Faculty & Research

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.

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“I am not a crook”: How companies can respond when a partner is embroiled in scandal

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Watergate. The Iran-Contra Affair. Monica Lewinsky. Political scandals like these are rooted deep in the minds of Americans across generations. With new ones coming to light even now, like potential insider trading among U.S. Senators amid the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s no surprise that in 2018, 75 percent of voters indicated that corruption in politics was their top concern in the then-upcoming election cycle.   The American people shouldn’t be the only ones concerned, though. Businesses can be just

Amanda Phalin

Warrington professor shares where you can find reliable COVID-19-related economic news

Reading Time: < 1 minute Looking for reliable sources of economic news as it relates to COVID-19? Warrington Lecturer Dr. Amanda Phalin shares her top sources of news both domestic and abroad, as well as left and right-leaning economists and think tanks.  See what Dr. Phalin had to say in this video. 

Dr. Larry DiMatteo

On Apple’s ‘Batterygate’: Why settling for $500 million is the wrong move

Reading Time: < 1 minute Apple recently settled a class-action lawsuit over 2017’s Batterygate, a lawsuit that was filed when Apple’s software updates resulted in the throttling of iPhones with older batteries, in effect slowing down older models, leading users to believe that they needed to replace their phones. Read more about how Warrington professor Dr. Larry DiMatteo’s recent paper was highlighted by Forbes in this recent article about Batterygate.

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Virgin Galactic stock is skyrocketing. It’s just hype.

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Every couple of years, a new stock mania captures the imagination of the investing public. From 3-D printers to the blockchain and pot stocks, many investors fall for stocks with seemingly limitless potential. What’s the latest frenzy infecting stocks? It may be Virgin Galactic Holdings, which could very well be the frothiest stock around right now,” writes Tae Kim of Barron’s.  See if Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter agrees with the hype in this story from Barron’s. 

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Don’t put all your eggs in one basket: New research highlights the pitfalls of business dependence on government contracts

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If you’re one of the millions of Americans preparing to file your taxes, you might be wondering, how is the government planning on spending my money? Of the estimated $1.8 trillion that the federal government is projected to receive from income taxes in 2020, about $550 billion goes to paying for goods and services provided by businesses through contracts with the government. These goods and services range broadly – your money could be used to purchase telecommunications

Joyce Bono

Management professor’s paper named third most popular of the decade

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A research paper by Dr. Joyce Bono, W.A. McGriff, III Professor, was named among the most popular articles of the past ten years by Nonprofit Management & Leadership. From 2010-2019, “Sources of volunteer motivation: Transformational leadership and personal motives influence volunteer outcomes” was cited 33 times per year, making it the No. 3 article on the list. Nonprofit Leadership & Management’s list established the 15 most popular articles published in the journal between 2010 and 2019 by

Joyce Bono, John Chen, Larry DiMatteo, Robert Emerson, Amir Erez, Aaron Hill, Klodiana Lanaj, Gwen Lee, David Ross, Brian Swider, Robert Thomas and Mo Wang

Warrington management department ranked No. 4 in research productivity per capita

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business ranked No. 4 for research productivity per capita in the 2019 Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. “I am really proud of our department’s prolific work,” said Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair, Department of Management Chair and Director of the Human Resource Research Center. “Compared to our peers, we are a rather small department, but we have world-class productivity.”

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Airbnb swings to a loss as costs climb ahead of IPO

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Airbnb Inc. swung to a loss for the first nine months of last year as costs rose sharply, according to people close to the company, raising questions about the valuation and timing of the home-sharing giant’s much-anticipated public-markets debut,” writes The Wall Street Journal.  The loss isn’t too unusual, though, according to Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter, as he’s found that fewer than one in four technology IPOs in the five years through 2019 were profitable.  See what else

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New study highlights the real cost of political interference in banking

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Banks across the world have long faced a common threat – political interference. Previous studies have shown that the world average of government ownership of banks is almost 42 percent, putting banks at risk of political capture. Following the 2008 financial crisis, when many governments stepped in to save their banks from crisis, deep political divides formed and caused political interference to become the number one industry concern among bankers, non-bankers and regulators, according to a study

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Why this IPO expert says investors are ghosting Casper

Reading Time: < 1 minute CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team discusses the upcoming Casper IPO with Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair and IPO expert. See what Ritter had to say about why investors are ghosting Casper.