How the blockchain will impact the financial sector - Republished with permission from Knowledge@Wharton, the online research and business analysis journal of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Cryptocurrencies and their underlying blockchain technology are being touted as the next-big-thing after the creation of the internet. One area where these technologies are likely to have a major impact is the financial sector. […]
Trends in Holiday Shopping - Nearly one out of five dollars this holiday season will be spent between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday according to recently released predictions by Adobe using analytics data. With consumers expected to spend $23.4 billion online during the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend that includes Black Friday and Cyber Monday, UD’s Alfred Lerner College of Business […]
Examining the gender deficit in business - Fewer women are leading the biggest companies and the number of female chief executives is falling, especially in the Fortune 500. The Lerner Women's Leadership Initiative will be exploring how to reverse this downward trend with business leaders around the region in October with two events: The Women's Leadership Summit and the Women's Leadership Forum.
Q&A with Professor Carlos Asarta on his upcoming talk at UD’s Biden Challenge - Former Vice President and University of Delaware alumnus Joe Biden will host The Biden Challenge Conference at the UD. Carlos Asarta, professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) at UD’s Lerner College, will participate in one of the conference’s plenary sessions on how to revitalize the middle class in the United States.
Meet Lerner College’s 2018 Faculty Fellows - Lerner College Dean Bruce Weber announces Lerner’s 2018 Faculty Fellows, who are productive scholars, publishing in top journals, committed to our students’ success, and contributing to the college’s research environment. Lerner’s Fellows were made possible by successful development initiatives and generous alumni.
American Accounting Association Recognizes Guido Geerts - The American Accounting Association (AAA) has named Guido Geerts, Lerner College professor of accounting and EY Faculty Scholar, as a recipient of the 2018 AAA Outstanding Service Award in honor of his dedicated service to the education and practice of accounting. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding services to the AAA and is intended only for rare events or […]
National Dollar Day: UD economics professor uncovers a strange feature of the original U.S. dollar - Imagine a world where the smallest possible dollar bill was worth $30. Instead of our current incremental system of $1, $5, $10 and so on, imagine the smallest bills were worth $30, $60 and $90.
Guardrails and paradoxes: The dynamic mindset behind successful social enterprises - Q&A with Wendy Smith, professor of management, about her research recently published in Administrative Science Quarterly, with colleague Marya Besharov from Cornell University about their examination of the trend of companies working to both do well and do good. As companies seek to have it all – businesses that provide both profits and a positive impact on society – they face the challenge of balancing sometimes contradictory goals.
How technology could make hotels feel more like home - University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics celebrates the 100-year anniversary of business education at UD
Amanda Bullough on women’s leadership and gender equity - In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, this guest post from the Lerner College’s Amanda Bullough, professor of management, is a message to her children and students on the future of women’s leadership and gender equity.