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Rucks Department of Management Assistant Professor Michael Johnson Featured in Journal of Applied Psychology Editor’s Corner

BATON ROUGE- Last month, the Journal of Applied Psychology launched “The Journal Editor’s Corner,” which is a one-stop shop website resource for research published in the journal, featuring curated “scientific collections” of the most potentially impactful articles on the journal’s six most popular topics. Two articles written by Rucks Department of Management Assistant Professor Michael Johnson were included in the Health and Wellbeing and the Science to Practice collections.

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SDEIS Professor Young H. Chun Secures $40,000 Research Grant from the U.S. Air Force

BATON ROUGE- SDEIS Professor Young H. Chun successfully secured a $40,000 research grant from the U.S. Air Force to conduct a groundbreaking study using military aircraft maintenance data. He will receive the grant money in monthly installments over a period of five months.

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Department of Finance Professor Don Chance’s Paper Accepted for Publication by the Journal of Corporate Finance

BATON ROUGE- Muhammed Ali once said “It ain’t bragging if you can back it up,” but when companies brag, do they back it up? That is the question posed by LSU Department of Finance Professor Don Chance and co-authors Pratik Kothari of Cornerstone Research and Steve Ferris of Ball State University in a paper recently accepted in the Journal of Corporate Finance titled “Bragging Rights: Does Corporate Boasting Imply Value Creation?”

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Rucks Department of Management Professor Thomas Greckhamer’s Latest Paper Sheds Light on How Methodological Socialization is Vital in Training Qualitative Researchers

BATON ROUGE- Thomas Greckhamer, professor and director of Graduate Studies- PhD Program, Rucks Department of Management, recently co-authored an article with Sebnem Cilesiz (University of Louisiana-Lafayette) titled, "Methodological socialization and identity: A bricolage study of pathways toward qualitative research in doctoral education." This paper was accepted for publication by Organizational Research Methods.

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Rucks Department of Management’s Mingtao Xu Co-Authored a Paper Accepted by the Academy of Management Review

BATON ROUGE- Rucks Department of Management Assistant Professor Mingtao Xu recently co-authored a paper that was accepted for publication by the Academy of Management Review.

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Department of Marketing and SDEIS Instructors Recognized by the Society of Marketing Advances

Jennifer Henderson, Amanda Ledet and Emory Serviss won Best Paper in the Business-to-Business track, as well as the Steven J. Shaw & Joe Hair Overall Conference Best Paper award, at the 2020 Society of Marketing Advances (SMA) annual conference for their research paper “Communication Alignment in Sales: The Role of Emotional Intelligence.”

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Department of Economics Research Updates for Fall 2020

BATON ROUGE- This semester, four faculty members in the Department of Economics were successful in having their research papers accepted for publication in top scholarly journals. In addition, a PhD student also had his paper accepted for publication from a scholarly journal.

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Four LSU Finance Professors Co-authored a Paper Uncovering the Influence of Demographics and Governmental Restrictions on Social Distancing

BATON ROUGE- Department of Finance professors Rajesh Narayanan and R. Kelley Pace, and assistant professors James Nordlund and Dimuthu Ratnadiwakera, co-authored a paper accepted for publication by PLOS ONE.

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Finance Professor Wei-Ling Song Co-authored an Article Accepted by Management Science

BATON ROUGE- Department of Finance professor Wei-Ling Song recently co-authored an article accepted for publication by Management Science.

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E. J. Ourso College of Business Faculty Receive Promotions, Tenure

BATON ROUGE - Four LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty were awarded promotion and tenure.

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LSU Management Professor Thomas Greckhamer Co-authored an Article Accepted by the Strategic Management Journal

BATON ROUGE- Thomas Greckhamer, professor and director of Graduate Studies- PhD Program, Rucks Department of Management, recently co-authored a paper that was accepted for publication by the Strategic Management Journal.

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SDEIS Professor’s Idea Selected for a LIFT2 Grant by LSU Board of Supervisors

BATON ROUGE– SDEIS professor Andy Schwarz proposed one of 18 new ideas that the LSU Board of Supervisors chose to support through its Leverage Innovation for Technology Transfer, or LIFT2, grants. Schwarz was awarded a $50,000 grant for his proposal titled “Making learning fun: Developing an interactive cybersecurity game for undergraduate education.” The board funded a total of $999,981.14 in the last fiscal year to provide a bridge over the critical gap between basic research and commercialization for university faculty.

