Research Insights for a Better World - College of Business, Colorado State University
Dean Beth Walker

Advancing AACSB Standards and UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education

Business schools are increasingly being called upon to accelerate their collective impact in addressing global challenges, such as those outlined in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Similarly, the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) provides impetus for business schools to align efforts addressing global challenges. In response to these expectations, AACSB updated its standards to reflect this responsibility and now requires accredited schools to demonstrate the positive impact of their strategies, curricula, research and community engagement. Clearly, business education is now on the forefront of social, economic and environmental progress.

For over a decade, the CSU College of Business has invested in initiatives to elevate our impact on business, society and the environment. Inspired by PRME, AACSB, Responsible Research in Business and Management and the United Nations' SDGs, we have leaned into our commitment to use Business for a Better World. We have identified strategic goals, metrics and initiatives across research, curricula and community that reflect this commitment. Many of these efforts, along with their outcomes, are featured in our 2023 report for PRME. I am hopeful that you find this report useful as you consider how to elevate your business school’s societal impact.  

As we enter a new year, I wish you the very best in 2024 and thank you for this opportunity to update you on the Colorado State University College of Business.

- Dean Beth Walker

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New research solidifies link between higher pay, better health

Journal of Applied Psychology | 
Samantha Conroy, PhD

An integrative review of 130 peer-reviewed articles examining the link between pay, health and wellbeing finds that in nearly all cases, higher earnings are linked to better health and wellbeing outcomes.

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Companies that miss earnings expectations are more likely to fire their auditors, research shows

Journal of Business Ethics | Eric Lohwasser, PhD

Auditors are essentially being penalized for doing a key part of their job: constraining questionable financial reporting practices.

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Research identifies social media phishing vulnerabilities

Journal of Management Information Systems | Hamed Qahri-Saremi, PhD

Users’ susceptibility to criminal phishing messages can be influenced by situational variables such as ostracism on the platform and sleep quality.

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Short-sellers' risk/reward considerations alter when acquisition looms

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis  |  Costanza Meneghetti, PhD

Newly identified market tensions between short-sellers and corporate raiders impact stock performance and raise risks on short positions.

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