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. Barring electrical payments, how would you make purchases, or worse, make change? You may be surprised to discover that this scenario was a reality for Americans living in the 1770s, according to new research from University of Delaware economics professor Farley Grubb.
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 colleage 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.
John D'Arcy How moods can impact cybersecurity behavior - As professionals return to work after holidays, their moods are undoubtedly affected by the emotional impact of their holiday experiences, but these moods may be more critical to workplace cybersecurity than previously realized.
Developing women’s leadership potential in Africa - Amanda Bullough, assistant professor of management at the Lerner College and co-leader of Lerner’s Women’s Leadership Forum, spent five weeks this past summer working with an esteemed group of young women from five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Globalizing the boardroom - As the world becomes more globally interconnected, companies may wonder whether their boardrooms should become more global as well.
The Internet of Things: Interview with an Expert - You’ve heard the term before: The Internet of Things (IoT). But what does this buzzword really mean? And what are the ramifications of the IoT on the business world?