Past research seminars
Spring Session 2019
Autumn Session 2019
Spring Session 2018
Autumn Session 2018
Spring Session 2017
Autumn Session 2017
Spring Semester 2016
Autumn Semester 2016
Spring Semester 2015
24 August 2015
Dr Matthew Peters, (UTS) Presents: "Interactive Profit-Planning: a Social Learning Reconceptualization"
31 August 2015
Dr Kenneth Merchant, (University of Southern California) Presents: "Management Control Systems"
07 September 2015
Travis Chow, (Singapore Management University) Presents: "Tax Inversion within the United States: Evidence from State Corporate Tax Rate Changes"
14 September 2015
David Lont, (University of Otago): Presents: "Stock Price Response to New CEO Earnings News"
15 September 2015
10:30am - 12:30pm
Professor Micheal Bromwich, (London School of Economics) Presents: “Academic “War Stories” – publishing in Management Accounting Research and some research trends”
28 September 2015
Dr Paul Thambar, (UTS) Presents: "Management Control Systems and Open Strategy Process - a Resource Dependence Perspective"
12 October 2015
Dr Helen Spiropoulos, (UTS) Presents: "Chief Financial Officer Compensation in M&A Activities"
19 October 2015
Dr Max Baker (University of Sydney) Presents: "Wikileaks and Corporate Accountability in Nigeria"
Autumn semester 2015
13 July 2015
Jenny Tucker, (University of Florida) Presents: “Board hierarchy, independent directors, and firm value: Evidence from China”
15 June 2015
Professor Steve Sutton, (University of Central Florida) Presents: Can Knowledge Based Systems be Designed to Counteract Deskilling Effects in Accounting Professionals.
16 June 2015
Professor Vicky Arnold, (University of Central Florida) Presents: Synthesizing Enterprise Data to Strategically Align Performance: The Intentionality of Strategy Surrogation
01 June 2015
Nicole Sutton, (UTS) Presents: Extending the decisions to ‘ally’: disentangling the inter-dependent control capacities of hybrid governance
25 May 2015
18 May 2015
Jere Francis, (UTS & University of Missouri) Presents: Auditor Reporting Decisions and Proximity to SEC Regional Offices
11 May 2015
Darren Henry, (La Trobe University) Presents: Determinants of Capital Structure Choice for Public and Private Firms: The Role of Market and Country Development.
04 May 2015
Grant Richardson, (University of Adelaide) Presents: Is Tax Haven Utilization Associated with the Cost of Debt? Evidence from U.S. Multinational Firms
27 April 2015
Eli Bartov (New York University) Presents: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Market Pricing of Corporate Earnings
13 April 2015
Academics presentation to Honours
30 March 2015
Bernhard Wieder, (UTS) Presents: UTS online Blackboard Demonstration and Performance Measurement Information Systems: A Quantitative Exploration of Relationships between Sophistication and Sustainable Competitive Advantage.
23 March 2015
Sandip Dhole, (University of Melbourne) Presents: Effects of the SEC’s XBRL Mandate on Financial Reporting Comparability.
16 March 2015
David Bond, (UTS) Presents: An evaluation of asset impairment decisions by Australian firms and whether this was impacted by AASB 136.
02 March 2015
Philip Sinnadurai, Macquarie University, Presents: Ownership Structure and Real Earnings Management in Distressed Firms
16 February 2015
Stephen Penman, Columbia University, Presents: A Matter of Principle: Accounting Reports Convey Both Cash-Flow News & Discount-Rate News
Spring semester 2014
10 Nov 2014
Honours Thesis Presentation
03 Nov 2014
Paul Thambar (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "The Role of MCS in Open Strategy Processes".
27 Oct 2014
Peter Wells (UTS) presents "The impact of loss firms and economic cycles on the relevance of earnings and book value"
20 Oct 2014
Ryan Peng (University of Sydney) presents "Earnings Information Strength and Value Relevance: Theory and Evidence"
13 Oct 2014
Bernadette McCormack (Curtin University, Sydney) presents "Making Fraud Auditors: Introducing a computer mediated tool developed to enhance fraud detection skills”.
