Faculty & Research

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‘Striving for innovation’ at your company? Be careful – it might be harmful to your employees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If you look at the mission statements of some of the world’s top companies, you’ll find a familiar word throughout many – innovation. While it is understood that innovation is beneficial by helping businesses reach goals and drive success, new research suggests there is a caveat to

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Want to maximize your mutual fund investment returns? Find a portfolio manager with ‘skin in the game’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If you’re one of the 56 million Americans that invests in mutual funds, making sure that your portfolio is yielding the best returns is paramount. While your portfolio manager should technically always be looking out for your best interests, how can you be sure that they are

Robert Thomas

Meet Our Deans: Robert Thomas

You already know that the Warrington College of Business is the top business school in the state and one of the best in the nation and world, but do you know the leaders that have guided us to such success and recognition? In our Meet the Deans series, we introduce

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Consumers habitually seek the middle ground

Unpublished research shows avoiding the extremes is a common approach marketers need to address A foundation of consumer marketing is the malleable nature of our decision making process. When faced with choice, we’re expected to be rational actors who will study our options and make an on-the-fly decision based on

Alan Cooke, Larry DiMatteo and Sonia Singh

Three honored with Warrington’s teaching awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida Warrington College of Business recognized faculty members Alan Cooke, Sonia Singh and Larry DiMatteo as its 2018-2019 Teaching Award winners. Cooke and Singh are the recipients of the Undergraduate Teaching Award, and DiMatteo is the recipient of the Gradate Teaching Award. Alan Cooke:

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Study: Live in the moment, don’t selfie or snap it

If you’re attending a destination wedding, taking a tour or simply celebrating the birthday of someone dear, a study by a group of researchers involving the University of Florida Warrington College of Business and Washington University in St. Louis came to both a new scientific conclusion and a kernel of

Dr. Klodiana Lanaj

Warrington management professor receives award for distinguished early career contributions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Klodiana Lanaj, Martin L. Schaffel Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Science Award by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The Distinguished Early Career Contributions

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TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings

Six leading IPO experts, including Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter, discuss the revolution in how tech start-ups go public in this article from TechCrunch. Read Dr. Ritter’s response to the question, “What are the implications of direct listing tech IPOs for financial services, regulation, venture capital, and capital markets activity?”

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - October 26, 2014: On the afternoon before the Sunday Night NFL game between Green Bay Packers vs. New Orleans Saints, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the home stadium of the New Orleans Saints football team, was filled with the fans long before the game. The game result: the Saints defeated the Green Bay Packers 44-23 at the Superdome on the Sunday night.

‘Two Dat’ vs. ‘Who Dat’: Saints themed trademark dispute has Super Bowl in its sights

“Three days after the Saints won the 2010 Super Bowl, on a day when hundreds of thousands of Who Dats crammed downtown New Orleans in cathartic revelry, [New Orleans attorney Wayne] Babovich was submitting forms to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,” writes The New Orleans Advocate. Babovich was trademarking

Philip Podsakoff

Warrington marketing professor receives award for distinguished scientific contributions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Philip M. Podsakoff, Hyatt and Cici Brown Chair in Business in the Department of Marketing at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). He