Welcome to the Corporate Finance Research Group at the University of Bristol! Our group is dedicated to exploring cutting-edge research topics in corporate finance and disseminating our findings through seminars and other events.
Comebacks, self-discovery and standing out: 5 lessons for women in leadership
Ahead of this year’s International Women’s Day, we spoke to Professor Palie Smart, from the University of Bristol Business School, about her experiences and reflections as a woman in leadership.
How to manage full time work whilst studying for a master’s!
Bob Dowler, graduate of the University of Bristol MSc Strategy, Change & Leadership programme discusses how he managed to work full time and create space for the study.
New Research in Finance Shows Peer Review is Paramount in Reducing Non-Standard Errors
Professors Nick Taylor and Ian Tonks, of the University of Bristol Business School, formed part of a major international collaborative project assessing the variations in results across research teams in providing answers to typical finance research questions. The paper, Non-standard errors, features 250 joint authors, and explores the difference in results found by researchers when independently testing the same hypothesis on the same data sample. This is important for research in financial economics because variability in data cleaning and choice of an estimation method adopted by a research team is not usually allowed for in establishing the significance of empirical research. (more…)
University of Bristol Business School Duo Awarded Quantum Advisory Prize for Excellence in Mathematics
Congratulations to two Accounting and Finance graduates at the University of Bristol who have secured the Quantum Advisory Prize for stand-out achievements in their courses. Along with the notable accolade, Anna Wolstenholme and James (Jim) Robb will also split the prize to help further their careers in the fields of accounting and finance. (more…)
Digital marketing trends in 2023
New year, new rules? Our Marketing and Consumption group at the University of Bristol Business School believes that 2023 will bring some important shifts in the digital marketing landscape, ranging from digital platforms supporting well-being, to new solutions to sustainability, and many more – the list goes on. Below, some of our Marketing academics and PhD researchers share their expert opinions on the upcoming development in these areas. Without a doubt, this year has plenty in store for everyone involved in this space!
FinTech for the Good of Society – Knowledge Exchange Workshop
FinTech is integral to so much of business and society today, whether it is impacting financial services or the gig economy. PhD candidate Lan Nguyen attended the FinTech for the Good of Society Workshop last week and wrote about the discussions that took place.
Understanding mental health care as a landscape of different professions – and what to do about it to improve its delivery
New research by the University of Bristol Business School and Curtin University (Australia) academics explores how to respond to today’s grand challenges, such as mental health, by working together across different types of organisations and professions. (more…)
Professor Daniel Neyland appointed as the new Bristol Digital Futures Institute (BDFI) Co-Director
We’re delighted to announce and congratulate Professor Daniel Neyland on his appointment as the new Co-Director for BDFI (Bristol Digital Futures Institute). Daniel joined the University of Bristol as a social scientist in September 2022, and for over 25 years has worked on sociotechnical research, with particular interests in issues of accountability, responsibility and values in science, technology and forms of organisation.
BDFI look forward to working with him as they enter a new phase of development with more staff, projects, an operational research hub and tested facilities.
2022-2023 Accounting seminar series
The Accounting Group hosts an extensive programme of research seminars, featuring external scholars and academic experts covering a rich range of exciting topics in the accounting field, including financial reporting, management accounting, climate change, and sustainability.