22 Sept 2014
Peter Clarkson (University of Queensland) presents "The impact of a firm's carbon risk profile on the cost of debt capital: Evidence from Australian firms”.
15 Sept 2014
Dan Simunic (University of British Columbia) presents "Transaction Costs and Competition among Audit Firms in Local Markets”.
08 Sept 2014
Tharindra Ranasinghe (Singapore Management University) presents "Opaque Financial Reporting due to Unemployment Concerns”.
01 Sept 2014
Roger Willett (University of Tasmania) presents "A comparison of the long-run relation between share returns and book value of large Australian and US corporations”.
25 Aug 2014
Martien Lubberink (Victoria University of Wellington) presents "Liability Management Exercises of European Banks in Anticipation of Basel III”
18 Aug 2014
Wen He (University of New South Wales) presents "International Evidence on the Matching between Revenues and Expenses"
11 Aug 2014
Steven Cahan (University of Auckland) presents "Media Management and Corporate Social Responsibility"
04 Aug 2014
Matthew Peters (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Interactive use of profit-planning systems: a note on construct specification"
28 Jul 2014
Room B328 - 12pm-1.30pm
Honours Presentation of Proposal
Autumn semester 2014
02 Jun 2014
Prabhu Sivabalan (University of Technology Sydney) presents "Righting the pendulum: Explaining IASB pursuits for user legitimacy".
26 May 2014
Gilad Livne (University of Exeter) presents "Earnings Quality in Domestic and Foreign IPOs in the US: Do Home Country Institutions Matter?”.
19 May 2014
Reza Monem (Griffith University) presents CANCELLED
12 May 2014
Paul Brown (University of Technology, Sydney) CANCELLED.
14 Apr 2014
Max Baker (Sydney University) presents "Pragmatism and New Directions in Social Accounting Research"
07 Apr 2014
Maria Balatbat (University of New South Wales) ”Value Relevance of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Disclosures on Stock Market Performance: An International Study”
31 Mar 2014
Jeong-Bon Kim (City University of Hong Kong) presents "The Use of Special Pupose Vehicles and Bank Loan Contracting"
24 Mar 2014
Chelsea Liu (University of Adelaide)presents "Corporate Litigation and Executive Reputational Penalties"
10 Mar 2014
Ling Mei Cong (Curtin University) presents"Can Governments Effectively Regulate Levels and Growth Rates of CEO’s Compensation? Some Evidence from the Chinese 2009 Regulation”
7 Mar 2014
Alfred Wagenhofer (University of Graz) presents "Accounting Standards, Earnings Management and Earnings Quality"
3 Mar 2014
Ed deHaan (Stanford Graduate School of Business) presents"Market (In) Attention and Earnings Annoucement Timing"
24 Feb 2014
Spring semester 2013
18 Nov 2013
Honours Assessments (University of Technology, Sydney).
11 Nov 2013
Adrian Raftery (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Understanding assurance in the Australian self-managed superannuation fund industry"
6 Nov 2013
Wednesday, Room B517
Professor Gerhard Speckbacher (Vienna University of Economics & Business) presents "Resource Relatedness and the Mode of Entry into New Businesses: Internal Resource Accumulation vs. Access by Collaborative Arrangement"
4 Nov 2013
Professor Jere Francis (University of Missouri) presents "Contagion Effects from Auditor-Client Realignments"
30 Oct 2013
Dr Mark Humphery-Jenner (University of New South Wales) presents "Executive confidence and new CEO selection"
28 Oct 2013
Dr Prabhu Sivabalan (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Righting the pendulum – theorizing IASB approaches to user representation in accounting standard setting"
21 Oct 2013
Dr Jari Huikku (Aalto University, Finland) presents "Assessing the reliability of self-assessment based post-completion auditing".
14 Oct 2013
Dr David Bond (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "My time at the IFRS Foundation - implications for research and teaching".
