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Released: 26-Mar-2021 9:25 AM EDT
UVA Darden Welcomes Former Save the Children CEO as Senior Adviser
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has announced the appointment of former Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles (MBA ’88) as senior adviser to the dean and executive fellow. She will also serve as a distinguished lecturer starting in fall 2021.

Released: 14-Dec-2020 2:40 PM EST
UVA Darden Dean Scott Beardsley Named Dean of the Year
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Poets & Quants has named University of Virginia Darden School of Business Dean Scott Beardsley its Dean of the Year.

Released: 30-Oct-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Alumni Power UVA Darden’s Expanded Real Estate Education Offerings
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

With a gift of $100,000, three alumni who have built successful careers in commercial real estate have started a fund to help University of Virginia Darden School of Business students with similar aspirations.

Released: 30-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT
5 Big Questions on Health Care and COVID-19
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The coronavirus pandemic has once again thrust the unusual state of American health care into the spotlight. With a presidential election that could have a dramatic impact on the state of health care for millions on 3 November, Professor Vivian Riefberg considers the state of the industry.

Released: 30-Oct-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Cooperation vs. Competition: What Do You Want in Your Mutual Fund?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Darden Professor Rich Evans’ study of mutual fund managers’ performance demonstrates that significantly different outcomes occur when employees get paid to compete against each other — versus when they are compensated for cooperating.

Released: 30-Oct-2020 11:50 AM EDT
When Political Becomes Personal: Sensitive Racial and Cultural World Issues
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

During rising tensions between the U.S. and China, what happens when one professional makes a comment on Chinese innovation that offends his colleague? Professor Ming-Jer Chen offers a discussion of context and complex cross-cultural problems, an understanding of which can aid in appropriate action when no clear-cut answer may exist.

Released: 8-Oct-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Rebound or Permanent Slump? Possible Impacts of US COVID-19 Fiscal Policies
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Fiscal policy is a powerful tool to combat economic downturns, but the results depend on decreasing inequality, an imperative to the efficacy of fiscal multipliers. As COVID-19 cases rise, new research offers insights into which fiscal policies may bolster the economy — and the other options, which may have long-term ramifications.

Released: 8-Oct-2020 1:25 PM EDT
What Have Leaders Learned From COVID-19?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Leaders set tones at their organizations that can generate positive emotions or negative emotions in people and the workplace. Leaders have a choice. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we urge you to choose wisely.

Released: 8-Oct-2020 1:10 PM EDT
VentureLab Founders Building Startups in an Uncertain World
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The middle of a global pandemic may not seem like an auspicious time to chase a dream of entrepreneurial success. And yet, the highly selective VentureLab program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business was humming with startups all summer.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 10:25 AM EDT
The Power of Superstar Firms Amid the Pandemic: Should Regulators Intervene?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Long before the coronavirus pandemic, advances in information technology were already fueling the rise of a handful of superstar firms that dominate the economy. COVID-19 has greatly accelerated that trend. Darden Professor Anton Korinek explores the implications of the superstar phenomenon for overall economic efficiency and, by extension, policy.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT
From Aspiring Marketer to C-Suite: ‘Dream Idea’ Showcases Marketing Career Paths
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

To help students across the University of Virginia avoid those pitfalls, Darden School of Business Marketing Professor Kimberly Whitler received the 2020 Mead Endowment John Colley Award and was invited to submit a “dream idea.” Her idea was to connect aspiring marketers from undergraduate and graduate programs at UVA and teach them about different career paths.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT
UVA Darden Launches New Scholarship Offerings, Including Need-Based Scholarship Program
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business announced today innovations to its MBA scholarship offerings in support of the School’s aspiration to be among the world’s most accessible top business schools.

Released: 24-Sep-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Rebound or Permanent Slump? Possible Impacts of US COVID-19 Fiscal Policies
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Fiscal policy is a powerful tool to combat economic downturns, but the results depend on decreasing inequality, an imperative to the efficacy of fiscal multipliers. As COVID-19 cases rise, new research offers insights into which fiscal policies may bolster the economy — and the other options, which may have long-term ramifications.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:45 PM EDT
Netflix, $100 Million and Black-Owned Banks
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Netflix is investing $100 million in financial institutions that support Black-owned banks and Black communities. This investment isn’t just socially responsible in fueling opportunity; research shows that Black-owned banks outperform non-minority-owned peers. How does that reconcile with data that imply decline in success? Lack of initial assets.

