A message from our Associate Dean for Research

Welcome to research at the Tippie College of Business.

From its inception to today, Tippie places a high premium on the thought leadership provided by a dynamic, productive, and engaged faculty. Researchers in our six departments have a proven track record of creating new knowledge that moves their field forward, while also engaging constructively with businesses and other external partners to advance the state of business practice.

Here, you’ll encounter demonstrated research success such as:

  • world-class records of academic impact in areas like accounting and management;
  • timely results from young faculty in areas like risk management (finance) and human decision making (marketing);
  • contributions to large-scale interdisciplinary research in healthcare, climate change, and emergency management in business analytics and economics;
  • the world’s only real-money academic research market, the Iowa Electronic Markets;
  • impactful engagement with corporations, non-profits, regulatory agencies, etc. around the globe.

Tippie’s research mission drives the state of knowledge from Iowa to the world. Whether you’re a prospective student or faculty member, academic peer, or potential new partner, feel free to reach out to us if you have questions, or if you want to get involved.

Nick Street

Nick Street

Associate Dean for Research and PhD Programs
Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Business Analytics

12 %

More peer reviewed articles per faculty member in the last five years

# 11

Most productive management faculty

TAMUGA Rankings, Pubs/Faculty, 2021


Countries represented by our PhD students

Research seminars and speaker series

Thought Leaders: Tippie Seminar Series

In this virtual, multidisciplinary research seminar series, we bring together the brightest minds in business research. Get to know the latest discoveries and cutting edge research as the series rotates through different themes – from Business Analytics to Leadership, Marketing, and beyond.

See upcoming seminars


Departmental seminars

Each year, several of our academic departments invite influencers and scholars from around the nation to speak to faculty and students. Our current lineup includes:

Faculty research news

Harvard Business Review

5 types of stories leaders need to tell

Friday, September 22, 2023
Storytelling is an important leadership skill, and executives who want to succeed should master five types of narrative: vision, values, action, teaching, and trust stories.
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Break room posters: Motivational or mockable?

Monday, September 18, 2023
They decorate the walls of break rooms across America—lush, awe-inspiring brightly-colored photos of landscapes or athletes or wildlife, with pithy nuggets of wisdom urging us to make the most out of life. But do break room motivational posters actually work?
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Des Moines insurance innovation leader is new Tippie risk management and insurance director

Monday, September 11, 2023
Jim Lewis, a longtime leader in insurance innovation, is the new executive director of Tippie's Vaughan Institute of Risk Management and Insurance.
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On second thought...

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
When someone comes up with a great idea at work but then gets assigned to make it happen, they are reluctant to share ideas in the future. Managers can keep the lines of communication open by providing assistance and support to bring great ideas to life.
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Tax partners matter more than firms when it comes to corporate taxes

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Accounting firms are less important than the individual partner working in terms of impact on a business's effective tax rate and the probability it will face an audit, according to a recent study by Tippie's Jaron Wilde.