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Michael Kimbrough

Michael Kimbrough

Area Chair

Associate Professor

LeRoy J. Herbert Fellow

Ph.D. in Accounting, Indiana University in Bloomington

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    Michael D. Kimbrough joined the Robert H. Smith School at University of Maryland in 2010 after spending eight years at Harvard Business School as a faculty member in the Accounting and Management Unit. Professor Kimbrough earned his B.A. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. in Accounting from Indiana University in Bloomington. Prior to returning to graduate school for his doctoral studies, he worked as a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse, where he worked with a variety of manufacturing and high-technology clients. Professor Kimbrough's research focuses on corporate financial reporting, with particular emphases on firms' voluntary disclosure practices and on accounting for intangible investment. His research has been published in leading academic journals including: The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting Research. He is a member of the American Accounting Association and currently serves on the editorial board of The Accounting Review.

    News

    Smith Business Close-Up: Investors Don't Buy the Corporate Spin

    Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7:30 p.m. | Sunday, July 6, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

    Investors have proven to be smart enough to sniff out…

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    Cutting Through the Spin

    Research by Michael Kimbrough

    Each quarter brings a flurry of news releases coming from publicly traded companies announcing…

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    Conference Calls for Merger Announcements

    Research by Michael Kimbrough

    Conference calls around merger announcements help companies gain credibility and favorably…

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    Research

    The Cost of Being Transparent

    Competitors Seize On Clues Public Companies Reveal in SEC Disclosures

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    When Managers Can Be Wrong But Still Right

    Why Timing isn’t Everything in Management Forecasts

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