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Inland Empire Growth Contrasts with National Decline

Business activity in the Inland Empire continued to rise in the latest numbers, standing in stark contrast to the decline in GDP at the national level, according to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. The increase in the region’s business...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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August Slowdown: California Still Not Fully Recovered

19,900 Jobs Added California’s labor market expanded modestly in the latest numbers, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by 19,900 positions in August, according to an analysis released jointly by the UCR Center for Economic Forecasting & Development and Beacon Economics. July’s gains were also revised up to 91,400, a 6,600 increase from...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
Randolph Kim ’11, ’14 alumnus

The Art of Investing and Dealmaking

A UCR undergraduate business course on the stock market and valuations pointed Randolph Kim ’11, ’14 to his career. “That particular course led me to where I am today,” says Kim, who is the senior investment associate at TI Capital Management, a single-family office focused on private equity investments. “I find fascination in the art...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
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California Very Close to Recovering All Jobs Lost During Pandemic Downturn

84,800 Jobs Added California’s labor market continued to expand in July, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by 84,800 positions, according to an analysis released jointly with Beacon Economics. June’s gains were revised up to 37,300 in the latest numbers, a 17,400 increase from the preliminary estimate of 19,900. California has added jobs...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
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Demographic Dilemma: Slowing Population Growth, not Pandemic, at the Root of U.S. Worker Shortage

Ability to Meet Current, Future Demand Challenged; Problem Magnified in California Due to Housing Scarcity. Supply chain struggles have been widely blamed for the inability to meet consumer and business demand throughout the pandemic. While fixing the supply chain should be a top priority, it is worker scarcity, driven by the lack of basic, long-term...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
New School of Business Building design draft

Regents Approve Plans for New School of Business Building

The Regents of the University of California have approved construction plans for a new UC Riverside School of Business building that will provide more instructional and administrative space to meet growing enrollment demand. The vote, which took place July 20, allows the campus to move forward with construction this fall. The new building is expected...
By Imran Ghori | UCR News |
Workers at construction site

Worker Supply Remains Biggest Constraint to CA Job Growth

19,900 Jobs Added Total nonfarm employment in California expanded modestly in the latest numbers, growing by 19,900 positions in June, according to an analysis by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting & Development, released jointly with Beacon Economics. May’s employment estimates were also revised down to 40,800, a 2,100 decrease from the...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
Inland Empire houses aerial view

Inland Empire Business Activity Still Going Strong

Business activity in the Inland Empire has continued to grow, and in the context of today’s increasingly uncertain economic environment, stands in stark contrast to growth trends in the nation, according to the new Inland Empire Business Activity Index released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. The region’s...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
California homes

Fewer Than One-third of Inland Empire Households Can Afford to Buy a Home in One of Southern California’s 'Most Affordable' Housing Markets

Throughout the pandemic the Inland Empire’s relatively affordable housing market has been a bright spot in the local economy and home price growth has outpaced more expensive neighboring areas. That affordability, however, has diminished in the face of today’s higher mortgage rates and in the context of elevated demand and extraordinarily high-priced markets across the...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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CA Does Not Need to Choose Between Post-pandemic Economic Growth and Reducing Carbon Emissions

Surprisingly, environmental leader California has a smaller ‘green economy’ than the average U.S. state and would need to add many thousands of environmentally friendly jobs to catch up. The good news is it’s on track to do just that, according to a new analysis released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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Worker Supply Remains Primary Obstacle To CA Job Growth

California’s labor market continued to expand at a steady pace in May (the latest data available), with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by 42,900 positions over the month, according to an analysis released jointly by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting & Development and Beacon Economics. April’s gains were also...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
UCR School of Business Faculty Awards 2022

UCR Business Faculty Honored for Their Outstanding Work in the Classroom

UCR School of Business faculty recently received recognition with student-voted accolades for their effectiveness and expertise in the classroom: Assistant Professor of Teaching in Information Systems Rich Yueh was honored with the 2021-2022 James Merino Innovation Award, which was created and endowed by alumnus James Merino ’98 to recognize faculty bringing new ideas, methods, tools...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
UCR Business Commencement 2022

Thousands of UC Riverside Students Participate in Graduation Ceremonies

THE PRESS ENTERPRISE -- UC Riverside students are receiving degrees in ceremonies that conclude this weekend, including UCR School of Business candidates who walked Friday night, June 10, at Pierce Lawn on campus. A total of 12 commencement ceremonies were planned between June 3, and Monday, June 13, some outside and some indoors. Sandra Baltazar...
By David Downey | The Press-Enterprise |
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How Company Leaders Talk About Creativity Can Hurt Investor Confidence

Creativity is often touted as a positive activity for organizations, but it is inherently risky. Research led by management professors at UC Riverside has found that when company leaders discuss creativity and innovation, investors react negatively to the perception of risk, displaying a creativity bias. However, the research also shows that this reaction may not...
By Holly Ober | UCR News |
Kyle Ingram, faculty

Professor Earns High Marks in the Classroom

Professor Kyle Ingram was recently honored with the 2022 Innovative Teaching Award from UC Riverside and the Shulman Endowed Excellence in Teaching Award from the UCR School of Business. “Professor Ingram is one of the best, if not the best professor, I have ever had. His enthusiasm combined with his great teaching style makes the...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Construction workers at UC Riverside

California Workforce Expands In Latest Numbers

41,400 Jobs Added California’s labor market continued to expand at a steady pace in April, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by 41,400 positions over the month, according to an analysis by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting & Development released jointly with Beacon Economics. March’s gains were also revised...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
Marlo Raveendran, faculty

Sharing a Love of Learning With Real-world Lessons

When Assistant Professor of Management Marlo Raveendran is not researching organization design and the division of labor, or engaging her students in discussing real-life examples of these topics, you might find her in another realm: playing World of Warcraft. The “massive multiplayer online” game is primarily a fun activity she shares with her husband—but one...
By Darin Estep |
UCR Business at UC Davies competition

UCR Student Teams Take Home Victories in Business Competitions

Recently, the UCR School of Business fielded successful teams in case competitions displaying both business acumen and competitive determination: At the inaugural UC Davis Graduate School of Management Case Study Competition on April 1 and 2, one of the two UCR teams competing placed third among 11 teams representing several business schools in California, Washington...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Executive Fellows Installation Dinner 2022

Executive Fellows Continue with a Renewed Sense of Purpose

For Anita Alamshaw ’91, there is extraordinary value with in-person contact among professional peers. “Yes, we’re in a situation where we’re behind a screen or a camera or a phone,” she says of most day-to-day conversations, “but, the face-to-face personal interactions, you still can’t put a price tag on that connectivity and building those relationships.”...
Thomas Walker '08, Netflix

Lifelong Film Buff Shares His Journey to Netflix

Thomas Walker ’08 recalls convincing his mom to take him to Blockbuster to buy a copy of “Titanic” at midnight, the moment it was released on VHS. When he studied business at UCR, he was a regular at the Multimedia Library, where he watched old movies, including every winner of the Academy Award for best...
By Darin Estep |