Department of Economics, Finance and Global Business

Dr. Richard Fosberg

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Office:   VRB 3029
Phone:   973-720-2958
Email:   fosbergr@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   by appointment

Department: Economics, Finance and GlobalBus
Position: Professor
Area Specialization: Corporate Governance, Managerial Compensation

Professional Degrees:

Texas A&M University Ph.D. Finance 1988
Texas A&M University M.B.A. Finance 1978
Southwest Texas State University B.B.A. Finance 1976

Previous Appointments:

  • Univ. of the Incarnate Word 2000-2003
  • Governors State Univ. 1996-2000
  • Sam Houston State Univ. 1990-1996
  • Florida Atlantic Univ. 1986-1990

Primary Research Interests:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Managerial Compensation

Representative Publications:

  • Fosberg, R. (2008) "Dividend Reductions and the Pecking Order Theory," Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Vol VIII No. 1, 166-170.
  • Fosberg, R. (2008) "Debt Capacity and Debt Financing," Journal of Business and Economic Research . Vol. 6 No. 8, 21-26.
  • Fosberg, R. (2007) "The Short-Term Reaction to the Dividend Tax Reduction," Journal of Business and Economics Research, Vol. 5 No. 9, 93-105.
  • Fosberg, R. (2006) "Determinants of Blockholder Share Ownership," Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Vol. VI No. 1, 60-67.
  • Fosberg, R. and A. Ghosh. (2006) "Profitability and Capital Structure of AMEX and NYSE Firms." Journal of Business and Economics Research, Vol. 4 No. 11, 57-64.
  • Fosberg, R. and A. Ghosh (2006) "Profitability and Capital Structure of AMEX and NYSE Firms." Proceedings of the 2006 International Applied Business Research Conference, Cancun.
  • Fosberg, R. (2006) "Determinants of Blockholder Share Ownership" presented at the 2006 International Academy of Business and Economics Conference, Las Vegas.
  • Fosberg, R. and A Ghosh (2006) "Profitability and Capital Structure of AMEX and NYSE Firms." presented at the 2006 International Applied Business Research Conference, Cancun.
  • Fosberg, R. and A. Ghosh (2005) "Capital Structure Changes in NYSE and NASDAQ Firms," Review of Business Research, Vol. 5, No. 2, 95-101.
  • Fosberg, R. and A. Ghosh (2005) "Capital Structure Changes in NYSE and NASDAQ Firms," published in the Proceedings of the 2005 International Academy of Business and Economics Conference.
  • "Agency Problems and Debt Financing: Leadership Structure Effects," forthcoming in Corporate Governance: The International Journal of Business in Society, (2004).

Representative Industrial Work/Consulting Experience:

  • Anderson, Clayton, & Co. 1981-1982
  • Coastal Corp. 1980-1981

Current Courses Offered:

  • FIN320: Corporate Finance
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  • FIN435: Principles of Investment
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  • FIN430: Advanced Managerial Finance
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