The purpose of a finance professor

Edmans, A (2022) The purpose of a finance professor. Financial Management, 51 (1). pp. 3-26. ISSN 0046-3892 OPEN ACCESS


The academic finance profession has the potential to be uniquely purposeful due to four characteristics – the freedom to take risks and work on what we're passionate about, the loyalty to our profession rather than just our institution, the collaborative nature of the creation and dissemination of knowledge, and the magnitude of our potential impact. However, what the profession currently values, and its current social norms, are significant barriers to the fulfilment of this potential. This article highlights the special features of our profession that we often take for granted and ignore, and proposes ideas to make it not only more impactful and relevant but also more collegial and fun.

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Subject Areas: Finance
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© 2022 The Author. This is an Open Access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided theoriginal work is properly cited.

Financial Management published by Wiley Periodicals LLC on behalf of Financial Management Association International.

Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2022 10:47
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