Research

Study shows politically connected firms enjoy preferential treatment from EPA

- Spring 2021 -

In a forthcoming paper, Amanda Heitz, assistant professor of finance, investigates the relationship between campaign contributions and firm value from a new angle.

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Selected Faculty Presentations, Honors, Awards, etc.

- Spring 2021 -

Sherif Ebrahim, professor of practice in management, and Ashley Nelson, professor of practice in management communication, were named co-recipients of the 2021 Dean’s Excellence in Intellectual Contribution Award, which honors professors of practice and lecturers who have produced outstanding scholarly contributions.

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Selected Faculty Publications

- Spring 2021 -

Rakesh Mallipeddi’s paper “A Framework for Analyzing Influencer Marketing in Social Networks: Selection and Scheduling of Influencers,” co-authored with Subodha Kumar, Chelliah Sriskandarajah and Yunxia Zhu, has been accepted for publication in Management Science.

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Creating competitive advantage through customer experience

- Fall 2020 -

When Associate Dean John Clarke told me that Freeman had identified hospitality entrepreneurship as an emerging opportunity area for the school, I got very excited. I distinctly remember his pitch — “creating competitive advantage through customer experience” — and while that tidy summation is still accurate, the more practical question for me was, “What does a specialization in Entrepreneurial Hospitality actually look like?”

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Is working remotely an obstacle to knowledge exchange? Not necessarily

- Fall 2020 -

New research by a Freeman School professor offers fresh insights about knowledge exchange in the workplace as well as strategies managers can use to promote knowledge sharing whether their employees are working in the office or from the comfort of their living room.

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Senator’s pandemic trades could be first test of STOCK Act

- Fall 2020 -

On Feb. 13, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, head of the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, sold between $628,000 and $1.7 million in stock shortly after receiving classified briefings on the threat of COVID-19. A week later, the stock market began a steep decline.

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Selected Faculty Presentations, Honors, Awards, Etc.

Research

Stephanie Cheng, assistant professor of accounting, presented chapter 1 of her dissertation, “The Information Externality of Public Firms’ Financial Information in the State-Bond Secondary Market,” at the 2020 Journal of Accounting Research (JAR) conference. Karen Foust’s paper “Reviewing the Review Process: An Author and Editor Perspective,” co-authored with Ann Hackert and Jessica Madaldi, was awarded […]

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Selected Faculty Publications

- Fall 2020 -

Tuhin Chaturvedi’s paper “Dynamic Fit in an Era of Ferment: Product Design Realignment and the Survival- Enhancing Role of Alliances andAcquisitions” has been accepted for publication in Research Policy. Chaturvedi is an assistant professor of management. Gus De Franco recently had two papers accepted for publication. “MD&A Textural Similarity and Auditors,” co-authored with Hila Fogel-Yaari […]

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The Birth of an International Business School

- Winter 2020 -

The A. B. Freeman School of Business is recognized today as a leader in international business, but it was a conference in 1967 that first put Freeman on the international map.

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Exploring the Intricacies of Digital Pricing

- Winter 2020 -

If you’ve purchased an airline ticket in the last 20 years, chances are you’ve discovered that your ticket is merely the first item the airline hopes to charge you for. Why weren’t the airlines upselling us 20 years ago? And is it wise for them to do it now? These are the kinds of questions Xianjun Geng is trying to answer.

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