Journals & Articles

Through their research, Daniels faculty members are shaping the future of business. This research is frequently featured in leading academic journals and periodicals. Browse through a diverse offering of individual and collaborative journal articles written by Daniels faculty members.

Analysis: U.S. drilling boom leaves some homeowners in a big hole

Analysis: U.S. drilling boom leaves some homeowners in a big hole

When Gary Gless bought his sleek, modernist house in Los Angeles in 2002, he thought he had hit a "gold mine." The world's largest inner-city park - featuring a lush, 18-hole golf course - was about to get built across the street. Gless's balcony was set to overlook the clubhouse and first tee. Today, instead of golf carts and fairways, Gless looks out on to drilling wells and oil pads. The park plan was ditched, and Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC now operates 700 wells there - and 400 more are on the way. All the drilling, Gless says, has caused house founda… ...
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Are Record Apartment Rents a Catalyst to Buy?

Are Record Apartment Rents a Catalyst to Buy?

The overall average monthly apartment rent in the Denver area in the first quarter has crossed $1,200 for the first time. The median monthly rent for all units also hit a record in the first quarter, according to the Denver Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent Survey released on Tuesday. The average rent in the Denver area at the end of the first quarter was $1,203.89, 12.1 percent higher than the $1,073.63 in the first quarter of 2014 and a 3 percent increase from the $1,168.65 in the fourth quarter. For an apartment unit built after 2010, the average monthly… ...
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Could immigrants be key to Detroit’s rejuvenation?

Could immigrants be key to Detroit’s rejuvenation?

On Thursday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder asked the federal government to set aside 50,000 work visas for skilled immigrants willing to come to Detroit and stay for five years. The Republican governor has routinely touted immigration as a powerful potential force for growing Detroit’s economy, saying immigrant entrepreneurs start many small businesses and file patents at twice the rate of U.S. citizens. But critics have been quick to say his plan seems to dismiss immigrants who have not achieved high levels of education and makes newcomers more marketable than the… ...
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Cranes fly over Denver's Construction Boom Once Again

Cranes fly over Denver’s Construction Boom Once Again

Denver's changing skyline will play a significant role in the 2013 Rocky Mountain Commercial Real Estate Expo on Thursday. With one of the busiest building seasons in years, and millions of square feet under construction, 2013 has proven to be the year of the crane.  And, according to new data released today by the University of Denver's Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate Management, Denver's 2014 construction forecast looks just as promising. "The 2013 Rocky Mountain Real Estate Expo will be an opportunity for leaders in the real estate, construction and f… ...
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Garrett County takes the right approach to fracking

Garrett County takes the right approach to fracking

Unlike some other states, Maryland refused to jump willy-nilly on the hydraulic fracturing bandwagon. Instead, Maryland has proceeded slowly and deliberately, preferring, if it errs, to be on the side of caution. Considering how the story of fracking has developed in recent years, the cautious approach has proved valuable. As we said in a past editorial on this subject, Maryland can live without fracking, which is the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into subterranean rocks to force open fissures that then release oil and gas. However, the matter of w… ...
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Black Friday prep: Crowd psychology can help you hang onto budget

Black Friday prep: Crowd psychology can help you hang onto budget

Before you head out this Black Friday convinced that you (and your credit cards) are immune to the madness, consider this: Even a certified financial planner can get caught up in the spending hype when shopping with friends. Maggie Kirchhoff, a Denver-based CFP and vice president with Wisdom Wealth Strategies, calls herself "one of the most frugal people you will meet." But on a women's trip a few years ago, the group's shopping — and spending — quickly got out of control. "Groupthink just takes over," she says, "and all of a sudden you realize you've just spen… ...
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Prioritizing Holiday Debt

Prioritizing Holiday Debt

Now that we've made it through the holidays--all that spending is behind us. For many Americans, however, that means debt lies ahead. Ali Besharat is an assistant professor of marketing at the Daniels College of Business. He recently worked on two studies that examined how people prioritize their credit card debt payments. The average American has five credit cards and probably carries balance on at least one of them. Dr. Besharat stopped by 9NEWS Monday morning to discuss how we make decisions about how to prioritize debt repayment. Keep in mind that the emoti… ...
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If immigrants win under Obama order, does someone have to lose?

If immigrants win under Obama order, does someone have to lose?

