All posts by Drew Stephens

Course Override Requests: Summer 2017

The Override Request System for full Summer 2017 business classes is now available. You may submit override requests for summer session I from May 15th at 8am through May 26th at 5pm and for summer session II from May 15th @ 8am through June 30th at 5pm. Questions? Please contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at 479-575-4622 or stop by Business Building, room 328.

Research: Consumer Sentiment Yields Insights Into ‘Flash Sales’

The consumer search for online bargains has contributed to the recent popularity of “flash sales,” which offer limited quantities of products at a discount for a limited time.

Consider Amazon Prime Day, for instance. On July 12, 2016, Amazon offered thousands of products at huge discounts on flash sales that lasted minutes. Many people were able to snatch great deals, but others were disappointed when accessing Amazon’s website just to find that the deals they were looking for had sold out.

Annibal Sodero
Annibal Sodero: Assistant Professor, Department of Supply Chain Management

Annibal Sodero, assistant professor in the supply chain management department at the Walton College, led research to better understand how retailers, such as Amazon, can better forecast sales and set prices accordingly for flash sale deals in order to satisfy demand, without risking being left with overstock. Continue reading Research: Consumer Sentiment Yields Insights Into ‘Flash Sales’

Picasolar Awarded $2 Million for Solar Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2 million to Picasolar Inc. to advance a pilot manufacturing program for solar cell technology developed at the University of Arkansas.
The SunShot Tier 2 Incubator Award will be matched with $2 million from Picasolar. The award is the result of the company’s patent-pending hydrogen super emitter process to increase the efficiency of solar cells and could ultimately lead to new high-tech manufacturing jobs in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading Picasolar Awarded $2 Million for Solar Technology