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  • With B- Grade, U.S. Corporate Governance Backslides in 2021- January 13th, 2022

    The effectiveness of corporate governance among publicly traded companies declined slightly over the last year, according to data from the third annual American Corporate Governance Index (ACGI) from the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Neel Corporate Governance Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business. Managing change and uncertainty is part of…

  • Cunningham, AIM Professor, Wins Research Grant From Center for Audit Quality- December 17th, 2021

    The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has awarded a Research Advisory Board (RAB) grant to Lauren Cunningham, associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Management, and her co-authors Sarah Stein, Kimberly Walker and Karneisha Wolfe, all from Virginia Tech’s Department of Accounting and Information Systems. Cunningham is the…

  • Haslam College of Business Celebrates Faculty and Staff at Virtual Awards Ceremony- May 18th, 2021

    The Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recognized the accomplishments of faculty and staff at its annual awards celebration. The honors were announced during a virtual ceremony in late April. This year’s Outstanding Staff Award for Superior Customer Responsiveness went to the team in the Financial…

  • U.S. Corporate Governance Gets a B- in 2020- January 12th, 2021

    Effective governance is never more important than during a crisis, and COVID-19 has challenged corporate America like never before. Despite – or, perhaps, because of – a pandemic that fundamentally changed how most companies operate, the Institute of Internal Auditors-University of Tennessee’s second annual American Corporate Governance Index shows some…

  • Neel Corporate Governance Center Research Review: 2019-20- September 18th, 2020

    When the 2019-20 school year began, Neel Corporate Governance Center research fellows at the Haslam College of Business could not have anticipated the changes that would sweep through corporations in 2020, shining a spotlight on the need for effective governance now more than ever.  Through the perspectives of accounting, economics,…

  • Cunningham Receives Two Awards From American Accounting Association- February 17th, 2020

    Lauren Cunningham, assistant professor of accounting and information management and director of research for the Neel Corporate Governance Center in the Haslam College of Business, was honored with two awards at the midyear meeting of the American Accounting Association’s Audit Section, held in Houston in January. Along with her coauthor, Sarah Stein of…

  • U.S. Companies Miss Mark on Corporate Governance- December 11th, 2019

    The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's Neel Corporate Governance Center today unveiled a comprehensive annual index that, for the first time, measures the quality of corporate governance among publicly held companies in the United States. The results may not offer much comfort to organizations, investors or the public.…

  • Neel Center Research Fellow Presents on Costs of Regulation at Securities and Exchange Commission- November 27th, 2019

    Roy Schmardebeck, assistant professor of accounting and information management in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and research fellow for the Neel Corporate Governance Center, was recently invited to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C., to present his research. Schmardebeck and…

  • Ford Joins Haslam as Accounting Lecturer- October 3rd, 2019

    Ron Ford (HCB, ’84) has been hired as a lecturer in Graduate and Executive Education (GEE) and the Department of Accounting and Information Management in the Haslam College of Business. He assumed his new role on August 1.   Ford’s background includes a range of corporate officer roles in several different…

  • Neel Corporate Governance Center: Research Review, 2018-19- August 29th, 2019

    Through the perspectives of accounting, economics, finance and law, the Neel Corporate Governance Center’s research addresses timely topics in corporate governance with a focus on public policy. Located within the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, its 11 research fellows have finished an impressive year of…