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2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence – Highly Commended Paper

The CPA-AGRC is proud to announce that the paper, “Voluntary disclosure of intangibles and analysts’ earning forecasts and recommendations”, by Anis Maaloul, Walid Ben Amar and Daniel Zeghal and published in the Journal of Applied Accounting Research, has been selected by the journal’s editorial team as a Highly Commended paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Click here to see the awards list. Click here to read the paper. Congratulations on this well deserved … Continue reading »

CPA-AGRC Welcomes Visiting Scholar Professor Henrik Nilsson

The CPA-AGRC at the Telfer School of Management would like to take this opportunity to welcome our Visiting Scholar, Professor Henrik Nilsson. Henrik is an Full Professor of Accounting at Stockholm School of Economics.  He earned his PhD degree in accounting from the University of Umeå (Sweden).  At SSE Henrik teaches financial accounting and financial statement analysis at introductory and advanced levels.  He is also currently Head of the Master program in Accounting and Financial Management.  Henrik’s current research focuses on behavioral aspects of accounting choice, auditing, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and insider trading.  His publications include articles in … Continue reading »

Seminar – November 18, 2016 with Kiridaran Kanagaretnam

The CPA-AGRC Group will hosted a seminar on November 18th, 2016.  The invited speaker was Kiridaran Kanagaretnam,  Professor of Accounting at Schulich School of Business.  The talk was titled “Effects of Informal Institutions on the Relationship between Accounting Measures of Risk and Bank Distress”. See the seminar poster … Continue reading »

Upcoming Seminar – October 21, 2016 with Aida Sijamic Wahid

The CPA-AGRC Group will be hosting a seminar on October 21st, 2016 at 10 am in DMS 4165.  The invited speaker is Aida Sijamic Wahid, Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.  The talk is titled “Managing Reputation: Evidence from Biographies of Corporate Directors”. See the seminar poster … Continue reading »

In Memoriam – Paul Faulkner

In Memoriam It is with profound regret and sorrow that we have learned recently of the passing on September 1, 2016 of Paul Joseph Faulkner, BA, MBA (Michigan State), FCGA (Ontario). Paul, who retired after 17 years with the Canadian Armed forces as a Lt. Col and then pursued a career in the public service, was a very active member of the accounting profession.  He served the profession in many capacities including President of CGA Ontario in 1974-75. After his retirement, Paul volunteered for many years with the CGA Accounting Research Center at the Telfer School of Management. He served … Continue reading »

Upcoming Seminar with Walid Busaba – September 30, 2016

The CPA-AGRC Group, in conjunction with the Management Research Seminar Series, will be hosting a seminar on September 30th, 2016 at 10 am in DMS 7170.  The invited speaker is Walid Busaba, Professor at the Ivey Business School at Western University.  The talk is titled “Do Underwriters Overprice IPOs to Avert Potential Withdrawal by the Issuers?”. See the seminar poster here, and use the link to Register … Continue reading »

2016 Telfer Funding Competition Results

The CPA-AGRC Group would like to announce the 2016 Telfer Funding Competition Results.  The recipients have been awarded $5,000 each from Telfer to support the following research projects: 2016 – 2017 Recipients: Impact of Accounting Information and Its Quality on Government Grantmaking to Nonprofit Organizations Principal Investigator: Qiu Chen Board Gender Diversity and Innovation Principal Investigator: Imed Chkir Operations in Offshore Financial Centers and Bank Risk Taking Principal Investigator: Tiemei Sarah Li Accounting for impairments: a framing perspective Principal Investigator: Sylvain Durocher Information Content of Newswire Articles: Evidence from M&A Activities Principal Investigator: Shantanu Dutta Corporate Social Responsibility and Narrative … Continue reading »

CPA-AGRC Seminar on April 8 – Stephannie Larocque

The CPA-AGRC Group will be hosting a seminar on April 8th, 2016 at 10 am in DMS 4165.  The invited speaker is Stephannie Larocque, Professor at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame University in Indiana.  The talk is titled “Forecasting Taxes: New Evidence from Analysts”. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Kathy Cunningham, CPA-AGRC Administrator. See the seminar poster … Continue reading »

Upcoming Events for the CPA-AGRC At Telfer

The CPA-AGRC is hosting two upcoming events in the Research Seminar Series at the Telfer School of Management. Dr. Claudine Mangen of Concordia University, Montreal will be presenting a seminar entitled, “What is a Logic? The Emergence of the Democratic Logic in the Corporate Field”, on January 22, 2016 at 10 am in room DMS 4165. Dr. Dongyoung Lee of McGill University, Montreal will be giving a seminar entitled, “The Presence of a Chief Marketing Officer and Management Revenue Forecasts”, on February 5, 2016 at 10 am in room DMS 4165. We welcome your attendance at these … Continue reading »

