Mendoza School of Business


  • digital coin
    January 21, 2020
    On the Money

    Researchers build the first analytical model to study selling virtual video game currency. Business analytics professor Hong Guo, grew up playing video games in China and has studied emerging IT trends ranging from net neutrality to mobile platforms since earning her doctoral degree. Her latest research is the first to build an analytical model to understand the trend sweeping the video game world of selling virtual currency.

    Brendan O'Shaughnessy (ND '93)

  • illustration of a contract in the shape of a mousetrap with a fountain pen
    January 20, 2020
    Contract Killers

    Detailed contracts can provide incentives for opportunistic behavior. In a rapidly changing business landscape, are incomplete contracts the answer? Accountancy professor F. Asís Martínez-Jerez believes there is a counterintuitive solution.

    Michael Hardy

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    January 2, 2020
    Building an ethical career

    Ann Tenbrunsel's research into the ethical mirage, which is the tendency to overestimate the virtuousness of our future selves, was used in a piece by Harvard Business Review about being intentionally ethical in your career.

    Harvard Business Review

  • illustration of scrooge with the ghost of marley
    December 19, 2019
    Scrooge, Marley and the business of mankind

    A piece in ND Magazine by the Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership's Brett Beasley makes the argument that the story of Scrooge is applicable in today's business world and should be a reminder of mortality that motivates executives toward greater social responsibility. The article is based on research by management professor Craig Crossland, which brought a scientific approach to Scrooge-like scenarios in modern corporate management.

    ND Magazine - Brett Beasley

  • Zhi Da
    December 18, 2019
    Air travel reduces local investment bias, benefits investors and firms

    Easy access to air travel has not only flattened the world, it also has flattened the bias toward investing locally, according to new research from finance professor Zhi Da and his co-researchers.

    Shannon Roddel

  • two people from the television show stand in front of a chalkboard
    December 6, 2019
    Yes, ethics can be taught.

    A new study by accountancy professor Zachary Kowaleski provides an evidence-based answer to a question that is both a timely—and timeless—question, as illustrated by NBC’s hit TV show The Good Place.

    Brett Beasley

  • December 3, 2019
    Love, lies and money

    A study by marketing professor Emily Garbinsky and her co-researchers introduces, defines and measures financial infidelity.

    Shannon Roddel

  • small arrows following the lead of a large arrow
    November 20, 2019
    Can ethics be taught? Study offers first large-sample evidence of the effect of ethics training on financial sector behavior

    Can ethics be taught? New research by Zach Kowaleski and his co-researchers suggests yes, offering the first large-sample study on how rules and ethics training affects behavior and employment decisions in the financial sector.

    Shannon Roddel

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    November 18, 2019
    Liberal or conservative? CEOs’ political leanings skew firms’ logic in structuring initial pay packages, study shows

    A study by management professor Timothy Hubbard and co-reserachers Scott Graffin and Eric Lee from the University of Georgia and Dane Christensen from the University of Oregon found new CEO compensation mirrors their existing risk preferences.

    Shannon Roddel

  • portrait of professor h. chen
    November 13, 2019
    Rampant misclassifications make bond mutual funds appear far less risky, significantly impacting investors, study shows

    Some mutual fund managers appear to be overestimating the safety of their holdings, resulting in misclassifications by Morningstar that have a significant impact on investors, according to new research from finance professor Huaizhi Chen and his co-researchers.

    Shannon Roddel