Dr. Persons has been a member of the Rider Community since 1991. She teaches introductory accounting courses and the graduate level International Accounting course.

Persons has been a recipient of the Rider University Davis Research Fellowship and Summer Research and Developmental Fellowship awards. She researches primarily in the areas of international accounting and corporate governance. Her work has appeared in Review of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Education for Business, Journal of Business and Economic Studies, and International Journal of Disclosure and Governance. She has presented her research at the annual meetings of the American Accounting Association and at international conferences.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the American Accounting Association, Beta Alpha Psi, the Financial Management Association International, and the Academy of Business Education.

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1991, University of Texas – Austin, Accounting, Statistics & Finance
  • Master of Professional Accountant, 1985, University of Texas – Austin, Financial Accounting
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1983, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, Accounting

Refereed Articles

  • Persons, O. S. (2015).  Corporate Governance Characteristics of Most Admired Companies.   International Journal of Business and Social Science, 6 (3), 11-18.
  • Persons, O. S. (2014). Most Admired Companies' Performance and Compensation During 2007-2009 Recession. Research in Business and Economics Journal (AABRI), 9, 1-15.
  • Persons, O. S. (2014). A Principles-Based Approach for Teaching International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Journal of Instructional Pedagogies (AABRI), 13, 1-13.
  • Persons, O. S. (2013). Characteristics and Financial Performance of No-Ethics-Code Firms. Journal of Academic and Business Ethics, 7, 1-14.
  • Persons, O. S. (2012). Incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability into the Introductory Accounting Course: A Shared Experience. Journal of Education for Business, 87 (2), 63-72.
  • Persons, O. S. (2012). Stock Option and Cash Compensation of Independent Directors and Likelihood of Fraudulent Financial Reporting. Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 18 (1), 54-74.

Refereed Proceedings

Full Paper

  • Persons, O. S. (2013). A Principles-Based Case for Teaching International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Global Conference on Business and Finance.

Abstract Only

  • Persons, O. S. (2014). Corporate Governance Characteristics of Most Admired Companies. Academic and Business Research Institute Conference.
  • Persons, O. S. (2012). Characteristics of No-Ethics Code Firms and Effect of Having No Ethics Code on Financial Performance. Academic and Business Research Institute Conference.
  • Persons, O. S. (2012). A Principles-Based Approach for Teaching International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Persons, O. S. (2012). Most Admired Companies' Performance and Compensation During 2007-2009 Recession. Academic and Business Research Institute Conference.

Presentation of Refereed Papers

International

  • Persons, O. S. (2014, March). Corporate Governance Characteristics of Most Admired Companies. Academic and Business Research Institute Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Persons, O. S. (2013, January). A Principles-Based Case for Teaching International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Global Conference on Business and Finance, Las Vegas, Nevada.

National

  • Persons, O. S. (2015, August). Teaching Graduate International Accounting Course Online: A Shared Experience.   American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Persons, O. S. (2013, August). Learning IFRS and Assessing Earnings Quality by Using a Foreign Firm's Annual Report. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California.
  • Persons, O. S. (2012, August). A Principles-Based Approach for Teaching International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Washington, District of Columbia.
  • Persons, O. S. (2012, March). Characteristics of No-Ethics Code Firms and Effect of Having No Ethics Code on Financial Performance. Academic and Business Research Institute Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Persons, O. S. (2012, January). Most Admired Companies' Performance and Compensation During 2007-2009 Recession. Academic and Business Research Institute Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Working Papers

  • Persons, O. S. (2015). "Analysis of Companies Subject to FCPA Enforcement Actions: Is Bribery Worth It?," targeted for Journal of Forensic Accounting.
  • Persons, O. S. (2015). "Corporate Governance Characteristics of FCPA Violators," targeted for Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.
  • Persons, O. S. (2014). "What a Business Needs to Know to Succeed in Thailand," targeted for Journal of International Business and Cultural Studies.

Honors/Awards

Awards

  • 2015:   Rider University, College of Business Administration.  Paid Research Leave
  • 2014: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2012: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Summer Development Fellowship
  • 2011: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2011: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Paid Research Leave
  • 2009: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2008: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2007: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Paid Research Leave
  • 2007: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Davis Fellowship
  • 2004: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Summer Research Fellowship
  • 2003: European Applied Business Research Conference. Best Paper Award
  • 2003: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Paid Research Leave
  • 2000: Rider University, College of Business Administration. Davis Fellowship