Samir Saadi awarded the Telfer Young Researcher of the Year Award

Each year the Telfer School of Management has the pleasure to nominate one of its professors for the Telfer Young Researcher of the Year Award.  This award is given to a faculty member who has made exceptional contributions to research. In 2015, the members of the Faculty Teaching Personnel Committee chose Professor Samir Saadi as the recipient of the Telfer School of Management Young Researcher of the Year Award. His research interests include behavioral finance, mergers and acquisitions, payout policy, corporate governance, and initial public offerings. His work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and presented at several important … Continue reading »

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom Furthers Sustainability Initiatives

A study by the CPA Canada-Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CPA-AGRC) concludes that female representation in the boardroom makes it more likely for a firm to disclose climate-change related risks. Walid Ben Amar, a professor of accounting and the Executive Director of the CPA-AGRC at the Telfer School of Management, Millicent Chang of the University of Western Australia and Philip McIlkenny, Telfer School examined the influence of board gender diversity on the firm’s decision to respond voluntarily to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) questionnaire using a sample of Canadian firms over the period 2008-2014. The result supports other research showing … Continue reading »

Professor Phillip McIlkenny was interviewed by Maclean’s journal about the Disclosure of Climate Change Information.

Professor Phillip McIlkenny at the University of Ottawa, Telfer School of Management was interviewed by Maclean’s journal about the Disclosure of Climate Change Information.  http://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/the-carbon-market-and-climate-change-investing-in-extreme-times/ The study used a sample of 559 observations collected from companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) between 2008 and 2011. Board effectiveness was measured through the Board Shareholder Confidence Index (BSCI) developed by the University of Toronto Clarkson Centre of Business Ethics and Board Effectiveness. The firms’ climate change disclosure was assessed through data from CDP. The study found a positive relationship between effective corporate governance and the likelihood of voluntary climate change … Continue reading »

Shujun Ding is the Telfer School Young Researcher of the Year for 2014

Shujun Ding, an associate professor in accounting and the Telfer Excellence Fellow, has been selected as the Telfer School of Management’s Young Researcher of the Year in recognition of the excellence he has demonstrated as a young researcher in the field of accounting. He completed his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Calgary and his B.A./M.A from Renmin University in China. He has been a member of the faculty at the Telfer School since 2011. Professor Ding’s research interests include judgment and decision-making in accounting contexts, corporate governance, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), non-profit organizations, family business history, and … Continue reading »

Professor Daniel Zéghal Wins the Lorna Henderson Outstanding Mentor Award

Professor Daniel Zéghal, FCGA has won the Lorna Henderson Outstanding Mentor Award from the Certified General Accountants of Ontario in recognition of his notable contribution in mentoring many future CGAs and in providing career guidance to aid in their professional development in order to build the future of the accounting profession. Professor Daniel Zéghal is a teacher who believes in the power of mentorship. A recognized award recipient with the Association, Daniel is noted for his strong dedication to the brand and was recognized in 2008 by CGA Canada as one of the top 100 CGAs who made a difference. … Continue reading »

Firms with effective boards more likely to disclose climate change risks, study finds

A new study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC)   at the Telfer School of Management found a positive relationship between effective corporate governance and the likelihood of voluntary climate change disclosures. It suggests that board attributes can influence a firm’s decision to reveal climate change risks and take action to mitigate those risks. “An effectively governed firm can be expected to voluntarily disclose climate change risks to increase its transparency to investors and enhance its economic performance,” says professor Walid Ben Amar, PhD, CGA, the study’s lead author. These findings support recent corporate governance reforms in Canada … Continue reading »

Board Characteristics More Effective than Governance Indices in Predicting Financing Costs, Study Finds

A new study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC) at the Telfer School of Management reveals that individual characteristics of corporate boards are more effective than commonly used governance indices in explaining the costs of financing of Canadian firms. The results suggest that governance indices are less reliable due to their low ability to reflect the quality of a board of directors. Use of corporate governance indices has increased in recent years, denoting a shift away from evaluating individual governance mechanisms, such as specific characteristics of a company’s board of directors, says Professor Daniel Zéghal, FCGA, co-author … Continue reading »

Professor Walid Ben Amar Appointed Executive Director of the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre

Walid Ben Amar has been appointed Executive Director of the CGA Accounting and Governance Research Centre. An Associate Professor of accounting at the Telfer School of Management, Professor Ben Amar will lead a dynamic team of scholars dedicated to producing leading-edge research in accounting and related fields. Through the generous financial support of CGA-Canada, which was recently extended for 3 years, the Centre makes highly relevant research contributions that shape the accounting profession and corporate governance practices in Canada. It has developed into a true community of professional learning and academic leadership through publication of studies in top peer-reviewed academic … Continue reading »

Study shows level of disclosed risks does not predict business performance

A study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC) at the University of Ottawa examined the relationship between risk disclosure and business performance, and found that the level of disclosed risks does not appear to predict the company’s business performance. The study, Enterprise Risk Management and Business Performance during the Financial and Economic Crises, was published in Problems and Perspectives in Management. Regulations require companies to disclose important trends and risks that have affected, or may in future affect, their financial statements. While major changes in business performance occurred during the financial crisis and economic recession of 2008 … Continue reading »

Financial Crisis Had Little Impact on Risk Disclosures by Canadian Firms, Study Finds

A study by the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC) has found that the recent global financial crisis had little impact on the risk disclosures of non-financial Canadian firms. The finding suggests that investors examining changes in risks faced by non-financial companies between 2007 and 2008 would have been at a loss to anticipate the decline in market values that occurred in that period. “A change in the financial headwinds has to affect risk disclosures,” says Daniel Zéghal, FCGA and director of the CGA-AGRC at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. “If there is no impact, it’s … Continue reading »

CGA-Canada strengthens ties with the Telfer School

The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) has signed a gift agreement with the Telfer School of Management to support research development by a Telfer School research centre. The grant is provided to the CGA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CGA-AGRC) for the year 2012-13 to fund current and upcoming research activities in the area of corporate governance, risk management, business and finance. “CGA-Canada values research development and is known for our leading edge research on broad accounting, social and economic issues of the day,” says Anthony Ariganello, president and CEO of CGA-Canada. “We are proud to support the Telfer School’s … Continue reading »

Professor Zéghal’s article among the most downloaded!

Professor Zéghal, Executive Director for University of Ottawa’s Accounting Research Centre, is a dedicated researcher that has already been awarded excellence recognitions like the Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence (2000) and the Emerald Literati Network Award (2011). Moreover, his recently published article “An analysis of the effect of mandatory adoption of IAS/IFRS on earnings management” was ranked as one of the 25 th most downloaded articles from the prestigious  Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation . Here is how to view the discussed article: Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, Volume 20, Issue 2, January 2011, Pages 61-72 … Continue reading »

The “International Academy of Management and Business” awarded the BEST APPLIED MANUSCRIPT to professors K. Lajili, D. Zéghal and M. Dobler

The “International Academy of Management and Business” awarded BEST APPLIED MANUSCRIPT to professors K. Lajili, D. Zéghal and M. Dobler for their manuscript “An Empirical Investigation of Business and Operational Risk Disclosures” at the 11th IAMB Conference, San Francisco, November 7-9, … Continue reading »

Professor Daniel Zéghal wins the “Emerald Literati Network’s 2011 Awards for Excellence”

Professor Daniel Zéghal’s article entitled “Analysing value added as an indicator of intellectual capital and its consequences on company performance”, published in the Journal of Intellectual Capital, has been chosen as an Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011. The award winning papers are chosen following consultation amongst the journal’s editorial team, many of whom are eminent academics or managers. The editorial team nominates what they believe has been that title’s Outstanding Paper and up to three Highly Commended Papers from the previous 12 months. About the Emerald Literati Network’s 2011 Awards for Excellence … Continue reading »

The mayor of Kitchener, Carl Zehr, FCGA, a key note speaker at the 2010 Annual Conference

The mayor of Kitchener, Carl Zehr, FCGA, was invited by CGA-ARC at its 17th Annual Conference in Ottawa. For a copy of his presentation, click … Continue reading »

Professor Daniel Zéghal named to “100 CGA’s who have made a difference”

The Telfer School extends its congratulations to Professor Daniel Zéghal for his appointment to the list of “100 CGAs who have made a difference”. In honour of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CGA designation in 1908, CGA-Canada launched an international search for 100 CGAs who have made an outstanding contribution to their designation, their communities and the lives of others. Professor Zéghal was selected for having contributed to the excellent reputation of the profession and having given his time, energy and commitment to benefit the community at … Continue reading »