This article appeared in the Miami Herald and 32 other newspapers. While most economists agree that Americans benefit from the contributions of immigrants, not all Americans appear to be affected equally. And some might be harmed. So in heartland cities such as Fort Worth, Texas, and Kansas City, Mo., doubts linger about President Barack Obama’s plans to grant work permits to more than 4 million immigrants living illegally in the United States. Many residents fear his plan might increase competition for jobs that low-skilled Americans, particularly African-Ameri… ...
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The Future of Digital Marketing

The Future of Digital Marketing

The Denver CMO Club Chapter gathered at the University of Denver last week to discuss “Digital marketing: What all CMOs (Chief Marketing Officers) should know now and in the next 5 years.” Our speakers were two University of Denver professors from the Daniels College of Business Department of Marketing, Michael Myers and Carol Johnson. Their goal is to share the lessons they are currently teaching to future generations of marketers with our own CMOs. The insights are great takeaways for marketers at every career stage. … ...
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The Journal of Management’s First 40 Years: A Look Back

The Journal of Management’s First 40 Years: A Look Back

The Journal of Management ranks an article written by Sharon Alvarez 27th for its total number of citations and Don Bergh has been ranked second overall for weighted numbers of papers.Read more» ...
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Small Business, Big Data, Entrepreneurs and Tech Will Reign in 2014

Small Business, Big Data, Entrepreneurs and Tech Will Reign in 2014

As 2013 draws to a close and pundits of all persuasions debate trends for 2014, five professors with the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver say small business, big data, entrepreneurship and tech will boom in 2014. Spurred by growth in these four sectors, 2014 may be the the year that the U.S.’s economic engine surges forward and fully rebounds from the past recession. Ten 2014 Trends to Watch:Big Data: “As more businesses use ‘Big Data’ to boost profits, track trends and grow, the influx of analytics and “Big Data” will just become ‘Data… ...
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Donald Bergh's Erasmus Management Lecture at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Donald Bergh’s Erasmus Management Lecture at the Rotterdam School of Management,…

The Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) is a research school of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), ranked as a “Top 3” research school in Europe, the 17th best business school worldwide by Businessweek and ranked 28th worldwide in research by Financial Times. The Erasmus Management Lecture presents distinguished scholars, chosen in recognition of their contributions and impact to their respective research fields, to an audience of doctoral students, faculty and industry representatives.  How can corporate restructuring create value for firms and… ...
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Banks Reluctant to Lend in Shale Plays as Evidence Mounts on Harm to Property Values Near Fracking

Banks Reluctant to Lend in Shale Plays as Evidence Mounts on Harm to Property Va…

Over the past several years, the fossil-fuel industry has been highly adept at publicizing the economic upshots of fracking: royalty checks, decreased prices for oil and gas, profits for investors.  But the industry is far less eager to discuss the hidden costs of the current drilling boom -- the longterm price of air and water pollution, the consequences of undermining a nascent renewable energy industry, the harms from accidents when moving and storing all the hazardous waste fracking produces.  Add to that list of hidden costs one that is starting to grab mor… ...
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How to use COSO to Assess IT Controls

How to use COSO to Assess IT Controls

Maintaining proper controls over information technology is a constant concern for businesses as they try to use technological advances to drive efficiency and growth.Principle 11 in the newly updated internal control framework of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) provides guidelines for assessing the effectiveness of controls over IT (see the sidebar, “COSO’s Principle 11”). As part of an organization’s overall assessment of internal control under the framework, Principle 11 can help CPAs manage the rapidly advancing techn… ...
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Study: Pot Entrepreneurs Adding Millions To State Economy

Study: Pot Entrepreneurs Adding Millions To State Economy

Colorado is the new frontier for cannabis production and sales, so much so that the state is drawing international attention. “Twice a month we’ll do some sort of international story,” said Tim Cullen, co-owner of two marijuana shops in Denver. On the day that CBS4 talked to Cullen, he was doing an interview with a Dutch television crew working on documentary. “Maybe we can learn something here that can be applied in The Netherlands as well,” said Martijn Kieft, the producer with the Dutch crew. The documentary focused on production, which is illegal in Hollan… ...
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Paying off Christmas: DU Research Shows We're Not Rational About it

Paying off Christmas: DU Research Shows We’re Not Rational About it

Consumer behavior and debt is one of marketing professor, Ali Besharat's research interests. So it's not surprising that his findings indicate how irrational that behavior can be--and even worse--costly. He has shown that consumers are more likely to first pay off the credit card with the lowest balance—not the highest interest rate. The illusion that we are making progress on our debt by eliminating one creditor is more powerful than the money we lose by not slapping that dough down on the high-rate debt. A report called the "Illusion of Goal Progress in Credit… ...
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What Is the True Potential of Three-Year Degrees?

What Is the True Potential of Three-Year Degrees?

