UW Today


November 6, 2007

Relationship marketing builds illusionary loyalty as salespeople capture customers’ hearts

The battle to win and keep customers in an increasingly competitive and crowded marketplace has become tougher as more companies and products are available to the free world.


November 1, 2007

Employees who believe they are ‘ethical’ or ‘moral’ people might not be

Bad behavior seems rampant in business, and scholars are divided as to why people act ethically or unethically.


October 30, 2007

Holier than thou? Employees who believe they are ‘ethical’ or ‘moral’ might not be



Bad behavior seems rampant in business, and scholars are divided as to why people act ethically or unethically.


September 7, 2007

UW honors The Foster Foundation’s philanthropy with new name for Business School

University of Washington president Mark A.


August 16, 2007

Fewer degrees of separation make companies more innovative, creative

“I read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only six other people.


June 18, 2007

CEOs reap financial benefits from mergers regardless of stock performance

Following an acquisition of another company, chief executive officers’ compensation levels usually increase, even when the purchase turns out to be unprofitable, according to researchers at the University of Washington and University of British Columbia.


May 10, 2007

Washington’s minority businesses guardedly optimistic despite hurdles

Competition from big businesses, unmet financing needs and weak sales forecasts are the most pressing concerns shared by Washington state’s minority small-business owners, according to researchers at the University of Washington.


April 12, 2007

Competition challenges undergraduates from around the world

Students from universities spanning the globe will congregate in Seattle April 16-21 to compete in the University of Washington Business School’s ninth annual Global Business Case Competition.


April 5, 2007

Bud Saxberg’s half-century: Business prof celebrates 50 years at the UW — and counting

When Borje “Bud” Saxberg starting teaching at the UW Business School, tuition was about $100 per quarter, assistant professors made $6,000 annually, and the school was located in the Quad, a fair distance from where it now occupies Balmer and MacKenzie Halls.


March 12, 2007

Should I stay or should I go? What makes employees voluntarily leave or keep their jobs

Employers would be better at keeping workers if they focused on why their employees want to stay rather than what kinds of things make them quit, according to researchers from the University of Washington and Truman State University.


March 1, 2007

UW Business School to create new entrepreneurship program with gift from Leonard Lavin

The UW Business School has announced that Leonard Lavin, founder and chairman emeritus of the Alberto-Culver Company, has donated $2 million to establish the Leonard and Bernice Lavin Entrepreneurial Action Program (LEAP).


February 23, 2007

UW Business School to create new entrepreneurship program with gift from Leonard Lavin

The University of Washington Business School announced today that Leonard Lavin, founder and chairman emeritus of the Alberto-Culver Company, has donated $2 million to establish the Leonard and Bernice Lavin Entrepreneurial Action Program.


February 21, 2007

Student competition showcases ways to end poverty in developing countries

They hail from as far away as Ghana and Kazakhstan and have seen firsthand how pollution and poverty have ravaged their homelands.


February 15, 2007

Rotten to the core: How workplace ‘bad apples’ spoil barrels of good employees

Look around any organization and chances are you’ll be able to find at least one person whose negative behavior affects the rest of the group to varying degrees.


February 12, 2007

Rotten to the core: How workplace ‘bad apples’ spoil barrels of good employees

Look around any organization and chances are you’ll be able to find at least one person whose negative behavior affects the rest of the group to varying degrees.


December 18, 2006

Virtual experiences can cause embellished, false memories

The next time you’re in the market for a new camera, it might be best to read about the product’s capabilities in a brochure rather than taking it for a test-run in an interactive, computer-generated virtual world.


November 16, 2006

A company’s reputation is what gets fried when its books get cooked

While fines imposed by regulators and courts on companies that falsify records may seem substantial, a new study finds the largest monetary penalties suffered by these companies are the result of a damaged reputation when news of their misconduct was reported.


November 13, 2006

A company’s reputation is what gets fried when its books get cooked

While fines imposed by regulators and courts on companies that falsify records may seem substantial, a new study finds the largest monetary penalties suffered by these companies are the result of a damaged reputation when news of their misconduct was reported.


October 23, 2006

Bargain or waste of money? Consumers don’t always agree

Once consumers buy an item, it is often difficult for them to get rid of it, even if it makes rational sense to do so.


October 5, 2006

Emotionally ambivalent workers are more creative, innovative

People who experience emotional ambivalence — simultaneously feeling positive and negative emotions — are more creative than those who feel just happy or sad, or lack emotion at all, according to a new study.


