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Released: 9-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT
A New Model: Dynamics of Household Income and Consumption
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

What drives household consumption? Standard theories of consumer behavior may not fully account for a major driver of spending (or not spending). Professor Dan Murphy and colleagues have a new model to help us understand consumption choices and the broader effects of policymakers’ attempts to stimulate the economy.

Released: 28-Jan-2020 12:15 PM EST
5 Big Questions About the Future of Retail
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Traditional retail remains in a period of widespread transformation. Many suburban malls have shuttered, or limp along with few tenants. The rapid transformation even has its own doom-and-gloom shorthand: the Retail Apocalypse. Amid the turmoil, there is also transformation and growth. Darden Professor Vidya Mani says these are indeed dynamic times, and she recently spoke about how she sees the space and what may come next.

Newswise: 10 Recommendations for the Resilient Family Business
Released: 3-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
10 Recommendations for the Resilient Family Business
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Family businesses are unique and complex; they have aspects and layers to them that are unlike any other organizations. Professor June West and Alana Wall provide 10 recommendations for the resilient family business.

Newswise: Principles and Purpose: A Statement on Stakeholders
Released: 22-Aug-2019 4:45 PM EDT
Principles and Purpose: A Statement on Stakeholders
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

A group of prominent CEOs recently issued a statement encouraging business to create value for all stakeholders, not limited to investors. Ed Freeman and his colleagues have been working with Stakeholder Theory for decades. Here, Darden professors across disciplines offer examples of how businesses can (or already are) prioritizing stakeholders.

Newswise: The Smithfield Acquisition: ShuangHui Buys the Whole Hog
Released: 13-Aug-2019 4:30 PM EDT
The Smithfield Acquisition: ShuangHui Buys the Whole Hog
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Famous for producing pork products, Smithfield Foods had a history of aggressive growth. But when that growth stalled for a matter of years, it was time to consider acquisition by ShuangHui International. This case in point discusses the pros and cons and strategic considerations that went into the international deal.

Newswise: Does Anyone Win in a US-China Trade War?
Released: 15-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Does Anyone Win in a US-China Trade War?
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

A looming 1 March deadline to prevent another round of escalating tariffs between the United States and China is more fraught than typical trade disputes. If that wasn’t already clear to observers, U.S. President Donald Trump made it abundantly so during his State of the Union address on 5 February.

Newswise: U.Va. Darden CFO Roundtable Underscores Stakeholder Alignment for Growth
Released: 8-Aug-2014 12:10 PM EDT
U.Va. Darden CFO Roundtable Underscores Stakeholder Alignment for Growth
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Washington-area chief financial officers (CFO) agree that alignment and balancing demands among stakeholders are now priorities for corporate leaders. For these CFOs, the stakeholder groups include shareholders, customers, creditors, employees, community, government and suppliers.

Newswise: U.Va. Darden Professor Predicts More Employment, Low Inflation and a Higher Dow — But Watch Out!
Released: 27-Jan-2014 1:00 PM EST
U.Va. Darden Professor Predicts More Employment, Low Inflation and a Higher Dow — But Watch Out!
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Unemployment will fall, inflation will simmer and the Dow will pop almost 500 points by the end of 2014, according to the predictions of economist Alan R. Beckenstein, professor of business administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Released: 13-Nov-2009 1:00 PM EST
Business Professors Available for Expert Commentary on Fighting HIV/AIDS
University of Virginia Darden School of Business

Tip sheet of University of Virginia Darden School of Business professors available to comment on the fight against HIV/AIDS and why governments and the private sector must collaborate to win the battle.


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