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Jonathan M. Karpoff

Professor, University of Washington, USA
Jonathan M. KarpoffJonathan M. Karpoff

Jonathan M. Karpoff has a particular interest in what drives executives to commit corporate crimes and misdemeanors, believing that a breakdown of trust can have long-term repercussions for individual corporations and that it contributed to the wider financial collapse of 2007–08. A professor of finance at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business, Karpoff is also associate editor of a number of academic journals including the Journal of Finance. He won the best paper award in the CRSP Forum at the University of Chicago in 2006 and 2008 for his research into corporate and financial scandals. He was founding director of the University of Washington’s environmental management program and was director of its CFO Forum in 2004–07.

Articles by this Author

  • The Importance of Trust—In Everything
    by Jonathan M. Karpoff
    Most investors had a terrible 2008. But stockholders in Xerox Corporation have had a bad decade. Xerox’s story contains an important lesson because, in addition to a decreasing demand for copiers, its struggles have been compounded by a lack of trust in its financial reporting.Xerox’s share price was flying high until October 8, 1999, when the firm announced that its quarterly earnings would fall short of expectations. As investors soon...

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