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  • Amit Joshi Interviewed on my65
    Amit Joshi, Ph.D. Amit Joshi, Ph.D. was interviewed by Fox 35/my65's John Brown on various  topics, including social media and movies to the stock price impact on marketing.
  • Bill Steiger Highlights Professional Selling Program at Dean’s Luncheon
    To promote thought leadership in the UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness), Dean Paul Jarley hosts a monthly luncheon, gathering faculty from various departments to discuss events in the college. February’s guest speaker was Bill Steiger, coordinator of the Professional Selling Program. The Professional Selling Program is a selective degree track within the Department of…
  • Asking economists: How will the economy grow?
      Sean Snaith, Ph.D. "The government has said that the U.S. economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, or GDP, grew at an annual rate of 2.4 percent in 2014, up from 2.2 percent in 2013. In the first quarter 2015 Bankrate Economic Indicator survey of leading economists, we asked: At what rate do…
  • WFTV Channel 9: Removing Bias from the Promotion Process
      Benjamin Rockmore, Ph.D. 9 Investigates discovered Sanford police officers competing for a promotion won’t be evaluated by their boss. The city is spending thousands of dollars to hire an outside firm to decide who will become sergeant or lieutenant. “We put everyone on the same playing field. If you study for the test, if…

Latest Research

  • Behavioral ethics: New frontiers
      Marshall Schminke, Ph.D. Ethics has emerged as one of the most critical issues facing organizations and the people who work in them. Ethics scandals plague not only profit-seeking organizations, but those with political, religious, athletic, environmental, and social goals as well. Scholarly interest in ethical issues has grown in recent years, with numerous new…
  • Better than ever? Employee reactions to ethical failures in organizations, and the ethical recovery paradox
      Maureen Ambrose, Ph.D. This research examines organizational attempts to recover internally from ethical failures witnessed by employees. Drawing on research on service failure recovery, relationship repair, and behavioral ethics, we investigate how witnessing unethical acts in an organization impacts employees and their relationship with their organization. In two studies—one in the lab and one…
  • The 52-Week High Strategy Momentum and Overreaction in Large Firm Stocks
      Ray Sturm, Ph.D. Prior studies have documented momentum profits to stock portfolios formed from 52-week highs in prices. This article primarily examines the pattern of returns to portfolios formed from other highs besides the 52-week high and from the time interval between current prices and the prior high. This study finds evidence suggesting that…

