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 […]

Digital blocks of information share data and break with traditional networks.

Blockchain: sharing data and breaking with traditional networks.

Blockchain as a technology is seeing tremendous innovation and is impacting almost all industries from supply chain to gaming and, perhaps the most recognizable, cryptocurrency. There are significant differences emerging in how it’s applied across different sectors, experts told FIU Business students during a lunch and learn session presented by the Department of Information Systems […]

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 […]

A "buzz" of bitcoin sparked FIU Business professor Subramanian's journey to blockchain expertise.

A “buzz” of bitcoin sparked FIU Business professor Subramanian’s journey to blockchain expertise.

Market efficiency and e-commerce transactions have always been among FIU Assistant Professor Hemang Subramanian’s enthusiasms. He was also a big fan of the Yellow Jackets, the football team of Georgia Tech, where Subramanian earned his PhD. Then, his two interests converged. “I was regularly attending football games, and would go and buy refreshments,” he said. “And […]

Bitcoin Basics And Beyond: FIU Business professor Hemang Subramanian explains their impact on trading and investments.

Bitcoin Basics And Beyond: FIU Business professor Hemang Subramanian explains their impact on trading and investments.

Bitcoin gripped the investing world in 2017 and its price increased by roughly 500 percent. In December 2017, Bitcoin hit a peak of almost $20,000. Since then, digital coins have lost $500 billion in value. On February 5th the biggest virtual currency sank to $6,933. How might we analyze Bitcoin’s impact going forward? We spoke to […]

Marakas family gift supports a new level of doctoral student collaboration at FIU Business.

Marakas family gift supports a new level of doctoral student collaboration at FIU Business.

Since his days as a doctoral student at FIU, George Marakas has seen magic happen when doctoral students from different disciplines get together: innovative scholarship, new ideas, and, in a nod to the Beatles, a “Lennon and McCartney” kind of creative energy. And, from his own experience, Marakas knows that these students benefit when they […]

As threats increase, FIU launches cybersecurity executive certificate.

As threats increase, FIU launches cybersecurity executive certificate.

With sophisticated hackers targeting everyone from Sony and Target to the Pentagon and State Department, the demand for skilled workers in cybersecurity has skyrocketed in recent years. To meet the growing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals in the U.S, Latin America and the Caribbean, FIU’s College of Business has collaborated with the Steven J. Green […]

FIU faculty leads first-of-its kind program for Cuban entrepreneurs.

FIU faculty leads first-of-its kind program for Cuban entrepreneurs.

A group of 15 small business owners from Cuba this week became the first cohort of InCubando@FIU, FIU’s first-ever customized program designed to sharpen the managerial skills and business savvy of young entrepreneurs from the island. During the six-week program, College of Business faculty will deliver courses in Spanish covering small business management, accounting and […]