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Outstanding Walton College Faculty Recognized for 2020-21

Outstanding Walton College Faculty Recognized for 2020-21

Scot Burton, distinguished professor in the Department of Marketing, has been recognized with the Outstanding All-Around Faculty Award for 2020-21 by the Walton College.

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Learning About Management: The Business of People

Learning About Management: The Business of People

Part of a series of articles that examine what students learn by pursuing different degrees at the Walton College. Peter Drucker had a unique ability to make points in ways that were both obvious and, at the same time, often overlooked, especially when it came to the practice of management. So, it’s not surprising to … Continue reading Learning About Management: The Business of People

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Simon and Colleagues Finalist for Scholarly Impact Award

Simon and Colleagues Finalist for Scholarly Impact Award

Lauren Simon, an associate professor in the Department of Management, and her co-authors were finalists for the 2020 Scholarly Impact Award by the Journal of Management.

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Delery Named Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Review

Delery Named Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Review

John E. Delery, head of the Department of Management at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, is the new editor-in-chief of Human Resource Management Review. Delery, who holds the Raymond F. Orr Chair in Management, officially assumed the editor-in-chief role Jan. 1. Human Resource Management Review is a quarterly … Continue reading Delery Named Editor-in-Chief of Human Resource Management Review

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Potential Transfer Students Learn About Programs, Resources, Curriculum

Potential Transfer Students Learn About Programs, Resources, Curriculum

Forty potential transfer students from Northwest Arkansas Community College visited the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas to learn about programs, resources and curriculum in the college.

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Psychopathic Employees Thrive Under Abusive Supervisors, Study Finds

Psychopathic Employees Thrive Under Abusive Supervisors, Study Finds

High-profile corporate scandals caused by extreme risk-taking and brazen malfeasance have driven scholars and business leaders to speculate that those responsible for unethical behavior may possess psychopathic tendencies.

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EPIC Spotlight: Adam Stoverink

EPIC Spotlight: Adam Stoverink

Adam Stoverink loved college. Even after he earned his management degree and worked in the corporate world, he wanted to go back to school. “I did everything I could to stay in college for the rest of my life,” Stoverink says.

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Spirituality Class Debuts in Walton

Spirituality Class Debuts in Walton

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Clinical Assistant Professor Denise Breaux Soignet is teaching a new class entitled Faith, Spirituality and the Workplace this fall semester on behalf of the Tyson Center for Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Ridge Co-Authors Harvard Business Review Article Looking at Conflicts of Interest in Congress

Ridge Co-Authors Harvard Business Review Article Looking at Conflicts of Interest in Congress

From 2005 to 2010, the average S&P 500 firm had seven members of Congress who owned stock in the firm, and some companies had closer to 100 members owning stock, according to a new study co-authored by a Walton College assistant professor of management.

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Rosen Named Associate Editor of Journal of Management

Rosen Named Associate Editor of Journal of Management

Christopher C. Rosen, a professor in the management department of the Walton College, has been named associate editor for the Journal of Management.

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Rosen Study Shows Incivility Begets Incivility in the Workplace

Rosen Study Shows Incivility Begets Incivility in the Workplace

Incivil behaviors at work — put-downs, sarcasm and other condescending comments — tend to have a contagious effect, according to a new study by a management professor at the University of Arkansas and several colleagues.

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Nine Walton College Faculty Awarded Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Nine Walton College Faculty Awarded Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Nine faculty members of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas have been awarded endowed chairs or endowed professorships.

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Taking the Long Way Home

Taking the Long Way Home

Sometimes life takes a detour from the original plan. For Kelley Weaver, the path to her college commencement took 34 years.

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Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Walton Faculty Recognized for Highly Cited Research

Emerald Group Publishing, a global publisher focusing on research and practice, recognized three faculty members from the Sam M. Walton College of Business for their highly cited papers.

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Non-Traditional Student Redefines Leadership

Non-Traditional Student Redefines Leadership

Erin Wooldridge received the 2016 Arkansas Alumni Association Non-Traditional Student Leadership Award at the Student Involvement Awards Ceremony held on April 13 at the University of Arkansas. This award is co-sponsored each year by Off Campus Connections and the Arkansas Alumni Association.

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Walton International Photo Contest Winners

Walton International Photo Contest Winners

Walton’s Global Engagement Office announces the winners of the first annual Instagram International Photo Contest.

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EPIC Spotlight: Jason Ridge

EPIC Spotlight: Jason Ridge

The Jeep was totaled. It sat in the body shop owned by Jason Ridge’s father, who told him if he wanted a car to drive – a teenage rite of passage – he better get to work.

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Frye Named Employee of the Second Quarter

Frye Named Employee of the Second Quarter

Lisa Frye, administrative support supervisor in the Department of Management, has been named employee of the second quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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CEO Retirements Cause Negative Reactions From Shareholders, Markets

CEO Retirements Cause Negative Reactions From Shareholders, Markets

CEO retirements – the most common reason for executive succession and yet a relatively overlooked area of research – are assumed to be an inconsequential part of normal business and therefore not disruptive to an organization. A new study by management researchers at the University of Arkansas shows this conventional assumption to be inaccurate.

