Tag Archives: Barry Cobb

Faculty and Staff Spotlight

Awards Dean’s Office Stephanie Bryant, College of Business Dean, was recognized on the Biz100 list published this fall by Biz417 magazine.  Biz 100 is a recognition and celebration of the most influential business leaders in southwest Missouri. Xiao’ou (Sean) Gong, …

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Bears Business Brief: How do you compete in a tight labor market?

During the recession of the late 2000s, the unemployment rate in the Springfield metropolitan area rose to 9.5 percent, forcing many out of the labor market. As the recession faded and the economy rebounded, more people have now found gainful employment. The …

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Faculty and Staff Spotlight

Research Ron Coulter, head of the Marketing Department, along with marketing faculty members Steve Parker, faculty emeritus, Christina Simmers, professor, and Chris Ellis, faculty emeritus, published “Segmenting Local Financial Service Markets: Balancing an Independent Image with the Need for More Business” …

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Bears Business Brief: A closer look at buying local

By: Barry Cobb Buy local. It’s a popular idea. In a recent article in Entrepreneur, John Rampton lists potential advantages of purchasing goods made locally and sold on a small scale. These include experiencing better customer service by being acquainted with the …

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