James Cicon, PhD, JD, an expert in energy industry business systems, was recently appointed to the faculty of the NJIT School of Management as assistant professor.
Cicon uses advanced computer methodologies to analyze the writing of investors, management, analysts, and others. Once quantified, the results are used as explanatory variables in existing models of corporate/market behavior. In the process of receiving his doctorate in finance from the University of Missouri, he developed his dissertation around a new measure of financial disclosure he calls “camouflage." He uses this measure to show how some IPO founders use corporate governance mechanisms, such as bylaws and charters to artificially increase perceived firm value to increase their own wealth at the shareholders’ expense. His research has attracted the attention of many senior economists.
His research and teaching interests encompass entrepreneurship, technology in business, digital media and cloud computing in business, and financial markets.
He has been teaching for the last seven years at the University of Missouri’s Trulaske College of Business in such areas as portfolio management and corporate finance. Prior to his career in academe, he worked for more than a decade at Hewlett Packard and Fluke Networks as an electrical and computer engineer and a senior staff engineer.
Cicon earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering at Brigham Young University, and completed a dual degree program in business and law at the University of Missouri, in which he earned both MBA and JD with an emphasis on corporate finance and investments, as well as his PhD in finance.
Last update: January 15, 2013
Topics: energy industry business systems, computer methodologies, entrepreneurship, technology in business, digital media, cloud computing