FIU Business

FIU Business welcomes seven new faculty across four academic departments for Fall 2020.

FIU Business welcomed seven new faculty members across four academic departments for fall 2020, strengthening its position as a leader in business education and research. Michael (Minye) Tang has joined the FIU Business as an assistant professor of accounting. Tang, who earned his PhD from the University of Rochester, was previously an assistant professor of […]

Juan Sanchez

FIU Business management professor contributes to analysis of COVID-19’s impact on disability benefits.

Professor Juan Ignacio Sanchez, Knight-Ridder Eminent Chair in Management, is working alongside the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on an in-depth analysis of COVID-19’s impact on U.S. employment disability rates. The NAS’ Standing Committee for the U.S. Social Security Administration Disability Programs, of which Sanchez is a member, was tasked by the U.S. House Ways […]

FIU College of Business

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 […]

FIU College of Business

FIU Business Professors Join Select Group of Distinguished International Business Scholars

Two additional professors from FIU Business have been inducted 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 inducted as […]

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 […]