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Kefeng Xu Receives Best Paper Award from Decision Sciences Institute


Kefeng Xu, professor of management science and statistics in the UTSA Carlos Alvarez College of Business, received the best problem-driven analytical research paper award from Decision Sciences Institute. The paper, “Scheduled Delay or Schedule Creep: Service Failures and Consumer Loss Aversion in the Airline Industry,” studied the strategic implications of service failure for airline service… Read more »

Business Faculty Member Researches Key Predictors for College Retention


Can test scores and grade-point averages (GPA) predict success in college? Huy Le, professor of management at the UTSA College of Business, has built a career around this question. Most recently his work on college retention was published in Education Assessment and featured in Forbes. “My interest is in individual difference,” said Le who has… Read more »

College of Business Receives $400,000 Grant from Raytheon Technologies


Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business Cyber Center for Security and Analytics have partnered with Raytheon Intelligence & Space to study the use of artificial intelligence to detect malicious attacks. The project, funded by a $447,000 grant from Raytheon Intelligence & Space, is being led by Nicole Beebe, professor… Read more »

Pre-Ph.D. Program Established in College of Business


The UTSA College of Business has launched a Pre-Ph.D. Program to increase students’ awareness of career paths to academe and to provide them with education and real-world training in the area of business research. The curriculum will prepare students to pursue a doctorate or enter academia as a career. Open to all undergraduate and graduate… Read more »

COB Researcher Finds that Competition Lowers Quality of Care in Hospitals


Competition is typically good for consumers. But according to research by UTSA College of Business faculty member Deepa Wani, competition actually lowers the quality of care in hospitals. Her paper, “Impact of Competition on Process of Care and Resource Investments,” was named a runner-up in the Journal of Operations Management best paper competition. Wani, assistant… Read more »

Are Stock Markets Susceptible to COVID-19?


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to march across the United States as well as throughout the world, was there existing research showing the relationship between disease outbreaks and stock markets? In fact, previous research by John Wald and Brian McTier, Ph.D. ’11, finance faculty at the UTSA College of Business and their co-author, found that… Read more »

Professor Reveals the Risks of a Global Economy


Ever since the novel coronavirus was discovered in China and subsequently found its way into the U.S. and other countries, we are learning to live in a “new normal.” The tourism industry was hit the hardest in the U.S. due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Although we think of large hotel chains when it comes… Read more »

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