Research and Outreach
The rapid advancement of knowledge is critical in today's business environment. This process begins with research. Walton College places high emphasis on faculty research that creates relevant knowledge for business and industry, opens opportunities for students, and serves the communities of Arkansas and the world.
Connections with some of the world's largest corporations have created research opportunities for impact in the retail and transportation industries.
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Research and Outreach Centers
Walton College faculty collaborate with business, government, and non-profits to identify and address important economic issues through discovery, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge.
The purpose of the center is to establish an ongoing program in economic education. Examples of specific functions of the center include: Improving on-campus and off-campus instructional programs in economics by developing, providing consultants for schools, research in economic education, etc.Learn More
The Blockchain Center of Excellence will benefit information systems students, as well as others across the Walton College and the University of Arkansas, as they work with the latest developments in the technology and learn and create new applications for startups and established businesses.Learn More
A public service/outreach organization whose mission is to serve its constituents with unparalleled research support; basic and applied business and economic analysis; timely, relevant business, economic and related public policy information; and other outreach activities.Learn More
The Center for Retail Excellence focuses on research and the development of students as future leaders in the retailing industry. The center, through a strong partnership with the retail and supplier industries, seeks to become one of the foremost nationally acclaimed centers for retail studies.Learn More
Our mission is to serve the training needs of profit and not-for-profit organizations in Arkansas and the nation. Training programs designed to enhance managerial and leadership effectiveness are available for all levels of management and transportation/logistics firms.Learn More
The Garrison Financial Institute is an institute organized to advance financial education and knowledge through practice. Its mission is to enhance student learning through experience, foster research that extends and perfects best practices, and contribute to the economic development of the State of Arkansas and the welfare of its citizens.Learn More
The Information Technology Research Institute advances the state of research and practice in the development and use of information technology for enhancing the performance of individuals and organizations; provides a forum for multi-disciplinary work on issues related to information technology; promotes student interest in the study of information technology; and facilitates the exchange of information between the academic and business communities.Learn More
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center is a economic development program which provides assistance to entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Arkansas via a statewide network of seven offices. As the state's premier business assistance program, the ASBTDC is dedicated to helping small businesses achieve success and to promoting economic development throughout the state.Learn More
The SCMRC coordinates supply chain research efforts, including transportation, logistics, management, planning, forecasting, marketing and accounting. The center supports seminars and educational programs relevant to supply chain management. The SCMRC also supports initiatives to promote supply chain management awareness, including student recruitment, retention, internships and placement opportunities.Learn More
The mission of the center is to advance the state of research, practice and education in the field of faith and spirituality in the workplace. Its goal is to expand what is good, humane and effective about leadership and organizations.Learn More
The BBRL is a world class behavioral business research facility in the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. Behavioral researchers use the facility to study a wide variety of business and economic topics including strategic behavior, worker-employer relations, information processing, group problem solving, and decision making under uncertainty.Learn More
Designed to be the first interactive, open-to-the-public university retail lab, the McMillon Innovation Studio is being created to test new technologies and impact the future of retail.Learn More