Business, Law & Policy

FSU political science department among nation’s best for doctorates

Florida State University’s political science department has been graduating top-notch doctoral students for years, and now a study by researchers at Princeton and Harvard has confirmed it. FSU’s department has been ranked 22nd among all U.S. universities and 8th among public universities based on the success of its Ph.D. graduates in the academic job market. […]

FSU researcher: Certifying financial reports adds no new value

As U.S. companies continue to wrestle with the implications of the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act, a Florida State University researcher has provided evidence that certifying financial statements doesn’t sway investors. "The market had already sorted out which were good or bad," Bruce Haslem, an assistant professor of finance at FSU, said about his research determining whether […]

Higher gas prices leave many workers running on empty

Few have been unaffected by the rapidly increasing price of gas, which has inched its way up toward $4 a gallon in some parts of the United States. And consumers aren’t feeling those effects just in their wallets, a Florida State University professor has found. Research conducted by Wayne Hochwarter, a professor of management in […]

Don’t let unhappy customers stew, FSU professor says

In the business world, it’s a fact of life that companies sometimes let their customers down. Whether the letdown is minor—such as forgetting to provide silverware at a restaurant—or major, such as making airline passengers sit on a stuffy plane for 10 hours during bad weather—all companies have a vested interest in addressing such "performance […]

FSU College of Law continues to rise in U.S. News rankings

The new U.S. News & World Report graduate and law school rankings are out, and the Florida State University College of Law has moved up in several key areas. The law school’s environmental law program now is ranked 12th in the nation (up from 14th) and, for the first time ever, the tax law program […]

Suspicious minds: FSU researcher documents consumers’ increasing skepticism

"This jacket makes you look 20 pounds lighter!" "These shoes go perfectly with your skirt!" "Lime green is really your color!" Sales pitches such as these can be heard every day in just about any mall in the United States. However, such ploys likely do little to clinch a sale—and may, in fact, create negative […]

Retailing giants to share know-how at FSU ‘Student Summit’ conference

Florida State University’s department of textiles and consumer sciences will welcome top fashion and retail industry executives March 13-16 during its annual Student Summit and Fashion Forum Conference. “With lectures and panels featuring insider perspectives on the future of retailing and fashion, our conference will educate merchandising and apparel design students on the career opportunities […]

Statewide association selects FSU for new partnership for excellence in local public management

The Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA), Florida State University’s Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, and the John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government have joined forces to educate the next generation of local public managers in Florida, strengthen public management research and education, and create a local government issues forum. The […]

FSU researchers: Public favors juvenile justice system

The nation’s juvenile justice system emerged a century ago out of the belief that young offenders were less culpable and more salvageable than their adult counterparts, but today, that system is under attack by get-tough policymakers claiming wide public support that Florida State University criminologists say simply doesn’t exist. Daniel P. Mears In fact, a […]

Blueprint for success: FSU internship program reaps millions for city-county projects

Forget fetching coffee and making copies. Interns from Florida State University’s urban and regional planning department are responsible for bringing big money—we’re talking $5.4 million in the past four years—to benefit city-county improvement projects. FSU graduate students Brandie Miklus and Autumn Calder researched and wrote the latest successful grant application that will bring an estimated […]

The state of organized labor: ‘Joe Lunchbucket’ becomes ‘Chris Briefcase’

Labor unions are down, but they’re not necessarily out. That’s the verdict of Jack Fiorito, a professor of management in the Florida State University College of Business. Fiorito has analyzed various changes in the marketplace, the workplace and the political realm that have challenged organized labor in a new paper, "The State of the Unions […]

D’Alemberte to receive 2007 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award

Florida State University President Emeritus Talbot "Sandy" D’Alemberte has been selected as the recipient of the 2007 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice R. Fred Lewis at a January 25 ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court. The award, which commemorates Miami civil rights lawyer Tobias Simon who […]