Emanuel Zur

Emanuel Zur

Emanuel Zur, PhD, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Assurance, joined the faculty this fall 2013. Prior to joining Maryland's AIA faculty, Emanuel was an assistant professor of accounting at Baruch College and a visiting assistant professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He holds an LLB in law and a BA in economics from Tel-Aviv University in Israel, as well as an MPhil in management, and a PhD in business administration (accounting) from New York University's Stern School of Business. Before entering academia, Emanuel worked as a consultant for EY and as a lawyer for one of the leading law firms in Israel.

99 Men and 1 Woman?

SMITH BRAIN TRUST – “Infuriating” was how one Maryland Smith professor described the Forbes list of “America’s Most Innovative Leaders.”

The list, published Friday, received marquis design treatment on the Forbes website, with a big-font headline and an all-caps sub-headline that asked, urgently, provocatively, “Who Are The Most Creative And Successful Business Minds Of Today?"

How Better Benefits Affect the Bottom Line

Good unemployment benefits are critical for many out-of-work individuals who need to make ends meet while searching for a new job. But the safety net those benefits provide can cause a big hit to employees’ productivity at companies, according to new research from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. The research pinpoints a way for companies to mitigate the problem and actually increase productivity: Offer additional great benefits to entice employees to work hard.

An Upside To Having Busy Board Members

Companies want smart, experienced board members. Unfortunately, the best candidates are in high demand, and some serve on multiple boards simultaneously.

No firm gets their undivided attention, which limits the potential benefits of landing a big name. But new research, co-authored by Emanuel Zur at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, explores another factor that works in the opposite direction.

Business Gets Personal For CFOs

Is a senior executive more likely to sugarcoat how well the firm is doing if that person sits on the company’s board of directors?

New research from Emanuel Zur, assistant professor of accounting and information assurance at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, finds that the executive’s status with the board of directors does indeed have an impact.

How to Hide $12 Billion from the IRS

U.S.-based multinational corporations move an average of $12 billion in taxable income back into the country each year, tax free, through complex mergers and acquisitions. That’s according to new research by Emanuel Zur, an assistant professor of business at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and two coauthors. "This is the first time anyone has provided large-scale empirical evidence and put a number on the amount of money entering the U.S.,” Zur says. “This is money that should be taxed.” Read more...

Emanuel Zur

Emanuel Zur, PhD, Assistant Professor of Accounting and Information Assurance, joined the faculty in fall 2013. Prior to joining Maryland’s AIA faculty, Emanuel was an assistant professor of accounting at Baruch College and a visiting assistant professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.  He holds an LLB in law and a BA in economics from Tel-Aviv University in Israel, as well as an MPhil in management, and a PhD in business administration (accounting) from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

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