Third Annual Philly Five Research Symposium

The Third Annual Research Symposium co-sponsored by Drexel University, Lehigh University, Temple University, the University of Delaware, and Villanova University will be held on Friday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.

The format of the conference will be five completed research papers presented seminar style and short presentations of “early ideas” with preliminary findings. We are soliciting completed research papers and proposals for early ideas for inclusion in the program from our colleagues at each of the universities. The submission deadline is September 28. Decisions on acceptances will be made by the program chairs (Laura Field, Kathleen Weiss Hanley, Michelle Lowry, Lalitha Naveen and Michael Pagano) in early October.


Friday, October 26, 2018

7th Floor, MBA Commons, Alter Hall, Temple University

Time Event
9:00 Arrival and continental breakfast
9:20-9:30 Welcome by Interim Dean Ron Anderson, Temple University
9:30-10:15 Session Chair: Raisa Velthuis, Villanova U.
Trademarks in Entrepreneurial Finance

(Thomas Chemmanur, Boston College, Harshit Rajaiya,
Boston College, Xuan Tian, Tsinghua U., and Qianqian Yu, Lehigh U.)

10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:15 Session Chair: Jack Bao, U. of Delaware
ETF Short Interest and Failures-to-Deliver: Naked Short-Selling or Operational Shorting?

(Richard Evans, U. of Virginia, Rabih Moussawi, Villanova U., Michael Pagano, Villanova U.,
John Sedunov, Villanova U.)
11:15-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Session Chair: Yan Li, Temple U.
Early Ideas

Listing Status and Private Benefits (Casey Dougal, Drexel U. and Daniel Rettl, U. of Georgia)
Fee Dispersion of Money Market Mutual Funds (Ke Shen, Lehigh U.)
Passive Aggressive (Caitlin Dannhauser, Villanova U., and Jeffrey Pontiff, Boston College)
Do Corporate Taxes Affect Workplace Safety? (Daniel Bradley, U. of South Florida, Connie Mao,
Temple U.
, Chi Zhang, U. of Massachusetts, Lowell)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 Session Chair: Haibei Zhao, Lehigh U.
Crossing a Rubicon into Active Money Management Realities: Performance Measurement When Funds Follow Opaque Strategies

(Gurdip Bakshi, Temple U., John Crosby, U. of Technology
Sydney Business School, and Xiaohui Gao, Temple U.)
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:15 Session Chair: Elyas Elyasiani, Temple U.
Congruence in Governance: Evidence from Creditor Monitoring of Corporate Acquisitions

(David Becher, Drexel U., Thomas Griffin, Drexel U., and Greg Nini, Drexel U.)
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:15 Session Chair: Daniel Dorn, Drexel U.
Director Networks and Firm Value

(Tor-Erik Bakke, U. of Illinois at Chicago, Jeffrey R. Black, U. of Memphis, Hamed Mahmudi, U. of Delaware, and Scott C. Linn, U. of Oklahoma)
4:15-5:30 Wrap-up and cocktail party