Faculty & Research

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Research Notes: Prof. Geoffrey Parker

December 22, 2012

Geoffrey Parker's paper “Integration and Cospecialization of Emerging Complementary Technologies by Startups” has been accepted for publication in Production and Operations Management. The paper, co-authored with Edward G. Anderson Jr., associate professor of Information, Risk, and Operations Management at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes the market entry problem faced by startups that must integrate their service or product with one or more complementary technologies. The authors seek to extend the entrepreneurship literature by modeling startups’ entry decisions for...

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Research Notes: Prof. Robert Prilmeier

December 18, 2012

Robert Prilmeier’s paper “This Time Is the Same: Using Bank Performance in 1998 to Explain Bank Performance during the Recent Financial Crisis” was published in the December 2012 issue of the Journal of Finance. The paper, co-authored with Rüdiger Fahlenbrach and René M. Stulz, shows that a bank’s stock return performance during the 1998 crisis strongly predicts its stock return performance and probability of failure during the recent financial crisis. These findings are consistent with persistence in a bank’s risk culture and/or aspects of its business model that make...

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Three Freeman staffers make Silicon Bayou 100

December 14, 2012

John Elstrott, Ralph Maurer and Lina Alfieri Stern, the leadership team behind the Freeman School’s Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship, are among the local movers and shakers to make the 2012 Silicon Bayou 100.

The staff of the Freeman School's Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship. From left to right, Lina Alfieri Stern, John Elstrott, Terry McGuckin, Ralph Maurer and Rosalind Butler.

Silicon Bayou News, a website dedicated to covering the state’s rapidly growing startup scene, selects the Silicon Bayou 100 each year to recognize the most active and influential...

Research Notes: Prof. Jennifer Merluzzi

December 12, 2012

Jennifer Merluzzi’s paper “Social Capital in Asia: Investigating Returns to Brokerage in Collectivistic National Cultures” has been accepted for publication in Social Science Research. Merluzzi is an assistant professor of management at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business.

To see more Freeman School research, visit the Faculty Publications page.

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The high cost of high-frequency trading

December 10, 2012

On May 6, 2010, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged nearly 600 points in five frantic minutes only to regain most of that loss minutes later. The origin of the so-called Flash Crash remains a mystery to this day, but David Lesmond, associate professor of finance at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, has a strong suspicion of the underlying cause: high-frequency trading.

“These high-frequency traders are hitting the market with such rapidity that the markets have to react to them,” says Lesmond, who has been studying the phenomenon for the past three years. “Then other...

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Bol invested as inaugural holder of PwC Professorship

November 16, 2012

Jasmijn Bol’s research focuses on the subjective side of compensation contracting, exploring how managerial discretion influences performance assessment, contract design and promotion decisions. Now, as the inaugural holder of the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Professorship in Accounting at the A. B. Freeman School of Business, Bol hopes to build on that research with support from the world’s largest professional services firm.

Dean Ira Solomon, left, presents Jasmijn Bol with a plaque recognizing her investiture as the inaugural holder of the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Professorship in...
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Former students team up to honor Trapani with professorship

November 08, 2012

Friends, colleagues and former students of John M. Trapani came together on Thursday (Nov. 1) to honor the longtime A. B. Freeman School of Business faculty member with the establishment of an endowed professorship in his name.

John M. Trapani III, left, watches as Freeman School Dean Ira Solomon announces the establishment of an endowed professorship in his name.

Spearheaded by Stacey M. Berger (A&S ’76, MBA ’78) and David A. Sislen (A&S ’76), two of Trapani’s former students, the John M. Trapani III Professorship in Business Administration will support the teaching and...

Research Notes: Prof. Kris Hoang

November 02, 2012

Kris Hoang’s paper “How Do Regulatory Reforms to Enhance Auditor Independence Work in Practice?” has been accepted for publication in Contemporary Accounting Research. Hoang, an assistant professor of accounting at Tulane University's A. B. Freeman School of Business, co-authored the paper with Krista Fiolleau, assistant professor of accounting at the University of Waterloo; Karim Jamal, professor of accounting at the University of Alberta; and Shyam Sunder, professor of economics at Yale University.

To see more Freeman School research, visit the Faculty Publications page...

Research Notes: Prof. Robert S. Hansen

November 02, 2012

Robert S. Hansen’s paper “Are Analysts’ forecasts Informative to the General Public?” has been accepted for publication in Management Science. Hansen, Francis Martin Chair in Business and professor of finance at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, co-authored the paper with Vadim Balashov, adjunct lecturer and doctoral student  at the Freeman School, and Oya Altınkılıç, assistant professor of finance at George Washington University.

To see more Freeman School research, visit the Faculty Publications page.

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New lab gives students the power of Bloomberg Professional

October 24, 2012

Bloomberg is the world’s leading provider of news, data and analytics for finance professionals. Now, thanks to a new agreement, the Freeman School is making the company’s flagship desktop product — the Bloomberg Professional service — fully available to students.

In August, the Freeman School unveiled a new lab dedicated exclusively to the Bloomberg Professional service, the world's leading financial news, data and analytics platform.

This summer, the Freeman School acquired 12 new subscriptions to the service, enabling the creation of a new computer lab dedicated exclusively to...

Research Notes: Prof. Janet Schwartz

September 10, 2012

Janet Schwartz’s paper “Price Inferences for Sacred vs. Secular Goods: Changing the Price of Medicine Influences Perceived Health Risk” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Consumer Research. Schwartz, assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, co-authored the paper with Adriana Samper, assistant professor of marketing at Arizona State University.

To see more Freeman School research, visit the Faculty Publications page.

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Freeman Professor Michael Hogg Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek

August 13, 2012

The Freeman School’s Michael Hogg, a professor of practice who teaches undergraduate legal studies in business courses, is highlighted in Bloomberg Businessweek this week as part of its “Favorite Professors” series.

The Freeman School’s Michael Hogg is featured this week as one of Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Favorite Professors.”

Bloomberg Businessweek regularly profiles favorite undergraduate business professors from universities across the nation based on feedback collected in the magazine’s annual survey of senior business students.

Hogg, who also serves...