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Faculty research

March 2015

Faculty research


Jeffrey R. Cohen, professor of accounting and Ernst & Young research fellow, published “An Examination of the Effect of CEO Social Ties and CEO Reputation on Nonprofessional Investors’ Say-on-Pay Judgments,” with Steven Kaplan and Janet Samuels, in the January Journal of Business Ethics. With Roger Simnett, Cohen also published “CSR and Assurance Services: A Research Agenda” in the February issue of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.


In January, Associate Professor of Finance Edith Hotchkiss was a discussant for the session “Topics in Credit Risk Analysis” at the 2015 American Finance Association (AFA) Conference in Boston.


Associate Professor of Marketing Gergana Y. Nenkov’s article “The Role of Hope in Financial Risk Seeking,” coauthored with Martin Reimann, Deborah MacInnis, and Maureen Morrin, appeared in the December issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.


Christine O’Brien, professor of business law, coauthored a chapter, “Managing the Risk of Trade Secret Loss Due to Job Mobility in a Talent-Based Innovation Economy with the Theory of Inevitable Disclosure,” in the book Trade Secrets and Undisclosed Information (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014).


Jeffrey Pontiff, professor and James F. Cleary Chair in Finance, was a discussant for the session “Mutual Funds and Management Skill” at the 2015 AFA Conference in Boston.

The January Journal of Management Studies published “Organizational Identification during a Merger: The Role of Self-Enhancement and Uncertainty Reduction Motives during a Major Organizational Change” by O’Connor Family Professor Michael G. Pratt. The Ph.D. director of the management and organization department and a fellow in the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics, Pratt cowrote the article with Mirdita Elstak, Cees van Riel, Mamta Bhatt, and Guido Berens.


Associate Professor of Finance Jonathan Reuter was cited extensively in the White House report, “The Effects of Conflicted Investment Advice on Retirement Savings.”


Richard Spinello, associate professor of the practice and clinical associate professor, has published Understanding Love and Responsibility: A Companion to Karol Wojtyla’s Classic Work (Pauline Books & Media, 2014). It is a guide for lay readers of St. John Paul II’s challenging book about marriage and family.


Assistant Professor of Finance Jérôme Taillard presented “Did Government Regulations Lower Credit Rating Quality?” (written with Associate Professor of Finance Darren Kisgen and Patrick Behr) at the 2015 AFA Conference.


Sandra Waddock, professor and Galligan Chair of Strategy, has published the book Intellectual Shamans: Management Academics Making a Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2014).


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