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  • Haslam Study Demonstrates Why Companies Shouldn’t Ignore Mean Tweets- May 31st, 2016

    The Twittersphere erupts almost daily into firestorms of complaints about companies. If you get caught in this situation, most public relations professionals will advise you not to “feed the trolls.” But, a new study suggests that ignoring mean tweets usually results in a negative feedback loop among the media that…

  • Jordan Honored with Accomplished Alumni Award- May 30th, 2016

    Wilma Jordan, founder and CEO of the Jordan, Edmiston Group in New York, was honored by the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with an Accomplished Alumni Award. Presented in the spring, the award recognizes notable alumni for success and distinction within their field. Leading one…

  • Q&A with Reuben Slone- May 28th, 2016

    Reuben Slone is the senior vice president of supply chain for Walgreens. (Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. is a global corporation with over $100 billion in sales.) Reuben has been recognized as one of the top 10 thought leaders in the supply chain community. He has written two popular articles for…

  • Chad Autry from Restaurant Manager to Department Head- May 28th, 2016

    In an emerging industry like supply chain, almost no one takes a direct path to leadership. For Chad Autry, becoming department head for one of the nation’s top supply chain programs started in an Italian restaurant. “I spent four years running a place that sold $13 plates in a $6…

  • Haslam Student One of 25 to Attend Prestigious Ph.D. Workshop- May 27th, 2016

    Michelle Harding Michelle Harding, a Haslam doctoral candidate in accounting, is one of only 25 students in the nation selected to attend the Early Career Professional Development Workshop at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. The third annual is scheduled for June 22-25. The workshop aims to boost…

  • Haslam Staff Member Recognized UT’s Facility Services Employee of the Month- May 26th, 2016

    Ronald “Red” Gibson, the senior maintenance professional for the Haslam Business Building, was named the Facilities Services Employee of the Month for April 2016 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Red was recognized for being eager to help anyone with whatever needs to be addressed in his zone — which…

  • Financial Times ranks UT’s Haslam College of Business Executive Education Fifth in U.S.- May 24th, 2016

    The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is among the top five public universities offering custom executive education in the United States, according to the latest rankings from the Financial Times. The college’s executive education programs were ranked No. 13 overall nationally and 45th worldwide. The…

  • Study Examines Role of Organizational Reputation During Scandals- May 24th, 2016

    Rhonda Reger Modern media, complete with 24-hour news cycles and social media proliferation, can produce visceral reactions to the actions of organizations, companies and universities in the public spotlight. New research co-authored by Rhonda Reger, professor of strategic management and entrepreneurship at the Haslam College of Business at the University…

  • Supply Chain Management Seen as Crucial in Reducing Health Care Costs- May 17th, 2016

    With health care costs rising and changes made under the Affordable Care Act taking effect, not-for-profit hospitals find themselves pressed to adopt business tactics to remain financially viable and fulfill their societal missions. “The Affordable Care Act brings with it a reduction in reimbursement,” Brent Johnson, president and CEO of…

  • Haslam College of Business Honors Gerry Niedert for Supply Chain Support- May 17th, 2016

    At its spring Supply Chain Forum, the Haslam College of Business recognized Gerry Niedert’s contributions to the field and the university with an honorary Global Supply Chain Institute Fellowship. “Gerry is possibly the most holistic supporter we have,” said Chad Autry, head of the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain…