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  • Pollock Combines Storytelling and Scholarly Writing in New Book- April 14th, 2021

    For Tim Pollock, Haslam Chair in Business and Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business, an early love of writing has led to decades of studying and practicing the craft. Now he's written his own book on the subject. In “How to Use…

  • Latino-Owned Businesses Scale More Slowly Than Others- September 21st, 2020

    The number of minority-owned businesses in the United States is on the rise. As ethnic minority groups migrate to new destinations, how does an increased minority population impact minority business formation and growth? In a recent study of Latino-owned U.S. businesses, researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College…

  • Haslam Welcomes 14 New Faculty Members- September 1st, 2020

    The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business is adding 14 new faculty members this fall. The new hires join the departments of accounting and information management, economics, finance, management and entrepreneurship, marketing and supply chain management. Accounting and Information Management Chelsea Smith (CPA, CISA) joins the department of…

  • Craft Breweries Emphasize Independence to Remain Distinctive- August 24th, 2020

    Small, craft-based businesses often position themselves in contrast to the values, processes and methods of large, incumbent competitors. When larger companies copy or acquire the products and services that made those smaller firms unique, what can members of the craft-based category do to remain distinctive?  David Williams, associate professor of…

  • Haslam SHRM Student Chapter Receives Merit Award- August 7th, 2020

    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has awarded a 2019-20 Outstanding Student Chapter designation to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s SHRM student chapter. The group has been recognized for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its members. The SHRM student chapter merit award program encourages the development of…

  • Four Haslam Faculty Members Receive Named Appointments- August 4th, 2020

    Melissa Cardon, Kelly Hewett, Georg Schaur and Marianne Wanamaker have been appointed to four named positions in the Haslam College of Business. Melissa Cardon Cardon has been chosen as the Haslam Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an endowment established by James A. and Natalie L. Haslam in 2007. Cardon’s recent…

  • Haslam Faculty Members Receive 28 Summer Research Grants- June 19th, 2020

    The 2020 Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards program has awarded 28 grants totaling $683,000 to Haslam College of Business faculty members to conduct high-quality research. Now in its seventh year, the program has funded nearly $3 million in faculty research. “Summer research grants help some of our most productive scholars…

  • Student Involvement Proves Key in Launching New Graduate’s Career- June 2nd, 2020

    For many college students, joining a campus organization is a great way to socialize or pursue volunteer opportunities. For some, like 2020 Haslam College of Business graduate Mary Jo Swearingen, these organizations also provide an important stepping stone to launching a career. Swearingen, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, credits the University of…

  • Haslam Ph.D. Students Shine in Online Dissertation Defenses- May 29th, 2020

    Defending a dissertation is an unforgettable milestone for any Ph.D. candidate. For those who defended theirs this spring, COVID-19 social distancing measures made the experience particularly memorable. Justin Yan was among the first Haslam College of Business students to do a completely virtual defense. Yan earned his Ph.D. in Strategy,…

  • Management Department Changes Name to Reflect Entrepreneurial Commitment- March 18th, 2020

    The Department of Management at the Haslam College of Business is now officially known as the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. The name change, requested by the department, was approved by the UT Board of Trustees in February. “We have a strong commitment to entrepreneurship research among our faculty,” says…