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Chasing the Dragon

To understand Chinese business, OneMBA students meet in Hong Kong to learn from local faculty and students for insiders’ views of both the immediate and mainland business environments. John Buglass (OneMBA '07), a business strategy consultant at Shell Global, speaks about the program’s benefits. (May 1)

China Economic Review

Best of Both Worlds

OneMBA is featured in a discussion of the business divide between the East and the West and how business schools can bridge the two. (May 1)

Globe and Mail (Canada)

Why it's profitable for take-charge leaders to ease up

A study by organizational behavior professor Dave Hofmann on extroverts in business is cited. (May 1)

Yahoo! Finance

Instant MBA: Don't Leave Hiring To The HR Staff

Dean Jim Dean discusses the importance of the hiring process. (May 3)

The Economic Times

Rise of the aerotropolis: A trend to watch out for

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jack Kasarda is highlighted for his work on the airport city phenomenon, including his book "Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next." (May 5)

Financial Times

Something for the Weekend

Organizational behavior professor Mike Christian's study on sleep deprivation and ethics is discussed. (May 6)

The News & Observer

Attrition cuts with less pain

Organizational behavior professor Ben Rosen discusses attrition as an alternative to layoffs when staff must be trimmed. (May 7)

Poets & Quants

Why More Women Go to Law or Med Schools

In a ranking of U.S. business schools’ ratio of women to men in MBA students, UNC Kenan-Flagler comes in at No. 18 with 27.7 percent females enrolled. (May 7)

The Economist

Which MBA? | Home or away?

A profile of MBA@UNC features comments by Doug Shackelford, associate dean and accounting professor. (May 7)

Sports Illustrated

Toughest Test

Finance professors Bob Connolly and Dick Rendleman demonstrate statistically which professional golf major is the most difficult to win. (May 9)

The Washington Post

Why sleep deprivation can make you unethical

Research by organizational behavior professor Mike Christian shows a relationship between sleep deprivation and ethical decision-making. (May 13)

The Economic Times

MNCs lower tax burden by swopping domicile

A tax study by accounting professor Doug Shackelford and Kevin Markle (PhD '10) is cited. (May 14)

The Economic Times

Hidden Advantages of a Quiet Boss

A study on extrovert and introvert bosses by organizational behavior professor Dave Hofmann is cited. (May 15)

Inside Higher Ed

Business in Context

Dean Jim Dean comments on UNC Kenan-Flagler’s involvement in the work of the Global Business School Network. (May 16)

The New York Times

To Fly or to Walk

An op-ed column explores the airport cities work of strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jack Kasarda and cites his book "Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next." (May 16)

The Wall Street Journal

After a Rough Morning, a Do-Over

Emily Noonan (BSBA '11) blogs about overcoming difficult circumstances in the interview process. (May 16)

Business Insider

The Best Business Commencement Speakers Of 2011

A ranking of business school graduation speakers places UNC Kenan-Flagler at No. 7 for the May 8 address by Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald to the MBA Class of 2011. (May 17)

Christian Science Monitor

Global middle class: More money, more pollution?

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Jack Kasarda comments on the growth of air travel in India. (May 17)


Pioneering green building hits old-style financial snags

Strategy/entrepreneurship professor Chris Wedding comments on the financial problems facing the environmentally conscious Greenbridge condo building in Chapel Hill. (May 19)

Triangle Business Journal

40 Under 40

Chris Bingham (MBA '09, BSBA '01), president of Riley Life Logistics, Evelyn Contre (MBA '06) managing director of Springleaf Strategies, Chris Widmayer (MBA '02) vice president of Regency Centers, and Rob Simora (EMBA '11) CIO and assistant vice president of Railinc Corp. are profiled as part of the 2011 class of outstanding professionals under the age of 40. (May 20)

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