According to research conducted by Professor Hollis Skaife, low-quality financial reporting correlated with a higher rate of deal cancellation, increasing the failure rate by more than 9 percent.
Moskowitz Prize Winners on Why There’s Room for Innovation in Impact Investing
Q&A with Professor Brad Barber and Associate Professor Ayako Yasuda
Demand for impact investing alternatives—venture funds and private equity—is outstripping supply for investors, at a time when much more capital is needed to solve the world’s most pressing problems.
This is one reason women are better investors than men
Testosterone is the enemy of smart investing decisions, study finds
UC Davis professor, Brad Barber and UC Berkeley professor Terrance Odean, writing in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, found that while women traded, men traded more. That extra trading costs plenty.
Professor Kimberly Elsbach’s research shows it’s acceptable to express frustration, anger, disappointment and sadness at work, but crying tends to get excessively punished because it demands so much attention, she says.
When publicly traded companies make extraordinary announcements, investors often disagree on the value implication of the news. Yet following such new market information, the stocks appear to be priced by investors wearing rose-colored glasses.
Consumers Increasingly Face Companies’ Creative Smoke and Mirrors
Vaping Under Fire as a Public Health Threat
A new study investigates how the tobacco industry managed to raise the levels of tar and nicotine in “light” cigarettes for decades without a regulatory crackdown—despite mounting proof of health hazards.
The findings by Associate Professor Greta Hsu shed light on the current controversy over electronic cigarettes.
Heavily marketed as a safer, healthy alternative to smoking, electronic cigarettes are under fire from California health officials, who have declared “vaping” a public health threat.
Michael Maher Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
American Institute of CPAs Recognizes His Contributions
Professor Michael Maher was honored in January for his many years of research and teaching of management accounting issues. The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (AAA) recognized Maher with the 2015 Lifetime Contribution Award for making an important mark on management accounting education, research and practice.
AICPA presented the award to Maher at the 2015 AAA Management Accounting Section’s mid-year meeting on January 9 in Newport Beach.
A recent incident involving McDonald’s shows how negative news on one company can cause other businesses to suffer as well, but with a delay—an insight that could help small investors reap significant trading profits.
America’s Innovation Ecosystem May Get Bipartisan Budget Boost
Funding for R&D and Advanced Manufacturing Institutes are Critical Investments
Many pundits give President Obama’s budget proposal little chance of passing in the Republican-controlled Congress. In fact, the House and Senate budget blueprints have set the stage for a likely veto struggle.
Can using common accounting practices, like gathering data and using performance metrics, result in improved student performance?
India’s rapidly expanding middle class and steady increase in household disposable income has attracted the interest of multinational retailers like IKEA, Apple, WalMart and Tesco. But estimating consumer demand has been challenging, says Professor Prasad Naik, and the standard methods being used have proved unreliable.