Research

Real-World Research Skills

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Betsy Clementson, librarian and head of the Freeman School’s Turchin Business Library, has been reaching out to employers for the last year to ensure that students graduate with the research skills they need to succeed in today’s work environment.

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Want to Give More Effective Performance Feedback? Try Using ‘Because’

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Companies invest millions of dollars in developing performance management systems, yet managers and employees continue to be frustrated by performance evaluations they perceive to be ineffective. A 2005 survey by consulting firm People IQ reported that only 13 percent of employees and managers — and only 6 percent of CEOs — found their organizations’ performance appraisal processes useful.

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Lepage Center Announces Inaugural Faculty Fellows

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The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has awarded eight career-development grants as part of the newly launched Lepage Faculty Fellows program.

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Selected Faculty Publications

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Jasmijn Bol’s paper “The Role of Tacit Knowledge in Auditor Expertise and Human Capital Development,” co-authored with Cassandra Estep, Frank Moers and Mark Peecher, has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Accounting Research. Bol is the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Professor of Accounting.

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How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign

- Summer 2018 -

Two new studies from professors at the A. B. Freeman School of Business offer fresh insights for entrepreneurs on what it takes to launch and run a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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The growing importance of tacit knowledge

- Summer 2018 -

New research from a Freeman School professor shows that firms increasingly value hard-to-teach skills such as teamwork, communication, self-management and the ability to prioritize tasks — referred to by scholars as tacit knowledge — in entry-level employees as well as managers.

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Selected Faculty Presentations, Honors, Etc.

- Summer 2018 -

Lynn Hannan delivered the address “Why Diversity in the Workplace Is Important” at the American Accounting Association’s 2017 Diversity Section Midyear Meeting, which took place Nov. 3–5 in New Orleans.

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Selected Faculty Research Publications

- Summer 2018 -

Daniel Mochon’s paper “If You Are Going to Pay Within the Next 24 Hours, Press 1: Automatic Planning Prompt Reduces Credit Card Delinquency,” co-authored with Nina Mazar and Dan Ariely, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Psychology.

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The Cost of Political Uncertainty

- Summer 2017 -

One candidate promised historic tax cuts while the other pledged to eliminate corporate loopholes. One promised to expand oil and gas production while the other vowed to reduce the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels by almost half. With a host of economic policies and regulations hanging in the balance, it’s easy to see why firms […]

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Selected Faculty Publications

- Summer 2017 -

Amanda Heitz’s paper “The Social Costs and Benefits of Too-Big-to- Fail Banks: A ‘Bounding’ Exercise,” co-authored with John H. Boyd, was published in the May 2017 issue of Journal of Banking & Finance.

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