Anuj Kumar Articles

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Information Systems and Operations Management professor’s research on how wealthy families use school ratings to self-segregate featured among most popular stories

Reading Time: 1 minute Matherly Professor Dr. Anuj Kumar‘s research highlighted in a recent story, Power is knowledge: New study finds that wealthy, educated families are using school ratings to self-segregate, by The 74Million was among the top most read stories on the education news outlet’s website the month is debuted. Read Dr. Kumar’s

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Florida’s St. Lucie County braces for ‘Amazon effect,’ but is that a good thing?

Reading Time: 1 minute Commercial Circle in St. Lucie County, just west of Fort Pierce, Florida, will soon be home to a new Amazon delivery station. While the e-commerce giant says the warehouse will create 200-300 jobs in the area, Dr. Anuj Kumar, Matherly Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management, notes that it

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‘Do You Support Busing?’ Is Not the Best Question

Reading Time: 1 minute “In the short time since Kamala Harris and Joe Biden tangled over the history of busing in the first Democratic primary debate, the question has awkwardly shifted to the present,” writes The New York Times. “That is not the right question for this moment, according to researchers who’ve studied school

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Power is knowledge: New study finds that wealthy, educated families are using school ratings to self-segregate

Reading Time: 1 minute Every parent wants the best for their child, but some are willing to risk more than others to help their kids, especially when it comes to getting into good schools. While recent headlines have dominated about the risks parents of college students are willing to take, new research from Matherly

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Warrington professor receives prestigious INFORMS Information Systems Society Early Career Award

Reading Time: 2 minutes GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Anuj Kumar, Matherly Professor of the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, received the prestigious 2018 Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award conferred by the INFORMS Information Systems Society. This award recognizes the potential leaders of the next generation of information systems academics who are

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How valuable are online product recommendations?

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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

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Five visions for the future of shopping

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

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

Reading Time: 3 minutes 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,

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

Reading Time: 1 minute 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

Using big data to improve business performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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