Media Coverage

2019

  • MiamiDiario.com – September 16, 2019 – “Residentes de Miami prefieren alquilar que comprar vivienda” – La ciudad de Miami se encuentra entre los 19 mercados de 23 que fueron analizados, que están muy por encima de su equilibrio de compra vs. alquiler a largo plazo, lo que indica que la renta sigue siendo favorable, de acuerdo al índice de Compra vs Alquiler de Beracha, Hardin & Johnson (BH&J).

  • El Nuevo Herald – September 15, 2019 – “Alquilar viviendas en Miami es más favorable, pero si quiere comprar es mejor Chicago” – El alquilar viviendas sigue siendo favorable en varios mercados de Estados Unidos como Miami. El Índice de Compra vs Alquiler de Beracha, Hardin & Johnson (BH&J) reveló que durante el segundo trimestre del 2019, de los 23 mercados analizados 19 están muy por encima de su equilibrio de compra vs. alquiler a largo plazo, lo que indica que la renta sigue siendo favorable.

  • Consumer Affairs – September 11, 2019 – “Real estate economists warn that the housing market is at a tipping point” – The latest Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index, compiled jointly by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and Florida International University (FIU), shows the higher prices have led to a decrease in demand for homeownership that now makes renting more attractive in terms of building wealth.

  • South Florida Business Journal – September 10 – “Florida is home to some of nation’s best business colleges, according to US News & World Report” – Florida has five of the Top 150 business colleges in the nation, according to the new U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of best colleges. Florida International University ranked No 2. for International Business.

  • The Boca Raton Observer – August 22, 2019 – “Home, Sweet Home” – Palm Beach County appears to be at the peak of its cycle – according to market analysis from faculty at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University. “The downward pressure on the demand for ownership is clearly translating into slowing property prices across the county,” said Eli Beracha, director of the Hollo School of Real Estate.

  • Insider Monkey – August 9, 2019 – “Hedge Fund and Insider Trading News: Tom Steyer, Sprott Asset Management, Canyon Partners, Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), and More” – Hedge fund managers who time the market ahead of positive and negative news within the manufacturing industry outperform competitors, research from FIU Business finds. The manufacturing sector, specifically, delivered superior industry-specific results.

  • Facility Executive Magazine – July 24, 2019 – “Hot Rooms, Hot Buyers. Can the temperature of a room affect a buyer’s eagerness to buy an item—or haggle for a good deal?” – The temperature of a room can have an impact on a potential customer’s eagerness to buy an item—or haggle for a good deal, according to a new study from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business).

  • Phys.Org – July 24, 2019 – “Feeling hot? It can make you a more competitive buyer, study reveals” – Can the temperature of a room affect a buyer’s eagerness to buy an item—or haggle for a good deal? Yes, according to a new study from Florida International University’s College of Business (FIU Business).

  • TekCrispy – July 24, 2019 – “Temperaturas altas estimulan la agresividad en subastas y negociaciones” – El mundo del comercio es mucho más complejo de lo que podríamos imaginar. Un nuevo estudio de la Escuela de Negocios de la Universidad Internacional de Florida informa que la temperatura puede hacer que los clientes se decidan rápidamente o regateen por una mejor oferta.

  • NBC6 – August 19, 2019 – “New Way to Sell Your Home” – Technology has changed the way we buy and sell just about everything from unwanted goods to cars, and now you can add homes in South Florida to the list. Zillow is launching a new service in our area called offers, hoping to revolutionize the market. Eli Beracha, director of FIU School of Real Estate, says though some sellers may find this way of doing business attractive, they would be sacrificing cost for convenience.

  • The Mortgage Reports – July 19, 2019 – “Homeowners refuse to tap into massive equity. Is that a mistake?” – “Homeowners are now being conservative and exercising control. They want to avoid the temptation to accumulate more debt,” Suzanne Hollander, a real estate attorney and broker who teaches at FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate. This marks a pendulum swing away from the financial crisis that started in 2007.

