Journal of Financial Economics, the top journal in finance and one of the top journals across all fields of economics in terms of citation impact, has awarded David C. Smith and his co-authors "Second Prize" for best corporate paper for their 2016 paper "The Ownership and Trading of Debt Claims in Chapter 11 Restructurings.” (View the citations ranking for the journal.)
Gary Ballinger discusses the impact of leadership change on businesses and the importance of being prepared for it in a May 27, 2017, Daily Progress article titled “Small Businesses Should Not Overlook Succession Planning, Locals Say.”
This year’s “Last Lecture” Series featured Peter Maillet and UVA Art Professor Carmenita Higginbotham, who spoke April 27, 2017, at the O’Hill Forum. UVA’s Resident Staff program organizes the event, now its 25th year, inviting distinguished professors each year to give a lecture as if it were their last chance to pass on knowledge and wisdom to students. The content of the lectures ranges from emotional to entertaining, but they are often moving and inspiring.
Kisha Lashley is a co-organizer of a symposium titled "Negotiating Status and Stigma: A Rhetorical Approach” that has been accepted for inclusion as a Showcase Symposium at the 2017 AOM Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Lashley also co-organized another symposium titled "Evaluating Social Evaluations: All Different, But Similar, Or Maybe It Just Depends?” sponsored by the OMT, MOC, and OB divisions.
Dorothy Kelly reveals commonly held misperceptions about how credit scores are calculated, common mistakes people make when trying to improve their credit score, and the best way for young people to build credit in an April 2017 WalletHub study titled “2017's Cities with the Highest & Lowest Credit Scores.”
Steven L. Johnson, along with colleagues Sri Kudaravalli of HEC Paris and Samer Faraj of McGill University, describes how to get experts to work together effectively in a May 10, 2017, Harvard Business Review article. Studying 71 software development teams in a large U.S. technology company, the three found that the highest-performing teams used a different configuration of expertise depending on the needs of the project phase, decentralizing expertise during design and centralizing expertise during implementation.
Amanda Cowen is one of nine professors across Grounds to receive a 2017 All-University Teaching Award. The honorees were officially recognized at an April 27, 2017, banquet, held in Alumni Hall. Read the newsletter story.
Carl Zeithaml has been reappointed Dean of the McIntire School for a three-year term effective July 1, 2017. “Carl has worked for nearly 20 years to achieve significant advances at the McIntire School, including a visionary integrative core curriculum, the recently initiated M.S. in Global Commerce, the transition to a research-oriented faculty culture, and best practices in peer faculty mentoring that are a model for the University. McIntire consistently ranks as one of the top undergraduate and graduate business schools in the nation, garnering numerous accolades as a flagship in business education,” says UVA Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas C. Katsouleas. “I am thrilled to have his continued leadership and partnership in accelerating the ascent of the McIntire School and UVA.”
Bob Webb was featured in a Jan. 30, 2017, Investor’s Business Daily article titled “Brokers Put Trading Tools of the Elite into Hands of the Average Investor.”
Carola Schenone discussed in a Nov. 15, 2016, interview with Andy Uhler from NPR’s “Marketplace” why Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway recently acquired shares of Southwest, American, Delta, and United airlines. (Schenone’s contribution begins at approximately the 10th minute). She was featured on “Marketplace” again Feb. 9, 2017, commenting on the dispute between competing Gulf-based carriers and U.S. airline companies, who say the Gulf companies are getting billions in government aid.