The 2019 McGill Accounting Research Conference (MARC), organized by professors Hongping Tan, Dongyoung Lee, and Jingjing Zhang at the Desautels Faculty of Management, elevated the status of McGill as one of the major research hubs in Canada.
Congratulations to Amanda Abrams, Faculty Lecturer, and Elliot Lifson, Professor of Practice and Desautels Faculty Advisory Board member, who were honored at McGill’s Management Convocation ceremony for their excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels respectively.
Across programs and subject areas, the Desautels Faculty of Management recognizes the vital role that teaching plays in enriching the student experience and in inspiring the next generation of leaders.
On May 16, the Desautels community gathered to recognize faculty who have gone above and beyond in their teaching. Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2018-19 teaching awards!
Congratulations to Dongyoung Lee, Assistant Professor in Accounting, Jingjing Zhang, Assistant Professor in Accounting, and Hongping Tan, Associate Professor in Accounting, awarded 2018 SSHRC Connection Grant - 2019 Financial Accounting Research Conference: “Ac
Professor Brian Wenzel has been awarded the 2018 AJFS Best Reviewer Award on behalf of Korean Securities Association and Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies.
The award recognizes specifically Professor Wenzel’s outstanding review of an article submission to the Journal in the Corporate Finance area.
Authors: Mark T. Bradshaw, Alan G. Huang, Hongping Tan
Publication: Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Prior research demonstrates that a strong institutional infrastructure in a country moderates self‐serving behavior of market participants. Cross‐country economic activities have increased significantly, presenting a research opportunity to examine the relative influence of local versus foreign institutional infrastructure on individual market participants. We utilize variation in analyst‐country location relative to covered firm location to examine institutional determinants of optimism in analyst research. Focusing on target prices, where persistent optimism is well documented, we find that analysts domiciled in countries with stronger institutional infrastructures exhibit significantly attenuated target price optimism and more value‐relevant target prices. Our results demonstrate the importance of domestic country‐level institutional factors in moderating self‐serving behavior of market participants engaged in cross‐country activities.
Authors: Jorien Pruijssers, Pursey Pmar Heugens and Hans J. Van Oosterhout
Publication: Journal of Business Ethics, Forthcoming
Professor Desmond Tsang and Professor David Schumacher were selected as recipients of the 2017‐18 Desautels Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate and Graduate teaching, respectively.
Their awards were officially presented at the May 31st Convocation Ceremony.
The Desautels Faculty of Management is pleased to announce that Professor Desmond Tsang and Professor David Schumacher have been selected as recipients of the 2017‐18 Desautels Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduate and Graduate teaching, respectively.
Professor Steve Fortin, Associate Dean Masters Programs at the Desautels Faculty of Management, sat down with La Presse to discuss the hot topic of rankings, touching on what the influencing factors are, and why it is not always the most reliable way to evaluate the quality of a business school.
Congratulations to the six Desautels undergraduate students who were awarded scholarships by the Foundation of CPAs of Quebec.
The scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, recognize academic excellence and community involvement among students in Quebec who are interested in pursuing accounting.
This year’s recipients are: Nicole Butkowsky; Chaeyoung Lee; Shannon Levy; Sateesh Pararajasingham; Nathalie Shen-Picotte and Elizabeth Tkach.
The Real Estate Academic Leadership (REAL) ranking for 2013-2017 has placed Professor Desmond Tsang in the 34th position among the top real estate researchers worldwide. This is the second consecutive year that Professor Tsang has placed on this list.
Authors: David S. Koo and Dongyoung Lee
Publication: The Accounting Review, Forthcoming
We examine the role of the chief marketing officer (CMO) in corporate voluntary disclosure of future revenues. Using a sample of S&P 1500 firms for the period from 2003 to 2011, we find that the presence of an influential CMO in top management is positively associated with the likelihood of a firm's issuing a management revenue forecast. We also find that firms with an influential CMO provide more accurate revenue forecasts than other firms. These findings extend to long-window change analyses and are robust to the use of a propensity-score matched-pair approach. Overall, the results are consistent with the notion that CMO influence in top management appears to play an important role in voluntary revenue disclosures.
Read abstract: The Accounting Review