AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research Best Paper Awards Day 2015

Research

On Friday 9th October 2015 seven students (4 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate) from the last academic year in the School of Business were presented with awards in recognition of excellence in their research papers/dissertations in the areas of accounting, economics and finance.

On Friday 9th October 2015 seven students (4 undergraduate and 3 postgraduate) from the last academic year in the School of Business were presented with awards in recognition of excellence in their research papers/dissertations in the areas of accounting, economics and finance.

The Best Paper Award is hosted annually by the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research which now has a total of 8 PhD students. Attending the awards event on behalf of AIB included Mr. Conor Maguire, Head of Service and Customer Experience, AIB Group, Mary Fogarty, Regional Sales and Service Manager, Marian Keane, Branch Manager, the Quay Waterford and Noelle Chambers, Manager of AIBs WIT campus branch. They were joined by six of the seven award recipients and their families along with members of Faculty.

Providing the keynote address Mr. Maguire spoke honestly and frankly about his own career path, about the challenges that the bank has faced in recent times and of the changes that AIB has been undertaking to enhance the customer experience.

Professor Denis Harrington, Head of Graduate Business in WIT provided an overview of the work being undertaken in the AIB Research Centre and thanked AIB for all of their support before introducing the recipients of the awards.

Undergraduate recipients and title of their Research Paper:

Paul Shanahan- ‘An analysis of the relationship between the marginal rate of income tax and economic growth in Ireland 1983-2013’

Cristina Chase- ‘Investigating the Momentum Effect in the Hong Kong and Brazil Stock Markets’

Tyng Pang Gan- ‘An analysis of dividend policy of Malaysian companies: case of consumer goods sector: 2008-2012’

Patrice Hoban- ‘Access to Finance for Italian SMEs- 2009 to 2013 a comparative analysis’

Postgraduate recipients and title of their dissertations:

Brendan Foley- An analysis of the implementation of the revised ISA 700 standard: The Extended Audit Report

James Murphy- An Analysis of European Banks Operating Performance (2006-2012)

Craig Sauvage- Accountability: A Content Analysis of disclosures made by Irish Charities.

For more information on the AIB Centre for Finance & Business Research please visit http://www.wit.ie/research or contact co-ordinator Dr. Sheila O’Donohoe on [email protected] or telephone +353 51 302422.

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