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 […]

Telemedicine promises accessibility and cost-savings in healthcare, FIU Business study reveals.

Telemedicine promises accessibility and cost-savings in healthcare, FIU Business study reveals.

As rising costs, physician shortages and patients’ demand for convenient services continue to strain today’s healthcare system, a telemedicine innovation promises to reduce that strain in real time, according to a new study from FIU Business. The study looked at Virtual Care Centers (VCC), which provide patient-initiated, on-demand primary and urgent care services for common […]

To soothe unhappy retail customers, match compensation to the in-store slight, study advises.

To soothe unhappy retail customers, match compensation to the in-store slight, study advises.

When Jayati Sinha tried to return an item at a major retailer, employees working at the counter maintained their conversation and paid no attention to her. “I waited for 15 minutes like I wasn’t there,” she recalled. As she grew increasingly impatient, she pondered: would she ever want to return to the store? And as […]

BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index: In Miami, it’s better to rent; if you’re in Chicago, time to buy.

BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index: In Miami, it’s better to rent; if you’re in Chicago, time to buy.

The pressure on the demand for homeownership is declining in major U.S. markets and competition for renting is growing, according to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index. The index reveals that during the second quarter of this year, 19 of the 23 markets tracked are well above their long-term buy […]

Timing manufacturing stocks delivers for hedge funds, a Florida International University study reveals

Timing manufacturing stocks delivers for hedge funds, a Florida International University study reveals

Hedge funds that time the market ahead of positive and negative news within the manufacturing industry outperform competitors, research from FIU Business finds. The study found that timing the market ahead of positive and negative news within specific industries, versus overall market timing, pays off for skilled hedge fund managers and, ultimately, their investors. The […]

Distinguished real estate research puts FIU Hollo School at top of international rankings.

Distinguished real estate research puts FIU Hollo School at top of international rankings.

For the fourth consecutive year, FIU Business’ Hollo School of Real Estate was ranked #1 in the U.S. and #2 globally by the Journal of Real Estate Literature. The Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) rankings highlight faculty and university contributions to the field of real estate research from 2014-2018. “The key to our continuous success […]

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 […]

Renting a home may be wiser than buying, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Renting a home may be wiser than buying, the latest BH&J Buy vs. Rent Index shows.

Demand for homeownership is still trending downward in major markets, the new Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals. Covering the second quarter of 2019, the index reveals that 19 of the 23 metropolitan markets tracked indicate slight to significant downward pressure on the demand for homeownership. The current index scores suggest […]

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, […]