David Wernick, teaching professor of international business, and FIU Business doctoral student Siddharth Upadhyay have won third place in a new international case writing competition focused on creating more opportunities for students to study diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues. The competition was organized by the William Davidson Institute and the Ross School of Business at the University for Michigan. The […]
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Women on corporate boards add innovative strategies, FIU Business research finds.
While women’s presence in corporate boardrooms has increased slowly, many are bringing innovation to firms’ business strategy and allocation of resources, looking at things differently and showing a willingness to take risks, new research from FIU Business reveals. Seema Pissaris, the FIU Business clinical professor of international business who conducted the study, found that women […]
Students overcome pandemic’s challenges to grant a “Wish” – and learn a lesson.
In a year marked by isolation and crisis, a class taught by Donald Roomes, an FIU Business teaching professor of international business, brought over 125 students together to raise over $9,000, funding a dream for a local wish child with a critical illness. Each year, Roomes’ class delivers lessons in creating, managing, and evaluating a […]
The Bandhwari Women’s Project: changing the world, one stitch at a time.
Thanks to an innovative microenterprise initiative spearheaded by FIU business students, an elementary school in a poor Indian village near New Delhi now has drinking water and flush toilets. The donation of the new water pump was made possible from the sale of fashionable tote bags crafted from repurposed silk sari fabric. The sale of […]
FIU Business team selected as finalists at National Black MBA Association Graduate Case Competition.
A team of four MBA students representing FIU Business was chosen as one of seven finalists at the National Black MBA Association’s (NBMBAA) annual Graduate Case Competition, placing among the top tier of 33 distinguished university teams at the virtual event. The 2020 competition required that students analyze a case by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and […]
FIU Business ranked No. 2 by U.S. News for second consecutive year.
The undergraduate international business program at FIU Business has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. This is the sixth consecutive year that the program at FIU Business has been ranked in the Top 10 by U.S. News. The ranking is based on the college’s national and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Masa’s folly: How WeWork differs from Uber and Airbnb.
By now, anyone interested in venture capital and initial public offerings has heard about Masayoshi Son’s losses in Uber and his folly in investing in WeWork at the valuation that he did. This newest investing star appears to be flaming out in his $2 billion investment in WeWork at a valuation of $47 billion when […]