Haslam Chair of Business & Distinguished Professor of Accounting
David E. Sharp/Home Federal Bank Professor in Banking & Finance
Richard L. Townsend Distinguished Accounting Professor
Nancy & David McKinney Research Fellow
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Labor markets for corporate directors remain competitive as companies seek to fill their boards with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Tracie Woidtke and her co-authors examine the role that academics have on corporate boards and how shareholders react to the announcement of an academic director.Read More
Despite an increase in shareholder activism in recent years, the auditor ratification vote continues to see very little dissent expressed by shareholders in the annual meeting. Lauren Cunningham explores the roles of proxy advisors and suggests that the low percentage of dissenting shareholder votes in auditor ratification may be due to the types of recommendations given by proxy advisors.Read More
Companies can make the headlines when there is concern that the company isn't paying their 'fair share' of taxes, but shareholders might also be concerned if corporations are mismanaging corporate resources by paying too much. James Chyz and his coauthor explore how boards monitor corporate tax obligations and find that boards evidence suggesting that corporate boards are concerned about both extremes when it comes to corporate tax obligations.Read More
As the European Union readies itself for five-year mandatory auditor rotation, the question remains whether longer auditor tenure impairs audit quality. James Myers, Linda Myers and Omer provide one of the seminal papers answering this question, cited by CFO Magazine and the PCAOB when the U.S. considered adopting mandatory rotation. It also went on to receive the Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award and was selected by the Financial Executives Research Foundation as the Outstanding Accounting Review Article of the Year.Read More
The American Accounting Association bestowed Joe Carcello with awards recognizing his excellence in the field as an educator.