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."
BizEd features Bryant's inaugural Research and Engagement Day event in its Idea Exchange column. "Showcasing academics is a challenge for many universities, especially those that aren't Research I," Carol DeMoranville, professor of marketing and one of the organizers of the inaugural REDay, told the magazine. "There's so much going on here. We just want to celebrate our academics."
New data show "the economic consequences of the eroding competitive advantage the United States has historically enjoyed in science and technology," Bryant's vice president for academics says.
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.
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.
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.
A research paper written by two Bryant students surfaced the remarkable wartime story of home economist Sylvia Brooklyn Denhoff.
Marketing Professor Michael Gravier spent 12 years as an Air Force logistics specialist coordinating military health care in areas of civil war. He believes that some of the U.S. military’s best practices in the delivery of health care could guide policy decisions and help implement a more cost-effective and efficient civilian system.
Professor of Mathematics Robert Muksian develops models to help small investors decide their financial futures.
Despite a significant slowdown in the U.S. economy in the first two quarters of 2011, Rhode Island sustained its economic recovery and expanded faster than the national economy. These are just some of the findings in the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator (CEI) for the second quarter of 2011, released Bryant and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council.
Two Bryant faculty members -- Sam Beldona and Crystal Jiang -- were honored for their research that sheds new light on cultural factors contributing to the growth of women-owned businesses. They investigated how cultural differences influence resources and competence in the growth of women-owned businesses in the United States and in India.
Bryant faculty conducted one of the first research studies on RFID's return on investment. The study prompted several faculty-student collaborations in global supply chain management, operations management, and RFID; yielded a published paper; and a new supply chain strategy for a fledgeling company.