A native of Cambodia, Dr. Vichet Sum is currently an Assistant Professor in the
Department of Business, Management and Accounting where he teaches management and finance
courses; Dr. Sum is AACSB academically qualified. 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 papers have been cited in leading academic journals and
newspapers such as Bloomberg, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. Dr. Sum is also a
member of the American Economic Association and American Finance Association. 

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


Covariance Patterns of the Commodity and Equity Markets: A Recent Surprise, Journal of Index Investing, Forthcoming (2014)


Short Interest Ratio and Equity Market Return: Causality and Impulse Response Functions, Advances in Financial Planning and Forecasting, Forthcoming (2014)


Equity Trading Activity and Credit Spread Shock, Journal of Trading, Forthcoming (2013)


Why Should You Invest in the Best Companies to Work for?, Journal of Investing, Forthcoming (2013)

Papers Under Review

Working Papers

Unpublished Papers