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UF Warrington professor to research fairness in AI hiring practices thanks to National Science Foundation, Amazon award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, is among the recipients of a Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with Amazon. Wang and a team of investigators have been awarded nearly $1 million to establish machine learning as a pillar for design in automated personnel-selection systems used in human resource management. The NSF Program on Fairness in Artificial Intelligence in Collaboration with

Retire or keep working? The healthy answer isn’t that simple.

“Retire early and live longer? Or to stay healthy, work until you drop? If you search the internet for advice on how retirement may affect your health, you will probably come across both these statements,” writes Marta Zaraska of The Washington Post.  Zaraska turned to retirement researcher and Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair Mo Wang for insights on understanding these conflicting pieces of advice.  See what Wang had to say in this story from The Washington Post. 

Management professor elected president of premier industrial and organizational psychology organization

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Mo Wang, Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar, Management Department Chair and Director of the Human Resource Research Center, is bringing his leadership skills to the premier professional organization for the science and practice of industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology as the President-Elect of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Wang will serve as SIOP President from 2022-2023. “It is a great honor and recognition,” Wang said. “I look forward to this new opportunity to serve SIOP

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