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 […]

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 […]

Telemedicine promises to advance healthcare in Latin America, but faces systemic obstacles, research from FIU Business finds.

Telemedicine promises to advance healthcare in Latin America, but faces systemic obstacles, research from FIU Business finds.

Telemedicine holds great promise to address a wide range of health issues in Latin America. Yet in spite of its strong potential benefits, its use hasn’t reached broad national and regional levels. Research from FIU Business indicates that increased adoption of telemedicine – caring for patients remotely, often through a secure video connection – in […]

Health Information Exchanges can be valuable for both hospitals and patients, FIU Business study reveals.

Health Information Exchanges can be valuable for both hospitals and patients, FIU Business study reveals.

Hospitals participating in Health Information Exchanges (HIE) saw reduced 30-day readmission rates in heart attack patients, leading to cost-savings and improvements in patient care, FIU Business researchers found. The study, published in the February issue of Health Affairs, analyzed data from 160 Florida hospitals and found that HIE participants saw a 1.3 percent greater decline […]

South Florida housing market is stable but less healthy than in 2017, new Housing Health Index reveals.

South Florida housing market is stable but less healthy than in 2017, new Housing Health Index reveals.

Despite marked fluctuations and some ominous signs, the housing markets in Miami-Dade and Broward counties appeared relatively healthy during the fourth quarter of 2018, but less so than during the same period in 2017, according to the most recent Beracha Housing Health Index. “The market in Miami-Dade and Broward in general is expected to do […]

College of Business class sets students on the road to a happier life.

College of Business class sets students on the road to a happier life.

While most professors care about their students’ well being, it’s the rare faculty member who decides to make increasing students’ happiness her personal and professional mission. That’s what’s unique about Sungu Armagan, an FIU College of Business senior instructor known for her infectious smile and upbeat personality. When Armagan started teaching MBA courses, she saw […]

Housing market is healthy in South Florida, reveals Index out of FIU Business

Housing market is healthy in South Florida, reveals Index out of FIU Business

Despite marked fluctuations and some ominous signs, the housing market in Miami-Dade and Broward counties appeared relatively healthy during the third quarter of 2018, according to the most recent Beracha Housing Health Index. In each county, the index suggests what is likely to happen to home pricing in the next year for single-family and condominiums, […]

Buyer’s market slowly making gains in Miami, BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Buyer’s market slowly making gains in Miami, BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Miami, one of the hottest real estate markets in the U.S., is moving slowly back into home-ownership territory, indicating that buying a home may beat renting, according to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index. Published quarterly, the index is produced by Eli Beracha and William Hardin, professors at FIU’s Hollo […]

Pink alone isn’t enough: FIU Business study shows breast cancer survivors want authentic action from brands.

Pink alone isn’t enough: FIU Business study shows breast cancer survivors want authentic action from brands.

The overabundance of pink ribbons, breast cancer-focused marketing campaigns and cause-branded products is often seen by breast cancer survivors as simply money-making efforts, research from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) finds. These initiatives intensify during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) in October. For the study, to be published in Health Marketing […]