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Eller Research Special Edition

Letter from the Dean

Eller College dean Paul Portney addresses Eller faculty research and how you can make a difference. [more]

 

Private Equity Firm Buys MIS Spinoff CompanyPrivate Equity Firm Buys MIS Spinoff Company

Company founded by McClelland Professor of MIS Hsinchun Chen to commercialize the crime-fighting product COPLINK®.

“KCC was a spinoff from the University with local funding involved,” says Chen. “So the sale is nice closure for me on the project.”

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Feast from Famine: New Study Examines U.S. Farm ProductivityFeast from Famine: New Study Examines U.S. Farm Productivity

Economic historians Price Fishback — Frank and Clara Kramer Professor of Economics — and Paul Rhode have been awarded a three-year, $598,000 grant from the NSF to conduct a comprehensive analysis of contributing factors to the rise in U.S. farm productivity since 1870. [more]

 

Associate Professor of Finance Sandy Klasa Named McGuire Professor of EntrepreneurshipAll in the Family? Entrepreneurship Professor Sandy Klasa Investigates Why Family-Owned Companies Bring in Outside Managers

Associate professor of finance Sandy Klasa has been named the McGuire Professor of Entrepreneurship, an award designed to foster academic exploration of entrepreneurship. [more]

 

Body Over Mind: Assistant Professor of Marketing Jesper Nielsen Looks at Unconscious ProcessingBody Over Mind: Assistant Professor of Marketing Jesper Nielsen Looks at Unconscious Processing

Physically approaching a product may cause consumers to view it in a more favorable light, according to research by Eller College assistant professor of marketing Jesper Nielsen and Aparna Labroo of the University of Chicago. [more]

 

Economics of Innovation: Economics Associate Professor Gautam Gowrisankaran Develops New Modeling Methods for Durable Goods IndustriesEconomics of Innovation: Economics Associate Professor Gautam Gowrisankaran Develops New Modeling Methods for Durable Goods Industries

The accelerating pace of innovation — particularly in durable goods industries — has challenged economists to uncover new modeling methods to predict performance and guide policy. [more]

 

Assistant Proessor of Management Steven Boivie Uncovers the Corporate Parenting ParadoxAssistant Professor of Management Steven Boivie Uncovers the Corporate Parenting Paradox

When corporations try to diversify into new technology sectors, startup companies reap the rewards, according to the findings of a new paper co-authored by Steven Boivie. [more]

 

Structuring Risk: Accounting Assistant Professor Monica Neamtiu Examines Informational Asymmetry in Asset SecuritizationStructuring Risk: Accounting Assistant Professor Monica Neamtiu Examines Informational Asymmetry in Asset Securitization

Study examines whether banks that undertake securitization transactions face higher or lower levels of information uncertainty compared to banks that do not obtain financing through securitizing assets. [more]

 

Table Talk: Marketing Professor Linda Price Uncovers How Families Imbue Objects with MeaningTable Talk: Marketing Professor Linda Price Uncovers How Families Imbue Objects with Meaning

When families bring consumer products into the home, those products sometimes take on deep meaning and resonance through use — prompting a series of questions that researches have been examining over the last 30 years. [more]

 

Who Does What: MIS Professor Dissects Collaboration Patterns on WikipediaWho Does What: MIS Professor Dissects Collaboration Patterns on Wikipedia

Identifying the University of Arizona as one of the top 100 "Best Value Colleges," the review highlighted Eller's undergraduate MIS and accounting programs while gushing over the McGuire Center's dynamic entrepreneurship program. [more]

 

Can't Buy Me Love: Assistant Marekting Professor Lan Chaplin Studies What Makes Adolescents HappyCan't Buy Me Love: Assistant Marketing Professor Lan Chaplin Studies What Makes Adolescents Happy

"These days, we tend to assume that children and adolescents are only interested in expensive material things. But what really makes them happy is spending time with family and friends," says Chaplin. [more]