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Alan Stephens

Alan Stephens

Associate Professor

Department(s):
  • Economics and Finance Department


Educational Background

Ph.D., Finance, University of Utah, 1980 Emphasis: Economics
MBA, University of Utah, 1975
BS, Mathematics, University of Utah, 1973

Biography

Professor Stephens is an associate professor of finance at Utah State University.  He is currently participating in research concerning systemic thinking, systems thinking in finance, as well as other financial markets research.  He has published articles in a cross-section of academic journals including Learning Organization, International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, Managerial Finance, Journal of Applied Business Research,  Academy of Management: Learning and Education, Financial Services Journal, Journal of Financial Education, American Business Law Journal and others. In addition, to these research projects, he has authored two Investment books. He has also has been retained in a broad variety of consulting engagements. These engagements have dealt with many different types of financial and economic analyses, engineering and land-use studies, actuarial analysis and advice, and matters in litigation.

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Professional Interactions

Research Area(s)

Corporate Finance, Systems Thinking, Investments

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Smith, R.K, Stephens, A.A, Profit, D.L, (1987). Investments. West Publishing
    • Stephens, A.A, Wilson, B., Clarke, R., (1987). The Allyn & Bacon Financial Tool Kit. Allyn Bacon

    * Has not been peer reviewed

    Publications - Fact Sheets

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Curriculum

      • Smith, R.K, Stephens, A.A, Proffitt, D.L, (1992). Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for Investments. West Publishing

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Journal Articles

        Academic Journal

      • Stephens, A.A, Atwater, J., APPLYING SYSTEM DYNAMICS SIMULATION TO PROACTIVELY ADDRESS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES. International Journal of Learning and Change
      • Stephens, A.A, Atwater, J., (2015). Risk Management: Applying System Dynamics Simulation to Understand Unintended Consequences. Western Decision Sciences Institute
      • Stephens, A.A, Atwater, J., Kannan, V., (2013). From Tulip Bulbs to Sub-prime Mortgages Examining the Sub-Prime Crisis: The Case for a Systemic Approach. The Learning Organization, 20:1, 65-84.
      • Atwater, J., Stephens, A.A, (2012). LINKING OPERATIONAL DECISION MAKING AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS: AN EXPERMINT IN CROSS-COURSE COOPERATION . International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 5:1, 65-77.
      • Ellis, P., Stephens, A.A, (2012). Shifts in theOptimal Portfolio In Response to Simultaneous Changes in Expected Returns. Journal of Financial Education
      • Kwag, S., Stephens, A.A, (2010). Investor Reaction to Earnings Management. Managerial Finance, 36:1 & 2, 44 - 56.
      • Atwater, J., Kannan, V., Stephens, A.A, (2008). Cultivating Systemic Thinking in the Next Generation of Business Leaders. Academy of Management: Learning & Education, 7:1, 9-25.
      • Kannan, V., Atwater, J., Stephens, A.A, (2007). Managing Dynamic Complexity: Opportunities for Systems Thinking in Graduate Management Education. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2:1
      • Kwag, A., Stephens, A.A, Serial Correlation of Analyst Forecast Errors in 12 Asian Markets. Journal of Applied Finance/DePaul University
      • Kannan, V., Atwater, J., Stephens, A.A, Managing Dynamic Complexity: Opportunities for Systems Thinking in Graduate Management Education. International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education
      • Atwater, J.B, Stephens, A.A, Kannan, V.R, (2005). Teaching Systemic Thinking: Educating The Next Generation of Business Leaders. The Systems Thinker, 16:5
      • Stephens, A.A, Atwater, J.B, Chakrovorty, S.S, (2004). The Impact of Scheduling Free Goods on the Throughput Performance of a Manufacturing Operation. International Journal of Production Research, 42:23, 4849-4869.
      • Stephens, A.A, Dahl, D., Aadkand, D., (2000). Deposit Rate Premiums and the Demand for Funds by Thrifts. Research in Financial Services
      • Stephens, A.A, (1998). Markowitz and the Spreadsheet. Journal of Financial Education
      • Stephens, A.A, Proffitt, D.L, (1991). Performance Measurement When Return Distributions Are Non-Symmetric. The Quarterly Journal Of Business And Economics
      • Stephens, A.A, Beck-Dudley, C., (1989). The Efficient Market Theory and Inside Trading: Are We Headed In The Right Direction?. American Business Law Journal
      • Stephens, A.A, Proffitt, D.L, (1989). Cash Flow Estimation Risk and Capital Budgeting.. The Journal of Business Insights
      • Stephens, A.A, Proffitt, D.L, (1988). Dividend Signaling Under Varying Dividend Payment Patterns. The Journal of Applied Business Research
      • Public or Trade Journal

