Three SMU Cox business law professors bring unique legal and corporate experience to the classroom and their students.
Political polarization is hitting the U.S. economy in new and unexpected ways. It’s even affecting how assets are allocated. In a study by SMU Cox Finance Professor Tarun Patel and co-authors, political polarization was shown to impact the economy through a study of mergers. When firms and their employees had more similar political views, they were more likely to announce a merger, complete it faster and perform better on profitability measures. In more recent years, the impact of polarization has become more evident and costly. The antidote: get along and find common ground.
When Accounting Professor Sorabh Tomar of SMU Cox set out on his research journey about greenhouse gas emissions disclosures by facilities, he expected they would receive direct pressure from outside forces like investors, environmental groups and regulators to reduce emissions levels. Instead he found that the facilities, America’s plants and manufacturers, were more concerned with their local peers’ emissions disclosures. He found that public disclosure helped industries become more efficient and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Success rarely comes without failure, but with persistence — and maybe a few “angels” looking out for you — hard work pays off.
Jim Hagemann Snabe is revolutionizing the shipping industry. At SMU Cox, he shows students how they can do the same as they prepare to navigate the unpredictable Fourth Industrial Revolution.
SMU Cox graduate program alumni from classes that ended in 2s and 7s gathered at the Collins Executive Center on […]
During National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, the culture and contributions of the Latino community are honored. Currently, 60 […]
Knowledge is power, and powerful. Investors use corporate disclosures to make decisions about firms—and it turns out that potential employees […]