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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

Selling UF MBA’s new South Florida home

The UF MBA Weekend Professional program in South Florida provided Mike Ciadella with the financial education to change his career from advertising technology sales to commercial real estate. Two years after graduating, Ciadella was using his knowledge to benefit the program. UF MBA opened its new facility in Miramar in 2019, and Ciadella (MBA ’17) and his team at Cushman & Wakefield sold the property that now houses the new South Florida MBA campus. “It was very unique to be

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

Big Tech will never be the same

Over the past few days, Big Tech companies have demonstrated impressive political power. As a result, their futures are now tied more to politics than ever before, writes Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison.  Read Jamison’s reasons for why Big Tech will never be the same in this piece from AEI. 

New law cracks down on shell companies to combat corruption

For the first time, shell companies will be required to provide the names of their owners or face stiff penalties and jail sentences. Salisbury University Clinical Assistant Professor and Doctor of Business Administration student David P. Weber (DBA ’23) shares his insights on this new law as a former U.S. Treasury investigator who was one of two experts to review the Panama Papers before publication. See what Weber had to say in this story from The Associated Press. 

Bergstrom Market Perspective – Member Survey Results

Thank you for responding to our survey last quarter. Each quarter we hope to collect our members’ views on the current market conditions. Most interesting will be the trends that reveal themselves over time. The next survey will arrive in a week or so, giving us the first two points in the market view as our members see it. Please help make this meaningful with your input. In addition to the categorical responses to specific questions, many of you offered

Why this psychology major chose to pursue a Master of International Business

Sara Londono (MIB ’20) is an incoming Emerging Leader Associate at Paylocity. This recent graduate of the Master of International Business (MIB) program tells us more about what her future holds and how the experience she gained in the MIB program helped her get there. Q: Tell us about your background. Londono: “My name is Sara Londono, I am a second-generation Colombian, and I grew up in St. Augustine, FL. During my formative middle school years, my family and I

We Are Warrington | How do you stay motivated in the middle of a pandemic?

Kim Kaupe: The good news is I feel like because we’re not a consumer-facing brand, I feel like I could call the company like Monkey Butt and our clients know us. They know us as humans, not so much what the entity is called. Like I literally feel like we would call the entity anything and they’d be like, well. Andy Lord: Well, you can’t call it a Monkey Butt because there’s actually a product called Monkey Butt, so. –

First the cyberattack hits. Then the insider trading.

Andy Naranjo, John B. Hall Professor of Finance and Chairman of the Eugene F. Brigham Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Department, and Svetlana Petrova (Ph.D. ’20) share their striking evidence of pre-disclosure spikes in options trading in this story from Institutional Investor.

Alternative New Year’s Resolution: Focus on three key strivings instead of setting big goals

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – After a year like 2020, with so much turmoil, is anyone even making new year’s resolutions? It feels like it’s resolve enough just to carry on from day to day. And while this is a moment, if ever there was one, to give yourself a pass on a full-scale, full new year resolution, you can still have meaningful goals that can help you this year, says Trevor A. Foulk (Ph.D. ’17) an assistant professor of management and