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  • Study: Focus on the relationship, not the deal, for best contract results- October 11th, 2019

    Conventional purchasing contracts can devolve to the point that signees are engaged in a zero-sum war of attrition, each trying to force concessions from the other. Even if one “wins,” neither is better off because of time lost in conflict, ill-will, fatigue and burned bridges that linger after the battle. …

  • UT Ranked No. 23 in Operations Research- October 8th, 2019

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently came in at No. 23 nationally for its contributions to operations research practice literature in the 12th Rothkopf Rankings. The rankings were published in the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics. “It is rewarding to see our faculty’s contributions to the practice literature in operations research…

  • UT Study: Uninsured Up Slightly in Tennessee, but TennCare Satisfaction High- October 3rd, 2019

    Affordability continues to be a major hindrance to obtaining health insurance as the percentage of all Tennesseans, adults and children, without coverage increased from 6.7 percent in 2018 to 6.9 percent this year, according to a new report by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University…

  • Graves Business Plan Competition Now Accepting Fall Applications- October 3rd, 2019

    Competition now running twice annually, open to undergrad and master’s students Student financial advisor roles available In an effort to expand opportunities for aspiring student entrepreneurs, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Haslam College of Business is accepting fall applications for the Graves Business Plan Competition. University…

  • Ford Joins Haslam as Accounting Lecturer- October 3rd, 2019

    Ron Ford (HCB, ’84) has been hired as a lecturer in Graduate and Executive Education (GEE) and the Department of Accounting and Information Management in the Haslam College of Business. He assumed his new role on August 1.   Ford’s background includes a range of corporate officer roles in several different…

  • 2019 MBAs and Freshmen Bring Quality, Life Experiences to Haslam- September 30th, 2019

    What do a retired NFL football player, a research technician at Cornell Medicine, a native of Zambia and a former Knoxville police officer have in common? Each is a member of this year’s full-time MBA class in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The cohort…

  • Study: Keeping Customers Informed Via Social Media Can Influence Positive Sentiments- September 26th, 2019

    Keeping customers in the know can go a long way toward preventing backlash during and after poor experiences. A new study in the Journal of Marketing, co-authored by Haslam College of Business professors Kelly Hewett and Michel Ballings, shows that informational interaction via social media can increase positive sentiments even…

  • Rosenberg Named Director of Corporate Engagement for Healthcare- September 24th, 2019

    The Haslam College of Business has hired Jim Rosenberg as the director of corporate engagement for the healthcare division of Graduate and Executive Education. He will begin his new position on August 1.   Rosenberg comes to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, after running his own business, Workbench Consulting, in Washington, D.C.,…

  • Melton Scholars Update- September 20th, 2019

    The Melton Scholars program pairs accomplished undergraduate students with faculty members in the Department of Business Analytics and Statistics to pursue academic research. Projects undertaken by the first and second cohorts of the program include predicting the outcome of sporting events, improving retail delivery systems, analysis of Google’s AdWords algorithm…

  • Haslam Adds 17 New Faculty Members- September 12th, 2019

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business welcomes 17 new faculty members. They will join the departments of accounting and information management, business analytics and statistics, finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management, as well as graduate and executive education, this fall. The new hires bring decades of…