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

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 might do more harm than good for local businesses. See what Dr. Kumar had to say about the effects of the Amazon warehouse on the local business community in a

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

“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 desegregation and what happened when those efforts waned across the country.” As part of it’s story explaining why researchers suggest asking a different question related to the effects of school

My journey as a Business Gator

By Nelly Wilson, BSBA ’17, MS-ISOM ’19 I arrived as a freshman at the University of Florida in the fall of 2015, enrolled in the Warrington College of Business and excited to craft the next chapter of my life. My goals as a Gator were to grow and learn more about the world and myself, while exploring and discovering what I was really passionate about. Having earned an associate degree in high school through dual enrollment, I immediately jumped into my

Management and Information Systems & Operations Management PhD students honored with teaching awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ph.D. students Avinash Geda and Benny Cooper were awarded Warrington College of Business Ph.D. Teaching Awards for the spring 2018 and fall 2018 semesters, respectively. The award is presented by the Teaching & Learning Center at Warrington to recognize outstanding graduate student teaching and instructional innovation. The recipient for each semester is selected by the Warrington Teaching Committee. Geda is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Warrington’s Department of Information Systems & Operations Management. His research interests include

Master of International Business student receives UF Graduate Student Mentoring Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Sandy Liu (BSBA Information Systems and Operations Management ’18, MIB ’19) was one of six recipients of the University of Florida Graduate Student Mentoring Award presented at UF’s Graduate Student Research Day this week. The Graduate Student Mentoring Award, given by the UF Graduate School, is intended to reward graduate students who take time to help others succeed as graduate or undergraduate students or in K-12 classrooms. Liu mentors both graduate students in the Master of International

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

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 Professor Dr. Anuj Kumar and Duke University’s Sarique Hasan shows that parents of K-12 students are using school ratings to self-segregate, deepening the divide between rich and poor areas, in

Two Heavener students receive competitive Gilman Scholarship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Heavener School of Business students Alejandra Carrasquilla and Rahul Kheraj received the prestigious and competitive U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Carrasquilla (BABA ‘21) and Kheraj (BSBA ‘20) were selected to receive the Gilman Scholarship for the spring of 2019. The Gilman Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to the United States’ national security and economic

Information systems and operations management professor receives two awards for excellence in research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Liangfei Qiu, assistant professor in the department of information systems and operations management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, received not one, but two awards for distinction in research. Qiu received both the UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors and the Best Information Systems Research Reviewer Award. The UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors is awarded to a junior faculty member for their excellence in research. Specifically, it is awarded to assistant professors

Warrington professor receives prestigious INFORMS Information Systems Society Early Career Award

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 on a path towards making outstanding intellectual contributions to the information systems discipline. The Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award is given annually to a select few of information systems

Probabilistic selling a key for companies selling vertically differentiated products, UF Warrington study finds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  If you were in the process of booking a hotel room in Miami, but suddenly received a notification that you could potentially reserve a room with an ocean view while only paying the rate of a room with a view of the parking lot, would you be intrigued to learn more? This selling technique is called probabilistic selling, which works by offering consumers a predetermined product assortment (a room with a view of the ocean or a