Faculty & Research

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Sentimental Value

Imagine two scenarios—a bicycle you purchased for yourself and a bicycle you received from a loved one. Under which of these two scenarios would the bicycle be more meaningful to you? Warrington marketing professor Yang Yang, along with Carnegie Mellon University’s Jeff Galak, explored this question in her newest research

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Doctoral students recognized for exemplary teaching

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Max Dolinsky and Gia Nardini were honored with the College’s Spring 2016 Ph.D. Teaching Award. The award, presented by the Center for Teaching, Learning & Assessment and selected by the Warrington Teaching Committee, recognizes outstanding graduate student teaching and instructional innovation. The selection process gauges the effectiveness

Dr. Aner Sela

Yearning for a new phone? You might be suffering from ‘comparison neglect’

If you’re reading this on a shiny new iPhone 7, new research suggests you might not have given your old phone its due before trading up. Decades of research support the theory that people tend to rely on comparisons when making decisions. But when one of their options is a

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Why ‘managerial derailment’ affects women more than men

New research from Dr. Joyce Bono, the Walter J. Matherly Professor of Management, examines the phenomenon of managerial derailment–where a seemingly up-and-coming manager gets fired, demoted or doesn’t advance as expected. Dr. Bono analyzes the potential for managerial derailment for men and women, and costly consequences it can have for

Dr. Michael Morris

Professor honored for entrepreneurial excellence

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Michael Morris received the inaugural Schulze Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award at the Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange annual conference on Sept. 9-10 at the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. The annual award, named for Best Buy Founder Dick

Dr. Larry A. DiMatteo

Management professor to appear at noted international lecture series, co-chair symposium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Huber Hurst Professor Dr. Larry DiMatteo will present the honorary 2016-17 Dieter Heremans Fund Lecture Series in Law & Economics at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) on March 2, 2017, in Leuven, Belgium. The “Heremans Lectures” is an annual series of lectures that hosts some of

Ethics scholars named Affiliate Faculty at Bob Graham Center

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Drs. Michelle Darnell and Brian Ray, Co-Directors of the Elizabeth B. & William F. Poe, Sr. Center for Business Ethics Education and Research, were appointed as Affiliate Faculty at UF’s Bob Graham Center for Public Service. The Graham Center’s Affiliate Faculty are chosen because of their record

John Kraft

Kraft to step down after more than 25 years as UF business dean

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – John Kraft, the longest-tenured dean at the University of Florida, has announced his decision to step down as dean of the Warrington College of Business after the 2016-17 academic year. Kraft, 72, will remain on Warrington’s faculty teaching strategy, and working with the College’s entrepreneurship, international business,

Jinhong Xie

Marketing scholar recognized by premier journal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – JC Penney Eminent Scholar Chair Dr. Jinhong Xie was named a finalist for the Journal of Marketing Research’s 2016 William F. O’Dell Award. The O’Dell Award honors a Journal of Marketing Research article published in 2011 that “has made the most significant, long-term contribution to marketing theory,

Jane Douglas, Samantha Miller

What you read affects your writing – so choose carefully

Educators have studied the processes of reading and writing, and the development of skills in each area, but never how one influences the other. In a groundbreaking study in the May issue of the International Journal of Business Administration, University of Florida associate professor Yellowlees Douglas and graduate student Samantha