Dean’s Report Articles: page 3

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Agree to Disagree: Why Teams Perform Better with Divergent Perspectives

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Team members aren’t always going to agree with leaders’ goals and strategies — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In certain circumstances, having disagreement among teams, and the discourse that this disagreement elicits, can translate

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Why do we hate making financial decisions?

We’ve long been told that it’s best to use our heads, rather than our hearts, when it comes to making decisions related to money. However, new research from Aner Sela, John I. Williams Professor of Marketing, suggests that advice might

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Who has the advantage when starting a business – younger or older entrepreneurs?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As entrepreneurship continues to grow in the United States, scholars have questioned if there is an age that gives entrepreneurs a better chance at success. Of the estimated 27 million entrepreneurs in the United States today, are

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UF Warrington going green to drive sustainability efforts

The Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida was honored to receive a gift of an electric vehicle (EV) from both Alan Starling (BSBA ’69) and Andrew Starling (BSBA ‘11, MBA-JD ‘14) on May 2. The new Chevrolet

Ethan Fieldman and Steven Schnall

Warrington alumni receive entrepreneurship awards

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center at the Warrington College of Business honored two successful alumni with prestigious awards. Steven Schnall (BSBA ’89) was named the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Entrepreneur, and Ethan Fieldman (BSBA ’03) was named the 2018 Emerging Alumni Entrepreneur.

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SunTrust CEO meets with, gives advice to UF Warrington students

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  William H. Rogers, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc., visited the University of Florida Warrington College of Business this week. Students had the exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Rogers about his executive

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UF MBA receives highest increase in average pay

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  The University of Florida MBA program has once again proven itself to be one of the top MBA programs for value and return on investment. According to the latest U.S. News & World Report “Best Graduate Schools

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International teams compete at successful third annual Heavener International Case Competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Twenty teams of undergraduate students traveled to the Heavener School of Business at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business February 11-17 for the third annual Heavener International Case Competition. Teams from the United States, Canada,

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Warrington alumnus offered $300,000 deal on Shark Tank

Alfonso Tejada decided to apply to be on Shark Tank in the summer of 2017, hoping he’d be selected sometime to pitch his product to the “sharks.” He was shocked to hear back from producers the next day. “I thought

Dr. Anuj Kumar

Why brick-and-mortar retail stores are still relevant, according to UF Warrington research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Prominent retailers, like Walmart and Macy’s, are closing physical stores at increasing rates and funneling more money into their online retail channels. While this might seem like a smart strategy, Dr. Anuj Kumar of the Department of