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Paul Kalyta

Paul Kalyta
Assistant Professor, Accounting
Degree(s): 

PhD, Accountancy, Concordia University, Canada
MBA, Concordia University, Canada
BCom, KNUTE, Ukraine

Area(s): 
Accounting
Phone: 
+ 514 398 8816
Email Address: 
paul [dot] kalyta [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Office: 
335
Biography: 

Prof. Kalyta’s professional and academic expertise covers three interdisciplinary areas: (1) sustainability accounting; (2) corporate governance; and (3) organizational performance.

At the Desautels Faculty of Management, Prof. Kalyta teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in sustainability accounting, management accounting, and accounting research methodology. Prof. Kalyta’s teaching philosophy emphasizes experiential learning in the classroom and the development of innovative teaching material. Since joining McGill, Prof. Kalyta has developed three new courses, including two courses in sustainability accounting, a rapidly-growing field of accounting practice dealing with the measurement and reporting of corporate environmental and social performance. In 2013, Prof. Kalyta received the Marcel Desautels Institute for the Integrated Management Fellowship in recognition for his contributions to innovative teaching. In 2014, he was nominated for the Best Professor Award by the McGill’s Management Undergraduate Society.

On the research side, Prof. Kalyta’s empirical work on corporate governance and organizational performance has been published in leading academic journals (Strategic Management Journal, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy) and has been extensively covered in the media (Forbes, Business Week, The Globe and Mail, among others). His more recent research focuses on the role of human capital in creating organizational value and on the governance of the offshore accounting industry. Prof. Kalyta is a regular presenter and discussant at international academic conferences. He won multiple awards at the conferences of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and received research funding from the Social Sciences and the Humanities Research Council.

Prof. Kalyta is actively involved in the academic and professional communities. He regularly serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for academic journals and governmental funding agencies. Prof. Kalyta has actively contributed to the operations of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) in various roles, chairing the Research Committee, serving on the Board of Directors of the CAAA, the Editorial Board of the Contemporary Accounting Research, and multiple Conference Scientific Committees. Prof. Kalyta also maintains close ties with the industry, providing his expertise on the issues of sustainability accounting and corporate governance to both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Prof. Kalyta joined the Desautels Faculty of Management in 2009. He holds a PhD (2007) in accounting and an MBA (2003) from Concordia University, as well as an undergraduate degree from the Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics. Between 2007 and 2009, Prof. Kalyta held faculty positions at the University of Ottawa. Prior to joining academia, Prof. Kalyta worked in project management in Europe and North America.

Courses: 

ACCT 361 Management Accounting 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ACCT 401 Sustainability & Environ Acct 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ACCT 705 Seminar in Accounting 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

ACCT 706 Research Design in Accounting 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research Areas: 
Leadership & Governance
Sustainability Accounting
Technology & Innovation
Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Kalyta, P. 2013. Earnings management after CEO death. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference Proceedings, Accounting Division 34: 5-39 [Best Paper].

Kalyta, P. 2011. Directors of philosophy: The impact of intellectual governance on firm performance. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference Proceedings, Finance Division 32: 24-40 [Honorable Mention].

Kalyta, P. 2011. Social networking and firm performance: Empirical investigation of the corporate use of Twitter. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference Proceedings, Accounting Division 32: 63-81.

Kalyta, P. 2009. Accounting discretion, horizon problem, and CEO retirement benefits. The Accounting Review 84: 1553-1574.

Kalyta, P. 2009. Compensation transparency and managerial opportunism: A study of supplemental retirement plans. Strategic Management Journal 30: 405-423.

Kalyta, P. 2008. Making it personal: The impact of CEO retirement plan on firm risk. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference Proceedings, Finance Division 29: 195-210 [Best Paper].

Kalyta, P., Magnan, M. 2008. Executive pensions, disclosure quality, and rent extraction. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 27: 133-166.

Kalyta, P. 2007. CEO retirement benefits and accounting discretion: Canadian evidence. Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference Proceedings, Accounting Division 28: 1-12 [Best Paper].

Books and Edited Volumes

Chapters in Books

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Awards

2014: Best Professor Award Nomination, Management Undergraduate Society

2013: Best Paper Award (Accounting), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada

2011: Best Paper Award Mention (Finance), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada

2008: Best Paper Award (Finance), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada

2007: Best Paper Award (Accounting), Administrative Sciences Association of Canada

2005–2007: Concordia University Doctoral Scholarship

Fellowships

2013: Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management

2006: Doctoral Consortium Fellow, American Accounting Association

2005–2007: Doctoral Fellowship, Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture

2005–2007: J.W. McConnell Memorial Fellowship

Grants

2012-2015: SSHRC Insight Grant: Kalyta, P. The role of intellectual capital in corporate governance and organizational performance (Sole investigator)

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