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A simple template for pitching research

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  • Robert W. Faff
  • Tom Smith

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type="main" xml:id="acfi12116-abs-0001"> In this article, I propose a simple new research tool – a template designed for pitching research. The two-page pitching template begins with four ‘preliminaries’: working title, research question, key papers and motivation. Following this is the core of the template based on a ‘3-2-1 countdown’, namely THREE elements – idea, data and tools; TWO questions – What's new? and So what?; and ONE bottom line – contribution. The template ends with ‘other’ considerations. Finance and accounting examples are given to illustrate application of the template.

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  • Robert W. Faff & Tom Smith, 2015. "A simple template for pitching research," Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 55(2), pages 311-336, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:acctfi:v:55:y:2015:i:2:p:311-336
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    1. Hossein Rad, 2016. "Pairs Trading and Market Efficiency Using an Adaptive Market Hypothesis Framework: A Pitch," Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems, Faculty of Accounting and Management Information Systems, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, vol. 15(1), pages 178-185, March.
    2. Asmita Manchha, 2018. "Reflections on Pitching Research: Do It Your Own Way," Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems, Faculty of Accounting and Management Information Systems, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, vol. 17(2), pages 291-300, June.
    3. Robert W. Faff, 2019. "Financial Openness and Trade Openness Nexus: Empirical Evidence from Global Data," Capital Markets Review, Malaysian Finance Association, vol. 27(2), pages 1-13.
    4. Ali, Searat & Liu, Benjamin & Su, Jen Je, 2018. "Does corporate governance quality affect default risk? The role of growth opportunities and stock liquidity," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 422-448.
    5. Ann Wallin & Amanda Spry, 2016. "The Role of Corporate Versus Product Brand Dominance in Brand Portfolio Overlap: A Pitch," Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems, Faculty of Accounting and Management Information Systems, The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, vol. 15(2), pages 434-439, June.
    6. Dang, Man & Henry, Darren, 2016. "Partial-control versus full-control acquisitions: Does target corporate governance matter? Evidence from eight East and Southeast Asian countries," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 40(PB), pages 251-265.
    7. Victoria J. Clout, 2017. "Corporate boards, monitoring and securities class actions: a pitch," Accounting Research Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 30(3), pages 242-248, September.
    8. Chang, Millicent & Wee, Marvin, 2016. "The effect of voluntary versus mandatory adoption of trading policies on the returns to insider trades," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 76-87.
    9. Aman, Hiroyuki & Beekes, Wendy & Berkman, Henk & Bohmann, Marc & Bradbury, Michael & Chapple, Larelle & Chang, Millicent & Clout, Victoria & Faff, Robert & Han, Jianlei & Hillier, David & Hodgson, All, 2019. "Responsible science: Celebrating the 50-year legacy of Ball and Brown (1968) using a registration-based framework," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 56(C), pages 129-150.
    10. Ali, Searat & Liu, Benjamin & Su, Jen Je, 2017. "Corporate governance and stock liquidity dimensions: Panel evidence from pure order-driven Australian market," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 275-304.
    11. Linnenluecke, Martina K. & Chen, Xiaoyan & Ling, Xin & Smith, Tom & Zhu, Yushu, 2016. "Emerging trends in Asia-Pacific finance research: A review of recent influential publications and a research agenda," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 66-76.
    12. Nadarajah, Sivathaasan & Ali, Searat & Liu, Benjamin & Huang, Allen, 2018. "Stock liquidity, corporate governance and leverage: New panel evidence," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 216-234.
    13. Gordon Menzies & Peter Dixon & Maureen Rimmer, 2016. "In Praise of (Some) Red Tape: A New Approach to Regulation," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 92(299), pages 631-647, December.
    14. Linnenluecke, Martina K. & Chen, Xiaoyan & Ling, Xin & Smith, Tom & Zhu, Yushu, 2017. "Research in finance: A review of influential publications and a research agenda," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 43(C), pages 188-199.
    15. Sumit Lodhia, 2020. "Pitching research: ‘Qualitative cousins’, the ‘extended family’ and ‘living harmoniously’," Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 60(3), pages 2879-2887, September.
    16. Sumit Lodhia, 2019. "What about your qualitative cousins? Adapting the pitching template to qualitative research," Accounting and Finance, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, vol. 59(1), pages 309-329, March.
    17. Haq, Mamiza & Hu, Daniel & Faff, Robert & Pathan, Shams, 2018. "New evidence on national culture and bank capital structure," Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 41-64.

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