Dennis Zocco, Ph.D.

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Dennis Zocco, Ph.D.

Dennis Zocco, Ph.D.
Professor of Finance

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Phone | (619) 260-4848
Office | Olin Hall 214

    Professor of Finance

    • Ph.D. Lehigh University, Finance and Investments
    • M.A. Lehigh University, Business and Economics
    • B.S. Penn State University, Mathematics

    Dennis Zocco is a professor of Finance and served as Director of the Master of Science in Executive Leadership degree program. His prior business experience was as a systems engineer and sales executive with the IBM Corporation and a consultant in the business and financial industries. His research has resulted in published articles in the fields of Finance, Investments, Economics, Negotiation, and Law. He is the author of INVESTOR, an educational software system and textbook in the investment area adopted by over 300 colleges and universities worldwide. Since Dr. Zocco joined USD, he has taught courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, including those in Entrepreneurial Finance, Investments, Corporate and International Finance, and International Negotiations and has conducted executive development seminars and courses in those subjects. Dr. Zocco has taught international-based courses in Milan, Oxford, Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, and Casablanca. He has been awarded numerous best professor designations.

    Selected Current Research

    Book, Textbook-New

    Zocco, D. (1987). Investor. Southwestern Publishing

    Book, Textbook-Revised

    Zocco, D. (1991). Investor, Second Edition. Southwestern Publishing

    Conference Proceeding

    Allen, A.,Zocco, D. (1991). Crash Effects on the Stability of Pacfic Basin Portfolio Efficiency. Proceedings of the 1991 Western Decision Science Institute

    Instructional Software

    Zocco, D. (1991). Investor Courseware, Second Edition.

    Zocco, D. (1987). Investor Courseware. Southwestern Publishing

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Pattison, D.,Zocco, D. (2012). Private Equity Portfolio Valuation Audit Negotiation. Journal of Finance Case Research

    Zocco, D. (2011). A Recursive Process Model for AACSB Assurance of Learning. Academy of Educational Leadership Journal 15(4): 67-91

    Zocco, D. (2011). FantasyNet Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (JIACS) 17(5), 2011, 5-27.

    Zocco, D. (2011). FantasyNet Venture Capital Term Sheet Negotiation, Instructor Notes. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 14 (6), 7-34.

    Zocco, D. (2010). Informatica De Sistemas, S.A. Earnout Negotiation. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (JIACS), 16 (5), 9-28.

    Zocco, D. (2010). Informatica de Sistemas, S.A. Earnout Negotiation Instructor Note. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 16 (6), 43-72.

    Zocco, D. (2009). Risk Theory and Student Course Selection. Research in Higher Education Journal, 3 (May, 2009)

    Zocco, D. (2008). Interactive Advertising Agency: Negotiating a Merger in the Online Advertising Industry. Journal of Finance Case Research, 1

    Zocco, D. (2007). The Confluence of Financial Analysis, Web Metrics, and Behaviorism. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 1

    Zocco, D. (1993). The Impact of Estimation Risk Methodologies on the Performance of Global Portfolios. Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 3 (1)

    Zocco, D. (1992). A Quality Grid Approach to Managing Service Contracts. Review of Business

    Zocco, D. (1992). An MIS Approach to Service Quality Management. Journal of Quality and Participation

    Zocco, D.,Allen, A. (1992). The Impact of the Market Crash on International Portfolio Efficiencies. The International Journal of Finance

    Zocco, D. (1985). A Framework for Expert Systems in Bank Loan Management. The Journal of Commercial Bank Lending

    Zocco, D.,Ledford, M. (1985). New Evidence in Determining the Appropriate Discount Rate in Present Value Calculations. Federation of Insurance Counsel Quarterly

    Zocco, D.,Ledford, M. (1983). Penrod Reversed: Implications and Shortcomings in Culver Regarding the Determination of Economic Damages. Loyola Law Review

    Zocco, D. (1982). Full Integration and the Firm's Retention Ability. Nebraska Journal of Economics and Business

    Zocco, D. (1982). Returns on Investment in Liquidity: A Transportation Industry Analysis. Journal of International Economics and Transportation

    Zocco, D. (1981). Tax Integration and Corporate Earnings Retention. Mid-South Business Journa

    Zocco, D. (1981). The Impact of Inflation on Liquidity in the Textile Industry. Review of Industrial Management and Textile Science

    Zocco, D. Negotiating the Leveraged Management Buyout. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

    Zocco, D. Negotiating the Leveraged Management Buyout, Instructors Notes. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

    Zocco, D. Startup Production Planning under Funding Constraints. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

    Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

    Zocco, D. Cross-Cultural Negotiation; Integriertes Marketing-, Vertriebs- und Kundenmanagement (BtB).