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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 |
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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 |
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California Adds Jobs at a Healthy Pace

California’s labor market continued to expand at a steady pace in March, with total nonfarm employment in the state growing by 60,200 positions over the month, according to an analysis released jointly by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting & Development and Beacon Economics. February’s gains were revised down to 135,400 in...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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California’s Creative Economy Bounces Back but Expands Unevenly

The economy that houses industries such as entertainment, media, fashion, and fine arts in California has weathered the pandemic and, as a whole, done better in its recovery from the COVID-driven recession than the overall economy, according to a new analysis released today by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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Inland Empire Business Activity Headed for Moderate Growth

Business activity in the Inland Empire jumped considerably in the latest numbers – and on an annual basis, continues to outpace 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 economy officially transitioned from recovery to expansion...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
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Making History for a Better Future

When she was growing up, Victoria Guidry never heard much encouragement about going to college. And she didn’t learn anything in high school about financial literacy. She has since learned plenty about both topics, and she is using that knowledge to close gaps and inspire others. As she pursues her Professional MBA degree with a...
By Darin Estep |
Employment growth chart March 2022

Inland Empire Has More Jobs Now Than It Lost During Pandemic

The Inland Empire’s labor market has now surpassed its pre-pandemic peak, having added back all the jobs it lost due to the COVID-19 crisis – and more, according to an analysis released today by the UC Riverside School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. Additionally, in a significant adjustment, the annual benchmark revision...
By Victoria Pike Bond | UCR News |
Poets & Quants UC Riverside School of Business MBA Class of 2023

Meet the UC Riverside School of Business MBA Class of 2023

This article was recently published on Poets & Quants, a premium online resource for prospective graduate business students worldwide. Also read the second part of the article "Poets & Quants: a Q&A with Dean Wang and Assoc. Dean Zwick." They’ve closed million dollar deals. Started companies. Spearheaded multi-national projects. They are high potentials with successful...
By Jeff Schmitt | Poets & Quants |
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California Numbers Revised Up in Annual Benchmark Revision

The annual benchmark revision released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) saw 2021’s employment figures revised upwards significantly, according to an analysis released jointly by the UCR School of Business Center for Economic Forecasting & Development and Beacon Economics. 6.5% Employment Growth Employment growth in California from December 2020 to 2021 was revised...
By Victoria Pike Bond |
Maria Anguleova, Executive Fellow 2021

Take Risks Early in Your Career

Maria Anguelova ’03 made a bold move right at the beginning, when she decided to leave Bulgaria in pursuit of a strong education. She found it in the MBA program at UCR. “The UC Riverside program was very diverse and catered really well to international students,” says Anguelova, who is currently an executive vice president...
By Darin Estep |