Monthly Archives: October 2014

Why Are There Fewer Publicly-traded Companies Today?

Share   Charles E. Hoffman Dean, UMSL Business   With a small increase this year, the number of companies publicly traded on U.S. stock exchanges increased to over 5,000.  But this total is down from over 8,000 before the dot-com bubble burst, … Continue reading

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Conquering Fear of Failure: How I Arrived in Marketing

ShareEveryone makes mistakes.  Small mistakes— forgetting the grocery list; expensive mistakes— getting a speeding ticket; embarrassing mistakes— sending a text meant for a significant other to your mom.  And sometimes we make mistakes of epic proportions— life-altering decisions or choices … Continue reading

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Do You Know Who Grace Murray Hopper Was?

Share   Vicki L. Sauter Professor of Information Systems Have you been on campus studying and just need a break, but cannot think of anything to do?  Sure, you could go to the Millennium Center and get some food, or … Continue reading

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The Digitization of Currency

Share Perry D. Drake Assistant Professor of Social and Digital Media Marketing   Another disruption is about to occur.  Are you ready?  And it is going to effect how you and I will make purchases. Apple Pay is about to … Continue reading

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