Kogod School of Business
It was another impactful academic year for the Kogod School of Business’s world-class faculty! When our professors aren’t engaging with students, they’re researching various issues, talking to the media, and presenting their work worldwide. Take a look at just a handful of our faculty’s accomplishments over the 2022-2023 school year that align with Kogod’s broader research and educational goals.
Sustainability Across Sectors
Kogod professors (and their programs) received honors for the work they do to help build a more sustainable world through business.
- Professor of management Garima Sharma explored¹ what prevents employees from becoming involved in their companies’ sustainability initiatives.
- The school’s MS in sustainability management program, directed by David Bartlett of the management department, won the 2023 Page Grand Prize. The Page Prize recognizes universities for their contributions to teaching sustainability in business curricula.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Kogod’s commitment to justice in business was reflected in faculty research across disciplines, with several professors publishing and presenting work on DEI topics.
- Professor Elicia John of the marketing department published an op-ed² in The Hill addressing racial and ethnic disparities in policing outcomes across the country —and how these disparities impact a community’s views on police reform.
- Marketing professor Sonya Grier called for advertising research³ to address how race interacts with marketing.
- Accounting professor Caroline Bruckner called on Congress4 to be transparent about their efforts to promote equity in tax programs.
Accounting, Taxation, and More
Our accounting and taxation experts were very productive last year, with publications, presentations, and awards on end!
- Caroline Bruckner presented research from the Congressional Record Representation Dataset at a presentation organized by 131 & Counting. Professor Bruckner’s presentation covered data on how many women have testified as witnesses before Congressional committees over the last ten years.
- Accounting professor Yinqi Zhang presented a paper at the Conference on Auditing and Capital Markets. Her work, “Non-audit Fees and Big R Restatements by Clients of Big 4 Auditors,” was included in the conference’s “Auditor Independence: The Impact of Non-Audit Services on Audit Outcomes” panel.
- Professor of accounting Tharindra Ranasinghe had a paper5 on intellectual property and stock price accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting Research.
- As tax season rolled around, Caroline Bruckner again put her expertise in tax policy to work when she presented The Small Business Tax Literacy Project in April to the House of Representatives Small Business Committee. The presentation marked the culmination of years of research into tax reporting among gig workers and the self-employed.
Kogod is a business school, after all, and our faculty shared their deep expertise in finance—from publications to conference presentations.
- Finance professor and prolific author H. Kent Baker added four more items6 to his already-impressive bibliography.
- In a paper published as a Sveriges Riksbank Working Paper, Professor Robin Lumsdaine analyzed the Federal Reserve’s speeches7 using state-of-the-art natural language processing to determine how its views on monetary policy have varied over time.
- Islamic finance expert, professor Ghiyath Nakshbendi, was the keynote speaker at the Sixth International Conference in Islamic Banking and Finance, hosted by Pakistan’s Institute of Business Management.
- Professor Valentina Bruno’s exploration8 of the role of the US dollar in financial globalization appeared in the Review of Financial Studies.
- Professor Gerald Martin reported9 on how firms in an industry respond to a fellow firm receiving disciplinary action in a paper published in Management Science.
- Professor Jeff Harris studied non-standard errors10 in scientific research for a paper appearing in the Journal of Finance.
Marketing and Technology
Members of our marketing and information technology departments published research on cutting-edge issues in their disciplines, ranging from cybersecurity to financial stability.
- Marketing professor Ron Hill discussed11 how financial vulnerability affects people across the entire socioeconomic spectrum in a paper published in the Journal of Marketing.
- Information technology professor Erran Carmel had a paper12 published in Industry and Innovation, where he discussed the dominance of certain regions in the cybersecurity space.
- Professor of marketing Kellilynn Frias published an article13 in the Journal of Marketing, where she discussed the different approaches firms can take when marketing new innovations.
- Marketing professor Jeffrey Lee explored how to recognize fake online reviews in a paper14 published in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Our management faculty explored the human element of business through their work, publishing research on how to ensure positive relationships in the workplace.
- Professor Alexandra Mislin discussed trust in the workplace15 in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
- Professor Jennifer Oetzel published the book Business Adaptation to Climate Change (Organizations and the Natural Environment), which dove into how firms can prepare for and protect themselves from a higher frequency of natural disasters.
- Professor David Jacobs was interviewed for the Human Resources Director article, "Workplace Survivor Syndrome can Wreak Havoc on Your Business: Experts.”
