Cameron School of Business at UNCW

We Are UNCW: Matt Mylott

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Nov 17, 2017 8:00:00 AM

This employee profile is from UNCW’‘We Are UNCW’ series and was posted on November 6, 2017.

Although Matt Mylott ’07, ’18M is a native Californian, he’s very much at home on the East Coast. All it takes is a stroll down Chancellor’s Walk to remind him of what he loves most about life here.

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Topics: alumni, Swain Center, We Are UNCW, Professional MBA

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

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

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 Business Case for Mentoring

Posted by Cameron School of Business on May 9, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Guest Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center (This article was originally shared on WilmingtonBiz.com on May 1, 2017)

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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.

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Topics: management, Swain Center, mentoring

Developing Healthcare Leaders

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:36:09 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in February 2017.

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Guest Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center

Healthcare is big business. The Center for Disease Control reports that the United States spends 17.5 percent of the gross domestic product on healthcare. Costs are increasing and the regulatory environment is uncertain, with a commitment by the newly elected U.S. President to oversee a change to the Affordable Health Care Act. Who is prepared to lead healthcare organizations in these turbulent times?

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Topics: healthcare, Swain Center

The Return On Investment Of Executive Education

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:29:52 AM


March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in October 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Laura Gail Lunsford, PhD, Director of the UNCW Swain Center

Is it true you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Or does the Harvard Business Review have it right in its recent article, "The Best Leaders are Constant Learners"?

It is harder to change as you advance in your profession, but as Jack Welch famously said, you need to “change before you have to.”

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Topics: professional development, Swain Center

Bloom - This is What Professionals Do

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:23:52 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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Guest Blogger: Dr. Robert T. Burrus, Jr., Dean, Cameron School of Business

Each year, springtime returns to Wilmington, and along with the flowers, you might be thinking it is time for your talent to bloom as well. If you are a business professional who is looking to experience some career growth, or perhaps even branch out in a new direction, there are plenty of ways for you to take advantage of opportunities locally to sharpen your skills and add new competencies to your resume. If you are an employer tasked with talent management strategies, you are definitely looking to investigate paths to greater success for your firm and your employees.

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Topics: professional development, Salesforce, Swain Center

Getting the Global Picture: Yeditepe University Graduate Students Study at UNCW

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Mar 17, 2017 11:22:40 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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“Joining the program broadens your global business vision - it will help us continue to work in an international society,” said Cagla Kardemir, an MBA candidate from Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey.  2016 was the second year that the Swain Center at the Cameron School of Business, with the leadership of Dr. Cem Canel, has hosted a three-week program for students from Turkey.

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Topics: international, student stories, study abroad, Swain Center

Laura Lunsford Joins Swain Center as New Director

Posted by Cameron School of Business on Aug 12, 2016 11:23:51 AM

March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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“I can’t wait to meet local business leaders as well as Cameron and Swain alumni, students and friends,” says Laura Gail Lunsford, the incoming director of the Swain Center. “The potential to build on the current programming at Swain, to develop our region’s and our state’s next generation of business leaders, is exciting.” For Lunsford,  it was irresistible to be able to return to her home state and especially to Wilmington, which she noted is being touted as “the next big thing” and earning designations like “America’s Best Riverfront,” “Best Place to Launch a Business,” and one of the “100 Best Arts Towns.”

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Topics: professional development, Swain Center

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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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