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Highly Connected CEOs More Likely to Broker Mergers and Acquisitions That Harm Firms

Tomas Jandik10172014Chief executive officers with extensive social connections to board members, executives at other firms, bankers and other financial market participants initiate mergers and acquisitions more frequently and with poorer results, according to a new study by Walton College associate professor Tomas Jandik. And, when compared to deals brokered by CEOs with less-extensive contacts, these deals result in greater financial losses for both the acquiring firm and the combined entity but greater personal benefit to the well connected CEO.

Read the entire article at Arkansas Newswire.

 

Walton College Welcomes 11 New Faculty

With the start of the fall semester, the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas welcomes 11 new faculty members.

Over 5,200 students (4,812 undergraduate and 379 graduate) from 41 states and 44 foreign countries will benefit from their teaching and research.

T.J. Atwood

Associate Professor
Accounting Department

Stace Sirmans

Assistant Professor
Finance Department

Xiao (Sean) Ma

Assistant Professor
Information Systems Department

Dongya (Don) Koh

Assistant Professor
Economics Department

Suresh Malladi

Assistant Professor
Information Systems Department

Jinqiu (Claire) Yan

Clinical Assistant Professor
Accounting Department

Anne Velliquette

Clinical Assistant Professor
Marketing Department

Susan Jurney

Clinical Assistant Professor
Accounting Department

John Kent

Clinical Assistant Professor
Supply Chain Management

Muhammad Saifur Rahman

Clinical Assistant Professor
Economics

Peter Katuscak

Visiting Assistant Professor
Economics Department

Picasolar Ties for First at SXSW Eco Startup Showcase

Picasolar, a solar startup company affiliated with the University of Arkansas, finished in a first-place tie at the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase, a fast-paced pitch competition featuring top emerging firms from around the world.

The third annual Startup Showcase spotlighted innovative early-stage companies in the areas of “Greentech,” “Cleanweb” and “Social Impact.”

Read the entire story at Arkansas Newswire.