The Office of the Provost and the Office of Entrepreneurial Learning are pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Provost Immersive Learning Grant recipients. In this round, eleven projects were selected for funding.
SPRING 2017 PROVOST IMMERSIVE LEARNING GRANT AWARDEES ANNOUNCED
The Office of the Provost and the Office of Entrepreneurial Learning are pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Provost Immersive Learning Grant recipients. In this round, eleven projects were selected for funding including:
The Purple Cow: Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary Care of Children (Project Director: Stacey Allred / Elementary Education)
Media Analytics in Practice - Second Iteration: Eye Tracking Research (Project Directors: Robin Blom and YounAh Lee / Journalism)
Pathway to Success (P2S): Improving College Readiness for Indiana High School Students (Project Directors: Cindy Cash and Dan Jones / iLearn)
Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal (Project Directors: David Concepcion / Philosophy & Religious Studies)
Telling Muncie’s Stories with Geolocative Interactive Narrative Games ( Project Director: Paul Gestwicki / Computer Science)
Developing the Cardinal Weather Service: (Project Directors: Nathan Hitchens and Petra Zimmermann)
To the “Stars” and Back: Exploring Our Planetary Backyard - Summer Science Camp for Middle School Girls at Ball State University and Pre-service Teacher Field Experience for Multicultural Education (Project Directors: Susan Johnson, Sue McDowell, Patti Lang, Carolyn Dowling, Dr. Joel Bryan, Dayna Thompson and Keri L. Rodgers.)
Computer Science for Middle Schoolers (CS4MS) (Project Director: David Largent / Computer Science)
Light in the Space: An Exploration of Designing the Lighting System for a Theatre Renovation (Project Director: Raymond Marie / Theatre and Dance)
Betsy’s Best, Food Science and Nutrition Sensory Research & Development Project (Project Director: Deanna Pucciarelli / Nutrition and Health Science)
The Brownfields to Brightfields Project: Analysis of Solar Potentials for Brownfields in Delaware County, Indiana(Sanglim Yoo / Urban Planning)
For project descriptions, see the Spring 2017 Provost Immersive Learning Grant Awards Recipients List. Thank you to everyone that participated in this round of funding and congratulations to award recipients!
MILLER COLLEGE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
Managerial Ability, Investment Efficiency, and External Monitors
12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017Whitinger Building room 145, Hall of Fame Conference RoomRSVP before March 27 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented by Sharon Huang
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Stein (2003) suggests that the information asymmetry and agency conflicts between managers and information users prevent firms making optimal investment decisions. In this study, we examine how managerial ability relates to firm-level capital investment efficiency. Using a managerial ability measure from Demerjian et al. (2012), we find that more talented managers are related to more overinvestment and less underinvestment. We then investigate whether the external monitoring functions, analyst coverage and institutional holding, help mitigate the negative effect of more talented managers on overinvestment. Our results show that both analyst coverage and institutional holding help reduce the negative effect of more talented managers on overinvestment. These results are robust in the pre-Compensation Act and post-Compensation Act periods, in the recession years and non-recession years, and in the high R&D industries and low R&D industries.
About Sharon Huang
Sharon Huang joined Ball State as an assistant professor of accounting in 2013. She has taught Intermediate Accounting, Principle of Management Accounting and Cost Accounting. Her research focuses on issues related to earnings management, fair value accounting, managerial ability and tax avoidance. She has published papers on Advances in Accounting, International Journal of Revenue Recognition and Today’s CPA and various conference proceedings. Huang received her Master and Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma in 2013.