Business, Law & Policy

Who’s afraid of the big bad boss? Plenty of us, new FSU study show

The abusive boss has been well documented in movies ("Nine to Five"), television (Fox’s "My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss") and even the Internet (http://HateBoss.com). Now, a Florida State University professor and two of his doctoral students have conducted a study that shines some light on the magnitude of the problem and documents its effects on […]

Two sides of the same coin: Money spurs changes for better and worse

Money changes everything, and that includes changing people’s motivations for the better and their behavior toward others for the worse, according to a new study published in the international journal Science. Florida State University psychology graduate student Nicole Mead was among a group of researchers who found that the concept of money brings about a […]

Faith-based prison programs claim to reduce recidivism, but there’s little evidence, says FSU research

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 600,000 prisoners are released each year. Nearly 70 percent have alcohol and drug problems. Within three years, roughly two-thirds are rearrested; about 50 percent land back behind bars. Policymakers across the country are pushing for implementation of faith-based prisoner reentry programming to reduce recidivism levels, but so far […]

FSU College of Business programs rise in national rankings

Moving up three spots, the undergraduate program in Florida State University’s College of Business secured the ranking of the 25th best business program in the nation among public institutions in the annual rankings of U.S. News & World Report. The 2007 ranking also placed FSU’s risk management/insurance program seventh best and its real estate program […]

FSU Law grads No. 1 in passing Florida Bar; college tops ranks for Hispanic students

Florida State University College of Law graduates had the highest passing rate on this summer’s Florida Bar exam. This is the fifth of the past 10 bar exams in which Florida State graduates outranked the other nine law schools in the state. FSU graduates taking the July 2006 General Bar Examination test for the first […]

FSU-led study: Employee incentives actually save businesses money

"Sometimes you have to spend money to make money," according to the old adage. Now, a Florida State University researcher and his colleagues have shown just how true that is for U.S. employers. James Combs, an associate professor of management in FSU’s College of Business, was the lead author of "How Much Do High-Performance Work […]

FSU study: Hurricane preparedness good for employee morale

Hurricanes have ravaged the U.S. Gulf Coast for the past three years—a trend predicted to continue over the next decade. In response, a number of companies in the region have developed plans to deal with hurricanes before, during and after their onset. Now, a Florida State University researcher has studied how the development of such […]

Williams fights for social justice, is first at FSU to win prestigious scholarship

Tony Williams never planned on getting a degree in economics. The 24-year-old Florida State University student had spent much of his time on campus organizing students to lobby against brutal sweatshops. Along the way he earned a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, double-majoring in political science and interdisciplinary social sciences. But when he realized he […]

FSU professor documents how rising gas prices affect wallets, psyches

The price of gas has doubled over the past three years, hovering around $3 a gallon nationally. Wayne Hochwarter, an associate professor of management in the College of Business at Florida State University, recently conducted research to determine how increased gas prices have affected personal finance, as well as behavior at work. More than 300 […]

FSU Army ROTC officer named nation’s top military science professor

Army Lt. Col. Ronald P. Elrod, Commander of the Army ROTC "Seminole Battalion" at Florida State University, has been named the nation’s top professor of military science for 2006 by the U.S. Army Cadet Command. Elrod was selected from among professors at 273 colleges and universities nationwide that offer Army ROTC. As the parent organization […]

FSU accounting program ranked among nation’s best

For years, Florida State University’s College of Business has received national recognition for excellence in several key academic areas, including risk management/insurance and hospitality. Now, the college’s department of accounting is accruing interest all its own. The college’s undergraduate accounting program has made Public Accounting Report’s prestigious annual rankings, reflecting the program’s increased national prominence […]

FSU scholar to study terrorism’s threat to democracy

Florida State University Political Science Professor Will Moore is one of about 20 scholars who will learn firsthand what it takes to defend democracy and defeat terrorism as a fellow to the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. As a fellow, Moore will participate in "Defending Democracy, Defeating Terrorism," an intensive, 10-day course on terrorism […]