September 22, 2006

Stock analysts likely punished for unfavorable recommendations

Concerns that managers of publicly traded companies punish analysts with unfavorable stock recommendations are likely warranted, a new study reveals.


August 30, 2006

UW Business School receives $4.5 million from former Starbucks CEO

Orin Smith, retired Starbucks president and chief executive officer, has donated $4.


August 3, 2006

Business School gets $1.5 million gift

The UW Business School has announced the gift of $1.


July 6, 2006

Business alum gives $6 million for chair, building

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July 5, 2006

UW alumnus gives $6 million to building campaign, endowed chair in marketing

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May 22, 2006

Student entrepreneurs compete for seed money in UW Business Plan Competition

With more than $70,000 in seed money up for grabs at the University of Washington Business School’s ninth annual Business Plan Competition, it’s not surprising that this year’s ‘Sweet 16’ teams have spent the past few weeks refining and practicing their presentations for one of the largest events of its kind in the country.


April 3, 2006

Real-world business case challenges undergrads from around the globe

All the research and learning business students receive from classroom discussions and textbooks may be helpful for standardized tests, but this week, a complex, current global economic issue presented in the form of a case study will require much more of students participating in the University of Washington Business School’s Global Business Case Competition.


March 30, 2006

New class blends social welfare, employee relations and business ethics issues

Students who want to know what employers should do for their employees from both economic and moral perspectives will have the chance to learn from some of the region’s most respected employers this quarter in a new class co-taught through the UW’s School of Social Work and the Business School.


March 28, 2006

New class blends social welfare, employee relations and business ethics issues

Students who want to know what employers should do for their employees from both economic and moral perspectives will have the chance to learn from some of the region’s most respected employers this quarter in a new class co-taught through the University of Washington’s School of Social Work and the Business School.


February 22, 2006

University students tackle poverty in socially responsible business plan challenge

Students representing universities in China, India, Japan and the United States will present their ideas to incorporate both financial and socially sustainable solutions for reducing poverty through new business development, in the University of Washington’s Business School’s second annual Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition.


January 12, 2006

Profit-driven corporations can make management blind to ethics, study says

Corporations like Enron that overemphasize outcomes such as profits might make their leaders blind to ethics and limit their abilities to recognize ethical or moral issues when they surface, according to a UW study.


January 9, 2006

Profit-driven corporations can make management blind to ethics, study says

Corporations like Enron that overemphasize outcomes such as profits might make their leaders blind to ethics and limit their abilities to recognize ethical or moral issues when they surface, according to a University of Washington study.


December 20, 2005

Celebrity voice-overs: that not-too familiar voice could be selling you something

New research reveals that television commercials featuring celebrity voice-overs are most influential when consumers can’t identify which actor it belongs to.


December 8, 2005

Washington banks’ returns exceed national average

For the third consecutive year, banks with headquarters in Washington state delivered an average of 10 percent return to investors, according to researchers at the UW Business School.


December 5, 2005

Washington’s financial institutions post greater returns than national average

For the third consecutive year, banks with headquarters in Washington state delivered an average of 10 percent return to investors, according to researchers at the University of Washington Business School.


September 6, 2005

Academics, industry experts launch Internet innovation symposium

A triumvirate of University of Washington colleges will host the inaugural Seattle Innovation Symposium Sept.


August 18, 2005

Emotional ads lure skeptics, marketing study shows

Consumers who are very skeptical about the truth of advertising claims are more responsive to emotionally appealing ads than ones peppered with information, according to a new study.


August 15, 2005

Emotional, not factual, ads win skeptical consumers, study shows

Consumers who are very skeptical about the truth of advertising claims are more responsive to emotionally appealing ads than ones peppered with information, according to a new study.


May 17, 2005

Taking care of business: Enterprising students vie for seed money, chance to cultivate, grow their ideas

Emerging companies whose goals are to improve medical care technology, encourage healthier lifestyles and introduce the Internet for use in novel ways dominate this year’s group of finalists in the University of Washington’s eighth annual Business Plan Competition.


April 7, 2005

James Jiambalvo named dean of UW Business School

James Jiambalvo, a UW professor of accounting whose research includes audit decision-making, the relationships between stock prices and information, and earnings management, has been selected by UW President Mark Emmert as the new dean of the University of Washington Business School, subject to approval by the Board of Regents.



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