Through the perspectives of accounting, economics, finance and law, our research addresses timely topics in corporate governance, including the audit process, executive compensation, board structure and firm performance.
Fred Ehrsam’s ties to Coinbase Global Inc. run deep: He co-founded the multibillion-dollar bitcoin exchange, was its president until 2017, owns millions of its shares and was part-owner of a company it bought last year.
Wall Street Journal
Frost is a CPA, and CPAs, Cunningham said, are instructed to act with integrity, to avoid using deception in marketing their services and to avoid subordinating the public trust for personal gain — tenets, Cunningham said, that Frost may have…
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Common wisdom suggests that good management is good business — but actually quantifying the impact of management practices on key business outcomes such as M&As and financial performance is often easier said than done.
Harvard Business Review
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Neel Corporate Governance Center
Research Shows Danger to CEOs when Firms Overpay, or Underpay, Taxes
Faculty Research by James Chyz, assistant professor of Accounting and Information Management, shows a correlation between CEO turnover and whether firms pay more, or less, taxes than their peers.
Audit Committee: The Kitchen Sink of the Board
The role of the audit committee has changed significantly since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), with many audit committees now overseeing a variety of emerging risks and balancing an ever-increasing workload. In seeking to understand more about audit committees’ evolving responsibilities, proxy disclosure strategies and self-evaluation processes, the Neel Center partnered with the Center for Audit Quality and researchers from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. Our findings should be of interest to current board members, investors and regulators of governance-related disclosures.Read More
Serfling Receives Professional Promise Award From UT Provost
Matthew Serfling, Truist Professor of Finance and Kinney Family Faculty Research Fellow in the Haslam College of Business, is one of four University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty members to be honored with the 2022 Research and Creative Achievement-Professional Promise Award.Read More