The disruptions and competitive pressures impacting US higher education are, at least in part, the result of an industry that possesses neither the capacity nor, increasingly, the will to adapt to the realities of an evolving marketplace. While demographic swings and the proliferation of technology have resulted in some incremental shifts in how learning is facilitated, we’re still struggling to understand what knowledgeshould look like in the 21st century and how it should be produced and disseminated. The symptoms of this divergence are as clear as they are com… ...
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Rents up 13 percent in metro Denver in Q2

Rents up 13 percent in metro Denver in Q2

Average apartment rents increased by 13 percent year-over-year in the second quarter to $1,265 per month across the Denver metro area, according to the latest apartment market survey released by the Apartment Association of Metro Denver. Vacancy rates in the metro area were 4.5 percent on average in the quarter, a decrease from the same quarter in 2014, when the average vacancy rate was 4.7 percent, but and increase from the 4.2 percent vacancy rate in the second quarter of 2013. The trends in both rent and vacancy rate were not surprising, according to the apar… ...
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Global Warming-Friendly Proves Moneymaker for Restaurants

Global Warming-Friendly Proves Moneymaker for Restaurants

A 7-year-old restaurant's quest for carbon-neutral dining begins the minute the customer walks through the door. At Farmers Fishers Bakers restaurant in Washington, D.C., a polite sign encourages guests to come in via the whimsically decorated revolving door. (Revolving doors, one Massachusetts Institute of Technology research team has found, are eight times more energy-efficient than traditional ones.) Once inside this upscale farm-to-table restaurant, the customer finds it filled with refurbished barn wood, reclaimed marble and water jugs from a local dairy. T… ...
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COGA Lawsuits Against Lafayette, Fort Collins are Latest Insult to Citizens by Selfish Industry

COGA Lawsuits Against Lafayette, Fort Collins are Latest Insult to Citizens by S…

Well, that didn’t take long. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Colorado Oil and Gas Association (COGA) announced its intention to file lawsuits against Lafayette and Fort Collins over those cities’ election results regarding fracking. Once again, the oil and gas industry is willing to spend any amount of money to make sure that its profits come ahead of public health, property values — and democracy, for that matter. In November, Lafayette citizens passed a ban on hydraulic fracturing within that town’s city limits, while Fort Collins residents voted for a five-year morato… ...
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Immigrants make great entrepreneurs

Immigrants make great entrepreneurs

A few years ago, I toured the Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn, the New York City borough where my father grew up. My dad, Alex, was the son of hard-working, ambitious immigrants from Eastern Europe. Like most immigrants, they came to this shore seeking a better life for their children – more economic opportunity, more political and religious freedom. Walking around my father's old neighborhood was like taking a trip back in time, except the immigrants I saw were from the Caribbean instead of Eastern Europe, black instead of white, and spoke with a different acc… ...
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Results for Q3 of 2014: Denver apartment vacancy slips below 4 percent, rents increase

Results for Q3 of 2014: Denver apartment vacancy slips below 4 percent, rents in…

The University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business and Colorado Economic and Management Associates, published by the Apartment Association of Metro Denver, today released the Denver Metro Area Apartment Vacancy and Rent Survey report. For the third quarter of 2014, the average apartment rent for the Metro Denver area was $1,145 per month. This was an average rent increase of $28.37 per unit from the prior quarter.  The overall vacancy rate decreased from 4.7% to 3.9% quarter over quarter.  The Vacancy rate change is partially a seasonal decline, but also a res… ...
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Housing Affordability Challenges Loom in Metro Denver

Housing Affordability Challenges Loom in Metro Denver

Housing affordability is expected to continue to be a concern for metro Denver economic development in 2015 with home prices and rents alike continuing upward trajectories. Prices for all kinds of homes — for rent and for sale — spent 2014 appreciating, according to data from REcolorado (formerly Metrolist) and the University of Denver's Daniels College of Business. Housing prices impact every facet of the economy, because if an indiviual or family pays too much for a home, they have less money to spend on other things. In addition, if a market does not have hom… ...
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Hidden devices scrutinize employees

Hidden devices scrutinize employees

Software that monitors employees who work at home. Electronic gear that tracks everywhere they go and how they drive while on the job. Technology that records their fitness and "happiness levels." Employers are rushing to embrace the Internet of Things, with its array of smart gadgets, to keep watch on their workers. Studies contend that these devices help reduce theft, boost productivity and weed out lazy, incompetent or abusive employees. Many managers swear by them, including Eric Weakley, owner of R&A Trucking in Oakland, who has outfitted his vehicle fle… ...
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Want a happy office? Here’s what you need to know

Want a happy office? Here’s what you need to know

Well-being at work is a prerequisite for flourishing in life. Most of us have some type of employment, if not a full-time job, and we spend the majority of our waking hours engaged in this work. Therefore the impact these hours have on our souls is of utmost importance to living a full and happy life. So what is it that people really want and need out of work? What are the factors that make one productive and happy? Money isn’t the right answer, even if it is part of what gets us out of bed and on our way to the office. After the first few paychecks, we begin se… ...
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