Thomas D. Adams III, an assistant professor, won a second-place award in Temple University’s Fox School of Business Annual Ph.D. Research Competition in the dissertation category. His research topic was: “Does Adding Accounting Expertise Matter? A Study of Audit Committees in Mergers and Acquisitions.”
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.
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.
SOX 404 Failing to Achieve Its Purpose, Says Study
Accounting Today – The requirements in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act for outside audits of internal control may actually be penalizing companies that reveal problems with their controls, according to a new study.