Research and faculty

Faculty member Steve Leonard lectures to a MGMT 498 class
Marketing professor Jessica Li delivers the 2019 Sutton Lecture in Capitol Federal Hall.
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The pursuit of pre-eminent scholarship. It's one of the foundations of our strategic plan.

We encourage, support and expect the creation of scholarship that contributes to the theory and practice of business and meets the highest standards of rigor and relevance.

With aggressive research agendas, KU School of Business professors regularly publish in leading academic journals and serve as experts for journalists and organizations. The KU School of Business recognizes that academic reputation is driven by research and is a direct result of our faculty members' achievements.

Academic areas

The School of Business has five academic areas: Accounting; Analytics, Information, Operations; Finance; Management and Entrepreneurship; Marketing and Business Law.

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Faculty in the media

Is this football coach the best turnaround CEO in America?

Vince Barker, Edmund P. Learned Professor, spoke with The Wall Street Journal about his research on corporate turnarounds in relation to what Jim Harbaugh has done as the University of Michigan's football coach.

Nervous at UMB Bank’s credit rating? Relax. Kansas City isn’t Silicon Valley

The Kansas City Star Editorial Board features expertise from Atanas Mihov, associate professor of finance, about the outlook for the U.S. financial sector in this opinion piece.

Depositors blame bank failures on audit firms

Accounting Today features a study co-authored by assistant professor Matthew Beck that argues that depositors perceive bank failure as an audit failure, which reduces their assessment of auditor credibility. This leads to lower deposit growth at banks with the same auditor.

Lost touch with someone? Reach out – your friend will appreciate it more than you think

Assistant professor of marketing Lauren Min and her study co-authors write about their research on how people tend to underestimate how much others appreciate hearing from them.


The mission and scope of our centers vary from the creation and dissemination of knowledge to community outreach and student programming.

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