New Potato Technologies will be launching their latest product, the Brio Coaster, to the Wilmington community in June. Worked on by a team including four UNCW alumni (Chris Sumner, James Smith, Alan Linz and Amanda Harman) and two Cameron School of Business alumnae (Kellie McLiverty and Corinne Conto, IMBA), this 'smart' coaster is designed to alert you via your phone if someone tampers with your drink while you're away from it.
Guest Blogger: JoAnn Toscano, visiting instructor at the Cameron School of Business and Cameron Executive Network mentor
In the past, companies have had the luxury of more time to adapt to change than that which is quickly becoming the standard today. In fact, on the technology front, many believe we are outpacing Moore’s Law, which states that technological processing power will likely double in as few as 18 months.
May 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in November 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Guest Blogger: Dr. Danny Soques, Assistant Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business
In June of 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU), move that gave rise to the term, “Brexit.” This successful referendum vote gave rise to fears about the future of the British economy and what it means for the US.
Mentoring never hurt anyone.
People don't really need training to mentor someone else.
“Programming” mentoring seems fake.
"Assigning" people to relationships doesn't work well.
At every junction in his recent life, Patrick Morris, a 2015 UNCW graduate of the Cameron School of Business, is finding more and more reasons to be thankful for the education and experience he gained from attending UNCW.
Guest Blogger: Dr. Allison Evans, associate professor of accounting, Cameron School of Business
U.S. exporters can potentially generate large tax savings - roughly 20 percent of their original tax bill - by forming an IC-DISC (Interest-Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation). The most common type of IC-DISC acts, at least on paper, as the exporter’s sales agent. Yet, while the IC-DISC does have recordkeeping and capital requirements, it does not need to have a physical location, employ a single person or interact with any customers. In essence, it can be invisible to those who do business with the exporter, but yield a substantial reduction in the exporter’s tax bill.
Guest Bloggers: Dr. Edward Graham, Professor of Finance, and Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance
A Little Background
Throughout the academic year, Cameron School faculty examine and discuss the ebb and flow of commerce with students and help prepare them for success following graduation. In turn, the faculty remain abreast of current topics and research in members’ given fields.
Another Cameron School of Business graduate has found a rewarding career – 600 miles north in New York City. Mathieu Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing in May 2015. He continued in CSB’s International MBA program to earn an MBA with a concentration in International Business from UNCW as well as an MBA in International Marketing from the University of Valencia in December 2016. These degrees helped land Mathieu a position as Account Executive at Yelp in New York City.
We recently caught up with Elizabeth Manuel, a 2011 CSB grad (B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Leadership Studies).
How do you feel about your educational experience at Cameron School of Business?
I truly valued my time in the CSB - from the professors to my classmates.
What was your favorite part of your degree?
I was able to study abroad in the summer of 2010 in Manchester, England and completed a few of my required marketing courses. This was a great experience to compare marketing concepts between Europe and the United States, while also visiting major businesses and organizations like Disneyland Paris and the Manchester United Football Club.
Guest Blogger: Dr. Ulku Clark, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, Cameron School of Business.
According to a report by Juniper Research, the global cost of cybercrime is estimated to be over $2 trillion by 2019. North American breaches are projected to account for about 60 percent of all data breaches - due primarily to the value of the U.S. assets - but as other countries begin to use more advanced technology, cybercrime will have a much greater global impact.