Wisconsin School of Business faculty members achieve global recognition for their groundbreaking research. Read about their findings, which provide answers to important questions and deliver key business insights.

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COVID-19 and Financial Reporting: 5 Things to Know

June 4, 2020

As the upheaval brought on by the coronavirus continues, the fallout has affected how accounting firms carry out financial statement audits, as well as how companies manage taxes, asset valuation, loan loss reserves, and more. WSB's Dan Wangerin shares five things to know about COVID-19 and financial reporting.

What Sparked Your Research Idea? WSB Faculty Respond

February 27, 2020

“I’d say research ideas are inspired by curiosity. And then curiosity takes you places," says Fabio Gaertner as he talks about his work with CEO compensation. Four Wisconsin School of Business faculty share the process that comes long before publication.

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New WSB Faculty: Meet Dmitry Orlov, Assistant Professor of Finance

November 15, 2019

Dmitry Orlov, new assistant professor of finance, shares his thoughts on joining WSB and the University of Wisconsin–Madison community.

Fee Regulation for Financial Advisors: How Will It Affect Clients?

September 13, 2019

Does fee regulation for financial advisors have any real impact on the welfare of their clients? Associate Professor Briana Chang explains.

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Why Accounting and Tax Are Important Considerations in M&A Transactions

September 11, 2019

From due diligence failure to trade-offs between tax and financial reporting benefits, Associate Professor Daniel Wangerin explains some of the key takeaways from his research on accounting, tax, and M&A transactions.

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Will Tangible Rewards Make Your Employees Work Harder? It Depends

June 18, 2019

Advocates often claim that tangible rewards—vouchers, merchandise, gift cards—are more effective employee motivators than cash. Associate Professor Willie Choi tests this theory using the three most commonly cited differences between tangible and cash rewards, and explains why the former isn’t a surefire way to keep employee motivation soaring.

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