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 […]

U.S. News Ranks FIU’s Undergraduate International Business Program No. 2 in the Nation

Two FIU Business professors elected as AIB fellows, select group of distinguished scholars

Two additional professors from FIU Business have been elected as Academy of International Business (AIB) fellows. Sumit Kundu, holder of the James K. Batten Eminent Scholar Chair in International Business and associate dean, international programs; and William Newburry, chair of the Department of International Business and Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business, were notified of […]

Coronavirus outbreak disrupts global supply chain and recovery remains distant.

Coronavirus outbreak disrupts global supply chain and recovery remains distant.

The rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak has exposed the vulnerability of global supply chains, increasing the risk of a severe economic impact on international commerce as well as inventory challenges and production delays. The red flag now should be for organizations that have operations or production centers in some of the sections of China with the […]