Sijing Wei began the program in Fall 2012. Sijing's research investigates voluntary disclosure, capital markets, product markets, earnings management and corporate social responsibility. One of her working papers explores information transparency and product market competition. Her second working paper discusses corporate social responsibility (CSR) reporting and the GAP between perceived and actual CSR performance.
Accounting & Information Assurance
Heedong Kim began the program in Fall 2013. His research interests include voluntary disclosure, corporate governance, uncertainty around the earnings announcement, and firm's productivity.
Yi Cao began the program in Fall 2013. His research interests include corporate governance, financial reporting, information security, ethics and disclosure.
Ruyun began the program in Fall 2014. Her research interests include financial accounting and specifically capital market research including funadmental analysis and valuation as well as tests of capital makret efficiency.
Gerald Ward started the program in Fall 2014. His research interests are corporate finance, corporate governance, capital markets and tax.
Toshiba is known for producing televisions, computers and, as of this summer, an epic accounting scandal. Its CEO resigned in July after an outside investigator documented that the Japanese company had overstated earnings by $1.2 billion since 2008. Smith School accounting professor Progyan Basu says detecting the point at which reasonable managerial discretion crosses the line into something more nefarious remains "more of an art than a science." Read more...
The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is happy to welcome nine new faculty members for the 2015-2016 academic year.
A team of accounting students from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business took home second place and $300 each in the student case study competition at National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) National Convention & Expo, held in Las Vegas, June 10-13, 2015. This is the third year in a row Smith Terps have taken home an award.
Cybersecurity analytics was the theme of the Fifth Annual Business Analytics Workshop, held in College Park, Md., on Monday, May 18, 2015. Co-sponsored by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and IBM, the day-long workshop consisted of topics ranging from calculating cybersecurity investments to applying machine learning to cyber defense. The workshop provided ample time for questions from the audience and speakers delivered real-time solutions to some of the attendees.
In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, host Jeff Salkin sits down with Emanuel Zur to talk about his research findings, which delve into the issue of corporate tax loopholes.