From PRWeb Unique to interior design professionals, the Business of Design Conference is the only industry event focused solely on the business side of this complex and fast-changing industry. The Business of Design Conference was founded in 2004 by David Shepherd, MBA ’88, president and CEO of DPI and former instructor of small business strategy at the McComb's School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin.
McCombs Finance Professor Sheridan Titman and IESA Business School Associate Professor Carlos Molina, a McCombs Ph.D. alumnus, discuss Venezuela's potential (and challenges) to becoming the largest oil producer in the world on Titman's Energy Insights blog. Venezuela already has one of the largest oil reserves (by country) in the world and new discoveries, like the Orinoco oil belt fields, offer reserves large enough to propel them to the top spot.
Five years ago, Steve Schaffer made a list of the Internet domain names he'd like to buy. At the top was Offers.com. "Everybody uses the word offer, and it's easy to type, easy to spell and easy to remember," said Schaffer, whose company, Austin-based Vertive Inc., publishes Web sites that let consumers review, compare and find products and services.
Ideas bubble up constantly around the university, in labs, venture competitions, and from students and faculty who’ve figured out a better way to serve a market. The problem? How to access UT's vast entrepreneurial resources?
Austin tied with Washington, D.C., for first place in a Forbes list of the best economic recoveries in the nation. Published March 2, the list features the 40 largest U.S. metropolitan areas where the recession is “easing.” Ranks were determined by job growth, median home-sale price changes and metropolitan gross domestic product.
Ford's remarkable career was just one of the tales Herb Kelleher Center Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gary Hoover included in his talk, on "Lessons from Detroit" Feb. 24 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. The talk was third in Hoover's "Story of Enterprise" series examining the history of business.
From the Austin American-Statesman Certainly there is reason to celebrate the historic selection of Colleen McHugh, who this week became the first woman elected to chair the prestigious University of Texas System Board of Regents.
From Dean Tom Gilligan: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Fredrickson as Chair of the Management Department beginning June 1, 2010. Jim has conducted influential research in the field of strategic management for more than 25 years, publishing both theoretical and empirical work on topics such as strategic decision processes, organizational structure, top management teams, boards of directors, and executive compensation.