Faculty & Research: page 81

UF’s Demski is ranked No. 1 in accounting literature

Gainesville, Fla. – A new working paper authored by Jean L. Heck of Saint Joseph’s University has named Joel Demski, Frederick E. Fisher Eminent Scholar in Accounting, the most prolific author in the accounting literature of the past half-century (1959-2008).

Joe Alba named winner of 2008 Sheth/JCR Research Award

Gainesville, Fla. – Joseph W. Alba, UF Distinguished Professor of Marketing, was chosen for of one of marketing research’s top honors, the 2008 Sheth Foundation/Journal of Consumer Research Research Award “for a long term contribution to consumer research.” Alba and

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We’ve Got Your Number: Consumers Choose Products With More Technical Specs

Many products have numbers attached: megapixels for cameras, wattage ratings for stereos, cotton counts for sheets. A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research from Assistant Professor of Marketing Yang Yang shows that consumers are heavily influenced by quantitative

Emerson wins awards, international acclaim for research

Gainesville, Fla. – Robert W. Emerson, Huber Hurst Professor of Law and Legal Studies and chair of Warrington’s management department, has won two research awards—and garnered two international speaking invitations from that research—in recent months. Emerson was given the 2008

DiMatteo wins Best Paper Award

Gainesville, Fla. – Larry A. DiMatteo, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law & Legal Studies, was recently granted the “2008 Best Paper Award” by the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business (SEALSB). DiMatteo, a professor in Warrington’s Department of

Judy Fisher Award winners announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—The winners of the 2008 Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award have been named: Warrington College of Business Administration professors Sanford Berg and Subhajyoti Bandyopadhyay, who were chosen for their innovative use of technologies such as wikis, podcasts, and

Even for the haves, holidays may not be bright

Gainesville, Fla. – Due to tough economic times, Florida consumers plan major cutbacks to their 2008 holiday spending, according to telephone surveys of more than 500 Florida residents conducted in September and October. The worst news for retailers: expectations fell

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Dazzled by digits: how we’re wooed by product specifications

“From megapixels and gigabytes to calorie counts and sun protection factors, there’s barely a product out there that isn’t proudly boasting its enviable specs to would-be purchasers. A new study suggests these figures exert a powerful, irrational effect on consumers’

Faculty: More than enough blame to go around for economic woes

Gainesville, Fla. – More than 700 people, worried about the current economic crisis, gathered on October 2 to hear what a panel of Warrington faculty saw as the “how, why and what happens now?” in the economy. About 500 in

Expert panel of UF faculty will discuss the how, the why and what happens now on Financial Crisis of 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Following months of bad news related to the mortgage market, each day in recent weeks has brought alarming financial news. Some analysts suggest this could become the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. This onslaught of