Research Topics

The School of Business encourages and fosters a rich research-oriented environment for faculty and doctoral candidates. Students can choose from a variety of topics reflecting the varied research interests of our faculty. The Ph.D. Program is intended to prepare students to conduct original research; i.e., to explain phenomena previously not well understood and then to test proposed explanations empirically.

Accounting

  • Value relevance of accounting information
  • Valuation
  • Earnings management
  • Accounting conservatism
  • Book-tax differences
  • Tax policy
  • Taxes and business decisions
  • Uncertain tax positions
  • Economics-based accounting
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Securities regulation in international capital markets

Finance

  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Real options
  • Risk management
  • Financial intermediation
  • IPO’s
  • Event studies in Finance and Real Estate
  • Market frictions and asset pricing
  • House price indices
  • Real Estate market analysis
  • Capital structure
  • Mutual funds
  • Healthcare finance

Management

  • Corporate alliances and networks
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Long horizon investments
  • Real options
  • Human capital and top management teams
  • Family firms and venture capitalists
  • Team processes and effectiveness
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Leadership
  • Gender and diversity in the workplace
  • Work and family
  • International expansion
  • Learning processes
  • Managerial ethics
  • Cross-cultural behavior
  • Employee attachment to organizations
  • Training effectiveness

Marketing

  • Consumer judgment
  • Consumer attitudes and inferences
  • Information search
  • Cross-cultural consumer behavior
  • Brands and branding
  • Buyer-supplier relationships
  • Digital and social media marketing and analytics
  • Online retailing and channel design
  • Competitive marketing strategy
  • Network effects
  • Pricing dynamics
  • Customer relationship management
  • Cross-category and cross-media marketing
  • Social interactions and peer effects

Operations & Information Management

  • Auction theory and applications
  • Database design and security
  • Database management
  • Distributed computing and client/server technology
  • Electronic commerce
  • Economics of information and information systems
  • Healthcare information systems
  • Management of technology
  • Manufacturing systems, planning and strategy
  • Supply chain management
  • and More