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Our faculty are sought out by the media for their expertise on a variety of topics. 

Here's the latest:

  • September 15, 2022
    Want to make the best possible impression on someone to boost your career prospects? Share the credit for your accomplishments. That’s the conclusion a team of professors, including Einav Hart, assistant professor of management, reached in research they wrote up for a paper currently under review for publication.
  • September 14, 2022
    How are some brands able to ride the wave of macroeconomic expansions while others are better able to successfully weather contractions? In an interview with Phys.org, Marketing Professor Tarun Kushwaha talks about his new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how six brand attributes affect how well a brand performs during economic expansions and contractions.
  • September 13, 2022
    "Ripping the band-aid off now and getting inflation in line will probably set us up for a better end-of-year result," says Derek Horstmeyer, finance professor, in an interview with the International Business Times.
  • September 8, 2022
    Gautham Vadakkepatt, director of the Center for Retail Transformation and marketing professor, provided some expert advice on mitigating retail crime in an interview with Retail TouchPoints. 
  • August 30, 2022
    The IRS has come under fire in recent weeks following the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes $80 billion in funding for the agency over the next 10 years, leading to claims the IRS will use these funds to pursue middle-class taxpayers. Not so, according to JK Aier, senior associate dean of academic affairs and global engagement, in an interview with Accounting Today.
  • August 25, 2022
    In this episode of the RETHINK Retail podcast, Center for Retail Transformation Director Gautham Vadakkepatt discusses the center's recent panel discussions on a myriad of key trends impacting the retail landscape, such as sustainability, the metaverse, frictionless retail, and more. 
  • August 23, 2022
    Solar stocks are on the rise as the business landscape in the energy sector changes amid government pressure and an industry shift to more sustainable solutions, but Finance Professor Derek Horstmeyer says this shift was already set into motion by EV vehicles in an interview with Capital.com.
  • August 23, 2022
    The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will provide almost $80 billion to the Internal Revenue Service during the next 10 years to support a variety of expanded functions, including technology updates and administrative improvements that should make it easier for tax professionals and individual taxpayers to communicate with the IRS, according to accounting instructor Kevin Matthews in Accounting Today.
  • August 22, 2022
    The Inflation Reduction Act includes increased IRS funding, which will eventually lead to more audits. But that's not necessarily a bad thing according to JK Aier, senior associate dean of academic affairs and global engagement, to Bloomberg. “Enforcement is always seen as ‘the taxman is coming for you,’ but it doesn’t necessarily need to have a negative connotation.” 
  • August 21, 2022
    "While cultural norms remain powerful barriers to change, research points to actions that women, and organizations, can take to boost women’s credibility and build their negotiating muscle," writes Suzanne de Janasz, management professor, and co-author Terri A. Scandura in a piece for Dialogue magazine.
  • August 19, 2022
    Can Royal Caribbean afford to pay 11.6% interest on its growing $1.25bn debt pile? Finance Professor Derek Horstmeyer shares his thoughts with Capital.com.
  • August 15, 2022
    The Inflation Reduction Act includes a new minimum tax on the book income of corporations that earn over $1 billion in revenue, along with a tax on stock buybacks. These provisions are likely to change the tax planning used by the largest companies and their accounting firms. Accounting instructor Kevin Matthews spoke to Accounting Today about what these corporations may do.