Leeds School of Business

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Backpackers for Nepal

Leeds Alumnus Backpacking for Nepal

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 13:31

By Andy Wegleitner, Leeds '15 CESR Student Assistant Eight thousand dead…17,000 injured…600,000 homes destroyed. It’s difficult to stomach the damage caused by the massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25th . To add to the devastation, another earthquake hit near Mount Everest killing dozens more last week. Although they can’t predict when, scientists say that may not be the end of the earthquakes headed for Nepal. While many watch the horrifying images on the news from afar, Carl Nickel is on the frontlines providing aid to those in serious need. After graduating from the Leeds School of... Read more »

Leeds MBA Program Makes Value Colleges 2015 Ranking of Top 50 Best Value MBA Programs

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 16:55

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Value Colleges ( www.valuecolleges.com ), an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, has released its 2015 ranking of the Top 50 Best Value MBA Programs at http://www.valuecolleges.com/rankings/best-value-mba-programs/ . Value Colleges' Top 50 Best Value MBA list is a guide to the colleges and universities that give students the best return for their investment: colleges that meet the ideal combination of affordability and excellence, with high ROI and low debt. These fifty schools represent the most secure investment for students hoping to improve their education and status... Read more »

"Financial Crisis And Bank Executive Incentive Compensation," Journal of Corporate Finance

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:24

Abstract: We study the executive compensation structure in 14 of the largest U.S. financial institutions during 2000–2008. We focus on the CEO's purchases and sales of their bank's stock, their salary and bonus, and the capital losses these CEOs incur due to the dramatic share price declines in 2008. We consider three measures of risk-taking by these banks. Our results are mostly consistent with and supportive of the findings of Bebchuk, Cohen and Spamann (2010), that is, managerial incentives matter — incentives generated by executive compensation programs are correlated with excessive risk-taking by banks. Also, our results are generally not... Read more »

"Interactions Between Work and Identities: Thriving, Withering, or Redefining the Self?", Human Resource Management Review

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 09:20

ABSTRACT Interactions between work and identities are an important topic as a result of their influence on both employees' well-being and organizational performance. However, there is a lack of theorizing that comprehensively charts the processes and outcomes of work and identity interactions. In this paper, we formulate an integrated conceptual model of interactions between work and identities, employee reactions to them, and subsequent outcomes. In our model, we bring together well-known and under-examined aspects of work and identity interactions. The model explains how such varied outcomes as employee thriving and withering, and both subjugated and empowered identities derive from encounters... Read more »

Assistant Professor Stefanie K. Johnson Cited in Recent Wallethub.com Article on Best and Worst States for Working Moms

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:15

2015’s Best & Worst States for Working Moms by John S Kiernan Although women now comprise roughly half of the American workforce, they still earn about three-quarters as much as men do and have far less upward mobility, as evidenced by the fact that less than 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies have female chief executives. Even the new crop of high-profile female CEOs seems to be drastically underpaid compared with their male peers. Such obvious inequality has spawned a great deal of debate about gender roles in a shifting socioeconomic environment. Workplace inequality is important not only in the... Read more »
Mark Meaney, Business Ethics

Mark’s Message - April 2015

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 09:27

For those who might have a concern about the values of the upcoming generation, I can say based on recent experience, rest assured. I had the honor of serving as a Judge last week for the Colorado chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) statewide business case competition held at Vail. FBLA is a national organization that supports high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in business. I was asked to judge the business ethics case competition. The topic focused in on global business and the use of child labor. I must admit, I learned... Read more »
Social Impact Prize, New Venture Challenge

Personal Safety Device Takes Social Impact Prize

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 08:36

By Julie Waggoner NVC Social Impact Prize Co-leader MBA Candidate 2016 The NVC Social Impact Prize Finals on April 13th were a huge success thanks to support from generous sponsors in the Boulder community, including CESR. Five impressive teams pitched exciting new ideas to use business as a force for social and environmental good at Boomtown in Boulder. Three local social entrepreneurship experts judged the competition: Unreasonable Institute co-founder and CEO Teju Ravilochan, Philanthropiece Executive Director Libby Cook, and co-founder and Board Chair of Impact HUB Boulder Rich Hoops (also a CESR board member ). After a difficult deliberation, the... Read more »

Assistant Professor Jeffery York Quoted in WalletHub's Study Examining 2015's Best Cities to Start a Business

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:27

2015’s Best Cities to Start a Business - From Wallethub.com by John S Kiernan Americans are born with an entrepreneurial streak. It’s in our DNA. From Manifest Destiny and the Gold Rush to the Industrial Revolution and the Internet Age, intense periods of innovation have molded our economy and sparked important societal advancements. Innovation is never easy, though. Hardship and necessity underpin much of our entrepreneurial progress, largely because the motivation to enter the unknown in the face of bleak odds simply is not in abundance when more comfortable avenues remain to be explored. Driven by a dearth of traditional... Read more »
Corporate social responsibility, water crisis

Treading Water is Not an Option for Business

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 15:07

By Andy Wegleitner CESR Student Assistant Leeds Senior As the summer begins to heat up, so does the news surrounding the drought in California. The Golden State is entering its fourth year of drought and has recently made strides to solving its major problem. California Governor, Jerry Brown, ordered the first ever state-wide restrictions on water usage in an attempt to reduce overall usage by 25%. Through limiting commercial and residential water usage, the state’s initiative has captured attention nationwide. However water scarcity is not just a California problem, it is a global epidemic. At the current rate of water... Read more »

Leeds' Executive Director of Career Development, Katie Connor Cited in Recent Article on Finding Jobs and Career Development

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:40

business Plenty of jobs in Colorado, but the hunt is hard By Vince Winkel Staff Writer - The Boulder Daily Camera (read article on bdc website here) Posted: 04/18/2015 08:46:19 PM MDT | Updated: 4 days ago Luke Vernon, a Boulder resident and CU graduate, founded Luke's Circle in 2010. ( Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer ) While Colorado's economy remains strong with an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent — with Boulder County down to a rate of 2.8 percent — career experts say that being a job seeker is still a challenging job in itself. "Today it is all... Read more »


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