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.”
At the University of Connecticut, we are extremely proud of our exceptional, talented and dedicated faculty. Nevertheless, it is particularly gratifying when other professional organizations join us in recognizing our professors’ many achievements.
Last semester, two of our distinguished professors, James Marsden and John Mathieu, were honored with prestigious, lifetime achievement awards.
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
Welcome to the Spring 2016 Research Newsletter of the University of Connecticut School of Business. As a top public research institution, our faculty are drawn, in part, by the opportunity to merge their love of teaching with their passion for discovery. This spring, our professors have studied a wide range of topics in the business field. In this issue, we feature a fascinating article about how…
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