Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder


Assistant Professor David Hekman’s Research on Workplace Bias Featured by the Denver Business Journal.

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:22

Cover story: Minorities, women still strive for inclusion Blatant discrimination has mostly been eradicated in the American workplace, but many say that the fruits of business success still are not shared equally. Jan 23, 2015, 4:00am MST Updated: Jan 23, 2015, 1:08pm MST The white-man bias is “so pervasive in our society and no one wants to admit they have it,” says CU assistant professor David Hekman. Denver Business Journal Related Slideshow Diversity issues It's been more than 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of race, color,... Read more »

Global Leaders to Join Together for Business Ethics

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:12

PBE Participants Infographic The 4th Annual Partners in Business Ethics Conference May 19-20, 2015 Hosted by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility at Leeds School of Business University of Colorado Boulder Corporate leaders emphasize the importance of business ethics and integrity in the workplace. Yet they are concerned that business schools are not graduating students with the educational experiences necessary to recognize and address complex ethical situations when they arise. For the first time at the Leeds School of Business, the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) will welcome deans and corporate executives from prestigious institutions and companies... Read more »

Free Tax Assistance Offered by Leeds School of Business Students January 31 - April 4, 2015

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:42

MEDIA CONTACT Leeds School of Business Support Desk University of Colorado Boulder Email: vitatax@colorado.edu Telephone: 303-­‐492-­‐0746 The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is offering free tax preparation services to low income taxpayers (income up to $53,000) under an IRS-­‐sponsored program called VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). This is the sixth year that Leeds has provided this free tax service to the community. Leeds School of Business students who have passed an IRS certification exam will prepare tax returns for qualified taxpayers. To ensure accuracy and completeness, all student-­‐prepared tax returns will be reviewed by community... Read more »

Money Sent Home by Migrant Workers is Major Economic Boost for Developing Nations, Says BRD Study

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:22

Infographic Remittances, or money transfers, sent home by migrant workers to developing nations reduce poverty and improve welfare in recipient countries, according to a University of Colorado Boulder study. The study also found that money transfers have surpassed funding levels provided by international agencies such as the World Bank and the U.S. Agency for International Development, making the funds increasingly important in some countries where donor or aid organizations have reduced their presence. The study looked at money transfers worldwide, but focused on the Philippines, which is the third largest recipient of remittances behind India and China. “Money transfers provide... Read more »

Colorado Employment Expected To Continue Expanding Into First, Second Quarters, Says BRD Report

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:09

Quotes “The end of the business filing fee holiday resulted in a small decrease in new entity formation compared to the third quarter,” said Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. “But the larger trend is that Coloradans continue to put their ideas into the marketplace and grow our economy.” Based on continued growth in fourth-quarter new business filings in Colorado -- including entity renewals, trademarks and trade name registrations -- employment in the state is projected to expand through the first and second quarters of 2015, according to a University of Colorado Boulder report released today by Colorado Secretary of... Read more »

The Impact of Western Union Agent Locations: A Case Study of Remittances in the Philippines

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 06:00

Download The Impact of Western Union Agent Locations: A Case Study of Remittances in the Philippines This study looks at how Western Union remittances have impacted the economy and household welfare for recipient countries using the Philippines as an example case. The report uses quantitative economic techniques to quantify and characterize how remittance transfers alter incomes, wages, and employment. Read/Download The Impact of Western Union® Agent Locations: A Case Study of Remittances in the Philippines Read the Leeds School of Business Press ReleaseRead more »

Colorado Business Review, Issue 1, 2015

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:00

Download The Colorado Business Review, Issue 1, 2015 As presented at the 50th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum in December, employment growth is forecast in both goods- and services-producing sectors in the state in 2015. Summaries of the day’s events, including the keynote address by Dan Caruso, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Zayo Group; three industry breakout sessions; and a CEO panel, are featured in this issue. Read/Download the Colorado Business Review, Issue 1, 2015Read more »

Assistant Professor Shaun Davies Recent Article Furthers the Discussion on Social Impact Investing

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 08:12

So You Want to Invest to Make Impact? Stanford Social Innovation Review . Retrieved from http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/so_you_want_to_invest_to_make_impact By Bhagwan Chowdhry & Shaun Davies | Nov. 21, 2014 Impact investments—the term used to describe investments that simultaneously achieve a financial return and measurable social impact—are all the rage among the socially conscious. Multitudes of companies claim to undertake impact investments, dozens of conferences are devoted to the asset class, and countless op-eds and articles are clamoring that impact investments are “game changers.” Recent efforts, such as Kim Tan’s “ Impact Investing: Time for a New Terminology? ” article, have meanwhile attempted to... Read more »

Associate Professor Peter McGraw Quoted in Article on the Science of Humor by Bloomberg.com

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:00

That's Funny — but Why? Alan Alda on the Science of Humor Originally published on here on Bloomberg.com By Eric Roston Jan 7, 2015 5:21 AM MT Photographer: Mike Pont/Getty Images Alan Alda at the 7th Annual World Science Festival at the NYU Skirball Center on May 28, 2014 in New York City. Alan Alda has starred in more than three dozen movies, at least a dozen Broadway plays, and several prominent television shows beyond his 11 years on M*A*S*H*. But it's Alda’s run as host of the show Scientific American Frontiers , from 1993 to 2005, that’s most relevant... Read more »

The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2015

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 09:14

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q1 2015 Colorado business leaders remain optimistic heading into the new year, consistent with positive signals in the national and Colorado economies. Read/Download the LBCI Q1 2015Read more »


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