Brian Vansant’s paper “Institutional Pressures to Provide Social Benefits and the Earnings Behavior of Nonprofits: Evidence from the U.S. Hospital Industry” has been accepted for publication by elite journal Contemporary Accounting Research.
Vansant, assistant professor in accounting, examined the accounting practices of non-profits in the U.S., the management of profits via discretionary accruals, public perception and institutional pressures.
Other highlighted research at Harbert College for Spring Semester includes:
- Brian Connelly, McWane Family Professor in Management, has his co-authored work "Better together? Signaling interactions in the pursuit of new venture capital" published in the esteemed Academy of Management Journal, one of the top management journals.
- Harbert alum Min Carter and Kevin Mossholder, C.G. Mills Professor in Management, teamed to write “Are We on the Same Page? The Performance Effects on Congruence Between Supervisor and Group Trust,” which was accepted for publication into the elite Journal of Applied Psychology. Carter, who received her Ph.D. from Harbert in 2009, is an assistant professor in management at the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University. Carter has co-authored other published papers with Mossholder and Harbert College management professors Junior Feild, Achilles Armenakis and Allison Jones-Farmer, now professor of business analytics at Miami (Ohio).
- Jung Chul Park, McLain Family Professor in Finance, co-authored “Agency Costs and Equity Mispricing,” which earned “best paper” honors by the Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies. He received a plaque and two million in Korean Won (KRO), equivalent to more than $1,800 U.S. for his work and the 2015 Korea Securities Association Conference on Feb. 27.
- Jitka Hilliard, assistant professor in finance, and first-year Harbert College Ph.D. student in finance Haoran Zhang had their paper “Size and Price-to-Book Effects: Evidence from the Chinese Stock Markets” accepted in the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.