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 […]

Remote learning and the coronavirus: what you need to know.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the academic reality for students across the U.S., abruptly driving them into digitally enhanced forms of learning, away from face-to-face contact with faculty, other students and on-campus facilities. What does that mean for higher education? Although the trend of online classes has been on the rise, the range of student reactions […]

Competitive landscape requires vertical and shared leadership to thrive.

Competitive landscape requires vertical and shared leadership to thrive.

Steering a business that’s faced with increasing competition requires strong leadership as well as innovation and creativity. But the strategy for success can’t depend on one leader as the sole hero. It requires BOTH top-down and team shared leadership. New research from Nathan Hiller, associate professor of global leadership and management at FIU Business, finds […]

A true look at authenticity at work requires a multi-faceted focus, FIU Business study reveals.

A true look at authenticity at work requires a multi-faceted focus, FIU Business study reveals.

Is authenticity truly beneficial in the workplace? Are places of work conducive to employee authenticity?  Not for everyone, research from FIU Business finds. “The main insight: we caution this notion of encouraging everyone to be authentic,” said Brooke Buckman, assistant professor of global leadership and management at FIU Business. “In a lot of instances being […]

Are managers too busy to be fair? Probably, an FIU Business study reveals.

Are managers too busy to be fair? Probably, an FIU Business study reveals.

Employees often complain that managers don’t treat them fairly, meet with them, listen to their concerns, or update them about decisions. New research from FIU Business finds that “unfairness” may be less about bosses being biased and more about them lacking time to juggle multiple competing priorities. “Sometimes they’re just too busy,” said Ravi Gajendran, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Juan Sanchez

Global Leadership and Management: Preparing future leaders for next-generation workplaces.

With internationally-recognized faculty and top-ranked academic programs, the new Global Leadership and Management department (GLAM) has a clear mission: preparing students to lead and manage next generation workplaces. Previously part of the Department of Management and International Business, GLAM will leverage the expertise of its faculty to equip students with both specific skills and theoretical […]