Posts Tagged with “College of Business”

South of the border: Winter break studies take students to Panama, Costa Rica

January 11th, 2012

Panama

Maurice Belanger, executive director of the Panama-American Chamber of Commerce, speaks to Bryant students visiting the country as part of their Sophomore International Experience.

Bryant students studying abroad during winter break are finding out that Panama is much more than the canal and a cup of coffee is more than a hill of beans.

Take, for example, Taylor Bell and Matt Borsuk. They are part of the Sophomore International Experience (SIE) trip to Panama and Costa Rica this month, and are keeping everyone posted through their SIE blog.

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MKT 201 goes to the (bull)dogs

January 11th, 2012

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Thanks to a Bryant marketing class, TJX Companies now have plenty of proposals for improving sales of pet supplies in HomeGoods stores, and 15 teams of students now have a share of $3,750 in cash prizes following a case competition sponsored by the discount retailer.

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PwC announces national finalists in xTREME accounting competition

January 5th, 2012

A team from Bryant University is heading to PwC's national  xTAX finals Jan. 26-27 in Washington, D.C. There, the Bryant team will compete against teams from Binghamton University, Brigham Young University, University of South Carolina and University of Virginia.

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Jeweler invests in Bryant’s global vision

December 29th, 2011

Alex and Ani, Inc., named one of Inc. Magazine's 500 fastest growing companies for 2011, has donated $1 million to Bryant University. The gift — $100,000 a year for 10 years - will support the University's nationally recognized International Business (IB) program.

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The great wall of trust: A look at the importance of guanxi in international business

December 19th, 2011

Chinese culture puts great emphasis on personal relationships, a phenomenon called guanxi. In business relationships with Chinese executives, overseas executives may be at a disadvantage for lack of guanxi.

In a research paper published in the December 2011 Journal of International Business Studies, Crystal Jiang, assistant professor of management, and colleagues Roy Chua of the Harvard Business School, Masaaki Kotabe of the Fox School of Business, and Janet Murray of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, investigate how important this concept is to the Chinese and how foreign executives might overcome the challenge.

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Team of Bryant accounting majors again heads to national xTAX finals

December 16th, 2011

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  - For the second consecutive year, a team of Bryant accounting majors is one of five teams from around the country heading to Washington, D.C., in January to compete in the national finals of xTAX, a taxation case competition that is part of the annual xTREME Games sponsored by PwC.

On Jan. 26-27, 2012, the Bryant team - Jeffrey Dorosh '14 of Naugatuck, Conn., Victoria Frazier '14 of Holden, Mass., Anthony Mahn '13 of Salem, N.H., Sagar Parmar '14 of Cheshire, Conn., and Randa Rugangazi '13 of Kigali, Rwanda  - will go head to head against teams from Binghamton University, Brigham Young University, University of South Carolina and University of Virginia. The Bryant team is coached by Michael Lynch, professor of accounting.

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A head for the brewing business: Two professors win award for case study on rebirth of Narragansett Beer

December 14th, 2011

Narragansett Beer ad

SMITHFIELD, R.I.  –  Should Narragansett Beer build a Rhode Island brewery?

An award-winning case study developed by two Bryant University management professors helps students explore this scenario and three others in order to learn about supply chain management and operations management.

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Restaurant industry is holding steady

November 22nd, 2011

Expect moderate growth in the Ocean State's restaurant business, Elaine Notarantonio, professor of marketing, tells the Providence Business News. "People are really tired of the recession," she says, and are now willing to spend "more money on experiences" like dining out.

 But though the industry appears to be holding steady, R.I. restaurants still have hurdles to overcome — declining wages and a growth rate that lags behind national figures, Edinaldo Tebaldi, assistant professor of economics, notes.

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2011 marks first midnight Black Friday

November 22nd, 2011

A number of retailers are opening on midnight the day after Thanksgiving, and some are even opening the evening of the holiday. What's behind the move?

Something Keith Murray, professor of marketing, calls "first bite patronage." "[It's] a zero-sum game when it comes to dollars people are going to spend this holiday season. If they spend them at my store instead of your store, I win," Murray tells the Providence Business News.

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Bryant’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization #1 in US

November 8th, 2011

GoLocalProv.com and Providence Business News report on the Bryant CEO's recent award naming it the top chapter in the nation.

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