A native of Cambodia, Dr. Vichet Sum is currently a tenured Associate Professor in
the Department of Business, Management and Accounting in the School of Business and
Technology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where he teaches management,
finance and accounting courses; Dr. Sum's AACSB classification is academically
qualified (AQ) or scholarly academic (SA). His areas of specialization include Financial
Theories, Financial Economics and Econometrics, Financial Management, Managerial and
Financial Accounting, Real Estate Finance, Macroeconomics of Imperfect Capital Markets,
Monetary Policy Economics, Development Economics, Inferential Statistics, Strategic Human
Resource Training & Development, Industrial Management, and Assessments and
Evaluations of the Competitiveness of the Nations. Dr. Sum's research studies have
appeared in various leading economics and finance journals. In addition, Dr. Sum's
research articles have been cited in leading academic journals, books, industry reports
and both national and international media outlets such as Wall Street Journal Market
Watch, Bloomberg, Yahoo! Finance, MorningStar, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune,
Businessweek, Australia Financial Review and Les Échos (French Financial Newspapers). Dr.
Sum is also a member of the American Economic Association and American Finance

Dr. Sum completed his Post Doctorate in Finance and Accounting in the Hough Graduate
School of Business, University of Florida, in July 2011, through which he obtained his
AACSB academically qualified status. Dr. Sum holds a Ph.D. in Workforce Education and
Development [this graduate program is ranked 6th in the United States by the US News and
World Report as of 2/20/2012] and a minor in Finance and Economics from Southern Illinois
University. He also has a Master of Training and Development in Human Resource Training
and Development from Idaho State University and a Master of Management Science in
Industrial Management from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Dr. Sum's first
alma mater is the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he completed his
Bachelor of Education in English and Teaching English as a Foreign Language. When he is
not teaching, doing research, or attending various committee meetings, Dr. Sum enjoys
watching and attending sport events, traveling to different places, and sampling
different dishes. 

Refereed Journal Articles


Training and the Firm's Competitiveness: A Survey of Practitioners, Economics, Management, and Financial Markets (2014)


Quality of the Firm’s Training and Stock Returns, Journal of Wealth Management (2014)

Working Papers

Unpublished Papers