Social, E-Commerce and Mobile Platforms

The power of positive feedback

Whether it comes in the form of product reviews, gardening tips, or shared recipes, content provided by other users online is invaluable. Assistant Professor of Information Systems Kevin Hong and Professor of …

Management

Balance of power: evolution of the lead independent director role

More and more companies are making way for a power-sharing compromise between the CEO and chairman of the …

Accounting

The dark side of analyst coverage: firms pressured to meet forecasts

New research by Associate Professor of Accountancy Shawn Huang and co-authors shows that greater coverage puts pressure on company managers to manipulate quarterly …

Finance

Home runs in stock market are harder to hit than we thought

New research by Professor of Finance Hendrik Bessembinder shows that the slim odds of picking companies that will turn into big winners also apply to picking publicly traded stocks that will outperform U.S. Treasury …

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