- Professor Mark Clark discussed building work relationships16 even when colleagues are working remotely in The Conversation.
- Professor Hayley Blunden explored the intricacies of providing feedback to coworkers through work published in Current Opinion in Psychology17.
Awards, Recognition, and Appointments
Through honors, presentation appearances, and roles on prestigious boards, Kogod faculty across all departments were recognized for their expertise and work.
- Sonya Grier was honored with the 2023 Thomas C. Kinnear Award, which recognizes work that significantly contributes to understanding marketing and public policy issues. This year’s award recognizes Professor Grier’s paper, "Operationalizing Critical Race Theory in the Marketplace.” It marks her fifth time receiving the award, more than any other marketing scholar since its creation in 1993.
- The finance department’s Ioannis Spyridopoulos won the Best Paper Award from the Southern Finance Association for his paper, “The Epidemiology of Corporate Investment and Financial Constraints in Production Networks.”
- Management professor Anna Fung won a $65,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation in China. With these funds, Professor Fung and her team can continue their research by evaluating the impact of digital economic policies on innovation within manufacturing companies.
- Professor of information technology Gwanhoo Lee was appointed to the Editorial Review Board of the journal Information Systems Research and as Associate Editor for the Association for Information Systems’ Communications of the AIS.
- Professor Robin Lumsdaine was appointed to the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board. The committee comprises fifteen experts from across the finance sector who conduct research to advise the board on its policy decisions. She also had three papers on the program at the Royal Economic Society Conference in Glasgow, Scotland; she presented two, while her coauthor presented the third.
- Professor Bruckner was named to the Taxpayers for IRS Transformation Advisory Board, a group of expert nongovernmental advisers that will advise the IRS on how to best spend its funding from the Inflation Reduction Act in a way that improves the taxpaying experience for all Americans.
- Jennifer Oetzel gave a presentation at One Earth Future in Broomfield, Colorado, where she spoke about her 20+ years of research on business and peacebuilding.
- Kogod students recognized professors Ajay Adhikari (accounting), Tim Timura (finance), and Ross Cooper (management) with the Best Professor awards for the 2022-2023 school year.
- Ron Hill and Sarah Mady, both of the marketing department, earned service awards for their contributions to the university and the greater academic community.
Though this collection of accomplishments may seem long, it’s only a sample of the critical work that our faculty does in contributing to all aspects of business scholarship. With the new semester approaching, we look forward to seeing what our professors do next!
1. “Employee-CSR Tensions: Drivers of Employee (Dis)Engagement with Contested CSR Initiatives,” in the Journal of Management Studies.
2. “Police Reform Must Start at the Neighborhood Level.”
3. "Perspectives: Race and Advertising: Conceptualizing a Way Forward Through Aesthetics,” in the International Journal of Advertising.
4. "Racial Bias in the Tax Code Needs More Transparent Research,” in Bloomberg Tax.
5. “The Effect of Intellectual Property Rights Protection on Stock Price Synchronicity: Evidence from the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.”
6. “The Review of Accounting Studies at Age 25: A Retrospective Using Bibliometric Analysis” in the premier journal Review of Accounting Studies; a chapter on dividend decision models for the book Exploring the Latest Trends in Management Literature, Review of Management Literature, Volume 1; the book Working Capital Management: Concepts and Strategies; and the book The Emerald Handbook on Cryptoassets: Investment Opportunities and Challenges.
7. “Central Bank Mandates and Monetary Policy Stances: Through the Lens of Federal Reserve Speeches.”
8. “Dollar and Exports.”
9. “Enforcement Waves and Spillovers.”
10. “Non-Standard Errors.”
11. “Beyond Income: Dynamic Consumer Financial Vulnerability.”
12. “The Dominant Cybersecurity Industry Clusters: Evolution and Sustainment.”
13.“A Theory of Product-Form Strategy: When to Market Know-how, Components, or Systems?”
14. “Been There, Done That: How Episodic and Semantic Memory Affects the Language of Authentic and Fictitious Reviews.”
15. “Retrospective Blind Spots in Reputation Management: Implications for Perceived Moral Standing and Trust Following a Transgression.”
16. “Remote Work has Made Developing Relationships with Colleagues Harder – Here’s What Workers and Bosses Need Now.”
17. “Kindness in Short Supply: Evidence for Inadequate Prosocial Input.”