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Want to increase your team’s performance? Gender diversity could be beneficial

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Many of us have heard the famous adage ‘teamwork makes the dreamwork’ from leadership author John Maxwell, but what is the key to actually making a team work? New research from the University of Florida Warrington College

Asoo Vakharia

DeSantis calls on cargo ships to divert to Fla. as businesses feel supply chain pains

McClatchy Professor and Director of the Center for Supply Chain Management Asoo Vakharia says that plan could work but it is not as simple as diverting ships to a different port. Read more of what Vakharia had to say in

Richard Lutz

Facebook, fooling no one, may be going for a new name

JCPenney Professor of Marketing Richard Lutz notes that while changing a company’s name isn’t common, there’s usually an important reason why it’s happening.  Lutz explains in this story from the Los Angeles Times. 

Jay Ritter

Today’s Tech Founders Don’t Just Own the Company. They’re Also Getting Huge Pay Packages.

Pay has jumped sharply for the heads of newly public tech companies with dual-class shares, typically run by founders, according to data from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter.  Read more insights in this story from the Wall Street Journal. 

Jay Ritter

Investors giving fitness brands cold shoulder in IPO market

Cordell Eminent Scholar and IPO expert Jay Ritter joins the Yahoo Finance Live panel with the latest on the IPO market. See what Ritter had to say in this video from Yahoo Finance. 

Mark Jamison

Two Think Minimum | Mark Jamison on regulatory humility and antitrust

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison joined the Two Think Minimum podcast to discuss the Center’s work, regulation and antitrust. Hear what Jamison had to say on the Two Think Minimum podcast from the Technology Policy

Jay Ritter

Going public? Here is a how-to guide

Analysis from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story about the mixed emotions, complexity and idiosyncrasies of going public.  Read the The Economist’s guide on going public. 

Robert Knechel

Do audit inspections improve audit quality?

As audit regulation has matured, one might expect that the collective inspection of audits over many years will have fostered an increase in audit quality. However, audit quality as seen through the inspector’s lens—volume of findings—has not necessarily improved to

Jay Ritter

Warby Parker stock started trading publicly today. Investors should approach new listings with caution.

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his thoughts on the Warby Parker IPO via direct listing, including how other companies have done once they’ve entered the market via direct listing.  Read to see Ritter’s expert opinion in this story from

Gary McGill and David Ling

Some rich people will love at least one sweetener in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion plan

While liberal lawmakers look for ways to raise taxes on the rich to finance their US$3.5 trillion spending package, some House Democrats are aiming to lower them. Specifically, several Democrats from high-tax states such as New York and New Jersey