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Accountancy and Finance Seminars

2017 Seminars - Department of Accountancy & Finance, Otago Business School

Semester 1, 2017

“CEO network size and earnings management”

By Professor Paul Griffin, UC Davis California, United States of America
Friday 17 February, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Organisations in Pursuit of the Seemingly Impossible: Using and Assessing the Outcomes of Stretch Goals”

By Professor Chet Miller C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston
27 February, 12noon, Commerce Level 2, Room 2.31

“What a Difference a Day Makes: The Impact of Trading Days on Forecast Accuracy and Management Performance Attributions

By Associate Professor Stephen Hillegeist, Arizona State University
Friday 10 March, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“The Genesis of Control Configurations During Organisational Founding”

By Professor Laura Cardinal, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
Friday 17 March, 11am, Commerce Level 2, Room 2.19-2.20

“A Model-Free Tail Index and Its Return Predictability"

By Dr Jinji Hao, Victoria University of Wellington
Friday 17 March, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Moving to Big Data and workforce planning: the ANZ experience”

By Ms Antonia Watson, Managing Director, Retail & Business Banking, ANZ
Friday 24 March, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“NZASB Standard-Setting Update”

By Anthony Heffernan, Director Accounting Standards, External Reporting Board
Friday 7 April , 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“The Effects of Home Country Institutions on Under-pricing of Foreign IPOs in the US”

By Dr Jonathan Jona, University of Melbourne
Friday 21 April, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“The Performance of Institutional Investors Across the Supply Chain”

By Professor Andy Puckett, University of Tennessee
Friday 28 April, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Influencing stakeholders to form perceptions using website intangibles disclosure in entrepreneurial small businesses”

by Professor Indra Abeysekera, S P Jain School of Global Management, Sydney
Friday 5 May 1.30pm,
Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Economic Integration Breeds Foreign Investment: Evidence from the Portfolio Allocation of Investment Funds around the World”

By Associate Professor Eliza Wu, University of Sydney
Friday 19 May, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Fatigued and Distracted: Investor Under reaction to Market Sensitive Announcements”

By , Dr Victoria Clout University of Sydney
Friday 23 June, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

Semester 2, 2017

“Country Governance and International Equity Returns”

by Professor Ben Marshall, Massey University
Friday 14 July 1.30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Matters needing consideration in 2017 – Threats and Opportunities for New Zealand Businesses”

By Mr Warren Allen, External Reporting Board
Thursday 27 July, 1:45pm, Commerce Level 2, Room 2.19-2.20

“Workplace safety in the Bangladesh ready-made garments industry: Examining the interplay between governance, culture and organisational behaviour”

By , professor Craig Deegan RMIT University
Friday 28 July, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Crash Risk Premium in Momentum Portfolio Returns: US and further International Evidence”

By , Professor Takeshi Yamada, Australian National University
Friday 11 August, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Do Corporate Managers Manipulate Disclosure through Changing 10-K File Size?”

by Dr Buhui Qiu University of Sydney
Friday 1 September 1.30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Blowing the Whistle on Fraud: Does Employee Treatment Matter?”

by Professor Charl Johannes De Villiers, University of Auckland
Friday 15 September 1.30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Uncovering Everyday Worlds: Exploring Variation in the way Students Perceive Accounting”

by Associate Professor Nicholas McGuigan University of Monash
Friday 29 September 1.30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

“Creative Accounting, Fraud and International Accounting Scandals”

by Professor Michael Jones, University of Bristol
Friday 13 October 1.30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

2016 Seminars

“My career in the finance sector + Q&A"

By Mr Michael Smith, Goldman Sachs Partner and Real Estate Group in Asia Pacific ex-Japan and Southeast Asia Investment Banking, based in Singapore
Wednesday 3 February 2016 Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Competition for Order flow and Price Discovery: The Curious Case of High-tech Entrants”

by Dr Gbenga Ibikunle, University of Edinburgh
Tuesday 9 February, 1.30pm Commerce Level 5, Room 5.37

