Chakrabarty, Colleagues Recognized with 2021 Award for Responsible Research in Management
Bidisha Chakrabarty, Ph.D., Edward Jones Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Finance at the Chaifetz School of Business, has been recognized by the Fellows of the Academy of Management and the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management (RRBM) with its 2021 Award for Responsible Research in Management. Chakrabarty and her colleagues were selected for their research on the impact of CFO gender on financial misreporting in U.S. firms.
Published in the Academy of Management Journal in June 2020, the study “CFO Gender and Financial Statement Irregularities” utilized a novel leading indicator of financial misreporting to find firms with female CFOs had a lower likelihood of financial misreporting than comparable firms with male CFOs. The study further found misreporting differences between firms with male CFOs and firms with female CFOs to be greater in instances of weaker governance mechanisms.
“This research demonstrating the practical implications of gender diversity in the c-suite is exactly the kind of impactful scholarship that is consistent with the mission of the Chaifetz School of Business,” said Barnali Gupta, Edward Jones Dean. “Dr. Chakrabarty’s work exemplifies the role of business schools to be a force for good in society.”
According to the RRBM, the award pays tribute to high quality scientific research that addresses critical issues in business and society. Through responsible research, business schools contribute credible knowledge that transforms business into a force for good and makes the world a better place for us all.
In total, 13 winners— including four Distinguished Winners, nine Winners, and eight Finalists—were honored with an Award for Responsible Research in Management in 2021. Winners exemplify the principles of responsible research and were selected using a rigorous two-stage review process that involved both Fellows of the Academy of Management and practicing executives. Visit the Community for Responsible Research in Business and Management for a complete list of award winning scholarly contributions.
Founded in 1910, the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University has shaped the future of industry for more than a century. As the oldest business school west of the Mississippi, the Chaifetz School has built a reputation as a leader in business education with eight undergraduate and graduate programs nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.