Released: 16-Sep-2020 10:35 AM EDT
LinkedIn Chief Economist Considers Job Skills of the Future at UVA Darden Management Conference
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Lalin Anik spoke with LinkedIn Principal Economist Guy Berger

Released: 11-Sep-2020 3:50 PM EDT
UVA Darden, Focused Ultrasound Foundation Partner on Innovative Fellowship Program
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Charlottesville-based Focused Ultrasound Foundation have partnered on an innovative new fellowship program offering young professionals both a dynamic career start in a cutting-edge therapeutic technology company and guaranteed admission to the Darden full-time MBA program.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 1:45 PM EDT
3 Essentials to a More Inclusive Hiring Process
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Diversity, equity and inclusion are imperative. How can companies — and the individuals in them — ensure the kind of inclusive hiring practices that will lead to a genuinely equitable and diverse culture? Darden Professor Toni Irving discusses problems and solutions for hiring and developing diverse talent.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
New UVA Darden Courses Include Explorations of Inclusion, Managing in a Pandemic and Tech Policy
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will offer a number of new courses for the 2020–21 academic year. The classes range from explorations of India’s role in the global economy to a deep dive into technology policy, among other topics.

Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:45 AM EDT
Segregation in 2020: Why Aren’t We Moving Forward?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

While the U.S. has become more diverse, it has largely remained segregated. Good intentions and conversations about diversity may lead to what Professor Greg Fairchild terms the “illusion of inclusion”; even if we do not hold bias, physical and social separation may exacerbate existing income, wealth, job and achievement gaps.

Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:20 AM EDT
UVA Darden Professors Explore Issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Work in Free Online Course
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Six renowned professors from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business are helping to answer key questions with an innovative, free online course: “Foundations of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Work.”

Released: 2-Sep-2020 10:20 AM EDT
UVA Darden Welcomes 7 New Faculty Members
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business will welcome seven new faculty members ahead of the 2020–21 academic year.

Released: 16-Jun-2020 11:25 AM EDT
The Power of And: New Book From UVA Darden Professors Examines Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professors Ed Freeman and Bobby Parmar and George Washington University School of Business Professor Kirsten Martin co-authored their new book, The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs, available 13 June from Columbia University Press, to offer a new narrative about the nature of business, revealing the focus on responsibility and ethics that unites today’s most influential ideas and companies.

Newswise: Job Protection and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Parental Leave in Canada
Released: 16-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Job Protection and Entrepreneurship: The Case of Parental Leave in Canada
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Does career risk inhibit entrepreneurship? Research from Darden Professor Ting Xu and colleagues shows the effect of leave policies on entrepreneurship and explores the extent to which longer job-protected leave leads to new ventures, creating jobs in industries in which experimentation before entry has low costs and high benefits.

Newswise: Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs: 5 Key Ideas
Released: 16-Jun-2020 10:40 AM EDT
Responsible Business Without Trade-Offs: 5 Key Ideas
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

A revolution in the way we understand business: It can and should seek to improve the state of the world. In an excerpt from their forthcoming book, Darden Professors R. Edward Freeman and Bidhan L. Parmar, experts in stakeholder theory, discuss models for businesses not solely driven by profit maximization.

Newswise: Leveraging Uncertainty During The Pandemic: Lessons From Expert Entrepreneurs
Released: 16-Jun-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Leveraging Uncertainty During The Pandemic: Lessons From Expert Entrepreneurs
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

While the future has always been unpredictable, the global uncertainty caused by the novel coronavirus is at a record high. To help us steer through this unprecedented crisis, Professor Saras Sarasvathy shares insights on entrepreneurial decision-making and offers four strategies seasoned founders use to turn uncertainty into opportunity to co-create a better future.

Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:55 PM EDT
Research Affiliates CEO on Leading and Investing in a Time of Uncertainty
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

As CEO of global asset management firm Research Affiliates, Katrina Sherrerd (Ph.D. ’87) is leading the influential financial services firm through a period of deep global uncertainty, as world financial markets continue to show great volatility amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Released: 2-Jun-2020 1:50 PM EDT
Keys to Small Business Resilience in Uncertain Times
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Faced with limited customer flow, forced shut down of operations and a looming economic recession, the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves small-business owners to make decisions with little idea of what the future may hold. What lessons can they take from the success and resiliency of businesses that have survived crises in the past?

Released: 28-May-2020 3:15 PM EDT
UVA Darden Launches New Digital Product Management Specialization
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business has launched a new suite of courses on digital product management available to learners across the world.

Newswise: Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part 3
Released: 28-May-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part 3
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

If the COVID-19 crisis triggered health, economic, social and psychological changes that mean we will be living and working through destabilizing moments now and for the foreseeable future, then all the more reason now to adopt and practice essential skills of Leading Mindfully. How should we start thinking in new ways that better represent reality?

Released: 27-May-2020 12:20 PM EDT
Entrepreneurship Journal Devotes New Issue to UVA Darden Professor’s Theory of Effectuation
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

An influential academic journal has devoted the entirety of a recent issue to effectuation, the theory of entrepreneurship pioneered by University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Saras Sarasvathy.

Released: 27-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
‘Defining Moments’ and Second Chances: Former Prisoner Brings Award-Winning Case to Life
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Defining Moments and Second Chances: A manager at Cascade Engineering who joined the company through a prisoner reentry program joined a Darden class earlier this spring to share his own journey from incarceration to the working world. “Defining Moments” is a Second Year elective that purposefully places students in realistic, high-pressure situations and helps them consider and learn from their responses and reactions. McKinley asked Darden students to consider the possibility of second chances, noting the legions of people like himself who leave prison wanting nothing more than another opportunity to work hard and to build a life.

Released: 27-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
The Real Effect of Fiscal Stimulus: Inequality, Interest Rates and Beyond
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Does fiscal stimulus raise interest rates and tighten credit markets, as theoretical models of the macroeconmy predict? New research shows what the real effect of government spending is on the U.S. economy — and what high levels of inequality have to do with the interest rate response to fiscal stimulus.

Released: 27-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Urban and Suburban Patterns of Consumption and Time Use
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Increasing urbanization can prove challenging in the era of COVID-19 social distancing, particularly given the dependence on essential services and the unique health concerns of high-population density. A new study clarifies the tradeoffs between city and suburban patterns of consumption and how different areas fulfill essential daily functions.

Released: 27-May-2020 11:15 AM EDT
Entrepreneurship in China: The Rise of Female Billionaires
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

China’s progress towards modernization and marketization gave women unprecedented opportunities to launch and scale private enterprises and make billions in the process. Professor Ming-Jer Chen shares insights on how China managed to forge a new class of super-successful female founders.

Newswise: Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part 2
Released: 30-Apr-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Leading Mindfully: COVID-19 and the Big Human Pivot, Part 2
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

In times of crisis, leaders need to watch out for at least two leadership blind spots: One involves overreacting, one denial —a “suck it up” approach can be valorized in certain work cultures. Here are practical actions to tame such impulses and bring greater clarity, calm and goodwill in a moment when how you show up as a leader really counts.

Newswise: Coronavirus and the Economy: 5 Big Questions on the Stunning Collapse and Enormous Response
Released: 30-Apr-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Coronavirus and the Economy: 5 Big Questions on the Stunning Collapse and Enormous Response
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated large portions of the global economy and spurred an enormous government response to stem the fallout. Darden Professor Kinda Hachem considers the state of the U.S. economy and the extraordinary efforts underway to prevent further collapse.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 2:15 PM EDT
UVA Darden Alumna Leads New York Public Radio Through Pandemic Epicenter
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

When University of Virginia Darden School of Business alumna Goli Sheikholeslami (MBA ’94) ended a successful tenure as president and CEO of Chicago Public Media to become president and CEO of New York Public Radio, she was ready to embrace the challenge of leading a major media organization in the largest media market in the United States.

Released: 30-Apr-2020 2:10 PM EDT
Trade Economist Shares Recent Surprises, Uncertain Future for International Trade
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Professor Alan Deardorff has been a leading expert on international trade for decades, yet even the longtime University of Michigan professor has been stunned at the developments of recent years. Speaking with University of Virginia Darden School of Business students in Professor Peter Debaere’s “Managing International Trade and Investment” course, Deardorff, the former academic adviser of Debaere and Darden Professor Dan Murphy, shared newfound lessons on the power of the U.S. presidency and what we might learn from trade in a time of a global pandemic.

