Dr. Vichet Sum
Post Doctorate, University of Florida
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University
2117-A Kiah Hall
E-mail: vsum [at] umes.edu
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A native of Cambodia, Dr. Vichet Sum is currently a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Business, Management and Accounting 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 Bloomberg, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Businessweek, Australia Financial Review, Les Échos (French Financial Newspapers) and China National News. 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.
» Investment & Security Analysis
» Future and Options
» Research Methods in Finance
» Financial and Managerial Accounting
» Management & Organizational Behavior
» Human Resource Management
» Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
» Introduction to Business
» Professional Development
» Stock Market Efficiency
» Asset Pricing
» Behavioral Finance
» Corporate Finance
» Real Estate Finance
» Financial Intermediaries
» Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy Economics
» Managerial & Financial Accounting
» Strategic Human Resource Management
Publications [Refereed Journal Articles]
» Sum, V., & Lin, J. C. (In Press). Short interest ratio and equity market return: Causality and
impulse response functions. Advances in Financial Planning and Forecasting, Forthcoming.
Link to Article
» Sum, V. (In Press). Can business confidence and consumer confidence jointly explain stock
market returns? Evidence from panel data. Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio
Management, Forthcoming. Link to Article
» Sum, V. (In Press). Can firms with the best training program withstand the storm of economic
policy uncertainty? Journal of Business Economics and Management, Forthcoming.
Link to article
» Sum, V. (In Press). Economic policy uncertainty and stock market returns. International Review
of Applied Financial Issues and Economics. Forthcoming. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2014). Dynamic effects of financial stress on the U.S. real estate market performance.
Journal of Economics and Business, 75, 80-92. Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2014). Dynamic effect of Tobin's q on price-to-earnings ratio. Managerial Finance,
40(6), 634-643. Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2014). Why should you invest in the best companies to work for?
Journal of Investing, 23(2), 69-73. Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2014). Covariance patterns of the commodity and equity markets: A recent surprise.
Journal of Index Investing, 5(1), 33-37. Link to Article
» Sum, V., & Chorlian, J. (2014). Training and the firm's competitiveness: A survey of
practitioners. Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 9(2), 11-26.
Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2014). Equity trading activity and credit spread shock. Journal of Trading, 9(2),
21-26. Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2014). Stock market performance: Variance decomposition of price-earnings ratio,
dividend yield and Tobin's Q. Journal of Financial Transformation, 39, 63-67.
Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2014). Effects of business and consumer confidence on stock market returns: Cross-
sectional evidence. Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, 9(1), 21-25.
Link to Article.
» Sum, V. (2014). Quality of the firm’s training and stock returns.
Journal of Wealth Management, 16(4), 48-54. Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2014). Stock market returns and liquidity: Dynamic relationships and causality.
Journal of Trading, 9(1), 34-40. Link to Article
» Sum, V., Chorlian, J., & Lin, J. C. (2013). The effect of the demand side’s confidence on
the supply side’s confidence: The mediating role of financial stress. Investment Management
and Financial Innovations, 10(4), 43-47. Link to Article.
» Sum, V. (2013). The ASEAN stock market performance and economic policy uncertainty in the
United States. Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, 32(4), 512-521.
Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2013). Response of business and consumer confidence to monetary policy shocks.
The Empirical Economics Letters, 12(11), 1259-1265. Link to Article.
» Sum, V., & Lin, J. C. (2013). Financial stress and commercial bank loan delinquency.
Banks and Bank Systems, 8(3), 72-75. Link to Article
» Sum, V., & Chorlian, J. (2013). Stock market risk premiums, business confidence and consumer
confidence: Dynamic effects and variance decomposition. International Journal of Economics
and Finance, 5(9), 45-49. Link to article
» Sum, V., & Chorlian, J. (2013). Strategic involvement of training professionals in the firm’s
business strategies: Evidence from the United States. Global Journal of Business Research, 7(4),
127-134. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2013). The impulse response functions of stock market returns to temperature and
precipitation innovations. International Research Journal of Applied Finance, 4(3), 429-450.
Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2013). Commercial paper rates and stock market excess returns. Journal of Finance and
Investment Analysis, 2(1), 77-83. Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2013). Innovation and firm performance: Evidence from the capital market. Journal of
Modern Accounting and Auditing, 9(2), 272-277. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2013). Employee benefits and stock returns: A look at health care benefits. Accounting
and Taxation, 5(1), 1-8. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2013). Economic policy uncertainty in the United States and Europe: A cointegration
test. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 5(2), 98-101. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2013). The orthogonal response of stock returns to dividend yield and price-to-earnings
innovations. Accounting and Finance Research, 2(1), 47-53. Link to Article
» Sum, V. (2013). Impulse response functions and causality test of financial stress and stock market
risk premiums. International Journal of Financial Research, 4(1), 1-4. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). Most admired companies: Admirable performance. Journal of Applied Finance
and Banking, 2(6), 191-199. Link to article
» Sum, V., & Fanta, F. (2012). Long-run relation and speed of adjustment of economic policy
uncertainty and excess return volatility. International Research Journal of Finance and
Economics, 102, 6-12. Link to article
» Sum, V., & Brown, K. (2012). Real estate sector response to economic policy uncertainty shocks. International Research Journal of Applied Finance, 3(12), 1739-1747. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). Financial stress and economic policy uncertainty: Impulse response function and causality. International Research Journal of Applied Finance, 3(11), 1633-1637.
Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). The effect of economic policy uncertainty in the US on the stock market
performance in Canada and Mexico. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 4(11), 165-171. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). Economic policy uncertainty and stock market performance: Evidence from the
European Union, Croatia, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine. Journal of Money,
Investment and Banking, 25, 99-104. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). Does economic policy uncertainty in the United States affect stock market
performance in Europe? International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, 98, 40-45.
Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). The impulse response functions of economic policy uncertainty and stock market
returns: A Look at the Eurozone. Journal of International Finance Studies, 12(3), 100-105.
Link to article
» Sum, V., & Chorlian, J. (2012). Stock returns and employee turnover. International Economics
and Finance Journal, 7(2), 347-354. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). Most ethical companies and stock performance: empirical evidence.
International Research Journal of Applied Finance, 3(9), 1286-1292. Link to article
» Lim, S., Sum, V., & Khun, C. (2012). Interest rate sensitivity of stock returns: Effects across the
maturity profile and direction of interest rate changes. International Research Journal of
Applied Finance, 3(8), 1151-1162. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). Workforce diversity and stock returns. International Research Journal of
Finance and Economics, 92, 82-86. Link to article
» Lim, S., Khun, C, & Sum, V. (2012). On the functional forms and stability of money demand: The
U.S., Japan and Australia. Research in Business and Economics Journal, 6, 150-168.
Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). Stock performance and the firm's training program. International Research
Journal of Applied Finance, 3(5), 554-559. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2012). A comparison of strategic involvement of training professionals employed in
small, medium and large firms. Academy of Business Journal, 2, 63-71. Link to article
» Lin, J. C., & Sum, V. (2012). Bank ownership and performance in Taiwan: Do politics matter?
Journal of Finance and Accountancy, 10, 12-30. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2011). Integrating training in business strategies means greater impact of training on the
firm’s competitiveness. Research in Business and Economics Journal, 4, 1-19. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2010). The January and size effects on stock returns: More evidence. International
Journal of Applied Accounting and Finance, 1(1), 47-52. Link to article
» Brown, K., & Sum, V. (2010). Determinants of dividend payments. International Journal of
Applied Accounting and Finance, 1(1), 40-46. Link to article
» Sum, V., McCaskey, S. J., & Kyeyune, C. (2010). A survey research of satisfaction levels of
graduate students enrolled in a nationally ranked top-10 program at a mid-western university.
