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Workshop: Money, Values, and the Business of Health Care: A Role Playing Exercise in Crisis Management

Michael Kraten, PhD, CPA, Assistant Professor, PhD, University of Connecticut, MPPM, Yale University
Department of Accountancy
Providence College
The "COSO Cube" of Enterprise Risk Management provides a framework for making leadership decisions during times of crisis. Through a team based role playing exercise, attendees will learn to apply the framework to situations that challenge their values.
Michael Kraten, PhD, CPA is the President and co-founder of Enterprise Management Corporation, a strategic management consulting firm in Milford, Connecticut. He is also an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Kraten teaches the capstone course in accounting policy at Providence College. He has previously taught ethics, leadership, and cost accounting in the executive education, graduate, and undergraduate programs of Suffolk University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Connecticut. Dr. Kraten has authored articles in both the academic and practitioner literature, including such publications as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of Digital Business, the Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research, the CPA Journal, Family Foundation Advisor, and He holds a Certified Public Accountancy license in New York State and Connecticut, and has presented research papers at conferences sponsored by the American Accounting Association, the Institute of Management Accountants, and other organizations. Prior to joining Providence College, Dr. Kraten taught at Suffolk University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Connecticut, and other colleges in the Northeast. He has worked at Enterprise Management Corporation in his current position since 1995; prior to that time, he was a management consulting partner at BDO Seidman (the fifth largest accounting firm worldwide) and spent eight years in the consulting, accounting, and audit divisions of Deloitte & Touche (the second largest accounting firm worldwide). Dr. Kraten has earned a Ph.D. in behavioral accounting from the University of Connecticut. He has also earned an M.P.P.M. in management from Yale University and a B.B.A. in public accounting from Baruch College of the City University of New York.
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