Media Coverage


  • Latin Trade – March 31, 2019 – “Does a Nation’s Economic Growth Make People Happy?” – Professor Jerry Haar points out that overall, economic development is not a predictor of life satisfaction and happiness in Latin America. In Latin America, economic development does not increase happiness. In fact, the relationship between GDP and happiness is negative for this region.

  • CNN Dinero – March 29, 2019 – “Twitter, ¿qué sucedería si etiqueta algunos mensajes de Trump?” – Professor Carlos Parra discusses Twitter’s decision to not edit messages written by President Donald Trump although these violate some of its abuse policies. Twitter is exploring how it can annotate offensive tweets that break its rules but remain in the public interest.

  • South Florida Business Journal – March 29, 2019 – “Cover Story: How South Florida universities raise the bar with new programs for executives” – Florida International University’s Doctor of Business Administration program focuses on hands-on problem solving in a multidisciplinary setting. “Our goal is for students to be able to further contribute to their organizations and beyond,” said its director, George Marakas.

  • CNN Dinero – March 26, 2019 – “Cable vs. streaming: ¿Quién está ganando la batalla?” – professor Marketing Gustavo Mosquera discusses the impact of consumers’ preference for “steaming” versus cable television.

  • Cruise Week – March 25, 2019 – “Too Soon To Tell, But…” – Marketing professor Lin Humphrey described Viking as an “Excellent product with amazingly loyal customers, but this wasn’t handled well. Thinking back to how Royal Caribbean handled Grandeur a few years ago, Viking could have used some of that proactive approach on social media.

  • WalletHub – March 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Deanne Butchey discusses secured credit cards, which require a refundable security deposit to prevent the consumer from spending more than they can afford to repay.

  • WalletHub – March 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Deanne Butchey analyzes credit card cards that don’t charge a foreign transaction fee. Do companies lose money by not charging foreign-transaction fees? “The cost is minimal, but the credit card companies benefit from the volume of transactions and the goodwill incurred by this service.”

  • WalletHub – March 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Deanne Butchey discusses airline affinity cards. “Since most come with a signup bonus which is an excellent way to get miles. Frequent travelers who get their miles grossed up by a multiplier amount also benefit from this usage.”

  • Mansion Global – March 15, 2019 – “Florida Buyers Should Set Their Sights on Longer-Term Investments and Miami’s Downtown Corridor” – Stabilizing prices in the near future plus flush inventory make this the best investment strategy. “Now is the time to shop,” and perhaps negotiate a good deal, said Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate and an associate professor at Florida International University.

  • Miami Today – March 14, 2019 – “Hospitals push marriage of medicine and tele-technology” – Hospitals in Miami-Dade are exploring new ways of expanding telehealth services. Cynthia LeRouge, Florida International University associate professor of information systems and business analytics, says text messaging between providers and patients is changing the mentality of how to access healthcare.

  • Co-Star – March 12, 2019 – “Higher Home Prices Nationwide Underscore Push Toward Apartments” – Rising prices are likely to curtail homebuying in major markets nationwide over the next three to five years, a sign of strength for rental property and apartment development. The Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index measures future homeownership demand while analyzing whether it makes more sense to buy a home or rent one.

  • Maritime Logistics Professional – March 12, 2019 – “Cruising: Small is Beautiful” – Cruise shipping, at the intersection of maritime and hospitality industries, continues to be vibrant. The expedition sector, where the vessels are described as “yachts”, speaks to the identified trends, and has seen tremendous growth. “I am bullish on this segment of the market,” said William Humphrey, marketing professor at Florida International University’s College of Business.

  • Mortgage Professional America – March 11, 2019 – “Many US metros favor renting over buying right now” – Market conditions in many US metropolitan areas suggest that renting is a better option than buying assuming the goal is wealth accumulation, the Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index produced by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University reveals.

  • Houston Chronicle – March 11, 2019 – “Demand for Houston home ownership falls” – Houston, Dallas and Denver stand out for having significant downward pressure on the demand for homeownership, according to the latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index produced by Florida Atlantic University.

  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal – March 4, 2019 – “PR to Mass Production” – While brand marketing fits in with a PR agency’s skillset, licensing presents a challenge, Anthony Miyazaki explained. “With respect to licensing, I think it’s much different than what most PR agencies deal with. It’s a much bigger challenge for a PR firm to do that than a company that specializes in licensing.”

