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Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance


CRAAG has a vibrant research seminar series that are delivered by both leading and emerging scholars from top institutions:  

2020/2021 Research Seminar Series:

DateSpeakerTitle of the presentation
7 October 2020  Dr. Karim Sorour Associate professor in Accounting Northumbria University. Exploring the Evolving Motives Underlying Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Disclosures in Developing Countries: The Case of ‘Political CSR’ Reporting
21 October 2020 Kam-Ming Wan Associate professor in Accounting and Finance Hanken School of Economics. Treatment of Outliers: An Application of Estimation of Effects of CEO Incentives on Corporate Innovation
28 October 2020 Professor Sarah McVay
Professor of Accounting and Editor: Contemporary Accounting Research. University of Washington.
 Is non-GAAP the new GAAP? An analysis of frequent non-GAAP reporting
11 November 2020  Dr. Amy ZANG
Associate professor in Accounting
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 2 December 2020  Dr. Jenny Chu
Lecturer in Accounting.
University of Cambridge.
9 December 2020  Professor Christian Hofman
Professor in Accounting and Associate Editor EAR
LMU Munich


2019/2020 Research Seminar Series

Date & VenueSpeakerTitle – Paper/Event
Venue: 02/3041

Professor Gilad Livne
Professor of Accounting

University of Exeter

Does the Audit Committee Influence Audit Effort? Evidence from Materiality and Audit Risk Areas’
Venue: 02/3041

Professor Elaine Harris

Professor of Accounting

University of Roehampton

 How organisations make strategic investment decisions: a stream of field studies
Venue: 02/3041

Professor Chandana Alawattage

Professor of Accounting

Glasgow University

Neoliberalisation of management accounting’
Venue: 02/3041

Professor Igor Goncharov

Professor of Accounting

Lancaster University

 Disclosure Choice when Market-Wide Externalities Matter: Evidence from IFRS Adoptions by Central Banks’
Venue: 02/3041

Professor Marco Trombetta

Professor of Accounting

Instituto de Empresa Business School,

  1. Publishing in good journals with an emphasis on Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
  2. Why do governments “go dark”? Evidence on governments’ guidance transparency in presence of a mandatory guidance regime


2018/2019 Research Seminar Series

Date & VenueSpeakerTitle – Paper/Event
Venue: 02/1085
Professor Sabur Mollah
Professor in Accounting and Finance
Swansea University
Does Shari’ah Governance Complement or Substitute Board Governance? Evidence from Micro Governance Data’
Venue: 02/1085
Professor Ivo de Loo
Professor in Accounting
Aston University
The beautification of annual reports: the intersection of narratives and fashion.
Venue: 02/1085
Dr Pingli Li
Associate Professor in Accounting.
University of Southampton
Independent directors in China: why would academics accept a dual career portfolio and how competent are they in the role?
Dr. Lu Dai
Lecturer in Accounting.
School of Business
Renmin University of China
Can Academic Independent Directors Reduce the Deregulation Risk of Listed Firms? The Case of China
Dr Bai XUE
Lecturer in Accounting
The University of Southampton.
Does political connection matter? Evidence from the resignation of politically connected independent directors
Dr Amir Amel-Zadeh
Associate Professor of Accounting.
University of Oxford
 Are All Insider Sales Created Equal? Evidence from Form 4 Footnote Disclosures
Venue: 4/4051
Professor Keith Robson
Editor-in-Chief: Accounting, Organizations and Society
HEC Paris
Moral imaginaries of performance measurement systems in the pharmaceutical
Venue: 4/4053
Professor Kenneth Mcphail Professor of Accounting
Alliance Manchester Business School
University of Manchester 
From Stakeholder Perspectives to Human Rights Perspectives: The UNGP’s, SDG’s and New Paradigms for Corporate Accountability
Venue: 2/5033
Professor Stephen Penman
Editor; Review of Accounting Studies
Columbia Business School
Columbia University
Connecting Book Rate of Return to Risk and Return: The Information Conveyed by Conservative Accounting


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