Advisory Panel

Accounting & Taxation

Larry Walther, Ph.D., CPA, CMADavid George Vequist IV, Ph.D.

Business Fundamentals

Ralph W Flanary, MBA, CFEThomas Coe

Business Strategy

James Richardson, Ph.D.

Career Readiness - Exploring Your Potential

Bob Cohen, MBA

Economics

Brian Kench, Ph.D.Derek Abrams

Entrepreneurship

Craig A. Turner, Ph.D.

Finance

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D.

Information Technology

Angelina I. T. Kiser, Ph.D.

International Business

Duane Helleloid, Ph.D.

Marketing

Douglas L. Wilson, MBA

Operations Management

James J. Stewart, DScPedro M. Reyes, Ph.D.

Org Behavior & HR

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D.

Katherine Campbell is an Associate Professor of Accountancy at the University of North Dakota. She teaches courses on financial accounting and conducts research in the areas of environmental accounting, financial accounting, and ethics. She earned her PhD at the University of Washington and previously held academic appointments at the University of Maryland, the University of Connecticut, and the Norwegian School of Management.

Recent Reviews All Reviews

Will Bosch Choke on VW's Exhaust?

Bosch, the German auto parts manufacturer, is investing billions of dollars in R&D as it works to transform itself into a global technology company. In the midst of this endeavor, the company is facing increasing scrutiny for the role it may have played in the diesel emissions scandal that first came to light in VW cars. While Bosch’s role remains unclear, potential damages could be in the billions and the reputation costs could affect the company’s future.

'Chairman Cohn' Has a Nice Ring to It

Gary Cohn, President Trump's chief economic adviser and longtime president of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., is under consideration to be the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. His leadership style, however, may not be a great fit with the organizational culture of the Federal Reserve. In a setting where markets hang on the nuances of even slight changes in wording, Cohn's bulldog approach and penchant for off-the-cuff remarks could be unsettling to markets and Fed employees.

Black Executives Are Losing Ground at Some Big Banks

Despite promising to increase diversity, over the last five years the percentage of black employees at most large Wall Street banks has been stagnant and even inching downward. The trend is similar for percentages of black senior executives. The explanation is not obvious, but the banks recognize that their success may depend on attracting a diverse employee base.

The Hijacking of the Brillante Virtuoso

The Brillante Virtuoso was allegedly hijacked and destroyed by Somali pirates, but circumstances surrounding the 2011 explosion and fire on the ship remain a mystery. Details of the case are intriguing, but the story also highlights the challenges insurers have in distinguishing between legitimate casualty losses and fraud. This uncertainty may contribute to insurers’ tendency to settle shipping claims, but the practice may encourage insurance fraud and pass the cost on to consumers.

Globalism Is Alive and Well

As chairman and CEO of a global alliance of auto companies, Carlos Ghosn has had success with helping struggling companies become more profitable. He believes in cutting marginal operations so that he can invest in the more profitable ones and help them thrive. He is an advocate of globalization.

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