Message from the Associate Dean of Research

Welcome to the Fall 2015 Research Newsletter of the University of Connecticut School of Business. It has been a busy semester, with our colleagues conducting innovative research in a variety of fields and winning awards along the way.

Professor and OPIM Department Head Ram D. Gopal received the prestigious INFORMS Information Systems Society’s Distinguished Fellow Award, recognizing his intellectual leadership, stewardship and impactful research.

Accounting Professor John Phillips received the 2015 Ray M. Sommerfeld Outstanding Tax Educator Award given by the American Taxation Association and the Ernst & Young Foundation.

And, fourth-year doctoral candidate Nicole Jones Young won her second award for research on “Trickle-Down Leadership” and inclusivity, from the Southern Management Association (SMA). Her work was chosen as the top doctoral research paper focused on ethics, social and diversity issues.

Our faculty and students have received much recognition and had the opportunity to share their expertise in many ways. We are proud of their accomplishments.

In this issue, we feature several prominent research articles, from how a corporate stadium sponsor’s stock fluctuates with an NFL home team’s success or failure, to strategies that may help prevent the next global debt crisis. We learn that when top executives divide responsibilities, companies fare better, and that large multinational companies appear to be making poor acquisition decisions as a result of efforts to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

We hope you enjoy our work.

Warm regards,

Sulin Ba
Associate Dean of Academic and Research Support

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