Information Systems and Operations Management Articles: page 3

Brick and mortar “showrooms”? How stores can survive in the digital age

By Anuj Kumar, Mathery Professor of Information Systems, and Amit Mehra, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Jindal School of Management, University of Texas – Dallas Popular stores such as Macy’s, Old Navy, Gap, Kohl’s, and American Apparel have closed hundreds of stores in the past few years. Given the rapid rate of store closures, the future of physical retail is in question. How can brick and mortar stores compete with online retailers like Amazon? As it turns out, deciding to

Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2018-2019

Over the 2018-2019 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 in the world. Warrington faculty had 150 papers accepted or published in the 2018-19

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

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 research that showcases how wealthy, educated families are using school ratings to self-segregate, deepening the divide between rich and poor areas, in their quest to get their children into the

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