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  • Coronavirus: Disruptions of Supply Chains and the Impact on Consumers- February 28th, 2020

    Many businesses are warning the public of potential shortages of products due to the spread of the Coronavirus and its effect on global supply chains. How severe are the impacts really likely to be for United States consumers? Paul Dittmann, assistant department head of Supply Chain Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam…

  • Learning by Giving Class Focuses on Need, Awards Funds to Local Nonprofits- February 27th, 2020

    It’s often said that giving should have no season. In one class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, students think about charity all semester long. In Professor Alex Miller’s Learning By Giving course, students study how to give money away thoughtfully. They evaluate teams of local nonprofit agencies…

  • Boyd Center Professor Named First Female Editor-in-Chief of Economics Journal- February 21st, 2020

    Celeste Carruthers has been appointed editor-in-chief of the Economics of Education Review. She is the journal’s third editor-in-chief in its 39-year history and the first woman to serve in that role.  Carruthers, the James and Joanne Ford Faculty Research Fellow, is an associate professor of economics in the Haslam College of Business at…

  • Study: Older Job Seekers with Community Ties May Stay Unemployed Longer- February 20th, 2020

    Older people strongly connected to their community who lose their jobs may face longer periods of unemployment than those without such connections. That’s according to a recent study coauthored by Timothy Munyon, associate professor of management in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  The good news? “Some of…

  • Super Bowl Trip Gives Students Work Experience, Networking Opportunities- February 19th, 2020

    Nine University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students, including six from the Haslam College of Business, spent the week of Super Bowl LIV in Miami working behind the scenes before and during the big game. Debbie Mackey, distinguished lecturer and coordinator of undergraduate human resources management at Haslam, and Ashley Smith, director of student-athlete development…

  • Toward a Digitally Dominant Paradigm for 21st Century Supply Chain Scholarship- February 18th, 2020

    Industry 4.0 is here. Many observers foresee dramatic upheaval on the short-term horizon for supply chain management (if the Harvard Business Review article “The Death of Supply Chain Management” is any indication) as traditional management is transformed by seamlessly interconnected digital information networks. Supply chain research, however, has thus far not…

  • Cunningham Receives Two Awards From American Accounting Association- February 17th, 2020

    Lauren Cunningham, assistant professor of accounting and information management and director of research for the Neel Corporate Governance Center in the Haslam College of Business, was honored with two awards at the midyear meeting of the American Accounting Association’s Audit Section, held in Houston in January. Along with her coauthor, Sarah Stein of…

  • Graves Business Plan Competition Now Accepting Spring Applications- February 14th, 2020

    Students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a business idea or early-stage startup are invited to apply to the Graves Business Plan Competition. The semi-annual competition, hosted by the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovationin the Haslam College of Business, is accepting applications through March 5. The pitch competition has been held…

  • Alumna’s Floral Business Blooms at Teen Vogue Summit- February 13th, 2020

    UT alumna Meg Hutchinson’s entrepreneurial journey began with a childhood dream to become a florist. Since then, the journey has taken her abroad to Bath, England, to study floral design, and back to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she founded her business, the Florista, and filled her first large…

  • Students Play Monopoly to Learn Key Finance Concepts- February 12th, 2020

    “I’m taking the penguin. Do you want the dinosaur?” “What is that, a T-Rex? Yeah, I’ll take that one.” This might not be the kind of conversation you’d expect to overhear in a Haslam College of Business classroom, but it’s exactly what students were saying on a recent Thursday in their Financial…