It features a student working in a study lab.

The UNCW Master of Science in Finance and Investment Management offers students a 100% online program that is available both full- and part-time to accommodate work, home and school responsibilities. It allows students to become a part of a program that is the only degree of its kind in North Carolina and one of only a few nationwide. The M.S. Finance and Investment Management Program is designed to prepare students for high level and prestigious positions in investment and wealth management. Another benefit of this program is that it is closely aligned with the CFA Institute Candidate Body of Knowledge that will benefit those who pursue the CFA designation.

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Topics: community, graduate programs, finance, MS Finance, Cameron School News, graduate school

2021 CFA Challenge Team Succeeds

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 29, 2021 12:01:04 PM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Clay Moffett, Associate Professor for the Department of Economics and Finance.

We salute this year’s UNCW CFA Investment Challenge team for its outstanding work and finish at the 2021 Chartered Financial Analyst Investment Challenge competition. This year’s team advanced to the NC State Finals for the 8th consecutive year, finishing 3rd runner up and ahead of most other state universities ( hey to UNC-Chapel Hill!). The team exhibited extremely strong analytical skilled embedded in their virtual presentation on North Carolina based Albemarle Inc.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, community, networking, professional development, finance

UNCW Professional MBA Learning Alliance Pivots For COVID-19

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 18, 2021 10:13:16 AM

Guest Blogger: This piece was contributed by Lily Pezzullo-Frank, Coordinator of External Programs and Communications for the Cameron School of Business and program administrator for the Cameron Executive Network. (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on March 15, 2020). (This photo was taken before COVID).

In 2004, Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina Wilmington implemented the Learning Alliance (LA) Program in order to support MBA students in cross-functional decision making in a dynamic real-world environment. The program seeks to expose MBA Student Teams to the realities and complexities of business operations and to provide the Client Firm with MBA Team assistance in developing value-added analyses and decisions relevant to the firm’s industry and business processes.

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Topics: community, graduate programs, MBA, networking, professional development, Professional MBA, Insights, graduate school, PMBA

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