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  • WSJ: The Downside of Independent Boards
    Boards that are too independent can lead to lower profits, excessive CEO pay and more financial fraud, according to research by James Combs, Ph.D., the Della Phillips Martha Schenck Chair of American Private Enterprise and Professor of Management at the University of Central Florida.
  • WSJ: The Danger of Assertive Advertising
    Marketers should beware of being too assertive, says Yael Zemack-Rugar, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Central Florida, because consumers don’t like being told what to do, especially by brands they love,
  • Dr. Robert Folger Named Pegasus Professor
    The 2017 Pegasus Professor recipients are David Hagan, Jayanta Kapat, Jana Jasinski, Alain Kassab and Robert Folger. The Pegasus Professor Award is the highest academic honor an educator can receive at UCF.
  • U.S. Forecast: How Will Economy Fare on Mr. Trump's Wild Ride
    Just a few turbulent weeks into President Donald Trump’s administration, forecasters’ fears of a recession continue to decrease, according to the latest U.S. forecast from the Institute for Economic Competitiveness at UCF College of Business.

Latest Research

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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.
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.
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.