  • CNN Dinero – July 18, 2019 – “La Tecnologia de Musk: Neuralink” – Elon Musk is developing Neuralink, a brain-computer interface system. “Companies may manipulate adaptation processes associated to the acquisition of new knowledge to advance their goals and strategies. Thus, Amazon may do so in relation to Wholefoods; Musk in relation to Tesla and SpaceX; and Apple to one of their products,” professor Carlos Parra tells CNN Dinero.

  • Florida Trend Real Estate – July 15, 2019 – “South Florida housing turns marginally more affordable, university real estate index shows” – South Florida housing turns marginally more affordable, according to the latest housing affordability index from FIU and Florida Atlantic University (FAU). For the first quarter of 2019, the average mortgage payment in Miami-Dade accounted for 29.4 percent of average monthly income in the county.

  • The Times – Herald – July 14, 2019 – “Making room for renters” – A recent study conducted by Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University faculty suggest that in the majority of metro areas, an individual family would be better off renting and reinvesting in a portfolio of stocks and bonds as opposed to building wealth through equity accumulation from homeownership.
  • The Miami Herald – July 12, 2019 – “5 reasons why you should mentor students from FIU” – “I received a phone call from a former mentee who told me he was finally able to land the job he aspired for. He thanked me for my advice and said he could not have done it without my help. It was an amazing conversation, and it made my day!” … FIU Business alum Miguel Horvath (BBA ’00 MSF ’15) shares his thoughts on the importance of mentoring.
  • New Times Broward-Palm Beach – June 27, 2019 – “South Florida Housing Costs Got Slightly More Affordable This Year, Study Says” – Housing costs in South Florida have become increasingly unaffordable in recent years. But a recent study by Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University suggests South Floridians may finally be getting some relief. Housing costs got a bit more affordable in Broward and Palm Beach counties in the first quarter of 2019.

  • El Nuevo Herald – June 26, 2019 – “Al fin un respiro, varios factores favorecen costo de la vivienda en sur de Florida” – Las casas en el sur de la Florida son ahora un poco más asequibles –énfasis en un poco– según los resultados del índice trimestral >Beracha, Hardin and Johnson Housing Affordability Index, utilizado por la Universidad Internacional de la Florida (FIU) y la Universidad Atlántica de Florida (FAU).

  • Robotics Business Review – June 17, 2019 – “How China-U.S. Trade Tensions Could Affect the Robotics Supply Chain” – FIU Business professors offer differing opinions. L. Craig Austin expects robotics manufacturers to look to source from other parts of Asia. However, Ronald Mesia expects most companies to take a wait-and-see approach before making any supply chain changes.

  • CNN Dinero – June 17, 2019 – “Los aranceles de Trump: ¿nuevo modo de hacer negocios?” – Tariffs, centuries ago a strategy of defense economics, may become a new business model that will be with us for a long time. But it does carry risks for businesses, and these must be analyzed at the strategy-development level. FIU Business International Business professor Edgardo Pappacena, analyzes the topic on CNN Dinero.

  • The Miami Herald – June 17, 2019 – “Sometimes, efforts to spur entrepreneurship fail to bring about change. Here’s why” – Jacqueline Bueno Sousa, who helped launch the Florida SBDC at FIU, the small business development center within the FIU College of Business, shares the unique perspective this experience has provided. Sousa is now director of operations for the FIU Business Office of Executive and Professional Education (EPE).

  • DataQuest India – June 17, 2019 – “IIMB hosts conference on emerging challenges of corporate governance” – In addition to the research presentations, the 2019 Corporate Governance Conference featured panel discussions involving participants from the industry and regulators. It was presented by the Indian Institute of Bangalore’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship in collaboration with Florida International University College of Business.

  • India Education Diary – June 17, 2019 – “IIM Bangalore hosts Conference On The Emerging Challenges Of Corporate Governance On June 14-15, 2019” – The conference, presented by Indian Institute of Bangalore’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship (CCGC) with Florida International University College of Business (FIU Business), provided a unique platform where academics, practitioners, corporate executives and regulators came together to understand the intricacies of corporate governance practices, and regulations.

