What drives people to leave their homes, their families, their culture, and confront the struggles of immigration? Last summer, Seema Pissaris, FIU Business clinical professor of international business, tried to answer this very question as part of a small team helping Afghan migrants in Greece. Pissaris was a volunteer for Focus Humanitarian Assistance, a non-governmental […]
When should you buy your holiday gifts? A supply chain expert has advice
Shoppers should take a special strategic approach in 2021, says College of Business logistics guru Craig Austin. By David Drucker A supply chain expert has a warning for those putting off their Christmas shopping. “It used to be you could order around December 18 and still get your gifts,” says Craig Austin MBA ’98, an assistant teaching professor at FIU […]
FIU Business professor wins award at prestigious international case writing competition.
David Wernick, teaching professor of international business, and FIU Business doctoral student Siddharth Upadhyay have won third place in a new international case writing competition focused on creating more opportunities for students to study diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues. The competition was organized by the William Davidson Institute and the Ross School of Business at the University for Michigan. The […]
Women on corporate boards add innovative strategies, FIU Business research finds.
While women’s presence in corporate boardrooms has increased slowly, many are bringing innovation to firms’ business strategy and allocation of resources, looking at things differently and showing a willingness to take risks, new research from FIU Business reveals. Seema Pissaris, the FIU Business clinical professor of international business who conducted the study, found that women […]
FIU-led hurricane loss model recertified by the State of Florida.
The FIU-led Florida Public Hurricane Loss Model (FPHLM) was recertified by the State of Florida for the next two years. The $960,000 grant pays to update and run the existing program. A joint project with four other universities, the model is the State of Florida’s benchmark for evaluating the financial risks faced by insurance companies […]
$5.7 billion moved out of Northern Triangle countries by illicit financial flows in international trade, FIU Business research finds
Mispriced trade was a key driver of the $5.7 billion moved to the U.S. from the combined economies of Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras – countries, according to research from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business). Individuals or companies can move money out of a country, undetected, by undervaluing exports to a […]
Altria grant establishes FIU Business program to promote diversity and inclusion.
As part of its ongoing effort to combat structural racism, FIU Business has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Altria to establish a unique multi-platform program designed to train more inclusive leaders and further the goals of diversity and justice. The three-part project strives to open a conversation and programmatically address challenges of inclusion and […]
Information systems professors highlight technology’s role in women’s healthcare at international panel.
High quality data and health informatics are increasingly central to addressing complex women’s health issues. FIU Business professors Min Chen and Cynthia LeRouge shared several high impact examples with members of the Think Tank for Women in Business & Technology, held virtually on December 15, 2020. The international panel “Women’s Health: What Technologies Should We […]
Systems that use AI to match medications with patients can reduce prescription costs, FIU Business study reveals.
As the result of rising medication costs, patients often stop following medical treatment plans and fail to get better. Without detailed information, medical practitioners can do little to help. A recommender system, an emerging tool that uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify a medication that matches healthcare goals with the patient’s budget, could help […]
MIS Quarterly editor-in-chief, a member of the FIU Business Dean’s Circle of Distinguished Research Fellows, shares insights on publishing success.
Speaking from his experience as the editor-in-chief of a top journal in the information systems field, Arun Rai, a member of the FIU Business Dean’s Circle of Distinguished Research Fellows, guided FIU Business faculty members and PhD students through the fine points of successfully preparing research for publication. From formulating the correct research problem through […]