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Partisan alignment of CEOs and US president increases biased optimism in corporate disclosures

LAWRENCE — With essentially a 50/50 split in both the House and Senate, the country’s political leanings remain equally divided. But for many business leaders, key decisions are based primarily on who is occupying the White House.

New approach could help protect consumer data exposed in purchase transactions

LAWRENCE — Whether they are shopping at Costco or watching Netflix, consumers are consistently exposing personal data.

Accounting professor appointed senior editor of auditing journal

University of Kansas School of Business professor Mike Wilkins has been named senior editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.

KU professor of statistics receives 2022 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award

LAWRENCE — Steve Hillmer, professor of statistics at the University of Kansas School of Business, is the recipient of the 2022 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award.

Depositors often blame audit firms for bank failure, study finds

LAWRENCE — The word “audit” has a different meaning depending on whether you’re an individual or a bank. But a perceived audit failure can have equally damaging consequences.

KU experts can discuss how women candidates face additional stereotypes during November midterm elections

LAWRENCE — As the 2022 midterm elections draw near, candidates are diligently working to craft their public image, and media portrayals play a large part in how they are perceived by voters.

KU moves up two spots among public universities in 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 56th among public universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” ranking, released today.

Best strategies for designing crowdfunding campaigns revealed in new study

LAWRENCE — Kickstarter. Indiegogo. GoFundMe. Crowdfunding platforms have financially leveled the field for those interested in launching a new product or backing a particular cause. These popular sites reportedly added $65 billion in revenue to the global economy in 2020.

Task demonstrability a key component for how groups solve problems most effectively, study shows

LAWRENCE — There is no “I” in team … but there is a “me.” According to a new study of organizational teams, enhancing task demonstrability may be the key method for how an individual can convince a group to choose the correct solution to a problem.

New study finds a lower voice adds credibility to leadership, depending on gender

LAWRENCE — Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos, was famously suspected to have lowered her voice in an attempt to add more credibility to her billionaire con game. But did this low voice actually hurt her or help her in the business world?

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