Accounting

New research by Assistant Professor of Accounting Pablo Casas-Arce finds professionals do better when they receive detailed assessments less often.

Everybody has heard about companies that fail to take adequate action when their products show faults and end up on the front page. Professor Emeritus Marianne Jennings has spent several years researching why these internal ethical lapses happen in the first place.

According to research, there are efficient and inefficient ways to inspire your staff in today's multidimensional business environment. Learn the combination for achieving better performance from your workforce.

Ask the 3,000 impoverished Ethiopian women who received special credit lines so they could start their own businesses: World Bank loans change lives. Just what is the World Bank? Started after World War II, it was created to help nations rebuild, says Assistant Professor of Accounting Phil Lamoreaux.

Insider trading erodes confidence in the stock market and reduces investor participation in a market they figure is rigged on behalf of the rich and powerful. Can shareholder lawsuits deter this self-serving behavior? According to Associate Professor of Accountancy Yinghua Li, the answer is yes, depending on who brings suit.