11 Oct 2013
Gabriel Pereira Pundrich (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD presentation: "title to be advised".
9 Oct 2013
Assistant Professor Jie Zhou (National University of Singapore) presents "Material weakness in internal control and stock price crash risk".
30 Sept 2013
Professor Frank Moers (Maastricht University) presents "title to be advised".
23 Sept 2013
Professor Ann Tarca (University of Western Australia) presents "How is ‘learning’ reflected in gains from adopting international financial reporting standards?".
16 Sept 2013
Professor Kamran Ahmed (LaTrobe University) presents "Market valuation of related party transactions: cross-country evidence from East Asia".
9 Sept 2013
Professor Ronald Masulis (University of New South Wales) presents "Compensation gaps among top executives: evidence of tournament incentives or productivity differentials"
2 Sept 2013
Associate Professor Inderpal Singh (University of Western Australia) presents "Earnings forecasts in Australian IPOs: does transaction expertise matter"
26 Aug 2013
Helen Spiropoulos (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Presentation "The determinants and performance consequences of the CEO pay slice".
19 Aug 2013
Assistant Professor Mark Humphery-Jenner (University of New South Wales) presents "CEO overconfidence, dividend-repurchase substitution, and the market under-reaction to share repurchases".
5 Aug 2013
Professor David Smith (Monash University) presents "The expressive role of performance measurement systems: a field study of a mental health development project"
29 Jul 2013
Honours Proposals (University of Technology, Sydney).
Autumn semester 2013
4 Mar 2013
Professor Zoltan Matolcsy (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Some evidence on management control system choices based on a transaction cost theory approach".
11 Mar 2013
Professor Gary Biddle (The University of Hong Kong) presents "Do adoptions of international financial reporting standards enhance capital investment efficiency?".
18 Mar 2013
Assistant Professor Arnt Verriest (Tilburg University, Netherlands) presents "Location and debt contracting".
25 Mar 2013
Jonas Heese (Maastricht University) presents "The role of revenue management in the trade-off decision between earnings management strategies".
8 Apr 2013
Associate Professor Joseph J Gerakos (University of Chicago) presents "Competition in the audit market".
15 Apr 2013
Professor John E Core (MIT) presents "Managerial incentives to increase firm volatility provided by debt, stock, and options".
16 Apr 2013
Fiona Ball (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Assessment "Factors impacting audit quality".
17 Apr 2013
Professor David Yermack (NYU Stern) presents "Smokescreen: How managers behave when they have something to hide".
29 Apr 2013
Assistant Professor Brian Rountree (Rice University) presents "Earnings quality and firm age".
6 May 2013
Le (Laura) Luo (University of Western Sydney) presents "A global investigation and assessment of corporate carbon management systems: Motivation and effectiveness".
13 May 2013
Robyn King (University of Queensland) presents "Management control system design, ownership and performance in primary healthcare organisations".
16 May 2013
Professor Judy Beckman (University of Rhode Island) presents "Mimicking and herding behaviors among investment analysts: Implications for market reactions to actual earnings announcements".
27 May 2013
Assistant Professor Stijn Masschelein (University of Western Australia) presents "Incentive payment and involvement in balanced scorecard design".
3 Jun 2013
Professor David Brown (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Greening the black box".
11 Jun 2013
Adrian Raftery (University of Technology, Sydney) presents PhD Assessment "The cost, investment performance, asset allocation and audit pricing of Australian self-managed superannuation funds".
Spring semester 2012
23 Jul 2012
Ilia Dichev (Emory University, USA) presents "Earnings quality: Evidence from the field".
24 Jul 2012
Noel Tagoe (CIMA, London, UK) presents "Chartered Institute of Management Accountants".
30 Jul 2012
6 Aug 2012
Paul Brown (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Energy Efficiency and the Accountant".
13 Aug 2012
Allan Hodgson (University of Queensland) presents "Rent extraction or information dissemination after SOX? - An analysis of insider trading on asymmetric firms".
20 Aug 2012
Matt Peters & Bernhard Wieder (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Business intelligence systems for competitively advantageous performance management capabilities: theory and empirics".
