Faculty & Research

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New book shares the lessons of Burkenroad Reports

January 14, 2014

As director of the Freeman School’s Burkenroad Reports program, Peter Ricchiuti has spent more than 20 years highlighting the small, profitable companies that often fly under the radar of Wall Street. Now, Ricchiuti has collected some of the lessons he’s learned over the years in a new book.

Stocks Under Rocks shares some of the lessons of the Freeman School's Burkenroad Reports program.

Stocks Under Rocks: How to Uncover Overlooked, Profitable Market Opportunities (FT Press), co-written with New Orleans Advocate features editor Annette Sisco, is a funny, informative...

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Research Notes: Michael Burke

October 25, 2013

Michael Burke’s paper “Statistical Significance Criteria for the rWG and Average Deviation Interrater Agreement Indices,” co-authored with Kristin Smith-Crowe, Ayala Cohen and Etti Doveh, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Burke is a professor of management and the Lawrence Martin Chair in Business at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business. He holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. The senior author of the paper, Kristin Smith-...

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Groome and Tice receive inaugural Teaching Awards

October 25, 2013

A legal studies instructor who sends her students into New Orleans courtrooms to help improve the city’s criminal justice system and a finance professor whose students are actively managing more than $3 million in Tulane University endowment funds are the first recipients of a new award that recognizes the best in teaching at the A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Sanda Groome, professor of practice in business and legal studies, received the first Teaching Excellence Award for Undergraduate Education, while Sheri Tice, professor of finance, received the...

Research Notes: Emily Rosenzweig

October 15, 2013

Emily Rosenzweig’s paper “The Performance Heuristic: A Misguided Reliance on Past Success When Predicting Future Prospects for Improvement” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. The paper was co-authored with Clayton Critcher, assistant professor of marketing at the University of California - Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Rosenzweig is an assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Research Notes: Geoff Parker and Burcu Tan

September 30, 2013
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Geoff Parker and Burcu Tan’s paper “Platform Performance Investment in the Presence of Network Externalities,” co-authored with Edward G. Anderson Jr., associate professor of information, risk and operations management at the University of Texas at Austin, has been accepted for publication in Information Systems Research. In the paper, the authors build a strategic model to investigate the trade-off between investing in high platform performance versus reducing investment in order to facilitate third party content development and characterize the...

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Freeman welcomes five to faculty for 2013-14

September 17, 2013

Dean Ira Solomon is pleased to announce that the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University has added five new full-time professors to its faculty for the 2013-14 academic year.

R. Lynn Hannan

R. Lynn Hannan, professor of accounting, comes to the Freeman School from Georgia State University, where she served as professor and director of the accounting PhD program. Hannan’s research focuses on how organizations can improve outcomes via the design of their accounting information and incentive systems. She has published numerous articles in prestigious...

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Bankrate: Survey: Many Still Ask, 'What is Obamacare?'

September 11, 2013

From Bankrate, Sept. 11, 2013

Bankrate’s Jay MacDonald spoke to Assistant Professor of Marketing Janet Schwartz, an expert on the consumer experience of health care, for her reaction to a new survey on Obamacare.

Schwartz believes some of the bewilderment with the health care law stems from America’s employer-based health care system, which allows most people to avoid understanding the basics of health insurance.

“Purchasing health care turns out to be one of our biggest expenses, and yet it is very intangible,” Schwartz says. “If you purchase homeowners or car or life...

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Research Notes: Prof. Jasmijn Bol

August 14, 2013

Jasmijn Bol’s paper “Managers’ Discretionary Adjustments: The Influence of Uncontrollable Events and Compensation Interdependence” has been accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research. The paper was co-authored with Gary Hecht of the University of Wisconsin and Steven Smith of Brigham Young University. Bol is an associate professor and the PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP Faculty Fellow in accounting at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Research Notes: Prof. Daniel Mochon

June 03, 2013

Daniel Mochon recently had two papers accepted for publication. Mochon’s paper “Single option aversion” was accepted for publication in Journal of Consumer Research, and his paper “Anchoring in sequential judgments,” co-authored with Shane W. Frederick, was accepted for publication in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Mochon is an assistant professor of marketing at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.

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Research Notes: Prof. Geoffrey Parker

May 07, 2013

Geoffrey Parker’s research is featured in the May 2013 issue of International Innovation, a publication dedicated to the dissemination of science and technology research. The article, titled The Power of Platforms, discusses the research conducted by Parker and Marshall Van Alstyne, associate professor at Boston University, on platform-driven markets, a topic the two colleagues have studied for over 15 years. The magazine also features a Q&A with Parker and Van Alstyne. Parker is a professor of management science at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

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Burkenroad Conference enjoys record attendance

May 01, 2013

This year’s Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference attracted a record crowd of 750 people, but event organizer Peter Ricchiuti says he didn’t need to see an attendance roster to realize they’d broken a record.

This year’s Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference attracted a record attendance.

“We knew it was bigger than we expected because we ran out of cookies,” laughs Ricchiuti, professor of practice at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business and research director of the acclaimed equities analysis program.

Now in its 17th year, the conference, which took...

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N.O. Entrepreneur Week highlights Tulane’s role in startup scene

March 21, 2013

The fifth annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week shined a spotlight on the city’s fast-growing startup scene this week, but the head of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane University told attendees that the event is also a testament to the important role Tulane plays in the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Ralph Maurer, executive director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, moderated a panel highlighting’ entrepreneurship programs across the university at the fifth annual New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. (Photo by Ryan Rivet)

“If you look at...