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Research at KU School of Business

The researchers at the KU School of Business are a community of scholars dedicated to producing high-impact fundamental and applied research. They pursue a diverse mix of topics, including uncertain reasoning, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, behavioral finance, venture capital, international finance, market microstructure, optimum methods of compensation, visual perception and its impact on designing commercial stimuli, economics of the auditing profession, effects of financial reporting rule changes, internet dissemination of financial information, audit and information security risk, information quality assessment, causes and effects of restating financial statements, processual theory of leadership, effects of CEO compensation and characteristics on the firm’s strategy and performance, international and cross-cultural management, human resource management, self-efficacy and well-being, professional career choice and change.

In addition to the University General Research Fund, our research is funded by grants from various public and private sources, such as National Science Foundation, Department of Education, Missile Defense Agency, Kauffman foundation, Kansas Action for Children, and Ernst and Young.

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  • Director networks and informed traders 

    Akbas, Ferhat; Meschke, Felix; Wintoki, M. Babajide (Elsevier, 2016-04-14)
    We provide evidence that sophisticated investors like short sellers, option traders, and financial institutions are more informed when trading stocks of companies with more connected board members. For firms with large ...
  • Causal Compositional Models in Valuation-Based Systems with Examples in Specific Theories 

    Jirouˇsek, Radim; Shenoy, Prakash P. (Elsevier, 2015-10)
    We show that Pearl’s causal networks can be described using causal compositional models (CCMs) in the valuationbased systems (VBS) framework. One major advantage of using the VBS framework is that as VBS is a generalization ...
  • Compositional Models in Valuation-Based Systems 

    Jiroušek, Radim; Shenoy, Prakash P. (Elsevier, 2014-01)
    Compositional models were initially described for discrete probability theory, and later extended for possibility theory and for belief functions in Dempster–Shafer (D–S) theory of evidence. Valuation-based system (VBS) ...
  • Paraguay and MERCOSUR: The Lesser of Two Evils? 

    Birch, Melissa (Taylor & Francis, 2014-06)
    This paper examines Paraguay’s experience with MERCOSUR in terms of its impact on economic growth, trade, investment, industrial competitiveness and income distribution. Of particular interest is MERCOSUR’s impact on the ...
  • Practical Aspects of Solving Hybrid Bayesian Networks Containing Deterministic Conditionals 

    Shenoy, Prakash P.; Rumi, Rafael; Salmeron, Antonio (Wiley, 2015-03)
    In this paper we discuss some practical issues that arise in solv- ing hybrid Bayesian networks that include deterministic conditionals for continuous variables. We show how exact inference can become intractable even ...
  • The Effect of Technical Default Cost on Discretionary Accounting Decisions 

    HassabElnaby, Hassas R.; Mosebach, Janet; Mosebach, Michael; Whisenant, Scott (Kaizen Publications, 2014-08-16)
    This study investigates whether the variation in the expected costs of technical default leads managers to manipulate earnings in periods prior to, as well as in, the year in which avoidance of technical default becomes ...
  • A Test of an Efficiency Model of Grievance Activity 

    Cappelli, Peter; Chauvin, Keith (Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1991-10-01)
    The authors develop a model in which the extent of use of a grievance system is determined by wage premiums and alternative job opportunities. Specifically, they hypothesize that when workers enjoy comparatively high wages ...
  • Examining Non-Linear Relationships between Human Resource Practices and Manufacturing Performance 

    Chadwick, Clint (Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2007-07-01)
    One little-explored question concerning innovative human resources practices is how the intensity of their implementation affects their impact on establishment performance: is the relationship linear, or more complex? This ...
  • Unions and the Adoption of High Performance Work Systems: Does Employment Security Play a Role? 

    Liu, Wenchuan; Guthrie, James P.; Flood, Patrick C.; Maccurtain, Sarah (Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2009-10-01)
    Previous research on the association between unionization and the adoption of high performance work systems (HPWSs) has yielded inconsistent results. Using data from a 2004 multi-industry survey of firms operating in the ...
  • Gender Earnings Differentials in Total Pay, Base Pay, and Contingent Pay 

    Chauvin, Keith; Ash, Ronald A. (Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 1994-07-01)
    Using data from a 1988 survey of business school graduates, the authors analyze gender differentials in earnings by form of pay—total pay, base pay, and contingent pay—with controls for human capital, occupation, job level, ...
  • The International Economic Relations of a Small Country: The Case of Paraguay 

    Baer, Werner; Birch, Melissa (University of Chicago Press, 1987-04-01)
    No abstract is available for this item.
  • Specifying the systematic risk of portfolios : a closed form solution 

    Karney, Dennis F.; Morse, J. N.; Ben-Israel, A. (1985)
    In this note, we examine a particular quadratic program which arises in a variety of financial allocation problems and derive a closed form solution for its first order Lograngian conditions. Our technique bypasses the ...
  • Integrated water management with reuse: A programing approach 

    Pingry, David E.; Shaftel, Tim L. (American Geophysical Union, 1979)
    Interest has increased recently in water recycling and reuse. The possible economic feasibility of reuse and recycling dramatically increases the complexity of designing an optimal water delivery system. In this paper we ...
  • Marketing and MIS During Times of Resource Scarcity 

    McLeod, Raymond Jr.; Fuerst, William L. (Management Information Systems Research Center, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 1982)
    MIS managers generally have not stressed the marketing aspects of their operations. A more widespread concern is with the shortage of systems analyst and programmer resources. In an effort to learn how one group of MIS ...
  • Effective Design And Use Of Computer Decision Models. 

    Fuerst, William L. (American Marketing Association, 1984-03)
    Computer decision models often provide useful results as management planning tools. However, these tools are frequently limited to firms with staffs of specialists who can assimilate the technical nature of the models. For ...
  • Recognition as a Measure of Learning from Television Commercials. 

    Singh, Surendra N.; Rothschild, Michael L. (American Marketing Association, 1983-08)
    Recognition has not received extensive acceptance by practitioners as a response variable for learning of television commercials. The authors review some of the distinctions between recoil and recognition, and some of the ...
  • Using the Theory of Signal Detection to Improve Ad Recognition Testing. 

    Singh, Surendra N.; Churchill, Gilbert A. (American Marketing Association, 1986)
    Recognition tests are a very popular means of assessing the memory effectiveness of advertisements. Unfortunately the recognition scores obtained by current methods reflect both the memory for an advertisement and the ...
  • Recognition versus recall as measures of television commercial forgetting. 

    Singh, Surendra N.; Rothschild, Michael L.; Churchill, Gilbert A. (American Marketing Association, 1988-02)
    Investigated the impact of time since exposure, commercial length, and commercial repetition on recognition and unaided recall scores, using 204 undergraduates. Ss were randomly assigned to 12 experimental cells and asked ...
  • The effects of length, content, and repetition on television commercial effectiveness 

    Singh, Surendra N.; Cole, Catherine A. (American Marketing Association, 1993-02)
    Many advertisers have argued that 15-second television commercials should be used only to reinforce effects created by longer commercials. However, this recommendation is based on studies that have several weaknesses, ...
  • Antecedents of the attraction effect: An information-processing approach 

    Mishra, Sanjay; Umesh, U. N.; Stem, Donald E. Jr. (American Marketing Association, 1993-08)
    Many researchers have demonstrated the existence of an attraction effect that increases the choice probability of an existing target brand by the introduction of a relatively inferior decoy brand. A causal model that links ...

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