World Class Faculty & Research / April 3, 2015

Sally S. Simpson, Debra Shapiro and Christine Beckman Receive Grant from the Advance Program

Debra Shapiro Christine Beckman

Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC) director Sally S. Simpson, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, faculty advisory board member Debra Shapiro, Professor, Management and Organization, and Christine Beckman, Associate Professor, Management and Organization, received an Interdisciplinary and Engaged Research Seed Grant from the ADVANCE Program for Inclusion Excellence for their project, Gender in the Boardroom and Corporate Crime: An Empirical Study.  Working with Dr. Gerald S. Martin, Associate Professor of Finance and Real Estate, American University and Miranda Galvin, doctoral student in criminology and criminal justice, the project will examine (1) whether more diverse boards foster less risk of malfeasance and (2) if, upon formal legal discovery of malfeasance, organizations take action to change Board composition as a signal to their stakeholders.  The project will commence summer 2015 and extend through May 2016. 

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