Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Business Leaders: Establish Partners, Mentors for Long-Term Success

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Sep 15, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Heather McWhorter, Regional Director, Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

Depending on the size of your small to mid-sized business, you may be the CEO, CFO, COO, CHRO, CTO, and more. Managing a small to mid-sized business is difficult – but you don’t have to do it alone. Tap into passionate, experienced professionals and colleagues that can help you to address critical management issues, while enabling your business grow and thrive.

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Topics: entrepreneurship, business ownership, SBTDC

Innovation and Economic Outlook

Posted by Swain Center on Sep 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business and Regional Economist for the Swain Center.

Let’s face it, forecasting long into the future with and degree of certainty is difficult to do. The Jetsons originally aired in the 60s and envisioned personal air travel and all kinds of other automated conveniences that are yet to appear.  We have certainly moved in the direction of more automation, and while we don’t have affordable robot housekeepers (yet), Rumba vacuum cleaners are beginning to clean our living rooms, and cars are driving themselves. This dramatic advance in technology raises questions about the future of employment and creates angst in labor markets.

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Topics: Outlook Conference, Swain Center, finance, economy

Where In The “World” Is Cameron School of Business?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Robert Burrus, Ph.D., Dean, Cameron School of Business

This time last year, I took the opportunity to write about Cameron’s partnerships with - and impact - in the community. This year, I would like to explore Cameron’s partnerships and impact in the world.
 
A quick look through Cameron’s current Strategic Plan, as well as UNCW’s Strategic Plan, UNCW’s Vision Statement, Cameron’s Mission Statement and other planning documents, it is easy to find the strategic initiative of having a “global mindset.” 
 

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Topics: global, international, international business, International MBA, study abroad

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Posted by Swain Center on Aug 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, Ph.D., Director of the UNCW Swain Center

According to the US Census by 2060 almost 1 in 5 people in the US will be foreign born and 56 of every 100 people will be from what we now consider a minority race or ethnic group. The coming wave of ethnic diversification in the U.S. workforce makes it even more important that companies promote inclusive mentoring.

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Topics: Swain Center, mentoring

The ROI in Your Own Backyard

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 16, 2017 8:00:00 AM

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

This month, the population of Wilmington will grow by thousands…almost overnight! Wilmington is one of the fortunate cities to be home to several post-secondary educational institutions made up of young professionals seeking knowledge and experience.

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Topics: internships

The Economic Importance of Coastal and Marine Resources to Tourism in Barbados

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 19, 2017 8:06:40 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Pete Schuhmann, Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business

In May 2017, Dr. Schuhmann and two other colleagues completed an economic report on the effect of degradation of coastal and marine resources on Barbados tourism. The information below is from the summary of their report. Click here access the full report.

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Topics: Cameron faculty, economics, tourism

Customer Delight (Not Satisfaction) Is Key To Bottom Line

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 6, 2017 4:16:30 PM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Donald Barnes, Associate Professor of Marketing, Cameron School of Business

Customer satisfaction is no longer enough to ensure profitable customer relationships. Satisfied customers are not loyal or willing to tell others about your business and how great it is; they are simply satisfied. Their expectations were met. Why would they tell anyone about that?
 

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Topics: marketing, Swain Center, customer delight

The Message in the Stock Market for the Economic Future

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jun 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM


(Photo: Dr. Bill Sackley with students in the Financial Trading Room of the Computer Information Systems building)

Guest Blogger: Dr. Cetin Ciner, professor of finance at the Cameron School of Business 

Stock prices, if determined in rational and operationally efficient markets, should reflect future profits. Since the earnings of corporations should be highly correlated with economic activity, stock-price changes should reflect the market’s expectations of economic growth.

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Topics: economics, stock market, economy

The Economic Value Of The Natural Environment

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jun 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Peter Schuhmann, Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business

What is clean air worth? Is clean water good for the economy? Do parks, wetlands, beaches and coral reefs have real economic value? 

These are important and timely questions to consider as politicians and policymakers debate the merits of environmental protection.  Arguments for scaling back environmental regulations often include suggestions that environmental protection limits “free” market forces, increases costs to businesses, results in less economic activity and causes the economy to preform worse than it would if such regulations were absent.  

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Topics: economics, environment, economy

UNCW/CSB Alumni To Launch New Product That Promotes Personal Safety

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: alumni, entrepreneurship, technology

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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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