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LSU Finance Professor Don Chance Explores the Chances in Sports Championship Series

BATON ROUGE- LSU finance professor Don Chance recently took a side-step from his typical study of the financial world to examine a puzzling question in sports. His article, “Conditional Probability and the Length of a Championship Series in Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey,” is now in print at the Journal of Sports Analytics.

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LSU Marketing Professor Co-authored Article on How Businesses Need to Engage with Customers in Times of Turbulence

BATON ROUGE- LSU Marketing Professor Judith Anne Garretson Folse recently co-authored an article with Texas A&M Mays Business School Dean Eli Jones, Baylor University Assistant Professor of Marketing Stephanie Mangus, and Texas A&M Professor of Marketing Shrihari Sridhar that was accepted for publication by Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science.

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Article Co-authored with Rucks Department of Management Alumnus Accepted by Long Range Planning

BATON ROUGE- Thomas Greckhamer, professor and director of Graduate Studies- PhD Program, Rucks Department of Management, co-authored a paper accepted for publication by Long Range Planning.

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Safety—Can You Rig it?

Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the largest accidental ocean oil spill in history, an interdisciplinary LSU team is working to advance safety culture in the offshore oil and gas industry. Could better safety protocols have prevented disaster on April 20, 2010? Yes—but rules and regulations only matter to the degree they’re followed, which requires more than new rules and regulations. Namely, a change of mindset.

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Mo wins European Finance Association Award

Haitao Mo, assistant professor in the Department of Finance, co-authored a paper that won the 2019 Spängler IQAM Best Paper in Investments Prize from the European Finance Association (EFA).

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Transforming the Classroom of the Future among 12 of LSU’s Newest Ideas and Technologies

While the data revolution is transforming every industry sector, the university classroom is also undergoing a transformation. In order to meet current and future industry demands, university professors, especially in business, technology, data and analytics, are evolving their teaching methods to develop and train the students who will be the workforce of the future.

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Accounting Faculty Member Authors New Auditing Textbook

Baton Rouge – Laura D. Wiley, PhD, CPA, assistant department chair and senior instructor in the Department of Accounting, has co-authored Auditing: A Practical Approach with Data Analytics with Raymond Johnson, an Oregon CPA who teaches auditing concepts and practices and financial statement analysis at Portland State University. According to the publisher’s website, the textbook “prepares students for the rapidly changing demands of the auditing profession by meeting the data-driven requirements of today’s workforce,” adding “this course uses a practical, case-based approach to help students develop professional judgment, think critically about the auditing process, and develop the decision-making skills necessary to perform a real-world audit.”

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LSU Names Sam Bentley Vice President for Research & Economic Development

BATON ROUGE – LSU is pleased to announce that Samuel Bentley Sr., Geology Professor and Billy and Ann Harrison Chair in Sedimentary Geology at LSU, has been named Vice President for Research & Economic Development.

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Marketing Department demonstrates Eye-Tracking and Facial Emotion Recognition Software at LSU Day

LSU students, faculty and staff represented the university during LSU Day at the Louisiana State Capitol April 16, 2019. The event provided an opportunity to remind the Louisiana Legislature, as well as visitors to the Capitol, how LSU benefits our state.

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LSU Professor’s Paper Accepted by the Journal of Applied Econometrics

Qiankun Zhou, assistant professor in the Department of Economics, co-authored a paper published in the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

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LSU Department of Economics hosts LSU-Tulane Applied Microeconomics Conference

The LSU department of economics is hosting a one-day conference of applied microeconomic research Friday, March 29, 2019. Economists from LSU and Tulane University will present findings on a diverse set of applied micro topics including college selectivity's impact on the labor market and family outcomes; unintended effects of flood insurance; police-related deaths and crime; the impact of the 1918 flu on India; Medicare payments and health; and exercise incentive programs. Presenters include Elliott Isaac, Wei Long and Engy Ziedan from Tulane University and Abigail Peralta, Daniel Keniston and Barton Willage from LSU.

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Professor Emeritus William Black receives award

BATON Rouge - Professor Emeritus William C. Black has been awarded the 2019 Doctoral Educator’s Award from the Southeast Marketing Symposium member Universities, which include Florida State University, Louisiana State University, The University of Memphis, Mississippi State University, The University of Alabama, The University of Arkansas, The University of Georgia, The University of Kentucky, The University of Mississippi, and the University of Tennessee. The award recognizes those individuals who have made significant and sustained contributions to marketing doctoral education during their careers.

