Business Perspectives

Quarterly magazine provides new and analysis of global, national and regional economies. It also covers topics of interest to business, education and government communities.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, Spring

Applied Research and the University of Memphis
As a metropolitan research university, The University of Memphis has the advantage of partnering with the City of Memphis, Shelby County; and the State of Tennessee as living laboratories for our research efforts. There are times in which our laboratories...
A Tribute to Paul R. Lowry 1917-2003
How could one remember Paul Lowry? * He Was a Warrior: * A Texas Aggie who wouldn't let you forget it. * A Silver Star winner who hardly ever mentioned it. * A lieutenant colonel who never boasted of his rank or his war experiences. ...
Center for Community Health: College of Arts Sciences. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
The Center for Community Health (formerly the Prevention Center) has been a major research and community outreach arm of The University of Memphis since 1985. Our mission is simple: determine ways of reducing health conditions that prematurely kill...
Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI): Center of Excellence; Herff College of Engineering. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
The Center for Earthquake Research and Information (CERI) at The University of Memphis is an internationally-known research institute whose mission is to further the understanding of earthquakes and their effects, particularly those in Mid-America,...
Center for Healthcare Economics: Fogelman College of Business and Economics. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
About the Center for Healthcare Economics In March 2003, Methodist Healthcare and LeBonheur Systems, Inc., gave The University of Memphis a donation of $1,000,000 to establish the Center for Healthcare Economics in the Fogelman College of Business...
Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP): Center of Excellence; College of Education. (Research Centers at University of Memphis)
The Center for Research in Educational Policy (CREP) is funded by the State of Tennessee as one of five Centers of Excellence located at The University of Memphis. The mission of the Center is to implement a research agenda associated with educational...
Center for the Study of Higher Education: College of Education. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
The purpose of the Center for the Study of Higher Education is to study, promote, and support life-long learning. This extends to both institutional and individual efforts, and to both developmental needs and organizational needs. One of the primary...
Ecological Research Center and Meeman Biological Station: College Arts and Sciences. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
A Program in Ecology Develops Over 30 Years Recognizing the need for information relating to ecology (locally and worldwide), the Department of Biology within The University of Memphis established the Ecological Research Center (ERC) in 1973. The...
Entrepreneur. Researcher. Benefactor. Friend: Dr. Willard R. Sparks
Dr. Willard R. Sparks is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Sparks Companies, Inc., an agricultural research, information, and consulting firm, having U.S. offices in Memphis; Grand Rapids, Michigan; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Washington, D.C., as...
FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management: Fogelman College of Business and Economics. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
Over the past decade, few topics have received more attention in the business world than Supply Chain Management (SCM). Organizations are taking a "systems view" of the entire "supply chain" required to design, produce, and deliver a product or service....
New Teacher Center: College of Education. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
A Promising Approach to Retain Teachers and Improve Quality The College of Education at The University of Memphis is establishing a New Teacher Center (NTC) that will become operational in April 2003. The NTC will provide a model of support for...
Regional Economic Development Center (REDC): An EDA University Center; Addressing Today's Challenges for Tomorrow's Success. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
Overview REDC is the outreach unit for the Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning, which provides applied research assistance for local governments, non-profit organizations, and business entities in Middle and West Tennessee. The service...
Robert Wang Center for International Business Education and Research: Fogelman College of Business and Economics. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
Robert Wang Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Designated by the U.S. Department of Education since 1989, the Wang Center offers business executives, academic professionals, and students in the Lower Mississippi Delta...
Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research: Fogelman College of Business and Economics. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
Sparks and the BBER: A Gold Mine of Research Services The University of Memphis is proud to name the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) in honor of one of the nation's most outstanding business leaders and agricultural economists--Dr....
Sparks Companies, Inc
Sparks Companies, Inc. (SCI), is a world leader in broad-based agricultural and commodity market research, analysis, and consulting. Founded in 1977, the company now serves more than 750 firms and institutions worldwide. From its headquarters in Memphis,...
Transportation Studies Institute: Herff College of Engineering. (Research Centers at the University of Memphis)
The Transportation Studies Institute (TSI) was created for the purpose of providing a focal point for the conduct of interdisciplinary studies of transportation issues. The Institute is housed within the Department of Civil Engineering, and Dr. Martin...
Willard Sparks: A Personal Insight
Often described as a farmer, businessman, one of the nation's leading authorities on agriculture, visionary, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and philanthropist in the numerous articles that have been written about him, Willard Sparks is all of these--and...