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Colorado employment growth expected to continue into 2015, says CU-Boulder report

October 22, 2014

Employment expansion in Colorado is expected to continue through the fourth quarter of 2014 and into the first quarter of 2015, according to the Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report prepared by the Business Research Division and released today by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler.

Stein Sture

Stein Sture to retire as CU-Boulder’s vice chancellor for research

October 15, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell Moore announced today that Stein Sture will retire in June 2015 after 35 years of service to the campus, including his role as vice chancellor for research during the past nine years. Moore also announced that he is appointing James Williams, dean of University Libraries, to chair the committee in charge of a national search for Sture’s successor.

Acknowledging appearance reduces bias when beauties apply for masculine jobs, says CU-Boulder-led study

October 07, 2014

Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

The paper, published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, is the first to provide a method for curtailing such prejudice against attractive women.

Colorado business confidence dips but remains positive to finish year, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

October 01, 2014

The confidence of Colorado business leaders continues to be positive heading into the fourth quarter and has moderately increased compared with a year ago, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

It’s not as bullish, however, as it was a quarter ago with slight drops across the board resulting in a current overall reading of 59.5, down from 61.2 heading into the third quarter of 2014.

Surveys may assess language more than attitudes, says study involving CU-Boulder

September 23, 2014

Scientists who study patterns in survey results might be dealing with data on language rather than what they’re really after -- attitudes -- according to an international study involving the University of Colorado Boulder.

Do you always get what you pay for? How consumers mispredict product quality

September 18, 2014

Consumers are willing to spend thousands of dollars for luxury brand watches such as Rolex and Cartier because they are synonymous with high quality. But does this mean that inexpensive watches made by low-cost rivals must always be low quality? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, consumers mistakenly predict product quality based on quality consistency in other price ranges.

Workplace courage: more process than personality, says study involving CU-Boulder

September 02, 2014

Unlike the cowardly lion in the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, who simply drank a potion to muster courage, people in real life deliberate through a process when deciding whether to act bravely in the workplace, according to a study involving the University of Colorado Boulder.

Acts of courage in the workplace might include admitting a mistake to one’s boss, divulging that a product is faulty during a sales meeting with a client, or ordering a superior commander in the military to step down because of inappropriate handling of a mission.

Continued Colorado employment growth expected in 2014, says CU-Boulder report

July 25, 2014

Moderate employment expansion in Colorado for the second half of 2014 is expected based on a second-quarter report by the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, released today by Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler.

“Coloradans continue their entrepreneurial spirit and are putting their creative ideas to the test,” said Gessler. “Their leadership and innovation should translate to moderate employment growth through the rest of the year.”

At midyear, Colorado poised for continued growth in 2014, says CU Leeds School

July 10, 2014

The Colorado economy continues to outperform the U.S. economy and grow at a magnitude that slightly exceeds previous expectations, according to the midyear economic outlook released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Colorado’s employment is up by 3 percent year-over-year from May 2013 to May 2014. A total gain of 68,000 jobs in Colorado is expected for 2014 -- an upward revision to a December estimate of 61,300 jobs for the year.

Colorado business confidence inches higher going into third quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

July 02, 2014

The confidence of Colorado business leaders remains positive and has slightly increased going into the third quarter of 2014, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

The third quarter LBCI posted a reading of 61.2, an increase from 61 last quarter.

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