Research in Higher Education Journal, 7(2), 1-17. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2009). Strategic integration of training and innovation: Significantly connected. Journal
of Global Information Technology, 4(1-2), 7-20. Link to article
» Sum, V. (2007). A framework for managing training programs to enhance organizational operation
performance. Online Journal for Workforce Education and Development, 2. Retrieved from
http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ojwed/vol2/iss3/6/ Link to article
» Lin, C., Hsieh, H., Yuok, N., Savary, C., & Sum, V. (2004). Evaluating the competitiveness of
least-developed countries - the example of Cambodia. Asia Pacific Management Review, 9(2),
205-227. Link to article
» Banking Sector Performance and Credit Spread [7/27/2014] http://ssrn.com/abstract=2472721
» The Power of T-1 Returns [7/27/2014] http://ssrn.com/abstract=2472679
» Short Interest and Credit Spread Dynamics [7/26/2014] http://ssrn.com/abstract=2472386
» Economic Growth Risk: The Role of Foreign Development Assistance and Its Uncertainty
» Economic Growth, Stock Market Performance, Economic Growth Uncertainty and
Foreign Participation in Local Equity Market: A Cross-Sectional Examination of 63 Countries
» Long-Term Private Sector External Debt and Equity Returns: Cross-Sectional Evidence
from 26 Emerging and Frontier Markets [5/11/2014] http://ssrn.com/abstract=2435716
» Economic Growth Risk and Stock Market Performance: Cross-Sectional
Evidence from 70 Countries [5/8/2014] http://ssrn.com/abstract=2434832
» A Comparative Analysis on the Volume-Return Relationship
of the ETF and Stock Market
» Does Short Selling Erode Market Liquidity? [1/16/14]
» Global Stock Markets and Investment Opportunities in the United States [1/12/14]
» U.S. Credit Spread and Global Stock Markets [1/12/14]
» Can Retail Investors Drive Up Stock Prices? [10/15/13]
» Stock Market Price-to-Earnings Ratio and Credit Spread: Dynamic Response and Causality
» Dynamic Response of Credit Spread to S&P 500 Dividend Yield Shock [10/03/13]
» Short Interest and Tobin’s Q Ratios: Dynamic Response and Causality [10/02/13]
» Credit Spread and Aggregate Tobin's Q [09/30/13]
» Dynamic Response of Equity Market Returns to Corporate Profit Growth Shock [07/31/2013]
» Dynamic Response of Market Dividend Yield and Price-to-Earnings Ratio to
Corporate Profit Growth Shock [07/31/2013] http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2304493
» Stock Market Dividend Yield and Tobin's Q [07/14/2013]
» Stock Market Liquidity and Corporate Profit Growth [07/31/2013]
» Tobin's Q and Stock Market Performance [07/14/2013]
» Commercial Real Estate Loan Delinquency and Real Estate Market Performance [07/7/2013]
» Commercial Bank Performance and Loan Delinquency [06/27/2013]
» Stock Market Performance: High and Low Months [06/05/2013]
» Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Business Confidence, Inflation and Monetary
Policy [09/16/2012] http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2146497
» The Reaction of Stock Markets in the BRIC Countries to Economic Policy Uncertainty
in the United States [07/12/2012]
» How Do Stock Returns on the U.S. Manufacturing Industry Respond to Raw Materials
Price Shock? [08/29/2012] http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2137442
» Determinants of U.S. Government Bond Risk Premia [08/22/2012]
» How Does Economic Policy Uncertainty in Europe Affect the the U.S. Stock Market?
» Do Stock Markets in South Asia Respond to Economic Policy Uncertainty in the
United States? [06/27/2012]
» Can Economic Policy Uncertainty in the United States Predict the Performance of Stock Markets
in South America? [06/26/2012]
» Does Economic Policy Uncertainty in the United States Have Any Impact on the Stock Market
Performance in Australia and New Zealand? [06/27/2012]
» How Do Stock Markets in China and Japan Respond to Economic Policy Uncertainty in the
United States? [06/26/2012]
» The Effect of Economic Policy Uncertainty in the United States on Stock Market Performance
of the Asian Tiger Economies [06/26/2012]
» A Trade-Off Analysis between Cost Reduction and Product Differentiation for
Sustained Competitive Advantage [06/23/2011]