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Defining inequality and how entrepreneurship affects the market

Assistant professor of entrepreneurship Per Bylund researches all things entrepreneur. By researching the topic of inequality and how it relates to entrepreneurial activity, Bylund felt the term “inequality” needed to be defined more clearly.
Do FOMC actions speak loudly?

Mon, Aug 07, 2017

Corporate bond market investors bear the risk that the borrower will not pay them as promised; that’s why corporate bond prices tend to be lower than treasury bonds. But why isn’t corporate bond investor behavior consistent with the old adage that “no news is good news?” when the Federal Open Market Committee announces a plan to stay the course?

Spears School of BusinessDepartment of FinanceSpears ResearchResearch MinuteWatson Graduate School
“Ripping off the Band-Aid:” Firm reputation and communication management

Thu, Jul 27, 2017

When the going gets tough and the world is against you, research says the best thing to do is get all of the negative out at once. Oklahoma State University assistant professor of management Owen Parker’s latest research focuses on how firms respond to threats to their reputation.

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Forecasting stock returns using fluctuations in trading costs

Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Have you ever wondered when you should invest or make a trade in your stock? By using United States equity market-level data from 1926 through 2015, Oklahoma State University assistant professor of finance Greg Eaton nailed down the predictive power of trading costs in his latest research, “Micro(structure) before Macro?

ResearchDepartment of FinanceResearch MinuteSpears ResearchSpears School of BusinessWatson Graduate School
Explaining low self-employment rates among foreign-born STEM graduates: Why start a business if it doesn’t pay?

Thu, Jun 08, 2017

According to analysis of the American Community Survey, foreign-born college graduates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field have much lower self-employment rates compared to foreign graduates of other majors. Why aren’t these technologically and scientifically-minded people starting new companies?

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How does unethical behavior affect us?

Fri, May 19, 2017

We hear about business scandals all the time, from Wells Fargo creating fake bank accounts to increase profits to Hampton Creek’s inflated sales numbers. But what happens to us morally after we do something wrong? Oklahoma State University associate professor of management Rebecca Greenbaum with co-authors and former OSU PhD students Julena Bonner, assistant professor at Utah State University, and Matt Quade, assistant professor at Baylor University, investigate the aftermath of unethical behavior on an individual in their latest research.

Research MinuteSpears ResearchSpears School of BusinessResearchDepartment of Management
The changing U.S. audit market structure and pricing: Is there enough competition?

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Prior governmental and academic research on the structure of the U.S. audit market suggests either no association between market concentration and audit fees or even a negative association, implying that greater concentration actually results in lower audit fees. However, this finding is opposite of what many would expect.

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Gender differences in performance are declining, says research

Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Men are more likely to be managers. Women are more likely to be organized and team-oriented. These are common stereotypes we hear all the time, but are they true? A hot topic in the workforce has been gender differences in performance. Tom Stone, professor of management at Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business, teamed up with Hogan Assessment’s Jeff Foster, Ball State University professor Brian Webster, NEOMA Business School professor Jennifer Harrison, and Illinois State University professor I. M. Jawahar to examine performance ratings gathered by Hogan Assessments, a human resource consulting firm in Tulsa, Okla.

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Similarities vs. differences – which appeals to us more?

Wed, Oct 05, 2016

You’re on a diet and trying to kick potato chips from your snacking habits, so you reach for the kale chips instead. After crunching into the kale chips, even though they are salty and crunchy just like potato chips, you’re not quite satisfied. Why not? Oklahoma State University assistant professor of marketing Zachary Arens focuses on the reasons why substituting similar items doesn’t seem to satisfy.

Research MinuteSchool of Marketing and International BusinessSpears ResearchResearchSpears School of Business

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