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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.

Jobs in the service industry desperately need to be filled. So why is no one taking them?

Beth Ayers McCague Family Fellowship Associate Professor Brian Swider shares insights on the labor shortage, particularly in service businesses, which, he explains, is tied to the pandemic and the recovery from it. Read the full story from the Gainesville Sun for more insights from Swider. 

Venture Firms Bask in a Surge of Blockbuster Profits

2021 is on pace to have a record number of IPOs of companies valued above $5 billion after the first day of trading. There have been 21 this year so far, well above the pace of the 42 such IPOs in all of 2000, according to Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter.  See more insights from Ritter in this Wall Street Journal story. 

Warrington professor honored with distinguished scientific contributions award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Professor Philip M. Podsakoff, the Hyatt and Cici Brown Chair in Business, is the 2021 recipient of the Samuel J. Messick Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, given by Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods) of the American Psychological Association (APA). This award is endowed by the Educational Testing Service in memory of Samuel J. Messick, Ph.D., and is presented annually to honor an individual who has a long and distinguished history of scientific contributions within the field of

SPAC Fever May Have Faded Too Early for Paysafe

Without a moat and extreme sentiment, PSFE stock is hurting, and Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter isn’t surprised.  Read why in this story from InvestorPlace. 

TotalMarkets Episode 12: Jay Ritter

Jay Ritter, the Cordell Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, joins Nasdaq Chief Economist Phil Mackintosh to discuss the state of the IPO market, how SPACs are trending, and what the long-term returns are for companies going public in today’s market. Hear what Ritter had to say in Nasdaq’s TotalMarkets podcast. 

Coinbase seals its rank as the 7th biggest new U.S. listing of all time

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter provides a ranking of companies that boasted the biggest market caps at the close of their first day of trading in this story from Fortune. 

What is a direct listing? How the Coinbase public offering differs from a traditional IPO

“The direct listing is more democratic,” said University of Florida Professor Jay Ritter, an expert on the process of companies going public. “Individuals aren’t being shut out of the opportunity to buy at the lower offer price.” Read more of Ritter’s insights in this story from MarketWatch. 

SPACs draw SEC scrutiny as celebrities and sponsors worry staff

“There are valid concerns: Has the SPAC market gotten overheated and are investors going to get burned?” explained Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar.  See more of Ritter’s thoughts in this story from Sportico. 

Fervor Eases as Record SPAC Deal Gets Ho-Hum Response

Research insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter inform this story about Southeast Asia’s answer to Uber being set to nab the record for biggest deal in the SPAC world, yet traders are holding their applause. Read more in this story from Bloomberg. 

The pandemic brings supply chains out of the shadows and CSCOs into the spotlight

McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center Asoo Vakharia lends his expertise to this story about C-suites and boardrooms recognizing how crucial the supply chain function is, which provides an opportunity for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) to push for strategic value in their roles. Read more of what Vakharia had to say about chief supply chain officers in this story from Supply Chain Dive.