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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.

China joins global push to rein in tech companies

China recently joined the chorus of governments advancing plans to impose new competition obligations on a small cadre of large technology companies, like Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc. and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.  While some policy makers, competition specialists and smaller tech companies say new laws are needed to allow new tech rivals to emerge, others, like Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison, argue that proposed digital-competition rules go too far.  See what Jamison had to say

We Are Warrington | Will data and smart technology turn against us?

Andy Lord: What do you think of this weather? This is the real Gainesville weather here. Saby Mitra: I don’t think so. Lord: Well, this is the good Gainesville weather, it’s not the real Gainesville weather. Mitra: July and August is probably more real Gainesville weather. Lord: We Are Warrington, is a new podcast that helps young business leaders discover what is possible by highlighting stories from the Warrington College of Business Community about the University of Florida experience, business

Ask the Experts: 2021 Cheapest Car Insurance in Florida

WalletHub spoke with Wells Fargo Faculty Fellow John Banko about car insurance rates in Florida. See what Banko had to say about how local governments can promote cheap car insurance rates for constituents, the biggest vehicle-related financial mistake that drivers in Florida make, and more. 

After the Trump bans, social media faces a politically fraught future

“With Twitter and Facebook banning President Donald Trump and Amazon kicking right-wing site Parler off its web servers, the power of big technology companies has never been more evident,” writes Business Columnist David Nicklaus of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Nicklaus spoke with Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison about the effects of these decisions on the future of social media. See what Jamison had to say in this story from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

Gary McGill named Senior Associate Dean and Hough Graduate School of Business Director

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Warrington College of Business is proud to announce the appointment of Gary McGill as Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business. In addition to his new role, McGill will continue to serve as Director of the Fisher School of Accounting. “Gary’s leadership has been instrumental to the success of both the Fisher School and the College,” said Saby Mitra, Warrington College of Business Dean. “His insights and experience will be key

Warrington Senior Associate Dean Selcuk Erenguc to step down in fall 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After 16 years of service as Associate and Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business, Selcuk Erenguc is stepping down from his deanship and will return to his faculty position in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. “Throughout his time at Warrington, Selcuk has made a lasting impact on the College,” said Saby Mitra, Warrington College of Business Dean. “With his exceptional leadership, he made substantial contributions to building Warrington

Selling through Social Networks: Impact of Social Ties and Product Characteristics

Since 72% of Instagram users make purchase decisions after seeing something on Instagram and over 40% of respondents in a recent survey made online purchase after seeing it used by an influencer on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Vine and YouTube, product exposure and connectivity on social networks positively impacts online sales.  Using an analytical framework and experimental evidence in an observational learning setting, recently completed research from Warrington College of Business Associate Professor Liangfei Qiu, Ph.D. student Arunima

What does marketing have to do with ill-advised consumer behavior?

A new study from James W. Walter Eminent Scholar Joe Alba and Yanmei Zheng (Ph.D. ’16) in the Journal of Marketing explores the oft-neglected biological perspective on consumer behavior, with the ultimate goal of improving human welfare. The biological domains the research team tap are neuroscience and genetics, each of which is on an explosive research trajectory and producing discoveries that will be impossible to ignore. The degree to which these discoveries enhance human welfare hinges on their acceptance by

Understanding the COVID-19 vaccine distribution

The current COVID-19 Vaccine US Supply Chain can be separated into two segments, each within the control of distinct decision makers.  A schematic representation of the supply chain controlled by the Federal government is: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services also has this helpful chart to visualize the process. In order to allocate vaccines to states, the process is as follows.  Weekly allocations are provided to states on Tuesdays; after doses are ordered by states, shipments begin the

Fashion IPOs Are Trending: Why Poshmark, Dr. Martens & Mytheresa Could Be Good Buys in 2021

Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter shares why Poshmark, Dr. Martens & Mytheresa might be in better shape going into their IPOs than other retailers in this story from Yahoo.