Faculty & Research

Aner Sela

Why our choices don’t always define us

People say that our choices define us and reveal our true inner preferences. That may not always be the case, according to new research authored by University of Florida Marketing Professor Aner Sela, UF Graduate Research Assistant Joshua Kim and University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Marketing Jonah Berger. The new

Trevor Foulk

Abusing power hurts leaders, too

Warrington College of Business doctoral student Trevor Foulk led the research on on a study that shows when leaders abuse their power, they aren’t only hurting those around them. They’re also hurting themselves. Read more about the study here.  

Robert Knechel

Eminent Scholar honored for contributions to auditing literature

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Robert Knechel was honored by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association at its 2017 midyear meeting.  Dr. Knechel was given an award highlighting his notable contributions to auditing literature, specifically for a paper titled Audit Fees: A Meta-analysis of the

Dr. Amanda Phalin honored with Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Amanda Phalin, Lecturer in the Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, was the recipient of the 2016 Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award. The award is given annually to the Warrington College of Business professor whose teaching best exemplified the use of technology over the past year.

Why it’s so hard for women to break into the C-suite

Warrington College of Business professor Joyce E. Bono and Ph.D. student Elisabeth Gilbert write that while Hillary Clinton’s popular vote win shows progress toward gender equality, Trump’s nomination of just three women to his Cabinet is a reminder of how much work still needs to be done to overcome bias

Being rude to your child’s doctor could lead to worse care

Emotions tend to run high in hospitals, and patients or patients’ loved ones can be rude to medical professionals when they perceive inadequate care. But berating your child’s doctor could have harmful — even deadly — consequences, according to new research. The findings by University of Florida management professor Amir

Joe Alba in class

Why better choices depend on ‘libertarian paternalism’

Nudging people toward better behavior through policy can be effective, but can face resistance if people feel their autonomy is threatened. Despite advances in neuroscience and genetics that raise questions about the limitations of free will, people hold strongly to their sense of autonomy, according to a study by University

Retail research lands marketing professor in exclusive program

Dr. Woochoel Shin was named to Marketing Science Institute’s Young Scholar Program, a biennial program that “brings together some of the most promising scholars in marketing and closely related fields whose recent work suggests they are potential leaders of the ‘next generation’ of marketing academics.” The 2017 class includes 34

Robert Knechel

Eminent Scholar named to advisory position at PCAOB

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Robert Knechel was appointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Standing Advisory Group. The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, accurate, and independent audit reports and to oversee

michael mayberry

Unintended consequence of SEC tax letters: Companies pay more taxes

Ever slow down when approaching a spot where you got stopped for speeding? Major companies react in a similar fashion when filing taxes the year after being flagged by the Securities and Exchange Commission. While motorists hit the brakes, public companies increase their tax payments the year after receiving a