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Nine Faculty Receive Research Awards

Nine College of Business faculty members were named inaugural recipients of the UTSA Office of the Vice President for Research faculty research awards.

The $5,000 research awards were divided into Summer Seed Grants as well as Internal Research Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year. This funding opportunity was established to promote research and scholarship at the highest level at UTSA. Awards will support faculty in identifying and submitting applications to potential funding sources, provide preliminary data to support applications for extramural funding and enhance scholarly and creative activities.

Summer Seed Grant Recipients

Edgar Ghossoub, associate professor of economics
“Financial Structure and the Formulation of Monetary Policy”

David Han, assistant professor of management science and statistics
“Time and Cost Constrained Optimal Designs of Step-stress Accelerated Life Tests”

Charles Liu, assistant professor of information technology
“Are Free Apps the New Solution to Software Piracy? The Impact of the Freemium Strategy on Mobile App Piracy in the Presence of Network Effects”

Bruce Rudy, assistant professor of management
“The Wal-Mart Effect? Considering the Social Implications of Explosive Corporate Growth”

Kefeng Xu, associate professor of management science and statistics
“Can Product Recalls Be Profitable? Insights from Behavior Economics Models and Empirical Studies”

Internal Research Awards Recipients

Natasha Burns, associate professor of finance
“On the Importance of Board Experience”

Harrison Liu, assistant professor of accounting
“Are Corporate Share Repurchases Used to Support Overvalued Equity?”

Long Liu, associate professor of economics
“Testing for Cross-Sectional Dependence in a High Dimensional Panel Data with Time Autocorrelation and Heteroskedasticity”

Jennifer Yin, associate professor of accounting
“The Impact of Troubled Asset Relief Program on Earnings Informativeness: A Study of Compensation Contract”

Wendy Frost—

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