Research

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

- Winter 2018 -

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

- Winter 2018 -

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

- Winter 2018 -

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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Selected Faculty Presentations, Honors, Etc.

- Summer 2017 -

Christine Smith, professor of practice in accounting, received the Freeman School’s 2017 Excellence in Intellectual Contributions Award.

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Selected Faculty Publications

- Fall 2016 -

Robert Hansen’s discussion “What Is the Value of Sell-side Analysts? Evidence from Coverage Changes,” originally presented at the 2014 Journal of Accounting & Economics Conference in Philadelphia, is now forthcoming in the Journal of Accounting and Economics. Hansen is the Francis Martin Chair in Business and professor of finance.

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It pays to be well-rounded

- Fall 2016 -

In the last few years, specialization has become the new mantra at business schools, with students pursuing increasingly narrow tracks of study in hopes of gaining an advantage in the job market. New research from a professor at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, however, suggests that some highly specialized students may not be getting the advantage they’re hoping for.

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Freeman tops in managerial/experimental accounting

- Fall 2016 -

A new study ranks the Freeman School No. 1 in the world in managerial- experimental accounting. The study, which is based on the number of faculty citations in respected accounting journals, also rates faculty members Lynn Hannan and Jasmijn Bol as among the world’s top 25 scholars in the field of experimental accounting.

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Selected Faculty Presentation, Honors, Etc.

- Fall 2016 -

Angelo DeNisi, the Albert Harry Cohen Chair of Business Administration, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Herbert Heneman Jr. Award for Career Achievement.

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