Research

Tax-Specific Industry Expertise Linked to Tax Avoidance

Mar 3 2014 8:00 AM | » Full Article Tax-Specific Industry Expertise Linked to Tax Avoidance
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Professor and Delmar Lienemann Sr. Chair of Accounting Thomas Omer and colleagues study whether the tax-specific industry expertise of the external audit firm influences its clients’ level of tax avoidance.

The Impact of Product Recalls on the Automobile Industry

Mar 3 2014 8:00 AM | » Full Article The Impact of Product Recalls on the Automobile Industry
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Assistant Professor of Marketing Meike Eilert and colleagues examine the role of product recalls as a catalyst to stimulate organizational learning. While product recalls are frequent, some firms have questioned the merits of product recalls. To assess the value of product recalls, the authors study whether and when product recalls result in a reduction of future accidents and recalls.

Correlation of Risk-Neutral Skewness on Portfolio Returns

Mar 3 2014 8:00 AM | » Full Article Correlation of Risk-Neutral Skewness on Portfolio Returns
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Assistant Professor of Finance Scott Murray and a colleague investigate investors’ preference for assets whose returns are positively skewed, a phenomenon known as skewness preference.

Initial CEO Compensation Package and Potential Match

Sep 20 2013 10:01 AM | » Full Article Initial CEO Compensation Package and Potential Match
University of Nebraska–Lincoln Senior Associate Dean for the College of Business Administration and State Farm Professor of Finance Kathleen Farrell and Edwin J. Faulkner Professor of Economics Sam Allgood and colleague analyze whether initial compensation packages awarded to CEOs are specifically related to how well the executive fits the job for which they were hired.

Analyzing more than 1,400 CEOs over a 14-year period, they find CEOs who turn out to be good fits...

Balancing the Corporation Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationship

Sep 20 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article Balancing the Corporation Headquarters-Subsidiary Relationship
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Associate Professor of Marketing Amit Saini and Assistant Professor of Marketing Alok Kumar and colleagues study how subsidiaries of multinational corporations (MNC) must balance mandates from headquarters with the local realities of the foreign markets to manage marketing channels.

MNC organizations, such as Toyota, comprise headquarters and one or more geographically...

Emergent Organizational Capacity for Compassion

Sep 20 2013 10:00 AM | » Full Article Emergent Organizational Capacity for Compassion
University of Nebraska–Lincoln E. J. Faulkner Professor of Management Dennis Duchon and colleagues study how organizations can develop the capacity for compassion without formal direction.

People often speculate about why organizations aren’t more humane or what policies should be put in place to make them more compassionate. Duchon and his colleagues argue top management does not have to plan exactly how organizations can become more humane, more compassionate toward its members – compassionate qualities can emerge spontaneously. The research is based on ideas from natural and social sciences concerning how complex systems...

Executive Options and Worried Bankers

Feb 19 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Executive Options and Worried Bankers
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Associate Professor of Finance Emre Unlu and colleagues study what bankers do to ensure that risk-seeking CEOs do not gamble with bankers’ funds.

Easing Board Nomination Process Boosts Stocks

Feb 19 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Easing Board Nomination Process Boosts Stocks
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Assistant Professor of Management Chris Tuggle and colleagues study how the passage of federal regulation, making it easier for some shareholders to make board nominations, improved the value of company shares the day the ruling was passed.

Big Four Audit Model Produces Surprising Results

Feb 19 2013 11:00 AM | » Full Article Big Four Audit Model Produces Surprising Results
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Assistant Professor of Accountancy Scott Seavey and colleagues study the Big Four auditing firms and the effect of the concentration of market power has on the quality of audits.
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