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June 2012

Faculty research

How Qualitative Research on Change Can Contribute to Changing Practice,” a commentary by Robert A. and Evelyn J. Ferris Chair and Professor of Management and Organization Jean M. Bartunek, appears in the current issue of The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.

Associate Professor of Accounting Mark Bradshaw was a guest speaker at a seminar held in April by the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

The Journal of Corporate Finance published “What drives the valuation premium in IPOs versus acquisitions? An empirical analysis” by Professor of Finance Thomas J. Chemmanur (with Onur Bayar).

Professor of Accounting Jeffrey R. Cohen published “Corporate Reporting of Nonfinancial Leading Indicators of Economic Performance and Sustainability” in the March 2012 edition of Accounting Horizons.

The Journal of Public Affairs published an article by Victoria L. Crittenden, associate professor of marketing, on “The use of social media: an exploratory study of usage among digital natives.”

Thaly Germain joined the faculty of the Carroll School as director of the Lynch Leadership Academy on June 1. The program is a partnership between the Carroll School and Boston College’s Lynch School of Education that trains and supports leaders of urban Catholic, district public, and charter public schools.  

Stephanie Greene, associate professor of business law, facilitated a “Best Practices” panel discussion focusing on pedagogical techniques for law professors teaching undergraduates at the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association annual conference held in March at Boston College.

Edith Hotchkiss, associate professor of finance, coauthored a paper on “Weighing the performance of private equity firms,” which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Finance Association. She also presented “Private Equity and the Resolution of Financial Distress” in March at the University of California, Davis’s Financial Institutions & Intermediaries 2012, and “Dealer behavior in trading of corporate bonds” at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business's inaugural Fixed Income Conference: Navigating Cathartic Change in Fixed Income.

Professor of Finance Edward J. Kane presented his paper “The Inevitability of Shadowy Banking” at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s 2012 Financial Markets Conference, Financial Reform: The Devil’s in the Details, in April.

Richard McGowan, S.J., adjunct associate professor of finance, was a panelist at the Building a Better Commonwealth Forum “MassVegas,” a discussion of the decision-making process for building casinos in Massachusetts.

Professor of Management and Organization Richard Nielsen’s article, “Whistle-Blowing Methods for Navigating Within and Helping Reform Regulatory Institutions,” was published in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of Business Ethics.

After 17 years of teaching at the Carroll School, Adjunct Associate Professor of Operations Management Larry Meile is retiring. He served as assistant department chair for the past seven years and as the faculty advisor to the Boston College Venture Capital Competition.

Christine Neylon O’Brien and Margo E.K. Reder’s “Managing the Risk of Trade Secret Loss Due to Job Mobility in an Innovation Economy with the Theory of Inevitable Disclosure” was the lead article in the spring issue of the Journal of High Technology.

The Work of Managers: Towards a Practice Theory of Management (Oxford University Press, 2012) included a chapter by Michael G. Pratt, O'Connor Family Professor of Management and Organization, titled “Bridging the management theory and practice gap.” Professor Pratt (with C.M. Fiol, E.J. O'Connor, and P. Panico) also contributed a chapter to Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation (Routledge, 2012) entitled “Promoting Positive Change in Physician-Administrator Relationships: The Importance of Identity Security in Managing Intractable Identity Conflicts.”

Jun Qian, associate professor of finance, presented “The Impact of Incentives and Communication Costs on Information Production: Evidence from Bank Lending” at the European University Institute and at the University of Venice. The paper was written with Philip E. Strahan, John L. Collins Chair, S.J., in Finance, and Zhishu Yang. 

The Journal of Investment Management published Professor of Finance Ronnie Sadka’s paper “Hedge-Fund Performance and Liquidity Risk,” which was the topic of his keynote speech at an investment conference organized by asset management firm Kempen & Co. held in Amsterdam in April.

John L. Collins Chair, S.J., in Finance Philip E. Strahan presented his paper “Financial integration, housing, and economic volatility” (with Elena Loutskina) at the seventh annual New York Fed/NYU Stern Conference on Financial Intermediation and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s 48th annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition. He also published an article in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Letter titled “Liquidity Risk and Credit in the Financial Crisis.”

Assistant Professor of Finance Jerome Taillard and doctoral candidate Erik Gilje ’13 presented their working paper “Do Public Firms Invest Differently than Private Firms? Taking Cues from the Natural Gas Industry” at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. Corporate Finance Meeting in Chicago in April.

Business Law’s Thomas Wesner chaired the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association annual conference held in March at Boston College. Wesner served as president of the Association in 2011-2012.  

The current issue of Psychology & Marketing includes "Consumer Evaluations of Competing Brands: Perceptual versus Predictive Validity" by Professor of Marketing Arch G. Woodside. He also coedited Business-to-Business Marketing Management: Strategies, Cases and Solutions, the newest title in Emerald Publishing Group Limited’s Advances in Business Marketing and Purchasing series.

Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs Warren Zola contributed “Transitioning to the NBA: Advocating on Behalf of Student-Athletes for NBA & NCAA Rule Changes” to the current issue of the Harvard Journal of Sports & Entertainment Law. In May, he was a panelist at the 2012 Sports Lawyers Association Conference in San Diego, discussing “Hot Topics in NCAA Legal Issues: Agents and Amateurism” and at Harvard Law School’s Committee on Sports and Entertainment Law’s 2012 Sports Law Symposium on the topic of performance-enhancing drugs.




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