Leeds School of Business

University of Colorado Boulder


The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2015

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 05:53

Download The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2015 Business leaders surveyed in the Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) notched expectations downward ahead of Q3 2015, marking the largest decrease in confidence since Q2 2013. Read/Download the LBCI Q3 2015 PRESS COVERAGE: Denver Business Journal - http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/finance_etc/2015/07/confidence-am... CPR - http://www.cpr.org/news/newsbeat/survey-colorado-business-confidence-fal... Brush news Tribune (via Denver Post) - http://www.brushnewstribune.com/business/ci_28413329/cu-boulder-index-bu... Big News Network (linking to Denver Post) - http://www.bignewsnetwork.com/index.php/sid/234349527 NOODLS - http://www.noodls.com/viewNoodl/28904747/university-of-colorado-at-bould... Daily Camera (via Denver Post) - http://www.dailycamera.com/business/ci_28413329/cu-boulder-index-busines... Colorado Daily (via Denver Post) - http://www.coloradodaily.com/business/ci_28413329/cu-boulder-index-busin... World News (via Denver Post) - http://article.wn.com/view/2015/07/01/CUBoulder_index_Business_owners_co...Read more »

Raising the Flags of Opportunity for Leeds Students

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:44

If you’ve not already noticed the new international flags adorning the atrium of the Koebel building, all you need do is look up. This new addition to the Leeds School of Business is the brain child of the Director of Leeds Global Initiatives Department, Manuel Laguna. While still in their first phase of development, the newly hung flags are both a symbol of Leeds commitment to an emphasis on global business, and a representation of the many global opportunities available to Leeds students. While many believe their global opportunities at Leeds are limited to “Study Abroad”, in fact, the flags... Read more »
Curriculum Think Tank, business ethics curriculum

Curriculum Think Tank Examines Business Ethics Pedagogy

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:53

Seated in the mezzanine of the historic Hotel Boulderado in downtown Boulder on May 20th, members of the Curriculum Think Tank (CTT) enjoyed an elegant dinner while listening to CB Bhattacharya, Pietro Ferrero Chair in Sustainability and Director, Center for Sustainable Business, ESMT European School of Management and Technology and Dean of International Relations, present "Insights into the Value of Educational Partnerships with Business Leaders.” The following day, the CTT, a consortium of faculty from national business schools, discussed the role of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in strengthening business ethics curriculum and creating enduring learning; how discovery-based learning can be... Read more »
Business ethics, corporate social responsibility

CESR Executive Director Presents to the Global Council on Business Conduct

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 09:55

The annual meeting of the Conference Board’s Global Council on Business Conduct was hosted by the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) at the Leeds School of Business on May 19, in conjunction with the Partners in Business Ethics Conference . The Council is a group of senior executives responsible for developing and articulating global ethics policies and compliance systems. CESR Executive Director Mark Meaney spoke about an integrative approach to corporate ethics program development that leads with ethics and folds in regulatory compliance. “Ethics frames the program, grounds the rules, provides employees with critical distance, and builds a... Read more »

CU study pegs NREL’s economic impact to Colorado at $701 million

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:20

Cited from BizWest ( http://bizwest.com/cu-study-pegs-nrels-economic-impact-to-colorado-at-701-million/?refresh=1 ) GOLDEN — The economic impact of the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory based in Golden was $872.3 million nationwide in fiscal year 2014, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. The study estimates that NREL’s impact to Colorado’s economy totaled $701 million, a decline of 1.6 percent from the prior year. The slight year-over-year drop was largely attributed to a decline in major construction spending that came as NREL completed the planned build-out of its sustainable campus. NREL’s impact in Jefferson County, where the... Read more »

General Survey for Businesses

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 10:10

Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Retail Survey The Business Research Division is conducting a benchmarking study on behalf of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade (OEDIT) and the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC). We are asking for your assistance in helping us develop and maintain the best programs and services to help you achieve success. Please take a few minutes to complete a short survey by clicking the link in your email. Your responses will help us identify, understand, and effectively utilize all of the State's programs, services, and resources available to Colorado businesses... Read more »
Socially responsible enterprise certificate

Largest SRE Certificate Class Graduates with Strong Job Prospects

Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:58

As the 2014-2015 school year came to a close, the Center for Education on Social Responsibility (CESR) was proud to graduate another group of outstanding Socially Responsible Enterprise (SRE) Certificate students. On May 1st the graduation ceremony was held on the UMC rooftop, and although it was rainy, there was a great turnout for the celebration where food was served and favorite SRE stories were shared. Since being established in 2010, the SRE Certificate has grown tremendously. This year’s class included 24 graduates – the largest in the program’s history. In addition to its increasing popularity, the program also introduced... Read more »

The Unintended Consequences of Counter-Marketing Strategies: How Particular Anti-Smoking Measures May Shift Consumers to More Dangerous Cigarettes

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 09:57

ABSTRACT. Countermarketing, or efforts to reduce consumption of certain products, has become common in categories such as tobacco, junk food, fossil fuels, and furs. Countermarketing has a particularly long history in the tobacco industry. Efforts to reduce smoking have included excise taxes that increase the cost of consumption, smoke-free restrictions that make consumption less convenient, and antismoking advertising campaigns that highlight the dangers of tobacco use. This article presents an analysis of the relative effectiveness of these different strategies. We find that cigarette excise taxes are the most effective tool for reducing overall cigarette sales, followed by antismoking advertising. Smoke-free... Read more »

How Anticipated Employee Mobility Affects Acquisition Likelihood: Evidence from a Natural a Natural Experiment.

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 09:55

ABSTRACT. Extant M&A research has focused on how acquiring firms may use acquisitions to source human talents from target companies. In this study, we argue that acquirers incorporate expectations about employee mobility into decisions regarding whether to bid for a firm, suggesting a negative relationship between the expected employee mobility in a firm and the likelihood of the firm becoming an acquisition target. We exploit a natural experiment in Michigan wherein an inadvertent change in the enforcement of non-compete agreements provides an observable, exogenous source of variation in employee mobility. Using a differencein-differences approach, we find causal evidence that constraints... Read more »

Host Country Executives' Assessments of International Joint Ventures and Divestitures: An Experimental Approach.

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 09:53

ABSTRACT. A large body of research examines the modes by which multinational firms enter foreign markets, yet little work has considered how host country executives evaluate alternative modes of accepting inward foreign direct investment (FDI). This study adopts the host country firm's perspective to investigate the factors that affect Chinese executives' assessments of international joint ventures (IJVs) and divestitures as different modes for engaging inward FDI opportunities. We use an experimental approach to test our argument that executives' preferences for IJVs versus divestitures are driven by multinational firms' resources as well as potential transaction hazards and available remedial mechanisms. This... Read more »


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