Rhode Island has lost most of the economic momentum it had in the first two quarters of 2011, according to Bryant economists' research. "Recovery will not be smooth or straightforward," says the executive director of RIPEC. "If the pace of economic growth does not accelerate soon, employment creation will stagnate."
Chuck LoCurto, former executive vice president and chief information officer of Textron Financial Corporation, will join Bryant as its vice president for information services and chief information officer.
Stephen M. Bannon, who has had a distinguished 25-year career with the Rhode Island State Police, has been named director of the Department of Public Safety. His "unique blend of ground-level skills, labor relations experience and executive-level leadership made him the ideal candidate," said Thomas Eakin, vice president for student affairs and dean of students.
Known worldwide as a unique interpreter of American jazz and blues classics, Catherine Russell will perform on campus Feb. 9.
A marketing competition provided TJX Companies with plenty of ideas for improving sales of pet supplies in its stores. Students, faculty and executives discuss the contest in this video.
Crystal Jiang, assistant professor of management, and research colleagues investigate how important the concept of guanxi is to the Chinese and how foreign executives might overcome the challenge. The role that trust plays in forming bonds across cultures and national borders is key, they say.
For the second consecutive year, a team of Bryant accounting majors is one of five teams from around the country competing in the national finals of xTAX, a taxation case competition that is part of the annual xTREME Games sponsored by PwC.
Should Narragansett Beer build a Rhode Island brewery? An award-winning Bryant case study helps students explore this scenario and three others in order to learn about supply chain management.
A Bryant initiative made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Renewable Energy Fund is helping 53 public high schools and career technical centers in the Ocean State determine which renewable energy technologies can be installed at their facilities and how much energy would be generated.
For the fourth time in five years, Bryant's Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) has been named the best chapter in the country. The award recognizes the outstanding tools, workshops, guest speakers and hands-on learning activities the chapter has sponsored in the past year.
Bryant economists' research shows the pace of the state's economic recovery slowing significantly in the third quarter of 2011, creating a dark cloud looming over future growth.
As the administrator of the state's federal STEP grant, the Chafee Center for International Business is providing a range of services to R.I. businesses interested in exporting. The program is expected to be especially valuable for companies that have some export experience and want to explore new markets.