October 05, 2010
September 10, 2010 scholars from around the globe met at St. John’s
University’s Manhattan campus during the Financial Services
Institute’s annual symposium to present and discuss their research
on topics ranging from marketing in a recession to integrated
solutions in the financial industry.
Sessions of this year’s symposium focused on financial issues
including the challenges of technology and health care, the global
environment and investments and financial performance.
Best paper honors were presented to:
“You! Me! Let’s try to make some money”
by Natalya Delcoure and Joe Ueng, University of St. Thomas
“Pre and Post Merger Financial Performance Analysis: Does
Corporate Performance Really Improve after a Merger?”
by Ozlem Tassaven, Dogus University, Istanbul, Turkey
Yildiz Y. Guzey, Izmir University, Turkey
and I. Hilmi Elifoglu, Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St.
Third place shared by:
“Post Sarbanes-Oxley Changes in the Composition of Boards:
Have They Impacted Risk-adjusted Returns”
by Timothy G. Coville, TCB, St. John’s University
“Drivers of Cross-Selling in the Financial Services
by Tanja Frischmann, Goethe University Frankfurt & E-Finance
“A New Pricing Paradigm for Marketers – A Case for Success-Based
Pricing and Payment”
by Michael F. Duffy, Minot State University
“Factors that Impact Customer Loyalty in the Investment Banking
by Juan M. Dempere, Metropolitan State College of Denver
Best discussants included Sylwia Gornik-Tomaszewski, the Peter J.
Tobin College of Business, St. Johns University; Canan Corus,
the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University; Rong
Qi, the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University;
A. Reif Kanan, State University of New York at New Palz; and
Timothy G. Coville, the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St.
John’s University, respectively.
For additional information about the Financial Services
Institute and future symposiums, please contact Academic Director
Igor Tomic at email@example.com or visit