Bruce Evans, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Life Settlement Transactions From the Standpoint of the Investor"
The life settlement industry brokers the transfer of rights in life insurance policies
from policyholders to investors. In this article, we examine life settlement transactions
from the standpoint of the investor. We discuss the history and current state of life
settlement structure, regulation and taxation. READ MORE
Journal of Insurance Regulation, Vol. 32 .2014
Ruth May, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Institutional Erosion and its Effects on Russia’s Corporate Leadership"
In this article, my co-authors and I provide a dual-level perspective of the longitudinal
erosion in Russia’s independent media, electoral process, judicial independence, and
civil society, along with the corresponding effects on the attitudes and behaviors
of Russia’s corporate leadership. READ MORE
May, Ruth C., Rayter, G. R. & Ledgerwood, Donna. E. (2016). Institutional erosion
and its effects on Russia’s corporate leadership. Journal of Leadership and Organizational
Mike Cosgrove, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Research in Progress: U.S. Economic Sustainability Through Growth"
Sixty percent of U.S. households receive, on average, $3.10 in transfers for each
dollar paid in Federal taxes. The other 40% of households get back $0.31in transfers
for each dollar of Federal taxes paid. Federal taxes, as used here, comprise tax revenue
from the Federal income tax, payroll tax, corporate income tax and excise tax for
the year 2013 as outlined in the June 8, 2016 Congressional Budget Office report.
Scott Wysong, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"The Importance of Volunteer Training at Collegiate Mega-Events"
While a number of previous researchers have examined volunteer motivations, few have
examined volunteer satisfaction. Just as satisfied employees are likely to provide
better service to customers, satisfied volunteers should deliver a better experience
for fans. READ MORE
Wysong, Scott and Rosemary Maellaro (2016). “The Importance of Volunteer Training
at Collegiate Mega-Events,” College Sport Research Institute Conference, Columbia,
Jenny Gu, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Mortgage Loan Securitization and Personal Consumption Smoothening"
In this paper we examine the extent to which personal consumptions are sheltered from
state-specific economic shocks because of banks’ mortgage loan securitizations. We
posit that securitization contributes to personal consumption smoothening due to securitizations’
positive effect on banks’ credit supply, which reduces consumers’ consumption constraints
during economic shocks. READ MORE
Gu, J., Hernandez, R., Liu, P., & Shao, Y. (2015). Mortgage Loan Securitization and
Personal Consumption Smoothening. Journal of Economics and Finance. “lead article”
Lynn Kendall, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Bank Failure Prediction and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis"
The most recent financial crisis, generally viewed as being precipitated by the early
2000s spate of sub-prime mortgages and their securitization, led to the failure of
507 banks between 2008 and 2014. The year 2008 saw the first wave of 25 bank failures
and by the middle of 2009, another 45 banks had closed. This prompted us to develop
a model to predict future bank failures from mid-2009. READ MORE
Kendall, Lynn, and Walter Kendall (2016). Bank Failure Prediction and the Subprime
Mortgage Crisis. E-Journal of Business & Economic Issues, XI (III).
Laura Munoz, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Professional student organizations and experiential learning activities: What drives
student intentions to participate?"
Experiential learning theory has been referenced as a possible method for attracting
and retaining members in student organizations. In a survey, undergraduate students
evaluated a variety of organizational features pertaining to their intention to participate
in professional student organizations. The study found that students value activities
that involve professional development and contact with professionals. Age was negatively
related to student intent to participate. In addition, ethnicity and being a first-generation
college student were not significant predictors in participating in a professional
student organization. To enhance membership recruitment and retention efforts, educators
should focus their efforts on experiential activities that enable student faculty
contact, career exploration, and skill development. READ MORE
Munoz, Laura, Richard Miller, and Sonja Martin Poole, (2016). Professional student
organizations and experiential learning activities: What drives student intentions
to participate? Journal of Education for Business, 91 (1), 45-51.
Richard Peregoy, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business
"Towards a further understanding of work as spiritual"
This research adds to the existing literature on the spirituality of work by focusing
on work itself as spiritual. By recognizing work and everyday tasks as spiritual and
co-creative efforts, man can find the meaning and purpose that he so adamantly desires
to achieve. This striving towards something transcendent, or a unity with others and
the universe, energizes and empowers man to achieve greater success in work and greater
satisfaction in life. Distinguishing spirituality from religion, this research asserts
that spirituality is universal and inclusive, referring to our innate capacity to
relate to others and the world through a “personal experience of transcendence.” Comparing
Catholic, Protestant, Islamic, Judaic, and secular teaching and thought, this article
uncovers the underlying desire of man to find unity and connectedness that can ultimately
be utilized for finding meaning and attaining excellence in work. READ MORE
Peregoy, R., (2016). Towards a further understanding of work as spiritual. Journal
of Management, Spirituality, & Religion. (in press).