Areas of Emphasis: School of Business

Accounting

  • Utilization of advanced technology to improve decision-making processes
  • Economics of the auditing profession
  • Effects of new financial reporting standards
  • Causes and consequences of financial reporting failures

Decision Sciences

  • Monte Carlo methods and their applications to finance and decision theory
  • Uncertain reasoning, artificial intelligence, time series analysis and forecasting, Bayesian statistics

Entrepreneurship

  • Economic justification and underlying financial models for undertaking a commercially oriented enterprise (e.g., railroads, biosciences, services, etc.), to also include projects with social benefits (e.g., the value of green space)
  • Identification of project characteristics leading to new venture creation
  • Defining powerful unifying paradigms for entrepreneurship research, building frameworks from interdisciplinary theories

Finance

  • Corporate finance, investments, financial institutions, derivatives, risk management, corporate governance, international finance, market microstructure, and entrepreneurial finance.

Human Resources Management

  • Impact of HR practices (e.g., selection or training techniques) on individual-level measures of satisfaction or performance
  • Effects of systems of HR policies and practices on organizational-level outcomes

Information Systems

  • Behavioral factors affecting successful system integration and use
  • Design of information systems to support business processes
  • Reengineering systems for optimal functional use

Marketing

  • Pricing factors in business decisions
  • Advertising content as a signal of product quality
  • Regulatory focus and framing of in advertising
  • Consumer preference and choice modeling

Organizational Behavior

  • Employee well-being, work design, teams, decision-making, ethics, emotions, leadership, careers, individual differences, motivation, creativity and innovation, organizational change, culture, and cross-cultural differences

Supply Chain Management

  • Efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains in global economy, just-in-time ordering for cost savings versus inventory buildup for manufacturing responsiveness, using the supply chain for competitive advantage.

Strategic Management

  • How firms and organizations gain competitive advantage over rival firms or organizations, including research on developing firm resources, competitive interactions, relational governance, strategic decision making, innovation, entrepreneurship and organizational learning -- within the context of globalization and international business
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