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2024 Anthony G. Hopwood Award for Academic Leadership

The EAA is delighted to announce the two recipients of the 2024 Anthony G. Hopwood Award for Academic Leadership   Professor Peter Pope, Bocconi University and London School of Economics and Political Science & Professor Martin Walker, University of Manchester Peter Pope and Martin Walker have made significant and enduring contributions to our understanding of accounting and capital markets and to the continued development of the European accounting research community. While their impact has been…
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EAA Visiting PhD Scheme at Bocconi University – Post-visit report by Furqan Shah

My visit to Bocconi University through the EAA PhD Scheme was a profoundly enriching experience, providing me with invaluable opportunities to interact with PhD students and faculty members. Interacting with PhD students and faculty over coffee catchups and lunches was a highlight of my stay. These informal gatherings allowed me to discuss my research and gain fresh perspectives and constructive feedback. This interactive environment has certainly enhanced the quality of my research endeavors. I also…
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EAA Comment Letter in response to the PIR on IFRS 15 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers

Elisabetta Barone (Brunel University London & Cork University Business School), Stephani Mason (DePaul University), Araceli Mora (Universidad de Valencia), and David Procházka (Prague University of Economics and Business) on behalf of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee (FRSC) of the European Accounting Association sent a comment on the Post-Implementation Review on IFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers to IASB and EFRAG. The purpose of the EAA FRSC and the EAA members is to bring contributions…
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Spillover Effect of Climate Disaster for Management Forecast

Climate disasters not only impose substantial economic costs on firms that are directly exposed, but they also generate significant externalities. A comprehensive evaluation of climate disasters requires understanding its consequences, not only for exposed firms, but for other firms as well. In my study “Spillover Effect of Climate Disaster for Management Forecast” (forthcoming at European Accounting Review), I examine whether and how climate disasters hitting product market peers influence management forecasting and strategic planning by…
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Understanding the Role of Audit Committee Chairs in Enhancing Audit Quality

In the complex world of financial reporting, Audit Committee Chairs (ACCs) play a pivotal role in ensuring the integrity of corporate governance. What are their personal objectives and incentives that guide them in their actions to maintain and improve audit quality? The recent European Accounting Review article “Audit Committee Chairs’ Objectives and Risk Perceptions: Implications for Audit Quality” (Jürgen Ernstberger, Bernhard Pellens, André Schmidt, Thorsten Sellhorn & Katharina Weiß) shows how ACCs’ personal objectives and…
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Earnings Management and the Role of Moral Values in Investing

In a world where financial returns often take center stage, this study sheds light on the powerful role of moral values in investment decisions. This research delves into how investors perceive CEOs based on their engagement in earnings management and how these perceptions, coupled with the investors’ own moral values, influence their investment choices. The study primarily revolves around the concept of earnings management – the practice where CEOs can legally influence reported earnings. In…
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Enhancing the Social Relevance of Accounting Research

What is the value of accounting research for diverse stakeholders? While this question is certainly very difficult to answer, let alone quantify, we often hear concerns regarding the lack of relevance beyond academia. Publishing high-quality research that addresses relevant research questions, however, is only the first step toward social impact beyond academia. Other criteria for accounting research to extend its social impact include translating it into accessible language for non-academics and effective dissemination. In other…
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International PhD Visit Scheme – Simon Thies

Simon Thies is a PhD student at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He recently concluded his visit at Tilburg University.   During my visit, I had many interesting conversations with inspiring and supportive researchers that significantly helped me develop my projects. The reading group and the accounting research seminars provided a great opportunity to learn about current research topics and to witness diverse perspectives on research projects. Together with several colleagues, I also attended the…
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The Impact of Transparency on Banks’ Loan Loss Provisioning: A Closer Look at Privately Held Banks

Transparency plays a pivotal role in maintaining stability and trust in the banking sector. However, in many countries, a significant fraction of banks is privately held, with few incentives for transparent disclosures and notoriously low pressure from stakeholders absent any capital market. In fact, the traditional business model of these banks relies on a certain level of proprietary knowledge and confidentiality. Privately held banks are thus worth a closer look when it comes to transparency…
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Professor Steve Zeff’s digital library

Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business is pleased to share Professor Steve Zeff’s digital library with the EAA community: https://business.rice.edu/stephen-zeff-digital-library. This open digital library was created by the Jones School as a permanent repository for Steve’s contributions to our understanding of the historical evolution of financial reporting standards and regulations in the U.S. and globally. The website includes several short video clips and two of Steve’s related publications. In the first video series, Steve…
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