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 […]

Insurance industry CEO pay tied more closely to firm performance following the financial crisis.

Insurance industry CEO pay tied more closely to firm performance following the financial crisis.

Compensation packages for insurance industry CEOs changed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, with bonuses reduced and other incentives increased, according to a new study from FIU Business. Total CEO compensation was positively related to return on assets (ROA) and firm size both before and after the financial crisis, the study found. However, […]

FIU Business Dean Joanne Li, three FIU alumni named 2020 South Florida Influential Business Women.

FIU Business Dean Joanne Li, three FIU alumni named 2020 South Florida Influential Business Women.

Joanne Li, dean of FIU College of Business (FIU Business), has been selected as a 2020 Influential Business Women honoree by the South Florida Business Journal, one of a select group of women from throughout South Florida to receive the prestigious annual honor. Since her 2017 arrival at FIU, Li, who also holds the Ryder […]

Housing in South Florida is more affordable relative to income, BH&J index reveals.

Housing in South Florida is more affordable relative to income, BH&J index reveals.

The price of homes in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties continues to decline in terms of both property price relative to household income and mortgage payment as a percentage of income, according to the latest BH&J Housing Affordability Index from Florida International University’s College of Business and Florida Atlantic University. The report brings good […]

SEOs increase stock price volatility and reduce profit predictability, Florida International University study reveals.

SEOs increase stock price volatility and reduce profit predictability, Florida International University study reveals.

The lack of post-SEO consensus among investors makes a stock price increasingly volatile and can result in bad news for shareholders, according to a new study from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business). But rather than live with volatility, investors can—and should—demand more disclosure from companies, and companies should proactively provide greater clarity […]