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Faculty research

March 2014

Faculty research

In January, Professor of Finance Pierluigi Balduzzi discussed “Risk Premia in the 8:30 Economy” at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association in Philadelphia.

In January, Associate Professor of Accounting Mark Bradshaw presented his paper “What can revenue forecasts reveal about the earnings forecast walkdown? The interactive role of difficulty and incentives” at The College of William & Mary’s Mason School of Business in Williamsburg, Va., as well as at the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Bradshaw was also a discussant in a session on corporate governance at the American Accounting Association’s 2014 Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting, held in Houston in January.

Professor of Accounting Jeffrey Cohen and co-authors published “The Effect of Audit Committee Industry Expertise on Monitoring the Financial Reporting Process” in the January 2014 Accounting Review. Cohen and colleagues also discussed the results of their study “The Effects of Professional and Social Ties between the CEO and Audit Committee on Investor Decision Making” at the American Accounting Association’s 2014 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting and Doctoral Consortium in San Antonio, Texas.

The rules of innovation have changed, says Mary Cronin, professor of information systems. In her book Top Down Innovation (Springer International, 2014), Cronin discusses barriers to successful product innovation, and presents case studies showing how five well-known brands overcame those barriers (and one failed to do so).

Joseph F. Cotter Professor of Management and Organization Mary Ann Glynn, who is the research director at the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics, gave a talk in January at Rice University in Houston. Her presentation was titled, “Advancing a Theory of Cultural Entrepreneurship: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Martha Stewart.”

Candace Jones, associate professor of management and organization, was a distinguished guest speaker at the International Conference on Creative Industries and Cultural Economics. Jones delivered the keynote address at the gathering, held in March at Shih Chien University in Taipei, Taiwan.

“What’s Different about Social Media Networks? A Framework and Research Agenda,” co-authored by Associate Professor of Information Systems Gerald Kane, was published in the March 2014 issue of Management Information Systems Quarterly.

The January 2014 issue of Accounting Review features an article co-written by Alvis Lo, assistant professor of accounting: “Is the Decline in the Information Content of Earnings Following Restatements Short-Lived?”

Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance Richard McGowan, S.J., published “Casino Gambling and Drunk Driving: How Are Communities Impacted?” in the December 2013 Gaming Law Review and Economics.

Christine Neylon O’Brien, professor of business law, was a panelist at the Charleston Law Review’s 2014 Symposium: Social Media and the Law, where she discussed the National Labor Relations Board’s social media cases. Cosponsored by the Riley Institute at Furman, the event was held in January in Charleston, S.C.

O’Connor Family Professor Michael G. Pratt, who is the Ph.D. director for the management and organization department and a Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics fellow, organized the Handbook of Organizational Identity conference, held at Boston College in March and cosponsored by the management department of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business and the Copenhagen Business School.

Associate Professor of Accounting Sugata Roychowdhury published “Understanding discretion in conservatism: An alternative viewpoint” (with Xiumin Martin) in the December 2013 Journal of Accounting and Economics.