Faculty & Research

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Goodbye IPO, hello direct listing?

Reading Time: 1 minute Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter recently discussed IPOs with CNBC’s Jon Fortt on his show Fortt Knox in honor of the 15th anniversary of Google’s IPO. See Ritter explain the basics of the IPO market and what’s happening in IPO news today. 

Brian Swider, center, stands with his award from the Academy of Management between two of his advisors Wendy Boswell and Murray Barrick, of Texas A&M University.

Warrington management professor recipient of distinguished early career contributions award

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Brian Swider, Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, is the recipient of the 2019 Early Career Achievement Award from the Academy of Management Human Resources Division. The Early Career Achievement Award “recognizes the early career achievements of HR scholars”

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Today’s Tech IPOs Offer Lower Growth for Top Dollar

Reading Time: 1 minute Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter shares insights with The Wall Street Journal on how “investors now pay higher prices for companies that are less profitable and growing more slowly than their predecessors.” In other tech IPO news, Dr. Ritter also comments on WeWork’s initial public offering and its questionable

Seven faculty members from Warrington's management department pose in front of the conference sign in China

UF Warrington management department highlights new research at co-hosted conference with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In early summer 2019, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business’ Department of Management worked with faculty from one of China’s most prestigious universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, to co-organize a workshop highlighting recent research advancements in the management field. The workshop, titled Advancements in Organization

Warrington faculty member Anuj Kumar sitting in his office by a bookshelf holding up a magnifying class that reflects the courtyard outside of his office.

Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2018-2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the 2018-2019 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics, the innovative

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Leadership SOS: First-ever study finds that leaders are in worse mood after helping employees with personal issues

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It’s not uncommon for employees to send an SOS signal to their leaders when they need help, regardless of whether it’s related to an in-office problem or one of personal nature. In fact, some researchers estimate that leaders spend an average of 2.5 hours per week helping

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Information Systems and Operations Management professor’s research on how wealthy families use school ratings to self-segregate featured among most popular stories

Reading Time: 1 minute Matherly Professor Dr. Anuj Kumar‘s research highlighted in a recent story, Power is knowledge: New study finds that wealthy, educated families are using school ratings to self-segregate, by The 74Million was among the top most read stories on the education news outlet’s website the month is debuted. Read Dr. Kumar’s

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Florida’s St. Lucie County braces for ‘Amazon effect,’ but is that a good thing?

Reading Time: 1 minute Commercial Circle in St. Lucie County, just west of Fort Pierce, Florida, will soon be home to a new Amazon delivery station. While the e-commerce giant says the warehouse will create 200-300 jobs in the area, Dr. Anuj Kumar, Matherly Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, notes that it

Mark Flannery

Finance professor appointed to evaluate post-financial crisis reforms

Reading Time: 3 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Mark J. Flannery, Bank of America Eminent Scholar Chair, has been appointed to the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) evaluation of “too-big-to-fail” bank reforms. The study is an ongoing evaluation by the FSB, an international body that monitors and makes recommendations about the global financial system, of

John Simmons

Inaugural Fisher School director dies at 81

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with great sadness we announce the death of John K. Simmons, the inaugural Director of the Fisher School of Accounting at the Warrington College of Business, University of Florida. Dr. Simmons died on July 19, 2019, in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he lived after retiring from the