University at Buffalo School of Management

Buffalo Business - Autumn 2014

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U.S. News and World Report has again ranked the School of Management a best business school in its annual ranking of MBA programs. (See story, page 2.) Bloomberg Businessweek has again ranked the UB School of Management for having one of the country's top undergraduate business programs. (See story, page 2.) A story on quoted Tom Ulbrich, assistant dean and executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, and announced that the center has launched a program designed to help with the specific challenges that can befall a family business. "Family businesses are complex systems, and we'll provide an environment where family members can flourish individually while collaborating to run a business successfully," he said. Lew Mandell, professor emeritus of finance and managerial economics, was quoted in an article on about security chips and PINs for credit cards. "It's very embarrassing because the credit card is an American inven- tion," he said. "We've invented every piece of technology and every An article in USA Today reported on SyllabusRate, a website of syllabi and college course reviews created by Bryan Krajewski, a sophomore in the School of Management, to allow students to make a choice in advance about whether they want to take a particular course. "The more students I can help out, the better," he said. "College is rigor- ous. Students need all the help they can get." Financial Times cited research by Ron Huefner, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus in the Department of Accounting and Law, about how companies assess goodwill on their balance sheets. A story on Yahoo! News reported on a study by Raghav Rao, profes- sor of management science and systems, that has shown Twitter is emerging as the dominant social media reporting tool for eye- witness accounts and information sharing on disasters, terrorist attacks and social crises as a collective effort to make sense of what is happening. Several influential media featured the accomplishments of the School of Management and the expertise of its faculty over the past year. Below is a summary of some of the school's citations in prominent national and regional media. These media placements enhance the school's national reputation and help to brand it as one of the nation's top business schools. N e w s B i t e s upgrade, but when it comes to chip and PIN cards, which are a vast improvement, we're the last people on earth to adopt it." Mandell also was interviewed for a story on PBS NewsHour about long- term care insurance. "Long-term care insurance has grown increas- ingly expensive, and for many, it's not worth the cost," he said. In addition, an article in CBS Money Watch quoted Mandell about the rising allowance rates kids are receiving from their parents. "Looking at the research, I was sur- prised to see that the kids who did worst on financial literacy tests were the ones who received an unconditional allowance," he said. An article in Time magazine titled "The 5 Absolute Worst Kinds of Bosses" looked at research by Darren Treadway, associate profes- sor of organization and human resources, that found that bosses who are bullies have sufficient social skills to figure out who and how they need to coerce to get ahead on the job. "Bullies crave power," he said, "and they have no compunction about behaving aggressively to get it." An article in The Buffalo News reported on a talk by James F. Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines, presented as part of the Leadership 2.0 conference organ- ized by the Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness in the School of Management. The article also appeared on Bloomberg Businessweek. Sudhir Suchak, assistant professor of finance and managerial econom- ics, was quoted in an article in The Buffalo News about the growth of mobile banking activity. "The beau- ty of the whole thing is we have smarter phones, and in the future they're only going to get smarter," he said. Jerry Newman, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor emeritus in the Department of Organization and Human Resources, was quoted in an article on companies that are making more temp-to-permanent hires as the economy improves. "High-tech and high-profile compa- nies look for good workers they can keep," he said. Joseph Ogden, professor of finance and managerial economics, was quoted in an article about a Batavia company whose stock is moving to the New York Stock Exchange. Upward movement on stock exchanges can be seen as a "grad- uation" of sorts, and gives compa- nies more financial flexibility moving forward, he said. Autumn 2014 B B

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