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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.

Jay Ritter

Ares Acquisition Corp., X-energy scrap $1.8B merger due to ‘persistently volatile public markets’

Ares Acquisition Corp. (AAC), which is a special purpose acquisition company affiliated with Ares Management Corp. (ARES), will liquidate. It’s the 165th special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to dissolve this year.  Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar and an expert in

Heng Xu

University of Florida professor awarded for teaching innovation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Professor of Management Heng Xu’s unique contributions to teaching cybersecurity recently earned her an award from the premier operations research and management science international society. This October, Xu received the INFORMS Information Systems Society Haim Mendelson Teaching

Robert Knechel

Bringing the numbers back to accounting

Accounting is losing popularity among college students, according to Dr. W. Robert Knechel, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar Chair at the Warrington College of Business. But for Knechel, it’s been the path to the career of a lifetime. Just a

Robert Carnes, Paul Madsen and Dane Christensen.

Why Fraud—Yes, Fraud—Could Boost the Accounting Talent Pipeline

A new study from the University of Florida revealed how financial fraud can play a surprising role in the struggling accounting labor force. The study’s co-authors—Assistant Professor Robert Carnes and Deloitte Foundation Term Associate Professor Paul Madsen, along with University of

Liangfei Qiu in a business suit with a blue tie.

Warrington faculty named UF Research Foundation Professor

Dr. Liangfei Qiu, PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor at the Warrington College of Business, is one of 34 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2023. The recognition goes to faculty who have

Brian Ray

Faculty member honored for perpetuating alma mater’s core values

Dr. Brian Ray, director of the Poe Business Ethics Center, was awarded this year’s George and Mary Hood Award by Stetson University. The award is given in honor of the late Dr. George Hood, a professor, former dean of students

Anuj Kumar

EPInc. – An AI-enabled Knowledge Diffusion Platform

As part of his collaboration with the RightWalk Foundation, Matherly Professor Anuj Kumar built the EPInc platform – an AI-based integrated knowledge diffusion platform for K-12 schools. This platform aims to create a uniform and higher overall educational production (cognitive

Being arrested for breaking the law, Businessman with brown money envelope, demanding bribes for business benefits, offenses in public and private organizations must be prosecuted by law

Accounting is facing a labor crisis. Could fraud be part of the solution?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The field of accounting is facing a labor crisis. From the high rates of baby boomer CPAs that are retiring to the 4% decline in the number of college graduates earning a bachelor’s or master’s degree in

Jay Ritter

IPOs Of The Smallest Companies Post Astonishing Failure Rates, But Bankers Still Win

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights in this story about credulous retail investors being the biggest losers, according to new research. Read more in this story from Forbes. [Subscription required.]

Jay Ritter

IPO market: Companies not finding interest they hoped for, analyst says

Recent IPO debuts from companies such as Instacart (CART), Arm Holdings (ARM), and Birkenstock (BIRK), have not delivered the performance many investors hoped for. University of Florida Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter joined Yahoo! Finance Live to discuss the IPO