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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Money-losing companies mushroom even as stocks hit new highs

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Tesla Inc. shares have doubled in three months, while General Electric Co. shares are up 44%. The pair are the two most valuable loss-making companies, part of a shockingly high proportion of listed companies that have been losing money—despite, or perhaps because of, the long bull market,” writes the Wall Street Journal.  Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter shares research showing how about three-quarters of IPOs were made by loss-making companies last year in a story from senior WSJ columnist James

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The Business of…New Year’s resolutions

Reading Time: 3 minutes Business principles are prevalent throughout almost all industries that impact your life. We decided to take a look at how business leaders implement these principles in their companies and how academic experts explain the impact business principles have on the decisions business leaders make. From real-world practice to years of study, our experts break down the business of everything you’ve wanted to know about. This month, we start with something that an estimated 60 percent of us make, but only

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Warrington’s top 10 stories of 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute As we wrap up 2019, we take a look back at the stories that you loved the most. From UF MBA receiving its highest ever ranking from U.S. News and World Report to two students who made their entrepreneurial dreams come true to suggestions for the best books to read from our faculty, check out the top 10 stories in the UF Warrington Newsroom from 2019. UF MBA receives highest ever ranking from U.S. News & World Report Seven Warrington

Jay Ritter

Mr. IPO

Reading Time: < 1 minute Having spent his career tracking the emergence of new public companies, Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter has earned the moniker “Mr. IPO” from industry professionals and journalists alike. Read more about why Ritter decided to start tracking IPOs, why IPOs are important for the economy and what he thinks is the better investment option for small investors instead of IPOs in this story from UF Explore. 

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When to Buy Into Aramco

Reading Time: < 1 minute As Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco is set to go public, investors should consider a number of factors when thinking about buying shares. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter comments on when to consider buying into Aramco in this story from The Wall Street Journal. 

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Looking for a home? You’ve seen GreatSchools ratings. Here’s how they nudge families toward schools with fewer black and Hispanic students.

Reading Time: < 1 minute “What’s the right way to judge a school? Across the country, states and school districts have devised their own systems of letter grades and color-coded dashboards based on test scores and graduation rates. But arguably the most visible and influential school rating system in America comes from the nonprofit GreatSchools, whose 1-10 ratings appear in home listings on national real estate websites Zillow, Realtor.com, and Redfin. Forty-three million people visited GreatSchools’ site in 2018, the organization says; Zillow and its

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UF retail expert shares holiday shopping trends

Reading Time: < 1 minute “Retailers gearing up for another busy holiday season both in-store and online are hoping to lure consumers to buy their products with new methods,” writes The Gainesville Sun.  See what those new methods are, according to Matherly Professor of Information Systems Dr. Anuj Kumar, in this story from The Gainesville Sun. 

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A year in which the IPO market sobered up

Reading Time: < 1 minute “For all the euphoria over the likes of ride-sharing app Uber, the chief feature (apart from the lack of profits) of several of these companies since their listing has been their disappointing performance. Uber shares, for example, have plunged more than 30 per cent since the group’s IPO. Analysts say the poor performance is partly a product of investors having been sucked into the hype surrounding them,” writes the Financial Times.  Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter comments on how

Liangfei Qiu

Information systems and operations management professor recipient of early career award

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Liangfei Qiu, associate professor in the department of information systems and operations management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, has been named an awardee of the 2019 Information Systems Society (ISS) Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award.  The Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award recognizes and honors early career individuals who are on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline. The spirit of the award is to honor

Warrington professor gives TEDx talk on how online school ratings accelerate segregation in America

Reading Time: < 1 minute Matherly Professor of Information Systems Anuj Kumar shares surprising data from a recent research study that shows how segregation in the U.S. has been impacted by the availability of online school ratings and challenges us to look beyond the internet for solutions. See what his research found in his TEDx talk from Boston, Massachusetts.