By Melissa Jackson | Fall 2018



“The worst place is actually the step above rock bottom.”

Ray and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurship Dean Shepherd’s new study looks at how losing everything isn’t necessarily as bad as it seems.

Canadian Business, March 22, 2018


Men may resist going green because they find it “unmanly.”

Jim Wilkie, assistant marketing professor, found that women tend to take a more active role in protecting the environment.

CBS News, Dec. 30, 2017


“It tells you what you’re paying for, not how you’re different.”

Martijn Cremers, Bernard J. Hank Professor of Finance, describes Active Share, a tool measuring the percentage of a mutual fund’s holdings that are different from its benchmark index.

Investment News, May 3, 2018


“Audit quality suffers.”

Pressure on audit fees causes firms to steer their attention to non-audit services, which leads to a decline
in audit quality, according to research by Erik Beardsley, assistant professor of accountancy.

Compliance Week, March 20, 2018


Goodbye, Newspapers. Hello, Bad Government.

Finance Prof. Paul Gao’s research discovered a direct connection between newspaper closings and an increase in local government borrowing costs.

Bloomberg Businessweek, June 1, 2018


“The use of more IT security is not directly responsible for reducing breaches.”

Preventing costly data breaches in health-care systems requires much more than installing new systems,
says Corey Angst, IT, Analytics & Operations professor.

Becker’s Hospital Review, June 5, 2018


There’s no guarantee on consistent quality.

Generic drug companies with high competition also had a higher number of product recalls, according to IT, Analytics & Operations Assistant Prof. Kaitlin Wowak’s new research.

Business Insider, June 6, 2018


Bad Bosses. Happy Psychopaths.

Management & Organization Assistant Professor Charlice Hurst’s study found people who score
high in primary psychopathy can function well under abusive bosses.

BizEd, June 28, 2018