Experts: Mismanagement and Economy





Margie Yu
Public Affairs Spec.
(323) 343-3047


of Events

Cal State L.A. Experts
Available to Speak on Corporate Mismanagement
and the Economy

The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would impose sweeping reforms on the accounting industry and corporate management—measures aimed at restoring faith in the beleaguered business community.

Cal State L.A. has experts who can discuss the nation’s economy, legal aspects of business transactions, financial auditing, as well as business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Maria S. Boss
Professor of Finance and Law; J.D., University of California Hastings College of Law; admitted to the California State Bar, Federal District Court and U.S. Supreme Court
Dr. Boss is a specialist in the legal aspects of business transactions and business organizations. She is a former deputy city attorney and corporate counsel. She has published articles in 12 professional journals and presented papers to more than 28 organizations with topics ranging from corporate raiders, inside trading, termination and wrongful discharge.

Rick Hayes
Professor of Accounting; Ph.D., London School of Economics
Dr. Hayes specializes in international auditing (which includes knowledge of IFAC international standards), artificial intelligence applications (especially expert systems in accounting), and interview techniques (involving focus groups, protocol analysis and retrospective interviews). Dr. Hayes has authored several books on accounting and articles regarding financial accounting and education. He is a certified public accountant.

John F. Steiner
Professor of Management; Ph.D., University of Arizona
Dr. Steiner studies business ethics and corporate social responsibility. He is the co-author of a comprehensive textbook, Business, Government, and Society: A Managerial Perspective (9th ed., 2000), and several other books on the business-society relationship. His research and writing focus on how changes in society affect the manager’s job and include case studies of corporations that have been conspicuously responsible or irresponsible in business. Dr. Steiner is a former member of the Advisory Board for the Edmund G. “Pat” Brown Institute of Public Affairs at Cal State L.A.

Dang T. Tran
Professor of Economics; Ph.D., Syracuse University
Dr. Tran’s field of expertise includes macro and microeconomics, money and banking, business statistics, economic forecasting, development and planning, international trade and public finance. Dr. Tran has presented numerous papers at international conferences. He has also served as a consultant for the Regional Plan Association regarding methodologies for selection of target industries and adoption of economic development strategies for the New York Urban Region. A Cal State L.A. grant allowed him to build an econometric forecasting model for Los Angeles County. He holds membership in the American Economic Association among others.

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For assistance, contact the Cal State L.A. Office of Public Affairs at (323) 343-3050.


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