In describing the UConn School of Business at this moment, 76 years into its accomplished history, the word “engaged” captures the essence. Our students, faculty and staff are engaged with each other, with our alumni, with the corporate community and with the University.
The School’s growth has been extraordinary, both in terms of enrollment and creating and maintaining vibrant, effective and relevant academic programs. We are transforming the future—of our students, our state, our industries and our world. There is much to celebrate.
We invite you to read the 2016 Dean’s Annual Report.
Comparable Financial Statements Help Acquirers Make Smarter Deals
Financial accounting may play an even more important role than previously recognized when it comes to corporate acquisition decisions, according to a UConn professor. Continue Reading
When pricing is being discussed for IPOs, are underwriters overlooking important financial information that could more accurately reflect the value of a start-up’s publicly offered stock?Continue Reading
Are Large Companies Making Poor Acquisition Decisions as a Result of Efforts to Avoid Paying U.S. Taxes?
In their attempts to avoid paying additional taxes, many large, multinational, U.S.-based companies are making dubious foreign acquisitions that may, ultimately, be bad for business.
That’s the research finding of UConn Accounting Professor Todd Kravet, and two of his colleagues, whose work will appear in the forthcoming issue of the journal of Contemporary Accounting Research.Continue Reading
Corporate Stadium Sponsors’ Stock Fluctuates With an NFL Team’s Success, Failure
Your favorite NFL team has “skin in the game,’’ but perhaps more surprising is that the large corporations that sponsor the stadiums do too.
Those are the findings of UConn Professor of Finance Assaf Eisdorfer and alumna Elizabeth Kohl, ’15 Ph.D., now a professor at the University of Cincinnati. The two football enthusiasts will have their research published in a future issue of the journal Critical Finance Review.Continue Reading
Five faculty members from the School of Business have been named Ackerman Scholars for academic years 2015-2017. They are: John Phillips of Accounting, Rex Santerre of Finance, Greg Reilly of Management, Girish Punj of Marketing and Bob Day of Operations and Information Management (OPIM).
The Ackerman Scholar award recognizes significant and continuing all-round academic productivity among the faculty of the School, said Sulin Ba, associate dean of academic and research support. It is awarded to faculty who are not already supported by endowed chair, professorship, scholarship or fellowship appointments. The award is supported by the Ackerman Fund, the School of Business and the departments.
A professor who used chocolate chip cookies to teach about quality control, three researchers who had work published in top journals, and an educator who vigorously promoted the School of Business were among the 2015 Faculty Award recipients.
“This year we honored eight outstanding faculty members for their exceptional research, teaching and leadership achievements,” said Associate Dean Sulin Ba. “The selection process was particularly difficult due to the dozens of impressive nominees. We are fortunate to have such talented, creative and remarkable colleagues.”Continue Reading
A regulation that is supposed to provide a warning bell and greater transparency for investors is hampered by a lack of enforcement, according to new research conducted by accounting professor David Weber.
The School of Business has awarded one of its 2015 Best Paper Awards to Weber for his research titled, “Does SOX 404 Have Teeth? Consequences of the Failure to Report Existing Internal Control Weaknesses,” co-authored with UConn doctoral student Biyu Wu and Sarah Rice of Texas A&M. It will appear in the American Accounting Association’s premier journal, The Accounting Review.