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How self-reflection energizes leaders

Squeezing the Orange of Social Science podcast hosts Professor Dan Cable and comedian Akin Omobitan are joined by author and leadership mentor Terence Mauri. Together, the trio squeeze a research paper by Martin L. Schaffel Professor Klodiana Lanaj, W.A. McGriff, III Professor Amir Erez and Trevor Foulk (Ph.D. ’17) of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business that scientifically finds measurable methods by which leaders can better harness their energy and be more influential at work. Listen in on

Keeping up with the Joneses: New research finds executives accept positions that enhance social status rather than increase pay

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It’s been said that you’re only as good as the company you keep. With that in mind, it would be safe to say that if Apple’s Tim Cook, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett or Amazon’s Jeff Bezos were your peers, you could count yourself among the leaders of some of the world’s top companies. With a combined net worth of over $217 billion, it’s also safe to say that you could also count yourself among the richest leaders

New research finds student loan debt hinders students’ chances at securing a full-time job upon graduation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In 2020, student loan debt in the United States hit a record high of $1.56 trillion. With the average student loan debt at almost $33,000, it’s no surprise that previous studies have found there are significant long-term consequences of student loan debt, like delaying the transition to adulthood and homeownership. In order to curb the crushing feeling student loan debt brings, many students focus their efforts on finding a well-paying job after graduation. However, having student loan

“I am not a crook”: How companies can respond when a partner is embroiled in scandal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Watergate. The Iran-Contra Affair. Monica Lewinsky. Political scandals like these are rooted deep in the minds of Americans across generations. With new ones coming to light even now, like potential insider trading among U.S. Senators amid the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s no surprise that in 2018, 75 percent of voters indicated that corruption in politics was their top concern in the then-upcoming election cycle.   The American people shouldn’t be the only ones concerned, though. Businesses can be just

On Apple’s ‘Batterygate’: Why settling for $500 million is the wrong move

Apple recently settled a class-action lawsuit over 2017’s Batterygate, a lawsuit that was filed when Apple’s software updates resulted in the throttling of iPhones with older batteries, in effect slowing down older models, leading users to believe that they needed to replace their phones. Read more about how Warrington professor Dr. Larry DiMatteo’s recent paper was highlighted by Forbes in this recent article about Batterygate.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket: New research highlights the pitfalls of business dependence on government contracts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If you’re one of the millions of Americans preparing to file your taxes, you might be wondering, how is the government planning on spending my money? Of the estimated $1.8 trillion that the federal government is projected to receive from income taxes in 2020, about $550 billion goes to paying for goods and services provided by businesses through contracts with the government. These goods and services range broadly – your money could be used to purchase telecommunications

Management professor’s paper named third most popular of the decade

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A research paper by Dr. Joyce Bono, W.A. McGriff, III Professor, was named among the most popular articles of the past ten years by Nonprofit Management & Leadership. From 2010-2019, “Sources of volunteer motivation: Transformational leadership and personal motives influence volunteer outcomes” was cited 33 times per year, making it the No. 3 article on the list. Nonprofit Leadership & Management’s list established the 15 most popular articles published in the journal between 2010 and 2019 by

Warrington management department ranked No. 4 in research productivity per capita

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Department of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business ranked No. 4 for research productivity per capita in the 2019 Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. “I am really proud of our department’s prolific work,” said Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair, Department of Management Chair and Director of the Human Resource Research Center. “Compared to our peers, we are a rather small department, but we have world-class productivity.”

Warrington management professor named among 30 thinkers to watch

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Klodiana Lanaj, Martin L. Schaffel Professor in the University of Florida Warrington College of Business’ Department of Management, was named among a list of 30 worldwide thinkers to watch in the coming year as a member of Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2020. Thinkers50 Radar is produced annually and features the top 30 emerging management and business thinkers whose ideas are likely to make lasting contributions to how organizations are managed and led. Thinkers50 Radar brings an

The Business of…Valentine’s Day gifts

Business principles are prevalent throughout almost all industries that impact your life. We decided to take a look at how business leaders implement these principles in their companies and how academic experts explain the impact business principles have on the decisions business leaders make. From real-world practice to years of study, our experts break down the business of everything you’ve wanted to know about. Love is in the air this month, and with it comes gift giving. Read on to