Warrington in the News Articles: page 2

It’s no secret that Warrington faculty are internationally renowned for their innovative research. The media looks to our scholars for insights and impactful news. See below where our faculty are featured in the news.

Naz Erenguc

UF MBA Director of Admissions Naz Erenguc and BluePearl Pet Hospital COO and alumnus Da Chang (MBA ’19) share insights for this story focused on if applying to only one business school is an appropriate choice for MBA applicants.

Know when to apply to only one business school

U.S. News & World Report
Jay Ritter

Some 97% of shares in the SPAC set up by Primavera Capital were redeemed, as investors asked for their capital back instead of staying on board for the merger with Lanvin. Investors overall have turned away from SPAC listings, leading to high redemption rates. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares insights.

Lanvin Group shares plunged 25% in their trading debut

Jay Ritter

Research data from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story about KKR’s SPAC, which debuted during the go-go year of 2020 ahead of increased regulatory scrutiny and tighter credit conditions.

KKR Acquisition Holding to liquidate as the latest SPAC melts down

Ted Kury

The country faces a scary reality after thousands of people in North Carolina lost power due to a “deliberate” attack over the weekend where gunfire damaged two electrical substations.

“There’s no way to completely protect the infrastructure,” Director of Energy Studies at the Public Utility Research Center at the University of Florida Ted Kury said.

But there are additional measures utilities can take to prepare, Kury explains.

Expert shares how local utilities can protect electrical infrastructure against threats

Jinhong Xie

More than a quarter of vacuum cleaners sold on Amazon have at some point pretended to offer a discount when they had actually just increased the price, according to new research from Jinhong Xie, JCPenney Eminent Scholar.

Score a discount on Amazon? You might’ve unwittingly paid more.

UF News
Jay Ritter

The fragmented leadership of the partners and various affiliates makes EY’s divestiture more complicated than recent spin-offs like those of General Electric Co. and Johnson & Johnson, said Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar at the University of Florida.

“That’s where you’ve got the complications, where it’s going to take a lot longer than for a typical company,” Ritter said of the firm’s likely IPO.

Read more insights from Ritter in this story from Bloomberg Tax.

EY Leaves Key Issues of Split Undecided as 2023 Vote Approaches

Bloomberg Tax
Mo Wang

Positive interventions that distract us from difficult tasks actually help to reduce our stress levels, according to new research co-authored by Mo Wang, Associate Dean for Research and Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar.

Why silly distractions at work can actually be good for you

Brian Swider, Joyce Bono, Klodiana Lanaj and Mo Wang.

Where, when and how we work may never return to pre-pandemic norms. Artificial intelligence and demographic shifts will reshape our careers. And we’ll need to tend to ourselves and each other to ward off burnout and grow as workers and leaders. That’s what we heard when we asked for advice and predictions from University of Florida management faculty — the country’s top management department in publications per capita in a 2021 Texas A&M/University of Georgia research productivity ranking.

The faculty’s shift toward envisioning the long-term impact of pandemic-era disruptions is a natural extension of their research, says Warrington College of Business Dean Saby Mitra, who calls their work “very applicable to people’s daily lives.”

The Future of Work

UF Research
Jay Ritter and Minmo Gahng

A paper by Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter, Ph.D. student Minmo Gahng and alumnus Donghang Zhang informs this story about how blank-check vehicles are running out of time to close mergers, costing sponsors dearly. Given that SPACs offer no benefits to most investors either, they may have little reason to stick around.

SPAC sponsors used to win at investors’ expense. Now both are losing.

The Wall Street Journal
Jay Ritter

IPOs this year slowed to a trickle after banner years in 2020 and 2021, when companies pushed through the pandemic and took advantage of an emerging world of remote work and play and an economy flush with government-backed funds.

Data compiled by Jay Ritter, an IPO expert and Cordell Eminent Scholar, shows there were 123 tech IPOs last year, compared with an average of 38 a year between 2010 and 2020.

Tech’s reality check: How the industry lost $7.4 trillion in one year