      • Kannan, V., Atwater, J., Stephens, A.A, (2007). Systems Thinking: Opportunities and Challenges in the Graduate Classroom . Decision Line, 38:2 *

      * Has not been peer reviewed

      Publications - Literary Journal

        * Has not been peer reviewed

        Publications - MultiMedia

          * Has not been peer reviewed

          Publications - Technical Reports

            * Has not been peer reviewed

            Publications - Translations & Transcripts

              Publications - Other

                * Has not been peer reviewed

                Scheduled Teaching

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2018

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Spring 2018

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2017

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Fall 2017

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Summer 2017

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Summer 2017

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2017

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2017

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Spring 2017

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Spring 2017

                FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Spring 2017

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Fall 2016

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Fall 2016

                FIN 4430 - Real Estate Finance, Fall 2016

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Summer 2016

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Summer 2016

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2016

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2016

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Spring 2016

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Spring 2016

                FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Spring 2016

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2015

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2015

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Fall 2015

                FIN 3200 - Financial Management, Fall 2015

                FIN 4430 - Real Estate Finance, Fall 2015

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Summer 2015

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2015

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2015

                FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Spring 2015

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2014

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2014

                FIN 4430 - Real Estate Finance, Fall 2014

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Summer 2014

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Summer 2014

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2014

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2014

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2014

                MGT 6870 - Global Strategic Thinking, Spring 2014

                FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Spring 2014

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2013

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2013

                FIN 4430 - Real Estate Finance, Fall 2013

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Summer 2013

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2013

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2013

                FIN 6420 - Solving Financial Problems, Spring 2013

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2012

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2012

                FIN 4430 - Real Estate Finance, Fall 2012

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Summer 2012

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2012

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Spring 2012

                FIN 6420 - Financial Problems, Spring 2012

                FIN 6420 - Financial Problems, Spring 2012

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2011

                FIN 3400 - Corporate Finance, Fall 2011

                FIN 4430 - Real Estate Finance, Fall 2011

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Summer 2011

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Spring 2011

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Spring 2011

                FIN 6420 - FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, Spring 2011

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Fall 2010

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Fall 2010

                FIN 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Fall 2010

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Summer 2010

                FIN 6420 - FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, Summer 2010

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Spring 2010

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Spring 2010

                FIN 6420 - FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, Spring 2010

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Fall 2009

                FIN 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Fall 2009

                FIN 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Fall 2009

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Summer 2009

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Spring 2009

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Spring 2009

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Spring 2009

                BA 6420 - FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, Spring 2009

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2009

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Fall 2008

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Fall 2008

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Summer 2008

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Summer 2008

                BA 4800 - INDEP RESEARCH/READ, Spring 2008

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2008

                BA 4800 - INDEP RESEARCH/READ, Spring 2007

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2007

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Fall 2006

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Fall 2006

                BA 4800 - INDEP RESEARCH/READ, Fall 2006

                BA 4800 - INDEP RESEARCH/READ, Summer 2006

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Spring 2006

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2006

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE (QI), Fall 2005

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Spring 2005

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2005

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE, Fall 2004

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Fall 2004

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2004

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE, Fall 2003

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Fall 2003

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Summer 2003

                BA 4480 - , Spring 2003

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2003

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE, Fall 2002

                BA 4460 - INVESTMENTS, Spring 2002

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2002

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE, Fall 2001

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Fall 2001

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Fall 2001

                BA 4460 - INVESTMENTS, Fall 2001

                BA 4460 - INVESTMENTS, Spring 2001

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2001

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE, Fall 2000

                BA 6440 - FINANCIAL DECISIONS, Fall 2000

                BA 4460 - INVESTMENTS, Fall 2000

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE, Summer 2000

                BA 4460 - INVESTMENTS, Spring 2000

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 2000

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE, Fall 1999

                BA 6420 - FINANCIAL PROBLEMS, Fall 1999

                BA 4460 - INVESTMENTS, Fall 1999

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE, Spring 1999

                BA 4460 - INVESTMENTS, Spring 1999

                BA 4430 - REAL ESTATE FINANCE, Spring 1999

                BA 3400 - CORPORATE FINANCE, Fall 1998

                BA 4460 - INVESTMENTS, Fall 1998