Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Normalizing vs. analyzing: Drawing the lessons from failure to enhance firm innovativeness

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 31, 2020 9:18:09 AM

Story notes contributed by Alex Vestal, Professor in Management at the UNCW Cameron School of Business.

Alex Vestal, Ph.D. assistant professor of management at UNCW Cameron School of Business recently published “Normalizing vs. analyzing: Drawing the lessons from failure to enhance firm innovativeness” in the Journal of Business Venturing.

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Topics: analytics, capitalism, community, communication, business analytics, research, innovation

Stock Return Predictability in the time of COVID-19

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 6, 2020 9:21:51 AM

Story notes contributed by Cetin Ciner, Professor in Finance at the UNCW Cameron School of Business.

Cetin Ciner, Ph.D. professor of finance at UNCW Cameron School of Business has “Stock Return Predictability in the time of COVID-19” accepted for publication in Finance Research Letters, which is rated A by the Australian Business Dean’s Council.

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Topics: analytics, capitalism, community, economics, communication, stock market, business analytics, research

Coronavirus Analytics

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 4, 2020 8:20:38 AM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Dr. Stephen Hill, Associate Professor of Analytics at the UNCW Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on May 15, 2020).
 
At the time of the writing of this article (early April 2020), the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus globally had just passed 1,400,000. Over a quarter of those cases were in the United States, where almost 13,000 deaths were attributed to the virus. Schools and many businesses are closed. Passenger transportation networks, particularly air travel, have ground to a near halt. We are encouraged to stay home and to distance ourselves from others. Despite these hardships, the pandemic has given analytics professionals a unique opportunity to see their work prominently displayed and to see the public take great interest in data, visualization, and modeling related to the pandemic.

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Topics: analytics, community, economics, communication, business analytics, Insights

Coronavirus Relief Package – What Does It Mean For Small Business?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 3, 2020 10:47:19 AM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Heather McWhorter, Regional Director of the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on May 1, 2020).
 
The 890,000+ small businesses in North Carolina employ 1.6 million people and account for 60% of the private sector workforce and 45% of the Gross State Product. Like other employers, small businesses are concerned about the immediate and long-term business impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated social distancing requirements.

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Topics: analytics, community, economics, entrepreneurship, communication, business analytics, SBTDC, leadership, Insights

Is There A “V” In The Corona Virus Shock?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 31, 2020 11:47:20 AM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Dr. Thomas D. Simpson, Executive in Residence at the UNCW Cameron School of Business. Dr. Simpson joined the Department of Economics & Finance after his retirement from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on April 15, 2020).

The Corona Virus pandemic has been a shock to the global economy, precipitating a global recession. For the United States, the news of a 3 million surge in workers filing for unemployment insurance in just one week has sent a clear message that we are not immune to the downturn.

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Topics: analytics, community, economics, communication, business analytics, leadership, Insights

Timely Lessons From The Spanish Flu Pandemic Of 1918

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 29, 2020 11:15:19 AM

Guest Blogger: Robert Burrus, Dean, Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on March 31, 2020)

Greetings from the Cameron School of Business. The hallways might be quiet, but there is a TON of learning going on as we have quickly converted our classes to online classes in the wake of coronavirus. Perhaps we’ll write about how this will change higher education in another blog post. Today, however, we seek to gain some insights about healthcare and economic lessons learned over a century ago during the Spanish flu pandemic. These takeaways include the value of social distancing combined with economic policy to more effectively mitigate the health and economic tragedies.

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Topics: analytics, community, economics, communication, business analytics, leadership, Insights

UNCW Economist Highlights Regional Growth and Opportunities At Annual Wilmington Scorecard

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 13, 2019 11:14:07 AM

Photo: Professor Adam Jones speaks at the annual Wilmington Regional Economic Scorecard at the Wilmington Convention Center. (Photo by Christina Haley O'Neal)The original photo comes from http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/more_news/2019/12/03/economist_highlights_regional_growth_opportunities_at_annual_wilmington_scorecard/19715.

Curious about the health of the job market in Wilmington?

Professor and Economics & Finance Department Chair, Adam Jones, shines light on the pattern of the the growing job market in the Wilmington area. Finding your edge in the business world can be a challenging task, but analytics may give you the guidance you need.

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Topics: business development, Cameron faculty, community, economics, finance, business analytics, economy, business tips, Cameron School News

Grad Student Spotlight: Emilee Draper, MSBA Class of 2019

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jun 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM

The Cameron School of Business has a number of new graduate level programs aimed at helping working professionals advance their careers. Emilee Draper is a student in UNCW's new Masters of Business Analytics Online Accelerated Program. She is excited to be able to apply the tools she is learning in the program to her new career in Media Analytics.

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Topics: analytics, community, graduate programs, student stories, business analytics, MS Business Analytics

Business Analytics: Adding Value and Insight

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 17, 2019 10:00:00 AM

By Dr. Stephen Hill, Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Director of the M.S. Business Analytics Program, Cameron School of Business (This post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on May 1, 2019)

Kevin Kelley, Head Coach of the Pulaski Academy (Little Rock, Arkansas) football team has turned conventional thinking in high school football on its head. How? His team never punts on fourth down. Why? Analytics. Universities across the country have seen increases in student retention. Fewer students are leaving school. Why? Analytics. A high-end retailer developed an email campaign that yielded dramatic increases in revenue per email over past campaigns. Why? Analytics.

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Topics: Swain Center, business analytics, MS Business Analytics, business tips

UNCW Receives $10M Gift, Largest in University History, to Establish New School

Posted by UNCW on Jan 11, 2019 9:35:00 AM

(Photo: Chancellor Sartarelli with David S. Congdon and his wife, Helen Congdon at the announcement reception)

This blog post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on January 4 and is adapted from the UNCW news story by Christina Schechtman, UNCW Office of University Relations.

On Dec. 6, the University of North Carolina Wilmington received a $10 million gift commitment from alumnus David Congdon, ’78, and his wife, Helen.

This represents the largest outright gift commitment in university history. With it, UNCW will establish the "David S. Congdon School of Supply Chain, Business Analytics and Information Systems," supporting these programs within the Cameron School of Business. The Computer Information Systems Building will also be rededicated as David S. Congdon Hall.

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Topics: alumni, management information systems, business analytics, supply chain management, philanthropy

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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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