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  • Cost Avoidance: Not Everything That Counts Is Counted- August 31st, 2021

    The purchasing department holds the keys to organizational spending — in some industries, it accounts for more than 80 percent of the cost of sales. Purchasing meets its metrics by cutting costs, commonly recognized as spending less for an item this year than last. But purchasing also makes a significant…

  • Why Livestreamers Should Sell Their Products Without a Smile- August 24th, 2021

    The conventional wisdom in sales is to deliver service with a smile. However, according to Michel Ballings and Neeraj Bharadwaj of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, and their colleague Prasad Naik from the University of California at Davis, neutral expressions lead to better returns – at…

  • Fifteen New Faculty Members Join UT’s Haslam College of Business- August 23rd, 2021

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business welcomes 15 new faculty members this fall. They join the departments of accounting and information management, business analytics and statistics, graduate and executive education, management and entrepreneurship, marketing and supply chain management. With experience in different industries, educational settings and regions of the globe, the group both enhances Haslam’s instructional repertoire and…

  • Can Helping Customers Hurt Frontline Job Performance?- August 20th, 2021

    In frontline jobs, where employees deal directly with clients, workers who are customer-oriented feel a strong desire to provide the best possible service. That sounds like a boon to job performance — but what happens when workers challenge management or violate company policies to provide customer satisfaction? A new study…

  • Haslam College of Business Welcomes Record Number of Incoming Students- August 18th, 2021

    As the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, returns to a fully in-person campus experience for fall 2021, the Haslam College of Business is welcoming its largest incoming class ever. 1,463 first-year students from 39 states and six countries are beginning their post-secondary education at Haslam this semester, while 350 transfer students are…

  • Rittenhouse Named Director of Haslam College of Business Undergrad Honors Program- August 10th, 2021

    Jennifer (Jen) Rittenhouse has been appointed director of the Greg and Lisa Smith Global Leadership Scholars (Smith GLS) for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business undergraduate programs. The Smith GLS program is Haslam’s official honors program, promoting the development of international and intercultural awareness, leadership and personal and professional growth. …

  • WearKnox Gives Marketing Students Experience While Helping Community- August 9th, 2021

    Today’s marketing students are looking for hands-on learning experiences that can give them an advantage in the job market. A unique project spearheaded by Annika Abell, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, provides that opportunity while also raising money for the Knoxville…

  • Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards Provide Funding for 32 Leading Faculty- August 6th, 2021

    The 2021 Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards program has awarded 32 grants totaling more than $700,000 to Haslam College of Business faculty members to conduct high-quality research. In its eight years, the program has funded nearly $4 million in faculty research. “These summer research awards make it possible for the…

  • Haslam Graduate Student Interns Celebrate National Intern Day through LinkedIn- August 5th, 2021

    National Intern Day acknowledges the many contributions interns make to companies as they gain experience in their chosen professions. Started in 2017 by WayUp, an organization that works to enable early-career candidates to connect to employers and vice versa, it is celebrated annually on the last Thursday of July. The University…