New Appointments for Endowed Chairs

From the Fall 2009 edition of Vanderbilt Business

Bruce Barry
Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Professor of Management
Barry has conducted vast research and written extensively on social issues in management. He is the author of Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression in the American Workplace, which examines free expression and workplace rights from legal, managerial and ethical perspectives.

Paul Chaney
E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Accounting
An expert in financial accounting and financial statement analysis, Chaney recently co-authored a landmark study that found a direct correlation between the public perception of an auditor’s reputation and a company’s market value.
David Parsley
E. Bronson Ingram Professor in Economics and Finance
Parsley’s current research focuses on exchange rates and the integration of goods and services markets, financial markets and labor markets. He has also measured the effects of political connections on firm financial performance.
Steve Posavac
E. Bronson Ingram Associate Professor in Marketing
Posavac is an expert in the field of consumer judgment and decision processes, including perceptions of value, and advertising and persuasion.
Jacob S. Sagi
Vanderbilt Financial Markets Research Center Associate Professor of Finance
Sagi, an expert on financial economics and decision theory, has conducted extensive research on asset pricing and decision making under risk and uncertainty.
Gary Scudder
Justin Potter Professor of Operations Management
Scudder’s research interests include business strategy and operations management. He has consulted with a number of large corporations, primarily in the areas of managing new product development and strategic planning.
Richard H. Willis
Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Associate Professor of Accounting
Willis has studied the effect of security analysts’ earnings forecasts on analysts’ performance evaluation, the determinants of persistence in analysts’ stock picking ability, and the effect of investor sophistication in interpreting analysts’ stock recommendations, among other topics.
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