The Future Of Business Is...Disintermediated

January 2016
Cutting out the middleman (and the share of the profits they take) has long been a goal of consumers and producers alike. However, recent successes in disintermediation (reducing the use of intermediaries) has surprised many, and these trends are likely to continue in the future.
Technology has enabled some disintermediation. Peer-to-peer services like AirBNB (for lodging), Turo (for cars), and Craigslist (for used goods) are already threatening hotels, car rental companies, and thrift stores. More...


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Small Business Administration grant establishes UTA center to help veterans with entrepreneurial skills

May 20, 2016
The UTA College of Business has been awarded a two-year, $500,000 SBA grant to establish a Veterans Business Outreach Center that will offer educational, training and consulting services to veterans who are starting or growing a business. Edmund Prater, associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, will serve as principal investigator of the research grant and executive director of the center. More...

UTA marketing research team wins IBM Watson competition May 7

May 16, 2016
Yousriyah Mukry and Diana Viteri, spring 2016 graduates of the Master of Science in Marketing Research program, took first-place honors and a $2,000 prize at a regional competition that featured 69 students on 24 teams. Professor Scott Hanson, the Program Director for the MSMR program, said this is a real coup for the university. More...



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