FinTech Innovation in Accounting and MIS

FinTech Innovation Hub

Financial technology, commonly referred to as fintech, continues to transform daily life, and Oliver Yao, the new dean at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, has stated that the University of Delaware’s vision for collaboration on technical innovation was one of the reasons that drew him to the Lerner job.

UD has established a Fintech Innovation Hub on the STAR Campus. About half the space is devoted to UD-based work and the other half is home to fintech-related startups, data analytics firms, software developers and financial services firms. Numerous Lerner professors are currently conducting research in the fintech area, and presented their findings last month at the Lerner Faculty Showcase

Fintech is a term that covers a lot of territory – artificial intelligence, privacy, blockchain, cloud computing, IT ethics and cybersecurity to name a few. Should firms allow their CIOs to sit on the boards of other companies? How can we best measure disclosure quality?  What motivates or prevents people from investing in NFTs?

These questions and many others were addressed in four minute FinTech Lightning talks, attended by faculty and students, by our faculty, including Dean Oliver Yao, and Accounting and MIS Professors Asli Basoglu, Bintong Cheng, John D’Arcy, Xiao Fang, Jing He, Michael Jung, Ahmad Rabaa’i, and Jiaheng Xie. Our department is an ideal blend of expertise in financial information (FIN) and in technology (TECH), and we expect to contribute significantly to this new initiative.

Lerner Study Abroad Trip Offers More Focused, In-Depth Experience

The first study abroad experience for Suresh Sundaram was when he came to the United States to study in 1996, and it’s been his passion ever since. “It definitely changed my life and my career trajectory,” the assistant professor of marketing said. Now, Sundaram leads...

Phillies Prepare for Another Shot at ‘Red October’

October is a distant memory now for Phillies fans. Or at least, they’re pretending it is. It wasn’t the season finale the Phillies envisioned when they returned home needing only one win to clinch a National League pennant. The Game 7 loss to the Diamondbacks will...

Lerner Professor Researches How Streaks Motivate Us

Friends out for a drink have hatched many a bright idea, but these insights (or what feel like insights at the time) don’t usually end up published in academic journals. For researchers Jackie Silverman and Alixandra Barasch, though, a trip to a brewery sparked an...

Teaching Economics Through Taylor Swift

Kathryn Bender, assistant professor of economics in the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, was teaching her Introduction to Microeconomics class in early October when the discussion turned to MetLife Stadium, home of the NFL’s...

Cleaner Milk, Better Profits

If you look at agriculture just in the United States, you might assume the industry has shifted almost completely to large-scale farms. But globally that’s not the case, and a University of Delaware researcher has been studying developing countries where small farms...