27 Aug 2012
Leon Wong (University of New South Wales) presents "The value relevance of timely earnings information".
3 Sep 2012
Stuart McLeay (The University of Sydney) presents "The double entry constraint in econometric estimation".
10 Sep 2012
Hugh Willmott (Cardiff University, UK) presents "Cooperatives - Saviours or gravediggers of capitalism? The case of the John Lewis Partnership".
17 Sep 2012
Naibuka Saune (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Are intra-year shifts in the earnings distribution by firms to avoid annual loss evidence of earnings management? Roles of context specific capital market incentives".
17 Oct 2012
Haresh Sapra (University of Chicago, USA) presents "Agency conflicts, prudential regulation, and marking to market".
22 Oct 2012
Nam Tran (University of Melbourne) presents "Earnings quality, proprietary disclosure costs and managers' use of disclosure tone to signal future performance".
29 Oct 2012
Gerhard Speckbacher (Vienna University of Economics & Business) presents "Management control as a reflection of CEO characteristics".
5 Nov 2012
Jere Francis (University of Missouri, USA) presents "Industry complexity, earnings quality and auditor expertise".
19 Nov 2012
23 Nov 2012
George Foster (Stanford University, USA) presents "Research on the interface between entrepreneurship and accounting".
Autumn semester 2012
5 Mar 2012
Mark Soliman (University of Washington, USA) presents "Attracting attention in a limited attention world: An exploration of the determinants and consequences of positive extreme earnings surprises".
12 Mar 2012
Stephen Taylor (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "The impact of mandatory IFRS on accrual reliability".
19 Mar 2012
Gordon Richardson (University of Toronto, Canada) presents "The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and exit strategies of private firms".
26 Mar 2012
Matthew Hall (London School of Economics & Political Science, UK) presents "How do risk managers become influential? A field study of toolmaking and expertise in two financial institutions".
30 Mar 2012
Stephen Zeff (Rice University, USA) presents "The various guises of jurisdictions 'adoption' of IFRS around the world".
2 Apr 2012
Helen Spiropoulos (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Assessment: "The determinants and performance consequences of the CEO pay slice".
10 Apr 2012
Bruce Dehning (Chapman University, USA) presents "The financial performance of global information and communication technology companies".
23 Apr 2012
Prabhu Sivabalan (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Conceptualising levers of control at the project level - a case study".
30 Apr 2012
Daniel Collins (University of Iowa, USA) presents "Does adoption of IAS/IFRS deter earnings management?".
14 May 2012
Yaowen Shan (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Changes over time in the matching between revenues and expenses: Australian evidence".
21 May 2012
Zahirul Hoque (La Trobe University) presents "Celebrating 20 years of the Balanced Scorecard: relevance lost or relevance gained and sustained?".
28 May 2012
Amedeo Pugliese (Queensland University of Technology) presents "Measuring reporting conservatism and the properties of conditionally conservative earnings".
4 Jun 2012
John Dumay (University of Sydney) presents "Construction of generalist accounting research papers: A critical examination".
Spring semester 2011
25 Jul 2011
8 Aug 2011
Philip Sinnadurai (Macquarie University) presents "The effect of ownership structure on the relation between stock ratings and earnings quality of Malaysian companies".
15 Aug 2011
Camille Schmidt (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Portfolio quality and mutual fund performance".
22 Aug 2011
David Bond (University of Technology, Sydney) presents “Large class teaching: How to get bang for your buck”.
29 Aug 2011
Adrian Raftery (University of Technology, Sydney) presents “Technical update on accounting & auditing standards, tax and superannuation”.
5 Sep 2011
Matthew Peters (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Competitively advantageous management control for hypercompetitive conditions - a dynamic capabilities perspective".
7 Sep 2011
Marlene Plumlee (University of Utah) presents "The relative accuracy of analysts' disaggregated forecasts: identifying the source of analysts' superiority".
12 Sep 2011
Gavin Cassar (University of Pennsylvania) presents "Alternative information sources and information asymmetry reduction: evidence from small business debt".
