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How valuable are online product recommendations?

Imagine you are looking to buy a shirt on Macy’s website. When you visit the page of a shirt that you like, Macy’s recommends several related shirts to you on the same page. While you now can see more options for potential purchase, are you less likely to buy the original shirt you were looking at because of these recommendations? Every major e-commerce site uses product recommendations. According to McKinsey&Company’s retail report, 35 percent of what consumers purchase on Amazon and

Five visions for the future of shopping

Shopping at Macy’s is now a thing of the past for Matherly Professor Dr. Anuj Kumar. By shutting down Kumar’s local store, Macy’s lost both his in-store and online business. He’s not the only one, either. According to Kumar’s research, retailers who shut down their brick-and-mortar locations in the hopes of boosting their online sales could actually have the opposite effect. Read more from UF News about Kumar’s research as well as five ways he suggests brick-and-mortar retailers can keep

Faculty News Roundup: Warrington professors’ successes in 2017-2018

Over the 2017-2018 academic year, Warrington College of Business faculty members reminded us why they’re some of the best in the world. From producing hundreds of new research papers, to teaching countless students the fundamentals of business, to writing or being quoted in the news about trending topics like cryptocurrency, energy, leadership, IPOs, brick-and-mortar retail stores and entrepreneurship, Warrington faculty members continued to elevate the college into one of the most respected in the world.   Warrington faculty had 176

Is the future of department stores off-price? Macy’s Backstage opens in Tampa

It’s no surprise that traditional brick-and-mortar stores have had it rough with the emergence of online retailers. However, off-price retail has been a consistent bright spot for retailers. With the prevalence of off-price retail stores like Macy’s Backstage, TJ Maxx and Marshalls, William R. Hough Faculty Fellow Dr. Anuj Kumar wonders if off-price retail might do more harm than good to regularly priced merchandise in this article from the Tampa Bay Times.

Using big data to improve business performance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Big data has become a significant influence for business innovation and productivity. Research from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business now shows how big data can help businesses predict demand for discounts in particular locations. Professors Dr. Anuj Kumar and Dr. Praveen Pathak in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM), along with ISOM Ph.D. alumnus Brent Kitchens (currently a faculty member at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce), have created

Warrington scholars rank in top 20 in research productivity among U.S. publics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The faculty of the Warrington College of Business ranked 17th in research productivity among U.S. public business schools in the University of Texas at Dallas’ Top 100 Business Schools Research Rankings. Warrington’s faculty ranked 36th in the world, and 29th among all U.S. business schools. The rankings, maintained by UT-Dallas’ Jindal School of Management, tracked publications in 24 leading business journals from 2011 to 2015. Warrington’s faculty had 96 articles published in those journals during that time

Professor’s work wins runner-up award in INFORMS best paper competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Anuj Kumar, an Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management at the Warrington College of Business Administration, had his paper “Product Customization and Customer Service Costs: An Empirical Analysis” selected as first runner-up in INFORMS-Industry Studies Association’s inaugural Best Paper Competition. The paper, which was coauthored by Dr. Rahul Telang, a professor at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University, appeared in Manufacturing & Services Operations Management in its Summer 2011 issue. Dr. Kumar’s paper

Two new professors join Warrington ISOM Department

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Assistant Professors Anuj Kumar and Tharanga Rajapakshe are the two newest additions to the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM) at the Warrington College of Business Administration. “The ISOM Department is very pleased to add two new young and promising researchers in Professor Kumar and Professor Rajapakshe,” said Dr. Kenny Cheng, Frank L. Weyenberg Term Professor and Chair of the ISOM Department. “Professor Kumar is well-known for his research in helping firms take advantage of