“Inside the Director Network: When Insiders Trade Outside Stocks”

By Dr Paul Koch’s, (University of Kansas)
Monday 22 February 1pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Pricing initial engagements and interim reviews”

by Dr Tom Scott, University of Auckland
Friday 26 February, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Measuring SMEs’ reputation, engagement and goodwill: A tool that includes internet presence and social media following”

by Dr Ros Whiting , Associate Professor Paul Hansen and Dr Anindya Sen
Friday 11 March, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Price Discovery in Thinly Traded Futures Markets: How Thin is Too Thin?”

by Prof Martin Bohl, University of Münster
Friday 18 March, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“How Performance Measurement Systems help firms achieve Intended Ambidexterity: The role of Cognitive Conflict”

by Professor Breda Sweeney, National University of Ireland
Wednesday 23 March, 1.30pm Commerce Level 5, Room 5.37

“Help or Hindrance? Boardroom Network Connectivity and Firm Performance”

By Dr Aaron Gilbert, Auckland University of Technology
Friday 22 April 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Who joins a sinking ship and why? Some evidence on independent directors who join fraudulent firms.”

by Prof Zoltan Matolcsy, University of Technology Sydney
Friday 29 April, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Firms’ choices of cross-listing destinations and earnings quality: A US-UK comparison”

by Prof David Emanuel, University of Auckland
Friday 6 May, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“NGO collaboration and conflict mineral disclosure transparency: evidence from global companies”

by Prof Chris Van Staden, AUT
Friday 20 May, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Entering the accounting profession: the operationalization of ethnicity-based discrimination”

by Professor Rachel Baskerville, Victoria University
Friday 17 June, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Title yet to be provided”

By , Dr Victoria Clout University of Sydney
Friday 23 June, 1:30pm, Commerce Level 3, Room 3.37

"Momentum returns, market states and market dynamics: Is China different?”

by Associate Prof Gilbert Nartea, University of Waikato
Friday 24 June, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

"Trading Cost Decomposition during Federal Funds Rate Announcement”

by Dr Ivan Indriawan, AUT
Friday 8 July, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Financial Analysts’ Long-term Growth Forecasts and Market Efficiency with Respect to Firms’ Innovative Efficiency”

by Prof Phil Shane, Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary, USA
Friday 5 August, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“The Value of Institutional Brokerage Relationships: Evidence from the Collapse of Lehman Brothers”

by Prof Jerry Parwada, University of New South Wales
Friday 12 August, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Direct and Substitution Effects of Regulations Affecting the Scope for Classification Shifting”

by Associate Professor Mark Wilson, Australian National University
Friday 19 August, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Mandatory CSR Disclosure and Information Asymmetry: Evidence from a Quasi-natural Experiment in China”

by Prof Jing Shi , RMIT
Friday 26 August, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Financial Markets in the Face of the Apocalypse”

by Associate Prof Jedrzej Bialkowski, University of Canterbury
Friday 2 September, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Audit Fees, Earnings Management and Financial Statement Conformance to Benford’s Law ”

by Associate Professor Sue Wright, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia
Friday 9 September, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“What I've Learned About Teaching During [GASP!!]45 Years at the University of Otago”

by A/Prof Peter Schwartz, University of Otago Department of Pathology
Friday 23 September 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Decomposing the Market, Industry, and Firm Components of Profitability: Implications for Forecasting”

by Dr Andrew Jackson, University of New South Wales
Friday 30 September, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Challenges that Lay Ahead of the IASB”

by Prof Stephen Zeff, Rice University, USA
Friday 7 October, 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Board Monitoring and Covenant Restrictiveness in Private Debt Contracts during the Global Financial Crisis”

by Professor Paul Mather, La Trobe University
Friday 14 October 1.30pm Commerce Boardroom 4.19/4.20

“Plain English’ and say-on-pay: regulatory requirements v’s potential behavioural consequences”

by Professor Lynn Hodgkinson, Bangor University
Monday 21 November, 1.30pm, Commerce Level 5, Room 5.37