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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.

Don’t punish tech companies for being great

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, digital tools have become indispensable to millions of home-bound Americans. Information technology businesses have quickly created or refined systems for distance learning, teleworking, telemedicine, news dissemination, and e-commerce. Yet, despite these successes, there are new demands to regulate companies such as Amazon, Zoom, and Facebook,” write Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Dr. Mark Jamison and Post-Doctoral Student Peter Wang.  See more about why Jamison and Wang suggest tech companies shouldn’t be punished for

A Big, Once-Reliable Source of Investor Cash Is Drying Up

“The swings of the stock market have been painful enough lately. But on top of the price declines that have kept many investors awake at night, another insult is on the way: Stocks will be providing much less income,” writes Jeff Sommer of The New York Times.  Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair Jay Ritter is just one scholar Sommer reached out to as part of this story on the cutting of dividends. 

How the FCC is keeping the US connected during COVID-19

The Public Utility Research Center (PURC) hosted U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Michael O’Rielly in its latest Next Practices Live. Commissioner O’Rielly spoke with PURC Director and Gunter Professor Dr. Mark Jamison about how the FCC is responding to COVID-19, leadership practices he finds most important in times like this, how a regulator provides leadership working across business and government boundaries, how the FCC updates its learning and adapts its strategies, and what lessons it’s learning. 

Weathering the COVID-19 storm: Tips for small business owners

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues across the globe, small businesses are struggling with its impact. According to a survey by Goldman Sachs, 75% of small business owners said their business has already been impacted by fewer sales, with 51% indicating they will only be able to continue to operate for 0-3 months. “COVID-19 and the variable of the unknown ending has created much upheaval,” said Seyi Falade, Vice President of Gainesville-based Cornerstone Barricades. “Confirmed contracts have been postponed. Current projects

The COVID-19 pandemic and supply chains

Empty shelves. Lately, you see them every time you go to the grocery store. Essential items are missing while grocery stores struggle to keep up with demand. Dr. Asoo Vakharia, McClatchy Professor and Director, Supply Chain Management Center in the Warrington College of Business discusses challenges faced by supply chains during a pandemic and how businesses are doing their best to keep shelves stocked. Q: How taxing can a pandemic like COVID-19 be on the supply chain? Vakharia: The pandemic

New research finds student loan debt hinders students’ chances at securing a full-time job upon graduation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In 2020, student loan debt in the United States hit a record high of $1.56 trillion. With the average student loan debt at almost $33,000, it’s no surprise that previous studies have found there are significant long-term consequences of student loan debt, like delaying the transition to adulthood and homeownership. In order to curb the crushing feeling student loan debt brings, many students focus their efforts on finding a well-paying job after graduation. However, having student loan

Base small business support on their economic realities | Mark Jamison

“The economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, and of the government responses to it, are significant and could be staggering, especially for small businesses. A Goldman Sachs small business survey found that a little over half of small businesses might last for less than three months in this economic downturn. Small business employs nearly 60 million people in the U.S. How many will be out of work this year is anyone’s guess, but the number will be large,” writes Public

“I am not a crook”: How companies can respond when a partner is embroiled in scandal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Watergate. The Iran-Contra Affair. Monica Lewinsky. Political scandals like these are rooted deep in the minds of Americans across generations. With new ones coming to light even now, like potential insider trading among U.S. Senators amid the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s no surprise that in 2018, 75 percent of voters indicated that corruption in politics was their top concern in the then-upcoming election cycle.   The American people shouldn’t be the only ones concerned, though. Businesses can be just

Warrington professor shares where you can find reliable COVID-19-related economic news

Looking for reliable sources of economic news as it relates to COVID-19? Warrington Lecturer Dr. Amanda Phalin shares her top sources of news both domestic and abroad, as well as left and right-leaning economists and think tanks.  See what Dr. Phalin had to say in this video. 

On Apple’s ‘Batterygate’: Why settling for $500 million is the wrong move

Apple recently settled a class-action lawsuit over 2017’s Batterygate, a lawsuit that was filed when Apple’s software updates resulted in the throttling of iPhones with older batteries, in effect slowing down older models, leading users to believe that they needed to replace their phones. Read more about how Warrington professor Dr. Larry DiMatteo’s recent paper was highlighted by Forbes in this recent article about Batterygate.