Research on perceptions about corporate women and the U.S.-firm advantage in corporate lawsuits earned two Mays faculty members mention in both theÂ Financial Times andÂ U.S. News & World Report this fall.
The front page of theÂ Financial Times‘s Dec. 13 USA edition chronicles results from a study co-conducted by Assistant Professor of FinanceÂ Neal Galpin. What did they find? That foreign firms sued in U.S. courts are more likely to lose than their American counterparts. Non-U.S. companies lose more often and lose more money in the U.S. legal system, the study found.
The Oct. 2 edition ofÂ U.S. News & World Reportincludes an overview of findings from the 2005 edition of a multi-decade survey on the views of men and women in business toward females in powerful positions. The study, which appeared in theÂ Harvard Business Review in 2006, was co-authored by Mays’Dwayne Whitten, assistant clinical professor of information and operations management. The authors find that, in general, supportive attitudes of women as executives have increased significantly since 1965. But the 2005 research found that men tend not to acknowledge that females still face barriers for successâ€”even though women say they still encounter them.