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Anand Named Executive Director Of Strategic Planning And Innovation

Anand Named Executive Director Of Strategic Planning And Innovation

Interim Dean Matt Waller has named Vikas Anand to take on a short-term role working with the dean’s office as executive director of strategic planning and innovation.

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2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

Thirteen students have been named Walton College Student Ambassadors for 2015-16. Student ambassadors assist Walton’s Undergraduate Programs Office with recruitment efforts.

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EPIC Spotlight: Johnny Carver

EPIC Spotlight: Johnny Carver

Johnny Carver grew up surrounded by basketball. His father played for Kansas State University and his brother for the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. “I’ve always wanted to be like my brother,” Johnny says. “I look up to him and my dad.” Johnny Carver Freshman Management Major So, as a 6-foot, 3-inch tall … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Johnny Carver

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27 Named to the Walton Dean’s Student Advisory Board

27 Named to the Walton Dean’s Student Advisory Board

Autumn Parker, associate director for undergraduate recruitment, and Barbara Lofton, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, have announced the 27 members of the 2014-2015 Dean’s Student Advisory Board for Walton.

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EPIC Spotlight: Cameron Boyland

EPIC Spotlight: Cameron Boyland

Majoring in management with a marketing minor, Cameron discovered he had a talent for business while attending Central High School in his hometown of Little Rock.

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Miles to Represent Walton at U of A Ethics Summit

Miles to Represent Walton at U of A Ethics Summit

Join the University of Arkansas Center for Ethics in Journalism and UA Honors College for a fast-paced, thought-provoking discussion of contemporary ethics in law, business, medicine, education and journalism. It will be 2-3:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at Room 130, Ozark Hall.     Panelists include Howard W. Brill, School of Law Cathy Hale, Eleanor … Continue reading Miles to Represent Walton at U of A Ethics Summit

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EPIC Spotlight: Omar Kasim

EPIC Spotlight: Omar Kasim

What if Taco Bell delivered? That was the question Omar Kasim asked himself over and over as he began planning his business. Omar, a business management major from Tulsa, Okla., is entertaining the idea of opening a Mexican food delivery service.

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EPIC Spotlight: Stefan Trim

EPIC Spotlight: Stefan Trim

Stefan Trim 2011 Management When Stefan Trim came to the University of Arkansas from Trinidad and Tobago, it was his first time to leave the Caribbean region. Stefan, who is majoring in organizational leadership management, with minors in economics, marketing and geology, explained that moving to a new place was difficult at first, but the … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Stefan Trim

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EPIC Spotlight: Nina Gupta

EPIC Spotlight: Nina Gupta

“My firm belief is that if you’re doing research, you are a better classroom teacher than if you’re not.” Dr. Nina Gupta Distinguished Professor Department of Management John H. Tyson Chair in Management The idea was to come to the United States, earn her doctorate and return to her homeland of India. Sometimes things don’t … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Nina Gupta

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EPIC Spotlight: Keri Stubbs

EPIC Spotlight: Keri Stubbs

“The projects that they have in classes are applicable to the real world.” Keri Stubbs Junior Management and Finance Major Marketing Minor Working with older people or operating a payment-friendly restaurant affordable to all. These are two ideas Keri Stubbs is kicking around as she majors in both management and finance at Sam M. Walton … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Keri Stubbs

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EPIC Spotlight: Dr. Joanna T. Campbell

EPIC Spotlight: Dr. Joanna T. Campbell

“Everyone in the whole college has been really friendly and helpful.” Dr. Joanna T. Campbell Assistant Professor Department of Management To break the ice with people she has just met, Joanna Campbell sometimes gives them one of the many stickers she keeps in her desk. Each bears the name of her hometown, Olsztyn, and features … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Dr. Joanna T. Campbell

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EPIC Spotlight: James “Jammer” Orintas

EPIC Spotlight: James “Jammer” Orintas

“Planning is the key to success.” James “Jammer” Orintas BSBA ’99 Pizzeria owner New Orleans The floodwaters took over much of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. This could have spelled the end for Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza, which had opened only eight months earlier on the edge of the city’s Garden District. The … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: James “Jammer” Orintas

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EPIC Spotlight: Isaac West

EPIC Spotlight: Isaac West

Isaac West Management Organizational Leadership Recent Sam M. Walton College of Business graduate Isaac West has three passions: business, faith, and social work. He spent his college years trying to combine these passions and will continue to do so as he enters the workforce. West said he almost didn’t make it to college. “I never … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Isaac West

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EPIC Spotlight: Heather Phillips

EPIC Spotlight: Heather Phillips

Heather Phillips May 2009 Graduate Marketing Management Major Management Minor Hailing from the “Spinach Capital of the World”, Alma, recent graduate Heather Phillips made her mark on the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Phillips was chosen as the Walton College Outstanding Graduating Senior as well as one of the Outstanding Students in Marketing and … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Heather Phillips

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