19 Sep 2011
Mandy Cheng (University of New South Wales) presents "Do informal controls encourage or reduce escalation of commitment? The effect of self-certification on capital investment decisions".
21 Sep 2011
Tom Scott (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Assessment "Can firms buy attention? Evidence from open briefings".
Gabriel Pundrich (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Assessment "Market reactions to resource disclosures by development stage mining companies".
22 Sep 2011
Hugh Willmott (Cardiff University, UK) together with John Mingers (University of Kent, UK) presents "Taylorising business school scholarship: the performance effects of journal ranking lists".
26 Sep 2011
Cynthia Cai (University of Melbourne) presents "Accounting disclosure quality, cost of capital and interrelated firm effect".
10 Oct 2011
Vassili Joannides (Queensland University of Technology) presents "Rhetoric and the fate of budgeting".
17 Oct 2011
Gerhard Speckbacher (Vienna University of Economics and Business) presents "The control of creative work: How the perceived importance of intrinsic employee motivation and task programmability shape managers' choice of control packages".
24 Oct 2011
Peter Easton (University of Notre Dame) presents "Matching market prices, analysts' earnings and target price forecasts, and estimating the implied expected rate of return on equity capital".
31 Oct 2011
Jodie Nelson (Queensland University of Technology) presents "Managers' capital investment decisions: influences and consequences - some evidence from Australia".
14 Nov 2011
16 Nov 2011
Tim Hasso (Bond University) presents "Family ownership and discretionary accruals quality".
29 Nov 2011
Paul Thambar (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Proposal "Enabling emergent strategy with a management control systems package".
Autumn semester 2011
2 Mar 2011
Tom Scott (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Proposal "Dissemination mechanisms: just talk?".
7 Mar 2011
Matthew Peters (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Hypercompetition and interactive use of profit planning systems: a dynamic capabilities perspective".
14 Mar 2011
David Smith (Monash University) presents "Performance measurement, modes of evaluation and the development of a compromising account".
21 Mar 2011
Paul Brown (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "The association between greenhouse gas management and operating performance: Australian evidence".
23 Mar 2011
Matt Grosse (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Proposal “Market reactions to bank loan announcements by hard rock developmental stage mining companies”
Gabriel Pundrich (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Proposal “Value of technical assurance in hard rock resource disclosure”
28 Mar 2011
Ron Bird (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Market uncertainty and sentiment, and the post-earnings announcement drift".
4 Apr 2011
Baljit Sidhu (University of New South Wales) presents "Exchange sponsored analyst research".
11 Apr 2011
Ronny Hofmann (Maastricht University) presents "The impact of banks' credit risk disclosures on bond returns".
18 Apr 2011
Alexey Feigin (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Daily and intraday market reactions to a star resource analyst's recommendations".
2 May 2011
Naomi Soderstrom (University of Colorado) presents "Financial analysis used in clean development mechanism projects: fact or fiction".
9 May 2011
Habib Mahama (Australian National University) presents "The effect of accounting control choices and practices in the emergence and enactment of supply alliances".
16 May 2011
David Brown and Nicole Sutton (University of Technology, Sydney) present "It's not herding cats its feeding sick puppies: Management Control Systems in enabling performance of university research groups".
23 May 2011
Neal Arthur (University of Sydney) presents "Bonus caps, corporate governance and pay-performance sensitivity".
30 May 2011
Peter Carey (Monash University) presents "Measuring the benefit of a regulated mandatory quiet period in the new issues market".
31 May 2011
Bechar Hamdan and Khan Haider (University of Technology, Sydney) present "Global student challenge".
6 Jun 2011
Willoe Freeman (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Mortgage securitization and the relevance of fair value assets".
14 Jun 2011
Vernon Richardson (University of Arkansas, USA) presents "The effect of enterprise systems implementations on the firm information environment".
20 Jun 2011
Andrew Ferguson (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Restoration and rehabilitation provisions in the Australian materials and energy sectors: estimation and valuation implications".
