Dr. Prokop's Latest Advice for the Transportation Industry
Dr. Darren Prokop's latest industry practitioner article can now be read in the June 6, 2018 edition of Modern Materials Handling. This work was also published earlier this year in Supply Chain Management Review, a sister periodical. The article discusses both the problems and opportunities for shippers and carriers when they fully understand how economies of scale works in the marketplace.
UAA Students Place 4th in Global Business Competition
A team of two students-- Ashley Roylance, and Kylee Miller-- competing against 1,481 other college teams placed fourth in The Capstone Business Competition Return on Sales. The Capstone Business Competition is an ongoing challenge (and a feature of the course BA A460-Marketing Management).
Faculty & Student Seminar: Predicting Civil Conflict
Civil conflict is a persistent source of misery to humankind. There is, however, a lack of a comprehensive scientific theory of the sources of civil conflict even though the question of cooperation or conflict is at the heart of political economy. Atin Basuchoudhary introduces machine learning to explore whether there can even be a unified theory of conflict.
Leadership Fellows Mentor Interview with Mead Treadwell, Pt Capital
The College of Business and Public Policy's Tom Case Leadership Fellows Program pairs high-performing CBPP students with a mentor in the Anchorage business community, giving students the opportunity to learn about real-world leadership from local business leaders. To begin the program, each student protégé interviewed their new mentor. Today’s featured protégé/mentor interview is Nathanial Shoya Watanabe, and his mentor Mead Treadwell, Pt Capital.
Faculty & Student Seminar: Retirement Contribution Rate Nudges - Evidence from the Field
Simple nudges, such as changing defaults or sending encouraging messages, can significantly increase individual contributions to retirement savings. Recent evidence, however, suggests that many nudges fail and that the effects of other nudges are short lived.