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Read the latest news and research from University of Florida Warrington College of Business faculty, who are thought leaders in their respective fields and provide expert guidance in the classroom. Their research provides industry leaders and individuals with insights they can use in their careers and daily lives.

Sehoon Kim

Investors are all for ESG. Except, that is, when times are tough.

A study from Assistant Professor Sehoon Kim finds that the appetite for ESG investing goes down when there is an economic shock such as Covid-19 lockdowns.   Read more in this story from the Wall Street Journal.   

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The simple act that can make you a better leader at work and happier at home

New research from Martin L. Schaffel Professor Klodiana Lanaj and alumni Trevor Foulk (Ph.D. ’17) and Remy Jennings (Ph.D. ’22) shows that the simple act of starting the day with some positive self-reflection can have big impacts on how a

Jay Ritter

Direct listings expansion creates another go-public option

Now that companies have regulatory approval to raise capital through a direct listing without being limited by tight pricing restrictions, the yet-unused alternative to a traditional initial public offering could find more takers once market conditions improve.  “The relaxation of

Jay Ritter

Nasdaq: Update on IPOs and SPACs

Data from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story on the significant IPO slowdown in 2022. In the whole year, there were just 181 IPOs in U.S. equity markets, having seen more than 1,000 the year before.  Read more

AACSB + UF Warrington College of Business

UF Warrington & AACSB partner to share best practices in AI and analytics education

In recent years, businesses have set a demand for graduates across disciplines with artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics competencies that can be immediately applied to their work. With this need, business schools across the nation are enhancing their AI and

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Practicing mindfulness can reduce the emotional ups and downs of your workday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Have you ever come into your office in a great mood, ready for a productive day, only to have your attitude flip to dread when you open your inbox or are asked to join a meeting last

Jay Ritter

IPOs could be headed for a rocky road in 2023

Initial public offerings appear likely to remain sluggish for at least several months to start 2023, while special purpose acquisition companies, which provide businesses with alternative paths to public listings, face headwinds of their own. The IPO drought could last

Jay Ritter

Startups end a bruising 2022, stare down another challenging year

Startups had a dismal year by nearly every measurement in 2022, from plummeting investment to scarce public listings, and data point to a 2023 that could be even more difficult. Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter inform this story

Chris Janiszewski and Felipe Affonso

Think before designing your logo: How marketers can capitalize on the power of perception to influence beliefs about brand performance

Brands are constantly updating their visual identities. Intel recently went through its third visual brand identity refresh in half a century, and its new logo has iconic symmetry, balance, and proportion. The underlying geometry is apparent in the design. Could visual design

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Why wholesale selling persists, despite agency selling growth

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In 2021, e-commerce sales topped $870 billion in the United States, an increase of over 50% in just two years. As Americans have steadily continued clicking ‘add to cart’ for their items, retailers have sought the most