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Government Plays Important Role in Bettering Relationships, Reducing Opportunism

A new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham uncovers the critical influence of formal and informal agreements on buyer-supplier opportunism in the marketplace, as well as the need for a moderating government to support businesses in agreements.

“Without agreements in place, buyers and suppliers find ways to take advantage of vulnerable opportunities, or opportunism,” said Simon Sheng, Ph.D., professor in the UAB Collat School of Business. “Our study looks at how different cultures effectively use formal and informal agreements to influence how business is conducted in the marketplace and how the government supports or alters the way business partnerships are managed.”

Finance Online Degree Program Ranked Top in Country

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Collat School of Business has been ranked as one of the top 25 Best Online Bachelor’s in Finance Degree Programs in the United States by TheBestSchools.org. UAB’s program stands out as one of the best accredited programs due to its career-focused path for students.

Industrial Distribution Graduate Heading to Houston with Mayer Electric Supply

Collat School of Business 2018 spring graduates are leading the pack in and out of the classroom. With a top-notch education at UAB, they’re securing spots with today’s growing businesses.

Industrial Distribution (ID) major Tomas Gonzalez recently accepted an offer to join Mayer Electric Supply’s Sales Trainee Program in Houston, Texas. Mayer Electric, a leading wholesale distributor of electrical supplies, supports Collat students through on-campus hiring events and scholarships for the Charles and Patsy Collat Industrial Distribution program and beyond.

Senior Secures Accounting Internship to Find Her Passion

Graduating Collat students find that it pays to be well rounded. In order to succeed, students must find opportunities to hone skills they have studied in the classroom. And with a world-class institution and bustling city at their fingertips, it’s easy to excel.

For accounting student Sydney Snodgrass, time in the classroom is only part of her successful undergraduate career. Beyond her stellar accounting GPA, she’s a member of the UAB Women’s Golf Team, which was recently recognized for its achievements at the Conference USA (C-USA) Championships in Florida last month.

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