  • South Florida Business Journal – June 14, 2019 – “Cover Story: Homebuyers drive up values in South Florida’s lower-income neighborhoods” – Investors looking for a rehab or flip in South Florida have found fertile ground in low-income neighborhoods. Renovations have a big impact on an area’s median sale price, said William Hardin, director of the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute at Florida International University.

  • BusinessLine on Campus – June 10, 2019 – “IIM-B to host conference on corporate governance” – IIM Bangalore’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship (CCGC), in collaboration with Florida International University College of Business (FIU Business), will host a conference on corporate governance. Panel discussions will involve participants from the industry as well regulators.

  • Triplesus Business Network – June 7, 2019 – “IIMB to Host Conference on Emerging Challenges of Corporate Governance” – A platform for academics, practitioners, corporate executives, and regulators to understand governance practices, regulations and their costs and benefits to stakeholders in India and USA was presented by the Indian Institute of Bangalore’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship and Florida International University College of Business (FIU Business).

  • AAJ Daily – June 2019 – “IIMB to host conference on the emerging challenges of corporate governance on June 14-15, 2019” – IIM Bangalore’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship (CCGC), in collaboration with Florida International University College of Business (FIU Business), will host a conference on corporate governance. Panel discussions will involve participants from the industry as well regulators.

  • The Mortgage Report – June 4, 2019 – “5 reasons NOT to buy a house” – Not everyone is cut out to own a home. “You need to spend time getting your financial house in order — getting financially prepared — to pay the mortgage and the costs associated with ownership,” Suzanne Hollander, a real estate attorney and broker who teaches at FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate.

  • The Mortgage Report – May 16, 2019 – “Home sellers do less than 3 hours of research, hire the first agent they meet” – “Many sellers have a hubris and think their property is the best. Often times, their thoughts are incorrect. Too often, sellers aren’t familiar with comparable properties in their market,” Suzanne Hollander, a real estate attorney and broker who teaches at FIU’s Hollo School of Real Estate.

  • CNN Dinero – May 16, 2019 – “¿Es momento de debilitar el poder dominante de Facebook?” – Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes’ call to break up the social media giant because it has gotten too large and too powerful. Does that make sense? Is Facebook a monopoly in the social media market? Professor Carlos Parra analyzes the topic on CNN Dinero.

  • The Hill – May 13, 2019 – “Silver linings in these dark days of trade war” – Professor Jerry Haar points out that a merchandise trade deficit, the unsettled issue of a NAFTA replacement (the USMCA), and commercial squabbles with China do not paint a pretty picture. But closer scrutiny of the current state of U.S. trade competitiveness reveals much to celebrate…

  • América Economía – May 8, 2019 – “FIU se asocia con Georgetown University para dictar programa de Negocios Internacionales y Políticas Públicas” – FIU Business and Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business joined efforts to deliver a specialized International Business and Public Policy Program designed for executives and other professionals.

  • Miami Herald – April 29, 2019 – “Miami is a finalist for an artificial intelligence hub, tech giant announces” – At eMerge FIU touted its new blockchain research group, noting that blockchain students took home second place at a national competition for a program that could simplify the process of tracking beef shipments.

  • CNN Dinero – April 26, 2019 – “Netflix vs. NBC Universal” – Professor Gustavo Mosquera explores the impact that NBCUniversal’s plans to launch its own streaming platform in 2020 will have on Netflix’s license of reruns of NBC hits including “The Office” and “Friends.”

  • CNN Dinero – April 24, 2016 – “Should the 2020 Census include should a citizenship question?” – Professor Fred Perry discusses the upcoming Supreme Court ruling on whether government can include a question about citizenship status in the 2020 census. Critics say the question will discourage both legal and unauthorized immigrants from filling out the census forms.

  • 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.

  • Wallethub.com – 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.

  • Wallethub.com – 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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