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The vital component that truly elevates the Warrington College of Business into prominence is its talented faculty. UF Warrington’s faculty are world-renowned for their difference-making, thought-provoking and leading research and are consistently recognized in their industries and academia for their work, all of which you can read about here. See the most recent news about UF Warrington’s faculty and research below.

What’s the best way to manage a multi-generational workforce? Not by managing based on generation, researchers warn

Scroll through news headlines and social media alike, and you’ll find references to plenty of stereotypes about different generations, from Baby Boomers characterized as out of touch with the modern world to Millennials described as entitled and lazy. The prevalence of these stereotypes and other generalizations about generations has become a popular topic among managers who are looking for insights into managing an increasingly diverse workforce. Should they consider spending more time helping Baby Boomers with technology or do they

What’s the best way to respond to a global financial crisis?

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought plenty of novelty to our lives, like wearing masks and physical distancing. One aspect, though, gave financial economists déjà vu, and it’s looking a lot like 2008. While the events leading up to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic were vastly different, the results were devastatingly similar. With markets tanking and unemployment skyrocketing in both incidents, governments stepped up with policies that attempted to stabilize the economy. New

Broward schools memo tells employees not to reveal COVID-19 status

Assistant Professor of Management Brian Swider shares insights on a memo that instructs employees at Broward Schools not to discuss if they have tested positive for COVID-19. See what he had to say in this story from the Sun Sentinel. 

Meet Our Dean: Saby Mitra

On August 1, the Warrington College of Business welcomes its new dean, Saby Mitra. As Dean Mitra leads Warrington into its future, we invite you to get to know him professionally and personally. We asked Dean Mitra a series of questions about his academic career and personal interests. Read on to learn more about Warrington’s new dean. Q: When did you know that you wanted to be involved in higher education, and why was that an interesting option for you?

Worried about online courses? Warrington faculty share tips for students learning online

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to our lives. While teaching courses online might be new for some, at the Warrington College of Business, it’s something we’ve been doing for the past two decades. For any student new to online learning, rest assured that our online education is one of the strongest thanks to Warrington’s faculty and resources.  We asked a few of our faculty members to share their approach to online teaching, how they make it engaging for students

Warrington faculty, staff confident in reopening plan

As the Warrington College of Business remains open this fall, there will be some changes to the way classes are delivered. You can read more about Warrington’s plan to deliver an impactful product while also prioritizing the safety of students, faculty and staff. We’ll lean on our online expertise this fall, similar to how we did in the spring semester that was abruptly impacted by COVID-19. Our faculty and staff remain committed to our plan, and as you’ll see below

The Good Fortune of Eugene Brigham

It was probably the simplest calculation Eugene Brigham would ever do. There were two lines that day at the University of Miami. One was to register for law school. The other, for business school. This was the mid-1950s. Law school was an established path. Business school? Newfangled and untried. The law school line was long, and Brigham was in it. But the business school line “was a little ole short line,” says Brigham, in his honeyed southern drawl. For a

Dream job to nightmare: Why teachers decide to leave the profession

What do you want to be when you grow up? This common question to children yields some well-known answers – veterinarian, musician, movie star, superhero – but none as common as the No. 2 childhood dream job – teacher. It’s no surprise that this career path is at the top of the list for many people, as it’s characterized by noble attributes like helping others learn, educating the next generation and preparing people to be successful members of society. Why

Warrington marketing professor’s research cited in speech by FTC commissioner

Assistant Professor of Marketing Tianxin Zou’s research, which argues that competition between resale platforms may harm consumers, was recently featured in a presentation made by U.S. Federal Trade Commissioner Christine S. Wilson. Commissioner Wilson’s presentation focused on the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives to understand online platforms as part of the Public Utility Research Center’s Digital Markets Initiative.  Read Commissioner Wilson’s full speech from the Federal Trade Commission, and check out Zou’s research titled, Integration of Primary and Resale Platforms. 

Wednesday Webinar with Amanda Phalin discusses COVID economy in Florida and beyond

On Wednesday, July 22 at 5 p.m. EST, Dr. Amanda Phalin will be joining Dr. Kayser Enneking – Democratic candidate for Florida’s State House District 21 – for her weekly Wednesday Webinar. Dr. Phalin, an economics expert, will discuss the COVID economy in Florida and beyond. All are welcome. Register to attend the virtual event on Zoom today.