Renting a home may be wiser than buying, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Renting a home may be wiser than buying, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Demand for homeownership is still trending downward in major markets, the new Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals. Covering the second quarter of 2019, the index reveals that 19 of the 23 metropolitan markets tracked indicate slight to significant downward pressure on the demand for homeownership. The current index scores suggest […]

Are managers too busy to be fair? Probably, an FIU Business study reveals.

Are managers too busy to be fair? Probably, an FIU Business study reveals.

Employees often complain that managers don’t treat them fairly, meet with them, listen to their concerns, or update them about decisions. New research from FIU Business finds that “unfairness” may be less about bosses being biased and more about them lacking time to juggle multiple competing priorities. “Sometimes they’re just too busy,” said Ravi Gajendran, […]

Deterrence-based audit policies can help reduce excess costs in healthcare, FIU Business research finds.

Deterrence-based audit policies can help reduce excess costs in healthcare, FIU Business research finds.

Skyrocketing spending and excess costs in the healthcare industry can be reduced by deterrence-driven algorithms, innovative auditing methods that focus on increasing overall deterrence of waste and abuse in the long run. FIU Business research found that these are based on the concept of “sentinel effect” by which, once a set of practitioners is audited, […]

FIU Business partners with Georgetown University for international business and public policy program.

FIU Business partners with Georgetown University for international business and public policy program.

FIU Business has entered into an academic partnership with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business to deliver a specialized International Business and Public Policy Program. The five-day program is designed to provide executives and other professionals with the tools they need to navigate the influence and impact of U.S. governmental policies, programs and regulations on […]

Demand for homeownership is falling in major markets, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Demand for homeownership is falling in major markets, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

If you’re looking to build wealth, renting a home may be wiser than buying, the new Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals. Covering the first quarter of 2019, the index reveals that 19 of the 23 metropolitan markets tracked indicate slight to significant downward pressure on the demand for homeownership. Published […]

Positive and objective information are key for online petitions, FIU Business study reveals.

Positive and objective information are key for online petitions, FIU Business study reveals.

Whether they support a cause or a candidate, online petitions must have a positive tone in their messages and move away from complaining and moralizing in order to succeed, research from FIU Business finds. “Today, campaign messages are overwhelmingly negative, but people don’t like negative messages, and these reduce the chance for actual success of […]

Digital blocks of information share data and break with traditional networks.

Blockchain: sharing data and breaking with traditional networks.

Blockchain as a technology is seeing tremendous innovation and is impacting almost all industries from supply chain to gaming and, perhaps the most recognizable, cryptocurrency. There are significant differences emerging in how it’s applied across different sectors, experts told FIU Business students during a lunch and learn session presented by the Department of Information Systems […]

Telecommuting positively impacts job performance, FIU Business study reveals.

Telecommuting contributes to improved job performance for employees in complex jobs, allowing them to benefit from fewer interruptions common in an office setting, research from FIU Business finds. Overall, telecommuting has little negative impact on performance, even in jobs that require frequent interaction and communication with others. “We find that for most job characteristics we […]