Faculty News

Maureen Ambrose, Ph.D.
Michael Caputo, Ph.D.
  • Foundations of Dynamic Economics Analysis: Optimal Control Theory and Applications
    Cambridge University Press
Melissa Frye, Ph.D.
  • Incentive Compensation for Bank Directors: The Impact of Deregulation
    Corporate Governance: Implications for Financial Services Firms, Conference Proceedings for the 39th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago).
Vladimir Gatchev, Ph.D.
  • Wanna Dance? How Firms and Underwriters Choose Each Other
    (with C. Fernando and P. Spindt), Journal of Finance (2005)
  • Stock Market Liquidity and Firm Dividend Policy
    (with S. Banerjee and P. Spindt), Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (2007)
Richard Hofler, Ph.D.
  • Dividend Policy and Institutional Ownership: Empirical Evidence using a Propensity Score Matching Estimator
    (with Julie Elston and Junsoo Lee), Journal of Accounting and Finance, forthcoming, accepted February 2012
  • Count Data Stochastic Frontier Models, with an application to the patents-R&D Relationship
    (with Eduardo Fe), Journal of Productivity Analysis, Vol. 39, No. 3, June 2013, 271-284.
  • A Method for Understanding Some Consequences of Bringing Patient-Generated Data into Health Care Delivery
    (with Duane Steward), Medical Decision Making, Vol. 30, No. 4, July/August 2010, E1-E13.
Amit Joshi, Ph.D.
  • WESH 2: Olympics issues trademark warning to businesses
    The sixth day of Olympic competition is underway in Rio de Janeiro, and no matter the location of the event, the iconic Olympic rings are seen everywhere. They can be seen all over the broadcast and on logos, but if anyone tries to use those rings, or any other Olympic symbol, they should be aware that it could get them into legal trouble. For the Olympic athletes, winning gold comes from a lifetime of hard work. For some businesses, though, all it takes is a sign.
  • Amit Joshi Interviewed on my65
    Amit Joshi, Ph.D. Amit Joshi, Ph.D. was interviewed by Fox 35/my65's John Brown on various  topics, including social media and movies to the stock price impact on marketing.
  • Super Bowl advertisers may resort to ‘guerrilla’ means to get eyes
      Amit Joshi, Ph.D. In the high-stakes battle between advertisers at this year’s Super Bowl, top corporate brands such as Budweiser, Doritos and Pepsi are once again spending record amounts for precious time during Sunday’s big game. But some researchers and advertising veterans say a more low-key guerrilla marketing campaign might be a better option…
Richard Lapchick, Ph.D.
  • ESPN.com: NFL continues to make progress toward equality
    Our students in the DeVos Sports Business Management Graduate Program at the University of Central Florida were in the NFL league office two weeks ago. Leading off in an array of leaders from various departments to meet the students, commissioner Roger Goodell spent considerable time answering questions. He started by saying, "I met Richard Lapchick…
  • Racism still evident in sports world
      Richard Lapchick, Ph.D. 2014 has been a year of intense discussion about race in America. The shootings of unarmed African-Americans by police and the subsequent grand jury decisions in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner on Staten Island, New York, have set off a series of debates about the…
  • Sport in Society: Equal Opportunity or Business as Usual?
    Published Book
Carolyn Massiah, Ph.D.
Thomas O’Neal, Ph.D.
  • The Business and Governance of College Sport: Practical Strategies for Thought Leaders in Athletics and Higher Education to Improve the Overall Student-Athlete Experience
    Recent discussions amongst scholars and practitioners with respect to current issues in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college athletics have focused on areas such as the widespread commercialization of amateur sports, consistent corruption within athletics departments at NCAA member institutions, extensive exploitation of student-athletes, and the necessity of a “pay for play” employee compensation model for student-athletes (Benedict & Keteyian, 2014; Branch, 2011; Huma & Staurowsky, 2012; Nocera & Strauss, 2016; Southall & Staurowsky, 2013; Staurowsky et al., 2015). However, there has been minimal scholarly and industry discourse on how to leverage some of the revenues generated at the NCAA, conference, and individual athletics program levels in order to develop innovative and sustainable higher education solutions that would prepare all student-athletes for career and personal success after participation in college athletics.
Sean Robb, Ph.D.
Marshall Schminke, Ph.D.
  • Behavioral ethics: New frontiers
      Marshall Schminke, Ph.D. Ethics has emerged as one of the most critical issues facing organizations and the people who work in them. Ethics scandals plague not only profit-seeking organizations, but those with political, religious, athletic, environmental, and social goals as well. Scholarly interest in ethical issues has grown in recent years, with numerous new…
  • Encouraging employees to report unethical conduct internally: It takes a village
    Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 121, 89-103.
Sean Snaith, Ph.D.
Ray Sturm, Ph.D.
  • The 52-Week High Strategy Momentum and Overreaction in Large Firm Stocks
      Ray Sturm, Ph.D. Prior studies have documented momentum profits to stock portfolios formed from 52-week highs in prices. This article primarily examines the pattern of returns to portfolios formed from other highs besides the 52-week high and from the time interval between current prices and the prior high. This study finds evidence suggesting that…
David Scrogin, Ph.D.
  • Queues, Lotteries and Auctions for Rationing Recreational Access: A Briefing Statement
    Gillian Bowser and David Scrogin, 2002, Office of the Director, National Park Service.
  • Heterogeneous Preferences and Complex Environmental Goods
    Walter Milon and David Scrogin, in Recent Advances in Environmental Economics, John List and Aart de Zeeuw editors, 2002, Amsterdam: Springer-Verlag. Reports and Other Publications
  • An Economic Analysis of the Effects of Land Conservation, Parks and Open Space on Residential Property Values in Orange County, Florida
    J. Walter Milon, David Scrogin, Valerie Seidel, Mark Schneider, and Patrick Walsh, 2006, Department of Economics, University of Central Florida.