  • Journal of the Association for Information Systems – March 2019 – “A Multi-Appeal Model of Persuasion for Online Petition Success: A Linguistic Cue-Based Approach” – The study found that projecting strong moral beliefs, imposing moral obligations, or introducing assertive arguments related to social norms, rules, culture, and religion may backfire due to the diversity of internet users. These may also irritate users with different moral values.

  • PhysOrg. – February 27, 2019 – “Telecommuting positively impacts job performance, study finds” – Telecommuting contributes to improved job performance for employees in complex jobs, allowing them to benefit from fewer interruptions common in an office setting, research from FIU Business finds. Overall, telecommuting has little negative impact on performance, even in jobs that require frequent interaction and communication with others.

  • Florida Trend – February 26, 2019 – “Career highlights of Florida’s post-MBA graduates” – FIU’s College of Business has introduced a doctorate in business administration (DBA) program, designed for working senior-level professionals who seek a post-graduate degree in business without interrupting their careers. The DBA provides a background in practical research to help individuals fulfill leadership or other strategic focused responsibilities.

  • – February 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Anthony Miyazaki discusses credit cards that do not charge annual fees or foreign transaction fees and offer cash-back bonuses to consumers. Most consumers are attracted to short-term rewards, and the lure of a large initial bonus can get them to apply for and use a new credit card.

  • – February 22, 2019 – “Ask The Experts” – Professor Deanne Butchey discusses what resonates with consumers: an initial rewards bonus of a few hundred dollars for spending a few thousand dollars in the first three months, or a one-year anniversary bonus that doubles the rewards a cardholder earned the first year? Most consumers do not like delayed gratification!

  • International Travel and Health Insurance Journal – February 19, 2019 – “Telemedicine to improve Latin America” – New research published by Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business) has found that increased adoption of telemedicine in Latin America will further expand and boost efficiency in healthcare, leading to improved health and potential cost efficiency.

  • Fast Company – February 19, 2019 – “These six pieces of traditional resume advice are totally wrong.” It can be tempting to create a resume that focuses on functions instead of reverse chronological order, but that’s a big mistake, says John Nykolaiszn, director of the Office of Business Career Management at Florida International University’s College of Business. “Please for the sake of all that is holy use a reverse chronological resume.”

  • McKnight’s Long-Term Care – February 8, 2019 – “Healthy info exchange between providers found to cut readmissions” – “A lot of the times when patients were discharged, they did not go back home; they went to a nursing home,” said Min Chen, Ph.D., lead author of the study and an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business analytics at FIU.

  • Healthcare Dive – February 8, 2019 – “Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds” – “A greater policy focus on integrating HIE into quality improvement initiatives may help shift hospitals’ focus to making better use of electronic patient information from outside providers in clinical decisions,” the researchers from Florida International University said.

  • CNN Español – February 6, 2019 – “Los mejores y peores anuncios del Super Bowl LIII” – professor Gustavo Mosquera discusses the challenges brands face when paying $5 million for a 30-second spot during the game.

  • South Florida Business Journal – January 29, 2019 – “Miami-Dade condo market nearing bottom after significant drop, FIU study says” – The condo market in Miami-Dade County has nearly stabilized after two years of declining values, the quarterly Beracha Housing Health Index found. When looking at sales of similar units, prices have decreased 10 to 20 percent since then, Beracha said. While that’s not as severe as the drops of the Great Recession a decade ago, most people who purchased a Miami-Dade condo two years ago won’t be able to sell it for an equal or higher price now.

  • Miami Today – January 23, 2019 – "2019 employment picture for Miami appears solid" – The first half of 2019 will be strong, said Manuel Lasaga, president of StratInfo and clinical professor in the Finance Department of Florida International University, but the second six months might see a lag that will carry into 2020. It took a while to get past the events of 2008, he said, but employment came back strong in recent years, especially in the construction sector.

  • AACSB International – January 8, 2019 - "A Student-First Approach to Fulfilling School Mission" - Dean Joanne Li of Florida International University shares with AACSB's Michael Wiemer how the school seeks to fulfill its mission by focusing on their unique student population. FIU Business has to embody that probably very hard working. Our programs and our strategic goals are very, very intentional. Very deliberate in a way that we cater to that population.
  • Financial Times – January 4, 2019 - "Does Miami have a ‘zombie’ property market?" - According to Eli Beracha, a real estate professor at Florida International University, at least half of the buyers of condos priced at more than $500,000 in this area come from Latin America. The problem is that hard times at home have seen overseas buyers lose their appetite for Miami homes.


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