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What is a direct listing? How the Coinbase public offering differs from a traditional IPO

“The direct listing is more democratic,” said University of Florida Professor Jay Ritter, an expert on the process of companies going public. “Individuals aren’t being shut out of the opportunity to buy at the lower offer price.” Read more of Ritter’s insights in this story from MarketWatch. 

SPACs draw SEC scrutiny as celebrities and sponsors worry staff

“There are valid concerns: Has the SPAC market gotten overheated and are investors going to get burned?” explained Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar.  See more of Ritter’s thoughts in this story from Sportico. 

Five Warrington alumni named among 2021 40 Gators Under 40

The Warrington College of Business was well represented on the third annual 40 Gators Under 40 list with five Business Gators named as honorees.   Presented by the University of Florida Alumni Association, the 40 Gators Under 40 honors alumni who are going greater in their communities and professions, continuing the tradition of the Outstanding Young Alumni event, which honored alumni achievements that positively impacted The Gator Nation from 2006-2018. Of the Warrington alumni named to the list, two are graduates

The pandemic brings supply chains out of the shadows and CSCOs into the spotlight

McClatchy Professor and Director of the Supply Chain Management Center Asoo Vakharia lends his expertise to this story about C-suites and boardrooms recognizing how crucial the supply chain function is, which provides an opportunity for chief supply chain officers (CSCOs) to push for strategic value in their roles. Read more of what Vakharia had to say about chief supply chain officers in this story from Supply Chain Dive. 

Marketing PhD student’s paper honored with award at symposium

Warrington Ph.D. student Felipe Affonso’s paper was named the runner up as part of the William O. Bearden Award competition at the 2021 Southeast Marketing Symposium. The paper, “The Structure of a Product, Retail Environment, and Brand Logo Can Affect Judgments of Value,” was co-authored with Warrington faculty member Chris Janiszewski, Russell Berrie Eminent Scholar in the Department of Marketing. “It is a great honor to be chosen as the runner up for this award,” Affonso said. “I believe it

What career types can benefit from an MBA?

Business acumen is pervasive throughout many industries and there are numerous career paths that can benefit from adding business knowledge to their repertoire. While individuals from all educational and career backgrounds can benefit from an MBA, we asked UF MBA alumni with backgrounds in medicine, law, engineering, communications, STEM and the military to share why an MBA was right for them.  Read on to see what UF MBA alumni in each of these fields had to say about how an

Management professor’s paper wins top prize for insights on building equitable workplaces with AI technologies

David Ross, R. Perry Frankland Associate Professor of Management, and two co-authors won first place for their white paper at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton People Analytics Conference. In the paper, Ross, with co-authors David R. Anderson of Villanova University and Margrét V. Bjarnadóttir of the University of Maryland, explain how bias can be embedded in people analytics that uses AI, despite the AI itself being in principle free of bias. The authors also highlight best practices for human resource

Dynamic Antitrust Discussion Series: “House Report on Big Tech”

Public Utility Research Center Director and Gunter Professor Mark Jamison discussed the House Report on Competition in the Digital Markets with Federal Trade Commissioner Christine Wilson (BA ’91) and Aurelien Portuese, director of antitrust and innovation policy at the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF). The House report focuses on a handful of tech giants to draw policy recommendations about antitrust enforcement. One of the most dramatic policy recommendations of the report is the structural separation of digital platforms – namely,

Taking an accounting degree to the music industry

Patrick Templeman graduated from the Fisher School of Accounting with a passion for accounting and the music industry. Today, he blends those two passions together as a Managing Director at PS Business Management, where the company provides “concierge level accounting services” to some of the biggest names in music. The firm does tax prep and planning for artists like The Who, the Arctic Monkeys, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Leon Bridges, Maggie Rogers and many others, but tax prep is only the

Virtual event highlights the importance of diversity in the workplace

Students from across the Warrington College of Business and UF were invited to a new event from Business Career Services designed to showcase the importance of diversity in the workplace. Over the three-night event, called Diversity in the Workplace, students had the opportunity to hear from Dr. “Bowtie” Todd Jenkins on why inclusivity is important to everyone, a team from Proctor & Gamble (P&G) on how diversity influences their business decisions, Margo Downs on creating inclusive workplaces and a game