Tagged: ualr college of business

Interpreting the Unemployment Rate (Michael Pakko Commentary)

by Michael Pakko 1/20/2014 12:00 am

The most commonly cited measure of labor market conditions is the unemployment rate, defined as the ratio of number of employed to number of labor force participants. But the unemployment rate expresses itself as a fraction of the labor force, it provides an incomplete picture, and it can give misleading signals. During the recent recession and recovery, for example, labor force participation has fallen sharply — and unlike unemployment rates, participation rates have shown little sign of recovery.

UALR College of Business Gets $50K Donation from Larry Wilson (Kudos)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/11/2013 12:00 am

Larry Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of First Arkansas Bank & Trust in Jacksonville, has donated $50,000 to an endowed fund in the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Accounting a Digital Revolution Pioneer (Roger Dorsey Commentary)

by Roger Dorsey 10/21/2013 12:00 am

The digital revolution continues to transform all areas of business, and the accounting sector is no exception. Indeed, in an important sense accounting is on the very cutting edge of that revolution. The XBRL language for the exchange of business information, the idea for which was conceived by CPA Charlie Hoffman in the 1990s, is increasingly crucial to the flow of accounting and financial data in the global economy.

Steps in Performance Management (Karen Moustafa Leonard Commentary)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 6/10/2013 12:00 am

Performance management is key to a successful business, but performance management doesn't just happen, nor is it an easy process. The essence of performance management lies in a) knowing the details of what you wish your employees to do and b) evaluating how well they do it.

Jane Wayland: Training the Future

by Luke Jones 2/25/2013 12:00 am

As dean of the UALR's College of Business, Jane Wayland is in charge of the whole college of business, including its Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center and Institute for Economic Advancement divisions. The college has seven undergraduate degrees and four post-baccalaureate certificate programs.

Arkansas Business College Deans Working to Match Curricula to Job Demands

by Lance Turner 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Business college deans in Arkansas are working together to survey economic development trends and pattern their respective colleges' curricula to meet job demands in the state.