27 Jun 2011
Naibuka Saune (University of Technology, Sydney) PhD Proposal "Benchmark beating and their implications for earnings management: role of context specific capital market incentives and analyst cash flow forecasts".
Dan Simunic (University of British Columbia, Canada) presents "The economics of setting auditing standards".
Spring semester 2010
26 Jul 2010
9 Aug 2010
Oksana Kim (University of Melbourne) presents "The impact of cross-listing on the cost of equity capital: The case of American depository receipts (ADRs) and global depository receipts (GDRs)".
16 Aug 2010
Jonathan Tyler (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Using students' devices and a no-to-low cost online tool to support interactive experiential mlearning".
23 Aug 2010
Aldonio Ferreira (Monash University) presents "Design and use of management control systems: Analysis of the interaction between design misfit and intensity of use".
30 Aug 2010
Peter Vassallo (University of Melbourne) presents "Are capital expenditures, R&D, advertisements and acquisitions positive NPV?".
6 Sep 2010
Ann Tarca (University of Western Australia) presents "Investigating managerial disclosure bias: Evidence from the IFRS adoption setting".
13 Sep 2010
Tracy Wang (Australian National University) presents "Acquisitions in Chinese business groups: Expropriation vs propping".
20 Sep 2010
Victoria Clout (University of Western Australia) presents "Auditor independence and corporate governance reforms for established and emerging firms".
27 Sep 2010
Mark Russell (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Continuous disclosure and price discovery".
11 Oct 2010
David Bond (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "The impact of the Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young merger on the Australian audit services market".
18 Oct 2010
Prabhu Sivabalan (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Creative attribution, creative cognition and management control systems".
25 Oct 2010
Jacqueline Birt (Monash University) presents "The value relevance of segment data".
1 Nov 2010
Renee Adams (University of Queensland) presents "Business connections to the Fed: The case of Federal Reserve Bank directorships".
8 Nov 2010
Deryl Northcott (Auckland University of Technology) presents "Managing performance at the top: A balanced scorecard for boards of directors".
15 Nov 2010
22 Nov 2010
Francesco Giacobbe (University of Technology, Sydney) presents "Profiling small businesses in Australia".
Autumn semester 2010
8 Mar 2010
Professor Joe Weber (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) presents "Evidence on the Determinants and Economic Consequences of Delegated Monitoring".
15 Mar 2010
Professor Jere Francis (University of Missouri) presents "Big Four Audit Market Concentration and Client Earnings Quality Around the World".
22 Mar 2010
Associate Professor Bruce Gurd (University of South Australia) presents "The Relative Impacts of Strategic and Traditional Management Accounting on Strategic Business Unit Effectiveness".
29 Mar 2010
Dr Igor Goncharov (University of Amsterdam) presents "Does Reporting Timeliness Affect Book-Tax Differences?".
1 Apr 2010
Professor Paul Griffin (University of California) presents "Accounting Rules? Stock Buybacks and Stock Options: Additional Evidence".
12 Apr 2010
Professor Raymond da Silva Rosa (University of Western Australia) presents "Good Timing? An Australian Examination of Stock Options Awards".
19 Apr 2010
Professor Anne Wyatt (University of Queensland) presents "Analyst Following and Real Earnings Management".
27 Apr 2010
Dr Tami Dinh Thi (University of Augsburg) presents "Capitalizing Research and Development Expenditures - The Incremental Information Content of Accrual vs Cash Accounting for German Firms".
3 May 2010
Professor Greg Clinch (University of Melbourne) presents "Intangible Assets, IFRS, and Analysts' Earnings Forecasts".
10 May 2010
Professor Peter Clarkson (University of Queensland) presents "The Relevance Of Environmental Disclosures For Investors and Other Stakeholder Groups: Which Audience Are Firms Speaking To?".
31 May 2010
Cameron Truong (Monash University) presents "Options trading volume and stock price response to earnings announcements".
7 Jun 2010
Mark Russell (UTS) presents "Continuous Disclosure".