Cameron School of Business at UNCW

Market Manna Now, Market Mania Later?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 21, 2020 9:48:41 AM

Guest Blogger: This Insights article was contributed by Dr. William Sackley, Director of BB&T Center for Global Capitalism and Cameron School of Business Professor of Finance (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on July 15, 2020).

The stock market, as gauged by the S&P 500 index, just completed its strongest calendar quarter of appreciation during the 21st century, albeit following a dismal first quarter. At this writing, the index is down just over 4% year-to-date, or just over 8% from its February high. That is fairly amazing in the presence of a global pandemic that appears to be escalating rather than abating in the U.S., and which has resulted in a larger disruption of economic activity than during any downturn subsequent to the Great Depression. Should investors be complacent about their equity exposure at this point, or “heading for the exits?”

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Topics: analytics, community, economics, communication, stock market, economy, leadership, Insights

Commercial Real Estate And The Novel Coronavirus

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 10, 2020 12:15:09 PM

Guest Blogger: Contributed by Dr. Edward Graham, Professor of Finance and Real Estate at the Cameron School of Business, UNCW (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on June 15, 2020).

Economic or financial risk is generally of two types: systematic and non-systematic. Non-systematic risk is risk that impacts a specific asset or group of assets – like a UAW strike impacting Ford and GM, or Mad Cow Disease impacting Wendy’s or McDonalds. Systematic risk concerns itself with factors that impact the entire economy, like the housing and financial crisis of eleven or twelve years ago motivating the Great Recession. The Covid “pandemic,” in turn, now manifests itself as a clear example of systematic risk, impacting the whole economy. But the pandemic has impacted some sectors of the economy far more than others.

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Topics: analytics, community, Swain Center, real estate, home values, communication, investments, economy, leadership, Insights, covid

John B. Taylor Visits UNCW For BB&T Global Capitalism And Ethics Lecture Event

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 17, 2020 9:11:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Thomas Simpson, Executive in Residence of Economics, Cameron School of Business (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on November 20, 2019)

On October 21, 2019, Professor John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor at Stanford University and George P. Schultz Fellow at the Hoover Institution, presented the BB&T Global Capitalism and Ethics lecture in the Burney Center. Professor Taylor is one of the leading macroeconomists in the world today, and noted best around the globe for his development of the “Taylor rule” for use in conducting monetary policy. He has made seminal contributions to the field of macroeconomics and has a distinguished record of public service, including serving as Under Secretary of the Treasury.

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Topics: business development, Cameron faculty, capitalism, community, economics, economy, leadership, Insights

Forecasting the Future: Demystifying Two Common Assumptions in Our Economy

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Jul 13, 2020 3:33:24 PM

Guest Blogger: Dr. Adam Jones, Cameron's Regional Economist (this post originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on August 23, 2019)

Successful companies, communities, and individuals are intentional in their actions and make decisions based on an objective evaluation of opportunities and situations. Unfortunately, most of us struggle to think laterally without an outside stimulus.

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Topics: community, economics, economy, 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

Why a Business Must be More Than a Charismatic Leader

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 13, 2019 11:08:50 AM

Photo: A group of businessmen sit in the lounge area of one of WeWork's locations while they conduct business. This photo showcases the purpose of WeWork. The original photo comes from https://images.theconversation.com/files/298579/original/file-20191024-170484-6foi43.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&q=45&auto=format&w=754&fit=clip.

All talk, no action? Our very own Greg Putnam, CFA in the Economics & Finance department breaks down the mentality of some of the monopolizing leaders in the business world.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Topics: community, debate, entrepreneurship, business ownership, investments, economy, business tips, Cameron School News, leadership

The Value of a Business Credit Card to a Small Business

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Dec 10, 2019 11:23:47 AM

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Topics: community, economy, business tips, Cameron School News

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: What Does It Mean for Our Region?

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Apr 26, 2019 11:15:00 AM

By Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics at the UNCW Cameron School of Business (Note: this post was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on April 1, 2019)

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and technological expansion has both stirred imaginations, as well as stoked concerns of job loss and income inequality. Jean de La Fontaine’s aphorism, “Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire,” continues to ring true 300 years after his death. 
 
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Topics: technology, economy, artificial intelligence

Information Systems and Technology Professionals Continue to Be in High Demand

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 15, 2019 10:30:00 AM

By Drs. Tom Janicki and Jeffrey Cummings, UNCW Cameron School of Business

Have you been weighing the benefits of potential degree paths recently, or perhaps pondering a career change? Technology may be the way to go! A recent survey by Information Systems professors Jeffrey Cummings and Thomas Janicki in the Cameron School of Business at UNCW report that Information Systems professionals continue to exceed the average growth rate of all business occupations. 

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Topics: management information systems, WITX, technology, MS Computer Science and Information Systems, economy

Full Speed Ahead: Before and After Hurricane Florence

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Oct 24, 2018 9:20:57 AM
(Photo: flood waters in downtown Wilmington, NC after Hurricane Florence / NPR.org)

Guest blogger: Dr. Adam Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, Cameron School of Business, and Regional Economist for the Swain Center (this article originally appeared on WilmingtonBiz.com on October 19)

The Southeastern North Carolina economy was clipping along nicely until Hurricane Florence blew in and bumped us off track, but only temporarily.

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Topics: Outlook Conference, economy

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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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