Research


Overcoming the Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Unethical Behavior: An Extension of Integrated Self-Control Theory

May 01, 2018
Article

Previous research has used an ego depletion perspective to establish a self-regulatory model linking sleep deprivation to unethical behavior via depletion (Barnes, Schaubroeck, Huth, & Ghumman, 2011; Christian & Ellis, 2011; Welsh, Ellis, Christian, & Mai, 2014). We extend this research by moving beyond depletion to examine a more nuanced, process-based view of self-control. More

Applied Economic Forecasting Using Time Series Methods

April 02, 2018
Book

Economic forecasting is a key ingredient of decision making both in the public and in the private sector. Because economic outcomes are the result of a vast, complex, dynamic and stochastic system, forecasting is very difficult and forecast errors are unavoidable. Because forecast precision and reliability can be enhanced by the use of proper econometric models and methods, this innovative book provides an overview of both theory and applications. Undergraduate and graduate students learning basic and advanced forecasting techniques will be able to build from strong foundations, and researchers in public and private institutions will have access to the most recent tools and insights More

Boycott and Demand Spillovers Related to Country-of-Origin: The Automobile Market in China

March 17, 2018
Working Paper

Consumer boycotts of products offer a unique context to understand the nature of consumer preferences and market dynamics. We focus on the 2012 nationwide boycott of Japanese products in China triggered by a territorial dispute and heavily influenced by historical animosity between citizens of the two countries. More

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography

March 11, 2018
Book

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography is the most comprehensive and significant statement about the value and potential of economic geography in 2017. Sixty-six leading economists and geographers from around the world investigate the rival theories and perspectives that have sustained the development of economic geography. The Handbook also focuses on linkages, including those between inequality, instability, and sustainability in the global economy; economic behavior, strategies, and practices; mobility and creativity; resources and development; and distribution and consumption. More

Seven Technologies Remaking The World

March 09, 2018
Magazine Article

As the digital revolution rages on, every business leader must become technology literate. This guide provides executives with an introduction to the technologies that are transforming our world. More

Do Firms Underreport Information on Cyber-Attacks? Evidence from Capital Markets

March 07, 2018
Working Paper

Firms should disclose information on material cyber-attacks. However, because managers have incentives to withhold negative information, and investors are unable to discover most cyber-attacks independently, firms may underreport cyber-attacks. More

The New Regulator in Town: The Effect of Walmart’s Sustainability Mandate on Supplier Performance

March 01, 2018
Article • Center for Sustainable Enterprise

Suppliers are increasingly being forced by dominant retailers to clean up their supply chains. These retailers argue that their sustainability mandates may translate into profits for suppliers, but many suppliers are cynical about these mandates because the onus to undertake the required investments is on them while potential gains may be usurped by the mandating retailer. More

Strategic Subsidiary Disclosure

March 01, 2018
Working Paper • UNC Tax Center

We use data multinational firms provide to the Internal Revenue Service regarding their foreign subsidiary locations to explore whether some firms fail to publicly disclose subsidiaries in some countries, even when the subsidiaries are significant and should be disclosed per Security and Exchange Commission rules. More

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Conference

March 01, 2018
Conference Proceeding

On January 18 and 19, 2018, the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (Kenan Institute) hosted its Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Conference at The Breakers Palm Beach Resort. The conference brought together more than 100 academic research scholars, policy experts and private sector professionals to discuss and debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship in order to set the agenda for future research and policy. More

Financial Flexibility and Opportunity Capture: Bridging the Gap Between Finance and Strategy

February 26, 2018
Working Paper • Energy Center

Although both businessmen and scholars agree that the practice of corporate finance and corporate strategy should be closely coordinated and logically consistent, a large gap exists between the two functions. Although MBA programs routinely cover both subjects, they employ very different analytical and decision tools and the interaction between the two bodies of knowledge rarely receives the attention it deserves. The resulting Finance-Strategy gap can lead strategically oriented firms to de-emphasize or even discard classic finance techniques such as Net Present Value (NPV). More