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FIU Business Dean Li featured on international panels to address COVID-19 business school readiness.

No one was prepared for the shutdown when COVID-19 hit U.S. shores. Yet the response of Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) was more nimble than many other schools, said FIU Business Dean Joanne Li, because robust online options have long been a dynamic element of its programs. Li made her remarks during […]

FIU Business professor Antoinette Smith receives MBAF Professorship in Accounting.

Antoinette Smith, professor in the School of Accounting, has been awarded the Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra (MBAF) Professorship in Accounting at FIU Business. She’s the first woman professor at FIU Business to hold this professorship and recognition for her research productivity. In 2019, Smith became the first Black woman to receive full professorship in the School of […]

Renting a home is better than buying as home price levels increase, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Renting a home is better than buying as home price levels increase, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

The cost of homeownership is outpacing the cost of renting in major markets, according to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, and making renting more affordable. In the first quarter of 2020, renting was a smarter choice in cities across the Southeast, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest. The current index includes only the […]

Lessons from the “real world”: failure delivers important lessons.

Across the business landscape, the dynamics of change are in command. Once successful strategies have ground to a halt, consumers are increasingly specific about what they want, and start-ups are revolutionizing markets. “Everything has been turned upside down,” said Paolo Zottolo, a Brazilian entrepreneur who served as CEO of Philips in Brazil and Nivea Latin […]

Building redundancies can help businesses rebound in a global crisis

Building redundancies can help businesses rebound in a global crisis

The fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic emphasized that global businesses need to be more resilient in their international production structures. Few businesses are prepared to deal with the unexpected, according to a new paper from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business). Researchers found that strategies that favor redundancies in the configuration of assets across a […]

Arun Rai

World leading information systems scholar inducted into dean’s circle of distinguished research fellows at FIU Business

Arun Rai, one of the world’s leading scholars in the field of information systems, has been inducted as a member of the Dean’s Circle of Distinguished Research Fellows at FIU Business. The Dean’s Distinguished Research Fellow initiative promotes collaboration between FIU Business faculty and students and the world’s top scholars in pursuit of relevant and […]

Supply chains and the coronavirus: why are shelves empty? Insight from FIU Business.

Supply chains and the coronavirus: why are shelves empty? Insight from FIU Business.

As U.S. shoppers, panicked by COVID-19, have stockpiled food, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, meats and other essentials, retailers are still unable to keep enough merchandise on their shelves. The coronavirus pandemic has strained supply chains like never before. “The excessively high demand at the retail level sucked up all the inventory available in the chain […]