Faculty & Research

Robert Knechel

Fisher School professor receives honorary doctorate

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar and Director of the International Accounting and Auditing Center, received an honorary doctorate from BI Norwegian School of Business this June in recognition of his significant contributions to the field of accounting. “This was quite a surprise, and

Agree to Disagree: Why Teams Perform Better with Divergent Perspectives

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Team members aren’t always going to agree with leaders’ goals and strategies — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In certain circumstances, having disagreement among teams, and the discourse that this disagreement elicits, can translate into success for certain types of teams who are tackling

The Entire Economy Is MoviePass Now. Enjoy It While You Can.

In order for a business to be successful, you’d assume it would have to sell its goods and services above its costs, right? According to Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay R. Ritter, 76 percent of the companies that went public last year were unprofitable on a per-share basis. Spotify lost $1.5

Why do we hate making financial decisions?

We’ve long been told that it’s best to use our heads, rather than our hearts, when it comes to making decisions related to money. However, new research from Aner Sela, John I. Williams Professor of Marketing, suggests that advice might actually not be helpful after all. “There’s something that feels

Who has the advantage when starting a business – younger or older entrepreneurs?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As entrepreneurship continues to grow in the United States, scholars have questioned if there is an age that gives entrepreneurs a better chance at success. Of the estimated 27 million entrepreneurs in the United States today, are those that are younger or older have the advantage when

Warrington research shows reflecting on work reinforces employee resilience to burnout

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  As concern over employee health and well-being continues to grow among businesses across the world, new research from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida suggests that simply talking about how employees are doing at work at the end of each day contributes to

Steve Shugan

Warrington marketing professor wins Churchill Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Steven Shugan, McKethan-Matherly Eminent Scholar and Professor of Marketing, was honored with the 2018 Churchill Award from the American Marketing Association (AMA) Marketing Research Special Interest Group. He is the first faculty member from the University of Florida and second recipient from a university in the state

Jay Ritter works with SEC to examine middle-market IPOs

In a recent speech, Robert J. Jackson, Jr. reminisced on his time as a young banker and traveling to Silicon Valley to pitch his firm to companies interested in pursuing an IPO. Back then, he recalled, his company charged a seven percent fee for a middle-market IPO. When Jackson became Commissioner of

Dr. Chris Janiszewski

Warrington marketing professor named UF Research Foundation Professor

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Dr. Chris Janiszewski, Russell Berrie Eminent Scholar Chair, was one of 33 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2018-2021. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong research

America should build on the Swiss model to regulate cryptocurrency

Public Utility Research Center Director Dr. Mark Jamison explains how the emergence of cryptocurrencies has once again pushed technology ahead of current regulatory systems. In the story published on The Hill, Dr. Jamison discusses how regulators can navigate diverse and rapidly changing cryptocurrency business models using the current Swiss model as