Belk College of Business

Belk College researchers seek to enhance technology’s benefits, lower risks

Technology – for all its benefits – sometimes sparks unintended challenges that require new ideas to solve. Solutions of this kind – grounded in research that advances technology’s positive aspects and reduces its risks for individuals and organizations – are exactly what Dongsong Zhang and Lina Zhou from the Belk College of Business create. “The […]

Access to single-family rental homes in higher-quality school zones drives educational gains

When families with low and moderate incomes can rent single-family homes in communities zoned for higher quality schools, their children see improved achievements in school, according to new research by UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business Assistant Professor of Economics Kelly Vosters and colleague Thomas Mayock. “Historically, to live in a neighborhood or area zoned for a […]

Economic Forecast: Next two years to bring slow growth; inflation still a risk

The economy is cooling, but 2024 will still bring growth for the U.S. and North Carolina. “After an incredibly strong 2023, the economy seems to be showing signs of slowing slightly,” said John Connaughton, UNC Charlotte professor of financial economics. “For the first quarter of 2024, GDP in the U.S. came in at a lackluster 1.6%, […]

MBA students use class concepts to find recycling solutions

Amy Drew never imagined that digging through trash at the break of dawn would be part of her Master of Business Administration studies. Yet, that is exactly what she and classmates did to gain crucial data for an MBA operations management course last fall.

Research to advance study of leader effectiveness in online settings

A Center for Leadership Science interdisciplinary research team is receiving a $692,881 federal grant to discover new ways to enhance leader and team effectiveness in online environments, using artificial intelligence technologies and diverse fields of expertise.

Experienced business school leader named dean of the Belk College of Business

Richard J. Buttimer Jr. is dean of the Belk College of Business, effective July 1, following approval by the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees. Buttimer comes to Charlotte from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, where he has been dean of the Coggin College of Business for four years.

Chu, Connaughton signal positive year ahead at Economic Outlook event

The economy is clicking along, and people should feel mostly optimistic about 2024, UNC Charlotte Belk College of Business experts told attendees at a Charlotte Business Journal Economic Outlook event held at The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City March 14.

Forecast: Recession risk recedes, while inflation threat persists

Here’s what to watch for, according to UNC Charlotte’s North Carolina Economic Forecast

Charlotte’s Belk College receives national Inspiring Programs in Business Award

UNC Charlotte has received the 2024 Inspiring Programs in Business Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the Doctorate in Business Administration in the Belk College of Business.

JELD-WEN CEO Bill Christensen delivers C-Suite talk

Under Bill Christensen’s leadership as CEO, global building products manufacturer JELD-WEN has embarked on a transformation journey to accelerate business performance across its operations in 15 countries. The Charlotte-headquartered company, which primarily manufactures windows and doors, is focused on reenergizing the family-oriented culture that made it special when it was founded more than 60 years ago in Oregon.