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Faculty Research News
Gautam Pant

Pant Named Associate Editor of the Year

Associate Professor Gautam Pant has been recognized for his work with Information Systems Research, a journal of theory, research, and intellectual development published by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.

Filling a lonely heart

Jing WangMost research would suggest that the lonelier you are, the more susceptible you are to impulse buying. However, new research by Jing Wang suggests that it's not so much whether you're lonely, but the nature of the loneliness that matters.

Love connection

Kang ZhaoMost online dating users don't choose a potential mate the same way they choose which movie to watch, but new research by Kang Zhao suggests they'd be more amorously successful if their dating service operated on a similar basis.

More rigor, more cash

Cristi Gleason and Bruce JohnsonFinancial analysts make more accurate price targets for followed stocks if they use more rigorous valuation models, according to new research by Cristi Gleason and Bruce Johnson.

Investment bankers on boards make for better corporate acquisitions

Erik LieResearch by Erik Lie, Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Finance, suggests companies with investment bankers on their boards of directors pursue more mergers and acquisitions—and perform better afterward.

The lasting social damage caused by slavery's westward movement

Nicolas ZiebarthEconomist Nicolas Ziebath sheds light on how slavery pulled apart black families before the Civil War, which some researchers say damaged African-American social cohesion so severely it continues to reverberate to this day.

Study suggests students pick MBA for more knowledge, not fancy titles

Scott Siebert and Maria Kraimer

Research by Scott Siebert and Maria Kraimer shows that employees are more likely to apply to MBA programs if they are driven by an intrinsic desire for interesting work, skill development, or to make a difference in the world.

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