Research and Discovery

Academic research provides data-driven unbiased answers to important scholarly, societal and business questions. Our leading-edge faculty at the Trulaske College of Business cultivate knowledge that informs and influences businesses and policymakers of today and the future. Our purpose proposition as a land-grant university business school is to demonstrate measurable value and public engagement through our research activities.

Our scholars produce timely, real-world research, hold various editorships at leading journals, consult with top companies, lead keynote presentations across the globe, serve on various industry boards, and are frequent honorees and award winners. Our faculty consistently rank among the top business schools among public universities for research published in business journals.  For the period 2017-2021, the Trulaske College overall ranked 86th among the top 100 business schools in North America.  According to the latest data available for each academic unit, the Marketing Department ranked 57th and 59th, respectively on productivity (per capita productivity and total publications in top journals). The Finance Department ranked 31st and 59th, respectively, on per capita productivity and total publications in top journals. Our School of Accountancy ranked 47th and 46th, respectively. The Management Department ranked 29th and 29th, respectively, on per capita productivity and total publications in top journals.

As you will find on this website, our faculty pursue high-impact academic research in a variety of areas. Below are current research interest areas by academic department. 
  • Current issues in auditing and disclosure
  • Corporate governance
  • International accounting
  • Auditing regulation
  • Securities market transparency
  • Internal controls
  • Tax risk
  • Banking and financial intermediation
  • Asset pricing
  • Investments
  • Corporate finance
  • Household finance
  • Behavioral finance
  • Institutional investors
  • Corporate governance
  • Competitive dynamics 
  • Corporate communications
  • Corporate governance
  • Crowdfunding and new venture growth
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Emergence, development, and impact of leaders
  • Employee motivation
  • Employee well-being 
  • New venture workforce and work design
  • Interorganizational networks
  • Precursors of deviant and unethical behavior at work
  • Social evaluations
  • Startup workforce and work design
  • Sustainability and ESG
  • Technology management and innovation
  • Turnover and withdrawal
  • Workforce staffing
  • B2B relationships
  • Service systems and engineering management
  • AI and machine learning
  • Sales force management
  • International marketing
  • Big data analytics
  • Innovation


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Research by the Numbers

Elected national office holders in major academic societies
Percentage growth in citation counts of Trulaske faculty research during 2020-21
Number of research articles published during 2021
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Please contact Associate Dean for Research Anthony Ross with any questions.

Recent Research

Underperformance in biotech stocks impacts innovation, health care solutions

As the world reached the second anniversary of the formal declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization, there is consensus among scientists and policymakers that the return to pre-pandemic life unavoidably entails the widespread application of vaccines and the use of effective, newly authorized antivirals. Uncertainty about the next stages of the pandemic remains, but it is clear that the world would be in a significantly worse condition, both economically and from a public health perspective, without mRNA vaccines like those for COVID-19 and other therapeutics.

Workplace humor: It’s about more than having fun

I feel badly for people who study important topics that are nonetheless beyond the ability of most people to understand. Try striking up a cocktail party conversation with an average person about supersymmetric dark matter or recombinant uncertainty and you’re likely to find your conversational partner suddenly in need of a refill.