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Ideas with Impact

Learn more about how faculty in the College of Business are having a positive impact on our region

Vittal Anantatmula

New Handbook Aims to Improve Project Performance

The handbook is aimed at an audience including professors, doctoral students, graduate students and other research scholars in project management and related professions.  

Angela Dills

Increased School Choice May Improve Student Mental Health

A groundbreaking study co-authored by a Western Carolina University professor of economics indicates that increased school choice may result in improvements in student mental health, with fewer incidents of adolescent suicide and a lower likelihood of mental health issues later in life.  

Hossein Fazilatfar

Recent Book Shines Light on International Arbitration Issue

A book written by Hossein Fazilatfar, assistant professor of business law at Western Carolina University, on what experts have called one of the most pressing issues in the field of international arbitration is winning rave reviews from legal scholars and attorneys from international law firms alike.  

Ethan Cheng

Research Examines Social Media Impact on Hospitality Industry

Although it may seem counterintuitive, a recent study co-authored by a Western Carolina University professor of hospitality and tourism management indicates that employers may actually benefit if their workers take a few minutes to engage with social media.  

Kevin Fulk

Study: AI Helps Students with Test Prep, Interview Practice

A recent study by a group of Western Carolina University professors in the College of Business indicates that leveraging applications that utilize artificial intelligence holds promise for test preparation and job interview practice by students, with potential benefits beyond academia.  

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