Finance faculty are engaged in research spanning a broad spectrum of topics including corporate governance, the effect of regulation on firms and markets, risk and its effect on asset valuations, and residential and commercial real estate markets. Faculty research regularly appears in the top finance, economics, accounting, and management journals. The department maintains a strong research foundation by recruiting promising faculty members from top-ranked national and international finance and economic programs.
Fox School of Business Research
The Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives works to enhance the Fox School of Business’s impact on the world through
- community engagement;
- government and industry collaborations;
- relevant research and education; and
- strategic partnerships.
There are 21 centers and institutes at Fox, each promoting cutting-edge research in different areas of business and management.
- The Advanta Center for Research in Financial Institutions provides research for financial service corporations and promotes the study of finance in an academic curriculum. Research initiatives in the Advanta Center include new information technology, the integration of risk management in banking and insurance, the globalization of financial business activity, and more.
- The Biostatistics Research Center encourages research within the statistics department through participation in annual conferences and courses, as well as through summer fellowships and tuition support for students studying biostatistics.
- The Sport Industry Research Center is a collaborative network that provides innovative marketing and management strategies to enhance the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the sports industry. The center offers access to workshops and community-based programming, as well as connections with a variety of sport events and organizations including the PGA Tour, Philadelphia Marathon and U.S. Road Sports & Entertainment Group.
- The Global Center for Big Data in Mobile Analytics facilitates research, education and industry practice in the world of big data, advancing areas such as mobile commerce strategies, user-technology interface and machine learning.
- The Consumer Sensory Innovation Lab is a cross-disciplinary collaboration of professors, students and corporate figures who seek to better understand how the five senses impact consumer behavior in the marketplace.
In order to aid in the creation and dissemination of academic research, The Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives provides certain research services to faculty, staff and students. Those services include, but are not limited to,
- copy editing,
- grant writing support,
- proposal preparation,
- research dissemination and
- securing funding.