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Do women mind the non-GAAP? Board gender diversity and non-GAAP disclosure quality

Managers often supplement their GAAP financial reporting with additional voluntary disclosures to provide investors with more tailored and sometimes nuanced insights into their firm’s performance. These disclosures of alternative earnings figures are commonly known as ‘non-GAAP’ earnings. Given that the quality of these disclosures varies, we ask what company governance characteristic(s) might guide an investor whether to trust non-GAAP earnings or not? We focus on board gender diversity. We draw insights from prior research to…
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Comment Letter for Exposure Drafts IFRS® Sustainability Disclosure Standards IFRS S1 and S2

July 27, 2022 To: International Sustainability Standards Board, IFRS Foundation From: Professor Charles H. Cho Dr. Blerita Korca Professor Joanna Krasodomska Professor Ian Thomson Professor Gunnar Rimmel Re: Exposure Drafts IFRS® Sustainability Disclosure Standards IFRS S1 General Requirements for Disclosure of Sustainability-related Financial Information and IFRS S2 Climate-related Disclosures Dear members of the International Sustainability Standards Board, We are a group of Professors of Accounting who have been researching in the field of sustainability accounting…
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Time is (Not) Money: Incentive Effects of Granting Leisure Time

Employees spend a considerable amount of their working time enjoying on-the-job leisure. This on-the-job leisure time costs companies billions of dollars due to the reduction in effective working time. The most significant portion of this on-the-job leisure time is the private consumption of the internet during work time, despite companies employing costly monitoring software against it.  While this demonstrates a management control problem, it can also function as a novel domain for bonuses. Considering the…
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Who cites us? Decomposing accounting impact factors

by Jochen Pierk (Erasmus University Rotterdam) Once a year, typically end of June, Clarivate publishes the new journal impact factors. Despite some well-known shortcomings of such metrics (which I am not going to discuss in detail[1]), journal editors typically highlight the new impact factors on their websites and even advertise them on social media (when they increase). So what exactly are impact factors? Impact factors measure the number of citations in the current year of…
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Call for Nominations – Editor of European Accounting Review

The term of the Editor of European Accounting Review, Beatriz Garcia Osma, runs through December 2023. It is the intent of the EAA Publications Committee to have the next Editor appointed by the end of 2022 to allow sufficient time for the transition. The new Editor will start accepting submissions to European Accounting Review as of 1 January 2024. The term of office as editor is four years. The new Editor is expected to guarantee the top quality…
BAHA DIYAROV
BAHA DIYAROV
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Management controls as creative resources in the co-creation of new products

How do Management Controls (MCs) mediate and stimulate creative co-creation processes like new product development (NPD)?   We address this question in our paper entitled “The Role of Management Controls in New Product Development: Codifying a Collective Source of Creativity” which has recently been published in European Accounting Review.   Drawing on a field study of a German manufacturer undergoing a tremendous restructuring of its NPD process and adopting a knowledge codification perspective, we demonstrate…
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How Do Non-Performing Loans Evolve along the Economic Cycle? The Role of Macroeconomic Conditions and Legal Efficiency

  In many countries, the recent crises like the COVID-19 pandemic or the war in the Ukraine also led to an increase in the level of insolvency risk. In such a situation, regulators and policymakers are most concerned about the build-up of non-performing loans (NPLs) and the resilience of bank balance sheets – many historical examples show that excessive levels of NPLs can seriously endanger financial stability (e.g., in Japan, Italy, Mexico, or Asia). Our…
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Corporate Capers, Group Accounting Reforms

Graeme Dean, Professor Emeritus, University of Sydney Business School This is the third blog entry discussing the ideas of Professor Ray Chambers and other members of the University of Sydney’s School of Accounting (see earlier blogs by Graeme Dean: 28 January 2019, Accounting Thought and Practice Reforms: Ray Chambers’ Odyssey – with over 36,600 downloads and 29 March 2021, ‘Accounting Theory and Standard-Setting – Antecedents of Fair Value Accounting?’ – with over 5,500 downloads). “Corporate…
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Graeme Dean
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EAA SRC “: In Conversation with the Harvard Business School Impact-Weighted Accounts Project”

Katie Panella, Project Manager, Impact-Weighted Accounts at Harvard Business School Dr. Ethan Rouen, Assistant Professor of Business Administration, HBS Dr. Elizabeth Demers, Professor of Accounting, University of Waterloo The mission of the Impact-Weighted Accounts Project is to drive the creation of financial accounts that reflect a company’s financial, social, and environmental performance. Their ambition is to create accounting statements that transparently capture external impacts in a way that drives investor and managerial decision making. The…
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