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Leaders: Looking for more energy at work? Try writing about yourself

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  For those in leadership roles, reaching for a sugary soda or double-shot of espresso might be how they attempt to increase their waning energy each day at work. However, new research from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida suggests that there is an easier and healthier alternative to helping leaders stay energetic and engaged at work – writing down what they think makes them a good leader. With the significant demands and responsibilities

Agree to Disagree: Why Teams Perform Better with Divergent Perspectives

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Team members aren’t always going to agree with leaders’ goals and strategies — but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In certain circumstances, having disagreement among teams, and the discourse that this disagreement elicits, can translate into success for certain types of teams who are tackling complex problems, according to researchers from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business, and Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College

Who has the advantage when starting a business – younger or older entrepreneurs?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As entrepreneurship continues to grow in the United States, scholars have questioned if there is an age that gives entrepreneurs a better chance at success. Of the estimated 27 million entrepreneurs in the United States today, are those that are younger or older have the advantage when it comes to starting a business? According to new research from Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar and Professor of Management at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, and

Warrington research shows reflecting on work reinforces employee resilience to burnout

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  As concern over employee health and well-being continues to grow among businesses across the world, new research from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida suggests that simply talking about how employees are doing at work at the end of each day contributes to employee resilience to burnout. Management Ph.D. Candidate Yifan Song, along with colleagues from Tel Aviv University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and University of Haifa, proposed in a new paper published

Warrington Management Department ranked No. 1 in research productivity per capita

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Management Department at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business ranked No. 1 for research productivity per capita in the Texas A&M/University of Georgia Rankings of Management Department Research Productivity. Warrington’s Management Department was the top-ranked group for its production of research per capita in 2016 out of 95 public and private universities, including the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University and Duke University. Texas A&M and the University of Georgia’s rankings are

Late-night smartphone use has detrimental effects on next-day work productivity

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Staying up late to work on your smartphone has negative effects on your productivity the next day, a recent University of Florida study shows. Klodiana Lanaj, an assistant professor of management at the Warrington College of Business Administration, and co-researchers Christopher M. Barnes (University of Washington) and Russell E. Johnson (Michigan State University) found that continuing to work on a smartphone after 9 p.m. increased the likelihood that an employee would be less engaged at work the

Doctoral student receives prominent academic fellowship

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Le (Betty) Zhou, a doctoral student in the Management Department at the Warrington College of Business Administration’s Hough Graduate School of Business, has been named the recipient of the 2013-14 Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship in Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology sponsored by the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO). The Crawford Fellowship is one of the most coveted financial grants in the fields of human resources and organizational behavior. The Crawford Fellowship has been awarded annually since 1998 to a

Wang earns Early Career Contribution award from APA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Mo Wang, an Associate Professor of Management and Co-Director of the Human Resource Research Center at the Warrington College of Business Administration, was awarded the 2013 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology in the area of applied research. The award recognizes excellent young psychologists who received doctoral degrees during and since 2003. Dr. Wang will receive the award at the APA Convention July 31 to August 4 in Honolulu,

Emerson appointed Editor of American Business Law Journal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Huber Hurst Professor of Business Law Robert Emerson was appointed Editor of the American Business Law Journal. Emerson will serve a five-year term overseeing management and publication of the Journal among other duties. In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal in the final year of his term, Emerson will serve on the Executive Committee of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. The American Business Law Journal, founded in 1962, is the premier blind reviewed

Kraft named to AACSB committee to analyze management education

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. John Kraft, Dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration, has been named to an AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) Blue Ribbon Committee designed to revise the standards of management education. The committee is comprised of 22 leading university educators from across the globe. The committee’s objective is to “evaluate the state of readiness of AACSB’s accreditation standards and processes to ensure the alignment of business practice and management education…set appropriate