Information Systems and Operations Management Articles: page 4

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

How valuable are online product recommendations?

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 original shirt you were looking at because of these recommendations? Every major e-commerce site uses product recommendations. According to McKinsey&Company’s retail report, 35 percent of what consumers purchase on Amazon and

Five visions for the future of shopping

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 of boosting their online sales could actually have the opposite effect. Read more from UF News about Kumar’s research as well as five ways he suggests brick-and-mortar retailers can keep

Using big data to improve business performance

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 Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (ISOM), along with ISOM Ph.D. alumnus Brent Kitchens (currently a faculty member at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce), have created

ISOM professor’s work selected as finalist for INFORMS best paper award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – American Economic Institutions Professor Dr. Praveen A. Pathak’s paper “The Impact of Automation of Systems on Medical Errors: Evidence from Field Research” was chosen as a finalist in the INFORMS-Industry Studies Association’s Best Paper Competition. The paper, co-authored by Dr. Ravi Aron, Assistant Professor at The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School; Dr. Shantanu Dutta, Chair in Marketing at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California; and Dr. Ramkumar Janakiraman, Assistant Professor of Marketing

UF Information Systems researchers ranked third in Western Hemisphere

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A recent study published by the Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems ranked the University of Florida the third-most productive in the North and South America region. The study revealed the contributions and publications of academic scholars from 2003 to 2007 in the information system journals Decision Support Systems and Information and Management. Productivity was measured by an adjusted count of publications produced. UF was third with 11.17 trailing only Arizona (1st, 17.47) and