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Assistant Professor Jeffrey G. York's Research Highlighted on the Huffington Post

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 10:29

Do Startups and Incumbents Differ on Reasons for Entering Into Green Industries? Article from the Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alliance-for-research-on-corporate-sustain... By Jeffrey York and Michael Lenox Scholars and policy makers have long posited that new industries that produce environmentally beneficial products are a critical component of environmental sustainability. New firms may foster products and services that enable environmentally friendly practices, while existing firms may shift their product lines in response. Yet, we know little about the drivers for entry into emerging green industries. Are the drivers different for startups and established companies? Do economic, political, or cultural environmental factors matter more? In... Read more »

Plump Cartoon Characters Provoke Indulgent Eating in Kids, Says Study led by Marketing Professor Margaret Campbell

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 22:46

Contact: Margaret C. Campbell, CU-Boulder Leeds School, 303-735-6305 meg.campbell@colorado.edu Ken Manning, CSU, 970-491-4361 ken.manning@colostate.edu Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder media relations, 303-492-3117 elizabeth.lock@colorado.edu July 13, 2015 Children consume more low-nutrition, high-calorie food such as cookies and candy after observing seemingly overweight cartoon characters, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The results of the new study, involving Colorado State University and published online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology, show that kids are responsive to the apparent bodyweight of cartoon characters like the aptly named Grimace, a rotund, milkshake-loving creature created by McDonald’s restaurant in the 1970s... Read more »

Leeds School Publishes Colorado Midyear Update in the Colorado Business Review, Issue 3, 2015

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 14:44

Download The Colorado Business Review, Issue 3, 2015 Midway through the year, Colorado’s economy continues to outperform the nation. Read/Download the Colorado Business Review, Issue 3, 2015Read more »

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 The Leeds Business Confidence Index (LBCI) Q3 2015 PRESS COVERAGE: Denver Business Journal article on business confidence Colorado Public Radio report on Colorado business confidence Brush news Tribune (via Denver Post) report on the Colorado business confidence Big News Network (linking to Denver Post) report on the Colorado business confidence NOODLS Daily Camera (via Denver Post) report on Colorado's business... Read more »

Business Research Division 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 »

Schwab Teams Up with University of Colorado Boulder on New Certified Financial Planner Track

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:38

DENVER, CO , May 21, 2015 — Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. has entered into a five-year commitment with the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder to develop and invest in a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) program, aimed at readying undergraduate students for careers in financial planning and wealth management. A generous charitable investment will fund scholarships, as well as the creation and enhancement of extensive coursework and exam preparation required by undergraduate students who wish to launch a career providing financial planning and advice. This collaboration will fill a need for CFP Board Registered Programs... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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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