Newswise: Communicating Corporate Action on Climate Change: Q&A With Joanna Price, Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, at Coca-Cola
Released: 30-Apr-2020 2:05 PM EDT
Communicating Corporate Action on Climate Change: Q&A With Joanna Price, Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, at Coca-Cola
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

How should brands communicate their sustainability plans and their corporate environmental performance? Professor June West and Joanna Price, Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications at Coca-Cola, explore the challenges of developing a successful communication strategy around climate action.

Newswise: 3 Questions: Financial Globalization And How Covid-19 May Shape Global Capital Markets
Released: 30-Apr-2020 2:05 PM EDT
3 Questions: Financial Globalization And How Covid-19 May Shape Global Capital Markets
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

What can we expect across global financial markets following the COVID-19 crisis? UVA Darden Professor Marc Lipson and guest Cornell S.C. Johnson Professor Andrew Karolyi discuss international and domestic listings, financial versus real business cycles, and both short-term and long-term implications of de-risking.

Released: 21-Apr-2020 2:25 PM EDT
UVA Darden Professors Examine Fed’s Extraordinary Response to Coronavirus Crisis
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

In a recent webinar hosted by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and moderated by JP Morgan Private Bank Managing Director Jonathan England (MBA ’06), Professors Frank Warnock and Kinda Hachem outlined the extraordinary measures the Fed has taken to keep key aspects of the economy functioning during the coronavirus crisis, as well as additional tools the central bank may use as the crisis continues.

Released: 21-Apr-2020 2:10 PM EDT
A Love for Leadership, a ‘Meh’ for Management: Fair?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Leadership and management: synonymous? Nope. Both are associated with defining behaviors, and research shows which are consistently seen more positively. But organizations need both leaders and managers to function. Here’s how to ensure the right people are hired for the right jobs.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 2:45 PM EDT
UVA Darden Professor Frames 3 Myths of Economic Crises as Global Downturn Lurks
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

While the economic fallout from the global coronavirus outbreak remains nearly impossible to quantify at present given the growing nature of the pandemic, University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor and Dean Emeritus Bob Bruner suggested historical antecedents may serve as useful guideposts in the months and years ahead.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 2:40 PM EDT
Communications in the Time of the Coronavirus: Lessons for Leaders
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

At a time of uncertainty and growing anxiety caused by the coronavirus pandemic, having transparent, consistent and empathetic communication with key stakeholders is more critical than ever. Darden Professor June West and Darden Executive-in-Residence Steve Soltis share four lessons in communicating through the fast-moving crisis.

Released: 16-Apr-2020 2:35 PM EDT
In the Era of the Global Workplace and Dispersed Teams, How Can Managers Promote a Cohesive Culture?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

How can managers promote consistent ways of working among team members from diverse cultural backgrounds who are based all over the world? And how can leaders help workers develop solid relationships with their colleagues even though they may not meet them regularly — if ever? Darden Professor Yo-Jud Cheng sheds light on those questions.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 3:30 PM EDT
Minority-Owned Banks: Doing More with Less
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Minority-owned banks offer a valuable function in providing equitable support to minority communities and small-businesses. While they receive some government benefits, they also receive criticism for the support and a perception they’re “risky.” Is that criticism founded? Research analyzes actual outputs and inputs.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 3:25 PM EDT
Leading Virtually Is Emotional
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The science of collective intelligence is clear: a positive emotional state enables the highest levels of performance. How do we reach that in the midst of social distancing and the anxiety the COVID-19 pandemic breeds? Here: practical steps to create a positive virtual working environment and daily practices to foster emotional connection.

Released: 9-Apr-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Retail Health Clinic Leaders Help Flatten the Curve of COVID-19
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The actions taken by retail health clinics — small primary care clinics located within retail outlets like Walmart’s Care Clinics or CVS’ MinuteClinic — will have a significant impact on public safety, and their actions may prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from overwhelming the U.S. health care system. Darden Professor Dennie Kim explains.


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