Bemidji State Professor Co-Authors Award-Winning Paper

Bemidji State University’s Dr. Zhe Li, assistant professor of business administration, co-authored an award-winning paper with Chris Harris, associate professor of finance at Elon University in North Carolina, and Scott Roark, associate professor of finance at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

The paper “Cash Flow Volatility and Trade Credit in Asia,” was awarded a 2020 Emerald Literati Award of Excellence in the “Highly Commended Papers category and explores the relationship between cash and credit in developing Asian economies.



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