A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

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Should Companies Let Employees Choose Their Tasks?

Letting employees select their own tasks is a popular means of increasing work satisfaction. However, managers should also consider the nature of the task and the employees’ specialization before letting them select their own, suggests a new study led by UC Riverside and published in Organization Science. Traditionally, managers allocate tasks to employees who are...
By Holly Ober |

Faculty Achieve High Honors

Among the most recent UCR School of Business faculty honors and achievements: Editorships at Top Journals Elodie Adida Goodman, associate professor of operations and supply chain management, was recently appointed to the editorial boards of two top journals in the field: She is an associate editor for both Management Science and Manufacturing & Service Operations...

Exploring the Strategic Decisions Driving Mergers and Acquisitions

Professor of Management Jerayr “John” Haleblian earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology before earning a Ph.D. in business. During his academic career, he’s found that the two disciplines marry well within his teaching and research. “Training in psychology helped me better understand how organizational actors can influence strategic decisions,” says Haleblian, whose...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

Investment Expert Sees and Shares the Power of Education

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we take a look at some of the women who are making their own history with the UCR School of Business. When Patricia Watters Ph.D. ’95 thinks back to working on her doctorate in Financial Economics, she doesn’t think of brilliant insights. Instead, she remembers the hard work and...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

The Pandemic’s Lessons for the Supply Chain

Due to COVID-19 precautions, Professional MBA student Benjamin Gonzalez ’21 participated remotely in the Project Management course taught by Supply Chain and Operations Management Lecturer Suri Gurumurthi. As the lectures unfolded, Gonzalez realized the course’s immediate applicability. “I have used what I learned in my current position,” he says. “The pandemic has forced companies to...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

Solar Entrepreneur Sticks with Her Dream, Shares Success with Others

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we take a look at some of the women who are making their own history with the UCR School of Business. Ching Liu says her connection to the UCR School of Business was meant to be – and it all started with a phone call to the city of...
By Darin Estep |

This is the Dawning of the Age of the Vaccine Passport

The vaccine passport is coming. The likelihood of a “passport” being required — or perhaps just requested — for travel, and to return to school and work, seems a certainty. New York state is testing a smartphone app that would verify vaccine status for entry into events. IBM is developing the Digital Health Pass, which...
By UCR University Communications |

UCR Opened Doors for Her, and Philanthropist is Proud that Work Continues

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we take a look at some of the women who are making their own history with the UCR School of Business. If Susan Atherton thinks about it, her connection with UC Riverside has really come full circle in the time since she enrolled as a 17-year-old, first-generation college student...
By Darin Estep |

Lonely? These Odd Rituals Can Help

If you dunk a tea bag repeatedly into your mug or open a cream-filled cookie to lick the filling, you might find coping with pandemic isolation a bit easier than others. A UC Riverside-led study has found people who adopt unique rituals to make everyday tasks more meaningful might feel less lonely. “We found that...
By Holly Ober |

Bringing the Commission into the Classroom

With a long career in engineering and management, Raj Singh, professor of practice in management at UC Riverside’s School of Business, is utilizing his considerable knowledge in service to his community as a member of Riverside city’s Planning Commission. “I find it very interesting and impactful to provide input on the kind of buildings and...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

Putting an Education in Leadership into Action

Just like everyone else, Chris Page had to pivot during the pandemic. As leadership development director for UCR’s Black Student Union, the fourth-year business student is creating a structure to teach best practices in leadership to his fellow members. His preference for in-person activities has been thwarted by COVID-19 restrictions, so he’s turned to social...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

No Rock Left Unturned

Serving as a contemporary culture volunteer for the Associated Students Program Board during her junior year, Angela Marcel-Gavin immersed herself in a new area of discovery while organizing the February 2020 Winter Soulstice concert for fellow students. “I helped set up and tear down equipment, helped run the event on the day, and really enjoyed...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

An Award-winning Researcher, Mingyu Joo Expands His Investigations into Cruise Industry Pricing

For Assistant Professor Mingyu Joo, there is an important equilibrium to attain in the pursuit of research as he explores the many facets of marketing and publishes his findings. “As a researcher, I have learned—and still try to improve—how to provide scientifically rigorous answers to practically relevant questions in the research projects I am conducting,”...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

UCR Student and Graduate Share Lessons from the Campaign Trail

Left image: Turner Stanton | Right image: Joshua Rivera Politics often is described as “the art of the possible,” but for two first-time candidates from the UCR School of Business, it’s also about the art of service. Second-year MBA student Joshua Rivera ran for the Mount San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. Turner Stanton ’17...
By Darin Estep |

Student Mentors Support Remote Learning Across the Globe

Shuoqi (Kiara) Xiao is studying business at UC Riverside from the other side of the world. A Chinese student, she is necessarily earning her degree remotely due to coronavirus precautions as the university conducts courses virtually. “Because of COVID-19, I can’t study on campus,” says Xiao, who is enrolled in the Master of Business Preparation...
By Laurie McLaughlin |

New Degree Program: Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) Launches at UC Riverside

The field of business analytics is a burgeoning area of exceptional job growth, and the new Master of Science in Business Analytics at UC Riverside answers the need for professionals in this sector—in fact, demand for talent is expected to increase by as much as 14 percent over the next five to 10 years. “Our...

Sustained Economic Growth Finally in Sight

The Inland Empire’s economic outlook has been given a significant boost with the news that multiple, effective vaccines for the COVID-19 virus have been developed and are being actively administered around the globe, according to an analysis released today by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. The first vaccines...
By Victoria Pike Bond |

Cruise Buyers’ Counterintuitive Response to Prices Could Help the Industry Rebound Post-Pandemic

A UC Riverside-led study on cruise pricing could help the cruise industry get back on its feet after the pandemic. The research, published in Management Science, found that customers who book early in the advance sales period are less sensitive to ticket prices, while customers who book late are more sensitive to price changes, even...
By Holly Ober |

Want to be an Innovator? Start by Questioning Everything, Venture Capitalist Says

Any business that fails to innovate is doomed to die. The good news is that radical innovation is within reach for any company of any size. It just requires the right approach. Silicon Valley venture capitalist Steve Hoffman shared the secrets of that approach recently in a virtual presentation for UCR School of Business students...
By Darin Estep |

Transfer Mentors Ease the Transition for Community College Students

Diana Garcia ’22, left, and Jackie Maslow ’21, right. With this quarter’s online format, a guiding hand goes a long way in helping transfer students start the school year with confidence.
By Laurie McLaughlin |