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Research Roundup: Innovative ideas from Warrington in 2019-2020

Over the 2019-2020 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. Warrington faculty had 128 papers accepted or published in the 2019-2020 academic year, including:

What’s the best way to manage a multi-generational workforce? Not by managing based on generation, researchers warn

Scroll through news headlines and social media alike, and you’ll find references to plenty of stereotypes about different generations, from Baby Boomers characterized as out of touch with the modern world to Millennials described as entitled and lazy. The prevalence of these stereotypes and other generalizations about generations has become a popular topic among managers who are looking for insights into managing an increasingly diverse workforce. Should they consider spending more time helping Baby Boomers with technology or do they

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

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.”

UF Warrington management department highlights new research at co-hosted conference with Shanghai Jiao Tong University

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In early summer 2019, the University of Florida Warrington College of Business’ Department of Management worked with faculty from one of China’s most prestigious universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, to co-organize a workshop highlighting recent research advancements in the management field. The workshop, titled Advancements in Organization and Management Research, was hosted at Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Antai College of Economics and Management over two days this May. More than fifty scholars from across China joined Warrington

Warrington management department ranked No. 1 in research productivity per capita for a second time

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Once again, 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 research productivity per capita in 2018 out of 74 public and private universities, besting institutions like the University of Michigan, Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University and Yale University. Overall, the Warrington management department was

‘Striving for innovation’ at your company? Be careful – it might be harmful to your employees

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If you look at the mission statements of some of the world’s top companies, you’ll find a familiar word throughout many – innovation. While it is understood that innovation is beneficial by helping businesses reach goals and drive success, new research suggests there is a caveat to innovative behavior – it can have negative effects on employees. “Our findings provide evidence that promoting innovative behavior has important costs,” write researchers Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair at

Faculty News Roundup: Warrington professors’ successes in 2017-2018

Over the 2017-2018 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 like cryptocurrency, energy, leadership, IPOs, brick-and-mortar retail stores and entrepreneurship, Warrington faculty members continued to elevate the college into one of the most respected in the world.   Warrington faculty had 176

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 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