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Department of Accounting Hosts 2019 Research Conference

BATON ROUGE - The E. J. Ourso College of Business Department of Accounting will host its annual Regional Research Conference Friday, March 1, 2019, in the Business Education Complex with Bharat Sarath, PhD, as this year’s speaker. Accounting faculty from colleges throughout Louisiana are invited to attend.

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Department of Accounting Featured for Excellence in Forensic Accounting

BATON ROUGE – ForensicsColleges.com, an on-line resource specializing in forensic accounting programs across the country, has recognized the Master of Accountancy degree program in the E. J. Ourso College of Business’ Department of Accounting for excellence in combating securities and commodities fraud. Professor Larry Crumbley was also recognized as an expert in the field.

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Professor Chance Invited to Prestigious Australian University as Visiting Scholar

Professor Elizabeth Sheedy of the Macquarie Applied Finance Centre applied for and received 10,000 Australian dollars from the Macquarie Faculty of Business and Economics Visiting International Scholar Award fund to support Chance’s visit. “I’ll be studying risk ethics with Professor Sheedy and various other topics that may arise as well as giving various lectures on campus and possibly in Sydney,” said Chance as well as giving various lectures on campus and possibly in Sydney.

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LSU Department of Accounting Publishes Annual Tiger Tactics

The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business has published its annual Tiger Tactics newsletter announcing several accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni.

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Canadian Derivatives Institute Recognizes PhD Student in Finance with $30,000 Grant

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA - The research of Department of Finance PhD Student Mobina Shafaati has been recognized with a $30,000 (Canadian) grant from the Canadian Derivatives Institute.

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Department of Finance Hosts Commercial Real Estate Researcher from Germany

PhotoLea Eilers BATON ROUGE - Professor Lea Eilers, a researcher with the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI) at their Essen, Germany-based Research Data Center FDZ Ruhr spent several weeks during the Fall 2018 semester collaborating and researching with Professor Kelley Pace, Director of the Real Estate Research Institute in the Department of Finance at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business.

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Department of Finance Hosts Commercial Real Estate Researcher from Germany

BATON ROUGE - Professor Lea Eilers, a researcher with the RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research (RWI) at their Essen, Germany-based Research Data Center FDZ Ruhr spent several weeks during the Fall 2018 semester collaborating and researching with Professor Kelley Pace, Director of the Real Estate Research Institute in the Department of Finance at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business. The visit was part of the RWI Transatlantic Research Exchange, a scientific exchange program between researchers of the RWI and North American research institutes in the field of economics. The program is supported by a grant from the Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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LSU Professor Researches Link Between ADHD and Entrepreneurship

BATON ROUGE - Reginald L. Tucker, assistant professor in the Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, recently published an article in Journal of Business Venturing that examined the influence of ADHD on business start-up [Wicklund, J., Yu, W., Tucker, R., and Marino, L. D. (2017), ADHD, impulsivity and entrepreneurship, Journal of Business Venturing, 32(6), 627-656.].

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Authors Propose Reforming Louisiana’s Tax System to Solve State’s Economic Woes

BATON ROUGE —The central issue debated at each successive legislative session for over a decade, Louisiana’s significant fiscal problems have remained unresolved despite efforts to mitigate the state’s financial woes and avoid cutting key services or resorting to stop-gap solutions. Louisiana created its current tax structure in the 1970s, with some subsequent revisions in response to new economic realities. While many developments in Louisiana’s fiscal picture lie outside the state’s control, other changes including shifting tax rates, shrinking the tax base, and increasing the number of exemptions, deductions, and tax credits, resulted from decisions made by the legislative body. In Exploring Long-Term Solutions for Louisiana’s Tax System, James A. Richardson, Steven M. Sheffrin, James Alm, and other contributors advocate for establishing financial reforms geared to long-term change and more stable fiscal prospects.

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LSU to host Advances in Econometrics Conference

BATON ROUGE – On Oct. 26-28, the Louisiana State University Department of Economics will host the Advances in Econometrics Conference at the Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU.

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Top Management Journal Publishes Paper by LSU PhD Candidate

BATON ROUGE – Samira Fallah, a PhD candidate in the Rucks Department of Management in Louisiana State University’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, co-authored a paper published by the European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR).

