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Who’s Watching? Accountability in Different Audit Regimes and the Effects on Auditors’ Professional Skepticism

Authors: Florian Hoos,  Jorien Louise Pruijssers, Michel W. Lander

Publication: Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming


Published: 12 Jul 2017

Desautels researchers link thrill-seeking CEOs to increased innovation

CEOs with a real taste for excitement can be a company’s best bet for upping its innovation cred, according to a paper co-authored by a Desautels professor Jingjing Zhang.

The paper studied 88 CEOs who were pilots, comparing them to 1,123 non-pilot chief executives over ten years. Pilot CEOs helped increase their companies’ patents by almost 67 per cent.

Published: 9 Jun 2017

Jingjing Zhang awarded 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant

Jingjing Zhang, Assistant Professor in Accounting, was recently awarded a 2017 FRQSC New Academics Grant for her project "Effet d’entraînement réglementaire transfrontalier : impact des réformes du processus de notation aux États-Unis sur la notation des obligations des sociétés canadiennes. / Cross-Border Regulatory Spillover: The Effect of U.S. Credit Rating Reforms on Canada’s Corporate Bond Ratings".

Published: 15 May 2017

Go before the whistle blows: an empirical analysis of director turnover and financial fraud

Authors: Gao. Y., Kim, J.B., Tsang, D., Wu, H. 

Publication: Review of Accounting Studies


Published: 25 Apr 2017

Professor Steve Fortin appointed to Accounting Standards Board

Professor Steve Fortin, CPA, CA has been named to the Financial Reporting Accounting Standards Board (AcSB). The AcSB is an independent body with the authority to establish accounting standards for use by all Canadian entities outside the public sector....

Published: 12 Apr 2017

Adventurous CEOs make great innovators

According to a study performed in part by Desautels Assistant Professor of Accounting Jingjing Zhang, when it comes to chasing innovation, companies with risk-loving CEOs tend to pursue more original projects and “generate more patents with greater market impact than their peers.” This is because thrill-seeking personalities tend to be more open to new ideas, which translates well into the business space.

Published: 28 Feb 2017

Quebec’s finance minister meets with McGill community to talk budget

Quebec’s finance minister, Carlos Leitão, is touring the province’s universities to consult students and other university members ahead of the provincial budget. The agenda is heavy on fiscal policy, public infrastructure investment, regional development and the social safety net. So far, Mr. Leitão has been to the University of Sherbrooke, Laval University and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.

Published: 7 Feb 2017

Les agréments internationaux ne présentent pas uniquement des avantages

HEC Montréal, les universités Laval, McGill, et Concordia ont toutes un ou plusieurs agréments internationaux, et ce, depuis plusieurs années. En revanche, l'UQAM n'en a plus, et l'Université de Sherbrooke ne cherche pas en avoir.

Published: 26 Jan 2017

Pilot CEOs and corporate innovation

Authors: Jayanthi Sundera, Shyam V. Sundera, Jingjing Zhang

Publication: Journal of Financial Economics


Published: 6 Dec 2016

One-Year or Two-Year MBA: Is There a Simple Answer?

MBAs have become diversified products, catering to segmented clientele’s needs. Upon exploring whether a two-year MBA program is superior to a one-year program, there is, unfortunately, no simple answer to suit all circumstances.

Published: 27 Oct 2016

MBA: des nouveautés dans les universités

On trouve plusieurs grandes nouveautés cet automne dans le petit monde des MBA (master of business administration). L'Université McGill et l'Université Laval lancent chacune une concentration en analytique d'affaires. L'Université Concordia a revu et resserré son programme, alors que HEC Montréal personnalise son MBA.

McGill a commencé l'an dernier à donner des ateliers dans le domaine et l'intérêt des étudiants est au rendez-vous.

Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trois programmes dans l'air du temps

Des milliers d'étudiants de partout dans le monde suivent gratuitement le cours en ligne Social Learning for Social Impact, travaillent en équipe et apprennent à réaliser des initiatives sociales qui auront des retombées. C'est la proposition du MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) de groupe, une première à l'Université McGill.

Published: 19 Nov 2015

A different kind of MOOC

The Desautels Faculty of Management launched a world’s first on September 16, coining a new word in the process. According to the people who put the course together, “Social Learning for Social Impact” is the very first GROOC (Group MOOC), a new massive open online course that’s designed to foster social collaboration, interaction and learning.

Published: 2 Oct 2015

McGill lance un premier «GROOC» sur l’entrepreneuriat social

Le 16 septembre prochain, le début des cours se fera en ligne pour les élèves inscrits au premier « GROOC » (pour Group MOOC) de la faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill....

Published: 18 Sep 2015

Corporate Social Responsibility and Management Forecast Accuracy

Author: Lee, D.

Publication: Journal of Business Ethics


Published: 3 Jul 2015