Business, Law & Policy

‘Breaking barriers’: Marketing professor Maura Scott named Rockwood Eminent Scholar

Florida State University marketing professor Maura Scott, a pioneer in her field and a scholarly champion of the underserved, finds herself reflecting on the legacy of Persis Rockwood — the late FSU marketing professor who established so many firsts that she might as well have trademarked the word. Rockwood became the first woman to earn […]

FSU researcher: Make it your business to see stress as enhancing

You own a small business, and you find yourself stressing about, among other things, staffing, payroll, supply chains, the economy and the latest strain of COVID-19. Sure, you’re overwhelmed, and you see the stress as debilitating. You’re probably doing it wrong, says Samantha Paustian-Underdahl. Paustian-Underdahl, an associate professor in the Department of Management at Florida […]

FSU College of Business receives $10M to establish the Dr. Persis E. Rockwood School of Marketing

A game-changing $10 million gift to the Florida State University College of Business will establish the Dr. Persis E. Rockwood School of Marketing in honor of the late trailblazing FSU professor emerita and will provide transformational support to marketing students and faculty members in the nationally ranked program. The Florida State University Board of Trustees […]

FSU economist sees economic slowdown as ‘best-case scenario’

A recession likely looms from the Federal Reserve’s attempts to control inflation through interest-rate increases, according to Florida State University economics professor Randall G. Holcombe. “The best-case scenario would be an economic slowdown,” said Holcombe, the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics. “Economic growth would slow, with minimal effects on unemployment. Even so, expect the unemployment […]

FSU faculty expert discusses Florida’s fragile homeowners-insurance market

A recent news report said about 70,000 Florida policyholders will lose their homeowners insurance just as the Atlantic hurricane season begins. And one financial-news organization asked whether the state’s homeowners insurance market teetered on the brink of collapse. Such headlines come as Florida lawmakers prepare for a special session next week to consider legislation related […]

Michael Hartline to serve as interim VP for advancement, president of FSU Foundation

Florida State University President Richard McCullough has appointed Michael Hartline, dean of the College of Business, to serve as interim vice president for university advancement and president of the FSU Foundation. Hartline succeeds Andy Jhanji, who stepped down as interim vice president and president of the foundation after serving in the role since July 2020. […]

FSU’s Jim Moran Institute celebrates more than a quarter century of inspiring entrepreneurial leaders

The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at Florida State University began with a contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises in 1995. Since then, the Institute has grown into a force that’s served thousands of entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders throughout Florida. Alumni, current and former staff, and administrators celebrated its 27th […]

Study finds local voluntary programs are effective in promoting green energy

Programs encouraging voluntary solar energy use at the local level are effective in spurring the adoption of solar power, a Florida State University researcher has found.  Tian Tang, an assistant professor in the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, studied the effectiveness of voluntary environmental programs (VEPs) that encourage local governments to promote solar-friendly […]

FSU and Suntex Marinas partner to train hospitality students

Florida State University students can soon learn the ins and outs of marina operations through a new partnership between the Dedman College of Hospitality and Suntex Marinas.  The class, Suntex Intro to Maritime Hospitality, is set to start next spring and will be offered as an elective open to any FSU student. The course will include […]

Jim Moran College’s expo draws largest group of student entrepreneurs yet

About 60 student-run businesses gathered on Landis Green Monday at the annual Entrepreneurship Expo hosted by the Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship at Florida State University. Near-perfect weather greeted the buzzing crowds gathered to see the latest products and services offered by FSU’s burgeoning entrepreneurs.  John Breed, teaching faculty at the Moran College, helped launch the […]

FSU professor appointed as Fulbright Alumni Ambassador

A Florida State University researcher has been appointed to serve as a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador. David King, Higdon Professor in the Department of Management in the College of Business, is one of just 17 alumni ambassadors appointed nationally, working on behalf of the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. In an announcement, the Fulbright program […]

FSU to host ACC InVenture Prize

Florida State University will host the ACC InVenture competition where student entrepreneurs from all 15 ACC universities will present innovative projects for a chance to win up to $15,000.   The Shark Tank-style competition celebrates creativity and is an opportunity for students to showcase their abilities and present their work in front of an expert panel […]