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LSU Department of Economics Releases Louisiana Economic Outlook

BATON ROUGE – LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Professor Emeritus of Economics Loren Scott unveiled the 2019-2020 Louisiana Economic Outlook (LEO) at The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report’s annual Top 100 Luncheon.

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Crumbley's Novels Make a Splash

BATON ROUGE - D. Larry Crumbley, adjunct professor in the LSU Department of Accounting, recently made the cover of New Accountant for his novel "The Big R: A Forensic Accounting Adventure."

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Marketing Professor Examines Gratitude in Buyer-Seller Relationships

BATON ROUGE – Research demonstrates that customer gratitude is linked to increases in share of wallet, sales revenue, sales growth and customer commitment. What about the role of salesperson gratitude in buyer-seller relationships?

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LSU Business Professor Selected as Journal Editor

BATON ROUGE – Gabriele Piccoli, Edward G. Schlieder Endowed Chair of Information Sciences in the LSU Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems, has been selected as editor-in-chief of MIS Quarterly Executive (MISQE). Piccoli’s three-year term will begin on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Accounting Faculty Paper Accepted for Publication

BATON ROUGE – An LSU accounting graduate collaborated with two LSU Department of Accounting faculty on a paper that was recently published online in The Journal of Accounting Literature.

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Beland’s Study Quoted in Wall Street Journal

BATON ROUGE – A recent Wall Street Journal article, “France Takes On Cellphone Addiction With a Ban in Schools” quotes Louis-Philippe Beland, an assistant professor in the LSU Department of Economics, and mentions his study on the impact of banning mobile phone use in schools.

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Accounting Professor Examines Supply Chain Auditors, Revenue Quality

BATON ROUGE – Is aggressive revenue management by a supplier greater when the supplier and their major customer engage the same office-level auditor and when the major customer makes significant purchases from the supplier? These questions are at the core of a study conducted by Professor Ken Reichelt, LSU Department of Accounting, and co-authors Hsihui Chang, Drexel University; Hsin-Chi Chen, Tunghai University and Jengfang Chen, Macquarie University.

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New Report Shows Medicaid Expansion Cuts Uninsured Rate in Half

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards praised a report showing that the number of residents who are uninsured has fallen to half of what it was in 2015 and more Louisianans are getting better access to care since Louisiana expanded Medicaid, according to the 2017 Louisiana Health Insurance Survey.

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News & Events Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards Announces Multi-Agency Campaign to Improve Coastal Resilience

BATON ROUGE – Citing the critical danger posed by storm surge and resulting flooding, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced the Interagency Coastal Storm Surge-Based Flood Risk and Resilience Awareness Campaign, a partnership of state agencies to use “Story Maps” to promote awareness of Louisiana’s Comprehensive Coastal Master Plan.

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LSU Research Professor Presents at USDOT Safety Data Forum

BATON ROUGE – Cory Hutchinson, an associate professor for research in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business and director of the Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG), was one of six experts invited to present a lightning talk during the recent U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Data Forum.

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Paper Authored by LSU Faculty Receives Honorable Mention in Paper of the Year Ranking

BATON ROUGE – A paper authored by a group including two LSU professors was recently honored by The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, a quarterly publication of the Association of Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management Information Systems (ACM SIGMIS).

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Management Professor Serves as Keynote for International Workshop

BATON ROUGE – Thomas Greckhamer, a professor in the Rucks Department of Management in Louisiana State University’s E. J. Ourso College of Business, was the keynote speaker at the International QCA Summer Workshop 2018 held May 28-30 at the University of Wuppertal.

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International Graduate Student Workshop Features LSU Economics Professor

BATON ROUGE – The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics and Culture (ASREC) selected Naci Mocan, a professor in the LSU Department of Economics, as a keynote speaker for the organization’s European graduate student workshop held at the University of Luxembourg.

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LSU Coastal Experts to Present Latest Findings at Biennial State of the Coast Conference

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana’s coast is an economic and cultural resource. Yet, sea level rise and subsidence continue to threaten it. The challenges of coastal land loss, cultural preservation and resilience amidst a dynamic environment are some of the topics the nearly 1,000 experts will present and discuss at the biennial State of the Coast conference on May 30-June 1.

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Perceived Trustworthiness Helps Female Entrepreneurs Gain Backing from Crowdfunding Investors

BATON ROUGE - Female entrepreneurs have been at a disadvantage when seeking financial backing from traditional sources, but new research shows that crowdfunding investors view them as more trustworthy, making female-led projects more likely to secure support through crowdfunding platforms.

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