On-the-Go Shopping – A Shopper’s Mobility Paradox

Syagnik (“Sy”) Banerjee, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Marketing (Article by Kim Laux)   Last year, the United Nations released a startling statistic: Six of the world’s seven billion people have a mobile phone; only 4.5 billion have access to a toilet. Mobile phones are everywhere (including bathrooms). Their potential to conveniently connect you to anyone, anywhere […]

Breaking Down the Barrier of Communication Apprehension

Brian Blume, Ph. D. Professor of Org. Behavior & HR Management (Article by Kim Laux)   When commenting on the results of a study that identified the greatest fears among Americans, comedian Jerry Seinfeld joked that “at a funeral, more people would rather be the guy in the coffin than the one delivering the eulogy.” Fear […]

“Breaking the Rules” to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Erin Cavusgil, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Marketing (Article by Kim Laux)   A business professional’s ability to recognize and respond to the forces at work in the world around you can lead to unprecedented success or an “out of business” sign on your door. In the article, “A Perspective on Destruction Regeneration in International Marketing,” published […]

How International Trade and Investment Impacts Market Concentration

Yener Kandogan, Ph.D. Associate Dean and Professor of International Business (Article by Kim Laux)   While international trade and investment play critical roles within specific companies, their effects can be much greater—in some cases affecting entire markets. In his article, “The effect of foreign trade and investment liberalization on spatial concentration of economic activity,” accepted for […]

Workspace Personalization and its Impact on Professional Success

Greg Laurence, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Management (Article by Kim Laux) Feeling uninspired or emotionally exhausted at work lately? Maybe it’s because your workspace doesn’t have the right amount of “you” in it. According to research conducted by Gregory A. Laurence, Ph.D., assistant professor of management at UM-Flint, the items we use to decorate our workspace […]

Congratulations to the SOM Soccer Tournament Winners

The School of Management congratulates Mohammed Alkhashram, Khalid Alanazi, Abduallah Bahwal, Ahmed Aljohani, Ahmed Alahmar, Faisal Alnafisah and Meteb Alghamdi – the student players who comprised the first place team in the SOM sponsored Indoor Coed Soccer Tournament on November 1, 2014! Each of the winning players was awarded a $25 Barnes & Noble gift […]

Dr. Michael Witt, Guides Innovation in Alberta

As a member of the expert panel on technology commercialization and innovation engaged by the government of Alberta, Canada in the fall of 2013, Dr. Michael Witt, Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Lecturer of the School of Management, took part in creating a report that will steer the province’s approach towards successfully competing in the global market. The report, entitled […]

Francine Cullari Receives Prestigious State Bar of Michigan Award

The School of Management proudly congratulates Lecturer of Business Law, Francine Cullari, MA, MBA, JD, for being selected to receive the Roberts P. Hudson Award. The Hudson Award, considered the highest award conferred by the State Bar of Michigan, is presented periodically to commend one or more lawyers for their unselfish rendering of outstanding and unique […]

SOM Awards $32,000 In Transfer Student Scholarships

Throughout the course of the school’s history, the School of Management has forged partnerships with a number of community colleges across the state of Michigan to provide an easier transition for their students when transferring to UM-Flint in pursuit of a BBA degree. This year, a new initiative was put in place to provide financial […]

New Fall 2015 Scholarship, Apply Now, Deadline is August 1st

THE HAGERMAN CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION HAGERMAN SCHOLARS   Established in fall of 2015, by Phil and Jocelyn Hagerman, The Hagerman Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (HCEI) is the heart of entrepreneurship within the School of Management and on the University of Michigan –Flint campus.  The Center offers students opportunities to enrich their education […]