Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Rising Prices, Unit Sales and Housing Inventories: Factors Influencing the Real Estate Market

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 17, 2018 12:15:00 PM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Edward Graham, Professor of Finance, Cameron School of Business (This post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 15, 2018)

The Housing Bubble and the Real Estate Market Recovery

The U.S. residential real estate market has been a leading topic in the news over the last decade or more. With increasing mortgage delinquencies in late 2007, and the bursting of the real estate bubble soon thereafter, home values across the U.S. began an historic decline. The Case-Shiller Home Price Index, in Table I below, captures both the escalation in home values between 2000 and 2006, the correction in house prices as the housing bubble burst, and the recovery, on average, of the housing market across the US by mid-2018. Prices, on average across the US, more than doubled in the years ending in the spring of 2007. In the Cape Fear Region, using an admittedly informal but representative “index” created using home sales data provided by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors (WRAR), prices increased over 75% in the years ending in the spring of 2007. Prices then fell across the local market, but have since recovered. Few expected the recovery of the real estate market, in either Southeastern North Carolina or across the nation, to be as rapid as it has been.

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Topics: investments, real estate, finance

Six Things Wilmington Professionals Should Know

Posted by Swain Center on Aug 3, 2018 8:56:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Swain Center for Executive Education (This post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 1, 2018).

The Swain Center for Executive Education shares their top six trending themes to help you and your organizations grow.

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Topics: Swain Center, customer delight, intercultural conflict, nursing, custom programs, professional development, management

Cameron M.B.A. Alumna Keeps Wilmington WARM

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 20, 2018 1:51:00 PM

By: Alisha Browne, Web Developer and Marketing Coordinator for CSB (This article originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com Insights Blog on July 1, 2018)

When JC Lyle '18M thinks of housing, she thinks of more than a roof and four walls – she sees every house as a home; a refuge from the world, and somewhere that should be welcoming, comfortable and safe.

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Topics: alumni, MBA, community, Professional MBA

Rudeness in the Workplace

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 6, 2018 10:50:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Andrew Woolum, Assistant Professor of Management, Cameron School of Business (This post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com Insights blog on May 15, 2018.)

Rudeness in the workplace has gained a great deal of attention in the last 10 years from both business leaders and academics.

Described as “low-intensity, deviant behavior with ambiguous intent to harm,” researchers have estimated that 98 percent of American workers have experienced rudeness at work, with 50 percent of workers experiencing rudeness at least weekly.

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Topics: management

We Are UNCW: Justin Borges

Posted by UNCW on Jun 29, 2018 10:36:51 AM

This post originally appeared as a part of the We Are UNCW series on June 25, 2018.

When Justin Borges '14 first stepped foot on the campus of UNCW, he found himself in unfamiliar territory. For the first time in his life, the New York native was living on his own, away from everyone and everything he knew. What he found was a new home that offered him support and helped shape him into the person he is today.

“UNCW is an incredible community with people from all walks of life,” Borges said. “It’s a place that changes every life that ever steps foot down Chancellor’s Walk. It’s second to none.”

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Topics: We Are UNCW, alumni

The Ultimate Professional Development Cheat Sheet for Organizations

Posted by Swain Center on Jun 22, 2018 8:01:00 AM

Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on June 15, 2018)

Investing in professional development can yield big dividends for the individual and the organization.
 
Skip to the front of the line on developing and investing in high-quality professional development by checking off the items on this cheat sheet to make sure you will have an engaged and talented workforce.

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Topics: Swain Center, professional development

Making an Experience Memorable - Tourism in Wilmington

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jun 8, 2018 7:35:12 AM

Photo credit: Bradley Pearce/UNCW

Guest Blogger: Dr. Mark Pelletier, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com Insights blog on June 1, 2018).

In celebration of the newly-designated Travel and Tourism Week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper stated that the travel and tourism industry supported over 225,000 jobs in the state and visitors to the state spent more than $23.9 billion in 2017.

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Topics: marketing, customer delight, tourism

"Unfriending" Happens

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 11, 2018 8:41:24 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Christopher Sibona, Assistant Professor of Information Systems, Cameron School of Business, and is based on his 2014 research published in the International Journal of Business Environment. Find out more about his research here.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been offended by someone “unfriending” you online (we won’t tell).
 
We know that social networking sites are prevalent. They give people the ability to connect with each other and create and share content. They also present the opportunity for a new way to disconnect.
 
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Topics: management information systems, social media marketing, communication, Cameron faculty

Featured Alumnus: Brent Boswell

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 1, 2018 11:40:00 AM

An interview with Brent Boswell, Cameron School of Business Alumnus (B.S. Business Administration with a concentration in Management, 2016)

How do you feel about your educational experience at Cameron School of Business?

The Cameron School of Business provided an excellent foundation for my career in Banking. Professors were knowledgeable in their respective areas of expertise, and inspired me to strive to succeed in the business world. I will forever value the opportunities and lifelong relationships that CSB and UNCW provided.
 

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Topics: alumni, management

The Time is Now to Start Looking for a Summer UNCW Intern

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 27, 2018 9:34:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Teresa Walker, Director of Work Practice, Cameron School of Business

Consistently, we hear from students throughout the spring semester, “I would prefer a summer internship in Wilmington.” 

However, the number of interested students outnumber the opportunities available. Therefore, many students end up going elsewhere to gain applied learning experience.

Is your business losing out on this valuable resource located within your community? Furthermore, from an economics viewpoint, could this be considered an opportunity cost?

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Topics: internships, community

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UNCW was established as Wilmington College in 1947. The Department of Business and Economics became the Cameron School of Business in 1979. Focused on the transformation of today’s business world from the industrial age into the information age, business education at the Cameron School of Business is focused on the technical, analytical and interpersonal skills students will need to lead this fundamental change in the business world through the 21st century.

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