From February to April, DART student Harald Hinterecker is visiting Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Harald has been invited by Karen Sedatole, a well-recognized scholar in managerial accounting. The stay at Emory gives him the opportunity to discuss his research with established accounting researchers such as Karen Sedatole, Ilia Dichev, Kristy Towry, Kathryn Kadous, Grace Pownall, and Greg Waymire. Furthermore, he has the opportunity to participate in many workshops and seminars. In addition to his visit at Emory, Harald has also been invited by Brian Mittendorf to visit Ohio State University for a research stay. Overall, Harald describes his stay at Emory as “an invaluable opportunity for a junior researcher to establish a network and promote her or his research.”
DART student Aikaterini Ferentinou is visiting Stern Business School at New York University from January to March, where her academic sponsor is Ilan Guttman. During this period, Aikaterini had the opportunity to attend three PhD courses taught by well-established scholars such as Ilan Guttman (accounting theory), April Klein (applied empirical methods), and William Greene (econometrics). In addition, she attended faculty seminars held by presenters such as Paul Fischer, Edward Li, Eric Allen, and Christian Leuz. Finally, she also had the opportunity to discuss her research with faculty members Tim Baldenius, Ilan Guttman, and Xiaojing Meng, and to exchange ideas with other PhD students that are either studying at or visiting Stern Business School. Aikaterini describes her stay as a priceless and valuable experience offered by the DART program. “Not only can you learn new things and improve your research, but you can also build a network that will provide you with useful information in the future,” she concludes.