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Celebrating Undergraduate Business Research

The Kenan-Flagler Business Research Expo is held at Kenan-Flagler each April. The goal of the Expo is to showcase and encourage student research in business. The Expo is also an opportunity to meet potential faculty advisors and learn about research opportunities at Kenan-Flagler.

NOTE: The in-person 2020 Kenan-Flagler Research Expo was cancelled. However, our online virtual Kenan-Flagler Business Research Expo, featuring abstracts, posters and theses of the 2020 Class of Kenan Scholars, is located below.

[topslider][topsliderslide kilink=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020_Smith-1.pdf” kititle=”Does Gender Diversity Impact Firm Performance? An Examination of Law Firms and Revenue Earned” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/iStock-1056975106.jpg” ]The topic of gender and law firms is becoming increasingly important as the number of women graduating from law school continues to rise.[/topsliderslide][topsliderslide kilink=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020_Herron.pdf” kititle=”Entrepreneurship as Empowerment: Economic Mobility in the United States” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/iStock-920701918.jpg” ]Although many coin the United States as “the land of opportunity,” recent research suggests the country does not provide the level of opportunity that many imagined it to have. [/topsliderslide][topsliderslide kilink=”https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/concern/honors_theses/4b29bc02t?locale=en” kititle=”How Political News Moves Markets” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/iStock-458351045.jpg” ]The United States’ position on trade and the Federal Open Market Committee’s outlook both govern the pricing of equities, debt, and other derivatives domestically and internationally. [/topsliderslide][topsliderslide kilink=”https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/concern/honors_theses/3r075113q?locale=en” kititle=”Medicaid Work Requirements: The Impact on Payer Mix, Operating Margins, and Uncompensated Care Costs at Disproportionate-Share Hospitals in North Carolina” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/daan-stevens-yGUuMIqjIrU-unsplash-1.jpg” ]Medicaid work requirements are a relatively new policy, coming into effect January 2018.[/topsliderslide][topsliderslide kilink=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020_Arnold-compressed.pdf” kititle=”Promising Practices for Workforce Housing: Implications for Colleges and Universities” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/morning-brew-SQ5Lx-pCvDI-unsplash.jpg” ]Although the first affordable housing program begin in 1917, the United States still faces a significant shortage of affordable housing today. [/topsliderslide][topsliderslide kilink=”https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/concern/honors_theses/z890s0657?locale=en” kititle=”Should You Should Others: Sustainable Marketing’s Impact on Brand Perception and Green Sportswear Consumption” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/iStock-905633908.jpg” ]Historically, the sportswear industry has paid little attention to issues of sustainability. [/topsliderslide][topsliderslide kilink=”https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/concern/honors_theses/ng451p974?locale=en” kititle=”Social Media Marketing and the Performing Arts Industry: The Effect of Twitter on Broadway Ticket Sales” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/denys-nevozhai-N6t14kV_X68-unsplash-1.jpg” ]The integration of social media marketing into the Theatre District has shifted Broadway from a passive experience to a multi-dimensional dialogue. [/topsliderslide] [topsliderslide kilink=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/2020_Staker-1-compressed.pdf” kititle=”The Gender Funding Gap within the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the United States: Does a Correlation Exist among Gender, Industry, and Funding?” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/iStock-455274685.jpg” ]Recent studies highlight females’ positive impact within the business world and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Within the entrepreneurial ecosystem, however, females lag behind their male counterparts in funding accumulation. [/topsliderslide] [topsliderslide kilink=”https://doi.org/10.17615/1ytd-nm84″ kititle=”The Effect of the Basel III Capital Requirements on the Profitability and Lending of Global Systemically Important Banks” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/banks.jpg” ]The global financial crisis prompted a period of widespread regulatory changes geared towards creating a safer financial system. [/topsliderslide] [topsliderslide kilink=”https://doi.org/10.17615/304d-s094″ kititle=”An Economic Evaluation of North Carolina’s Energy Grid Using Various Renewable Energy Resources: A Study of the Cost of Intermittency in Renewable Energy Generation” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/wind-farm.jpg” ]Technological improvements have led to plummeting costs for various renewable energy resources. Renewable energy creates energy without emitting carbon dioxide and is a leading solution in the efforts to mitigate climate change. [/topsliderslide] [topsliderslide kilink=”https://doi.org/10.17615/vvzy-7863″ kititle=”How do changes to Medicare and Medicaid affect healthcare company valuations?” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/image037.png” ]Medicare and Medicaid are two of the primary levers the United States government uses to implement change in the healthcare industry. In an environment of escalating and unsustainable costs, most industry professionals agree CMS policies will continue to change.[/topsliderslide] [topsliderslide kilink=”https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/concern/honors_theses/1c18dn70p?locale=en” kititle=”Women in Male-Dominated Careers: Interactions between Early Career Experiences of Tokenism and Future Career Trajectories” kiimageurl=”https://kenaninstitute.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/iStock-501060073.jpg” ]While the number of women in the workforce continues to increase, research suggests their mere presence does not necessarily equate to influence within organizations. [/topsliderslide] [/topslider]  
Name (Class)
Title
Advisor
Deliverables
Arnold, Emily (2020)
Promising Practices for Workforce Housing: Implications for Colleges and Universities
 
Gerlach, Laura (2020)
Women in Male-Dominated Careers: Interactions between Early Career Experiences of Tokenism and Future Career Trajectories
 
Herron, Ryan (2020)
Entrepreneurship as Empowerment: Economic Mobility in The United States
 
Karras, Christopher (2020)
Should You Should Others: Sustainable Marketing’s Impact on Brand Perception and Green Sportswear Consumption
 
Kenny, Ian (2020)
How Political News Moves Markets
 
Lang, Elizabeth (2020)
Social Media Marketing and the Performing Arts Industry: The Effect of Twitter on Broadway Ticket Sales
 
Nobel, John (2020)
Medicaid Work Requirements: The Impact on Payer Mix, Operating Margins, and Uncompensated Care Costs at Disproportionate-Share Hospitals in North Carolina
 
Smith, JoLynn (2020)
Does Gender Diversity Impact Firm Performance? An Examination of Law Firms and Revenue Earned
 
Staker, Abby (2020)
The Gender Funding Gap within the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the United States: Does a Correlation Exist among Gender, Industry, and Funding?
 
Amoroso, John (2019)
How Do Changes to Medicare and Medicaid Affect Healthcare Company Valuations?
 
Bravante, Matthew (20219)
An Economic Evaluation of North Carolina’s Energy Grid Using Various Renewable Energy Resources: A Study of the Cost of Intermittency in Renewable Energy Generation
 
Gibbons, Clare (2019)
The Effect of the Basel III Capital Requirements on the Profitability and Lending of Global Systemically Important Banks