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Information systems faculty, department ranked among the best in research productivity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – According to new rankings from the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Research Rankings, the Warrington College of Business Department of Information Systems and Operations Management is among the best in the world for research productivity and is home of two of the field’s most productive scholars. With 24 published articles across the top three Information Systems journals (Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems and MIS Quarterly), Warrington was ranked No. 15 in the world for

Warrington Senior Associate Dean Selcuk Erenguc to step down in fall 2021

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – After 16 years of service as Associate and Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Hough Graduate School of Business, Selcuk Erenguc is stepping down from his deanship and will return to his faculty position in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management. “Throughout his time at Warrington, Selcuk has made a lasting impact on the College,” said Saby Mitra, Warrington College of Business Dean. “With his exceptional leadership, he made substantial contributions to building Warrington

Selling through Social Networks: Impact of Social Ties and Product Characteristics

Since 72% of Instagram users make purchase decisions after seeing something on Instagram and over 40% of respondents in a recent survey made online purchase after seeing it used by an influencer on social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Vine and YouTube, product exposure and connectivity on social networks positively impacts online sales.  Using an analytical framework and experimental evidence in an observational learning setting, recently completed research from Warrington College of Business Associate Professor Liangfei Qiu, Ph.D. student Arunima

Warrington information systems faculty and Ph.D. student honored with best paper award

Research by the team of information systems doctoral student Anurag Garg and Warrington faculty members Assistant Professor Dr. Emre Demirezen, Clinical Professor Dr. Kutsal Dogan, and John B. Higdon Eminent Scholar and Department Chair Dr. Kenny Cheng was recognized at the recently concluded prestigious 51st Annual Conference of Decision Science Institute. The paper, titled “Financial Sustainability of IoT Platforms: The Role of Quality and Security”, won the best interdisciplinary paper as the research is at the intersection of information systems

Information systems professor named outstanding reviewer of the year

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Liangfei Qiu recently added another award for excellence in research to his portfolio. The associate professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management has been named the Management Information Systems (MIS) Quarterly Outstanding Reviewer of the Year. He is the first recipient of the award from the University of Florida. The MIS Quarterly Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution of reviewers, whose insightful and supportive feedback has helped authors substantially

GreatSchools Wanted to Disrupt Online School Ratings. But Did It Make Neighborhood Segregation Worse?

While the website has become the go-to source for information on local schools, research from Matherly Professor of Information Systems Anuj Kumar highlights that after GreatSchools was introduced, the gap between average home prices near schools with better ratings increased by more than $16,300 after three years compared to those near average-rated schools, and those areas close to highly rated schools attracted more white and Asian residents. Read more about Kumar’s research in this story from Mother Jones. 

Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 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, the innovative ideas from Warrington faculty members continued to elevate the college into one of the most respected. Warrington faculty had 128 papers accepted or published in the 2019-2020 academic year, including:

New research highlights why it’s advantageous to produce store brand products, even those that aren’t popular with customers

An essential aspect of any family or individual’s expenses is food, and it’s a rather large expense. Americans, on average, spend $660 on food per month. One way to help reduce food expenses is buying store brands, and more and more consumers are doing so every day. In fact, in 2018, 78% of U.S. consumers purchased store brand items. With more consumers purchasing store brands, the market size also continues to grow, especially in categories with generic-type products. For example,

Worried about online courses? Warrington faculty share tips for students learning online

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to our lives. While teaching courses online might be new for some, at the Warrington College of Business, it’s something we’ve been doing for the past two decades. For any student new to online learning, rest assured that our online education is one of the strongest thanks to Warrington’s faculty and resources.  We asked a few of our faculty members to share their approach to online teaching, how they make it engaging for students

Student spotlight: Lucy Zhang

The Warrington College of Business is full of standout alumni and students. No matter their program or major, their time on campus plays an important role in preparing for impactful careers. This series will feature exceptional people from across Warrington.  Learn more about what makes Lucy Zhang, a PhD student in the ISOM department, a standout student at the Warrington College of Business. Q: When will you graduate with your PhD? Zhang: “I will graduate in the summer of 2022.