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Paul Griffin joins University of Otago Business School as Honorary Professor

Wednesday, 25 August 2021 10:25am

Professor Paul Griffin has been appointed as an Honorary Professor in the Accounting and Finance Department of the School of Business. 

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International students affected by COVID-19 restrictions return

Tuesday, 10 August 2021 8:58am

While New Zealand’s borders are still closed the government has accepted the return of a few current international students whose studies have been affected by border restrictions. This has allowed for a few Otago students from China to return to their studies in-person after completing 14 days in MIQ.

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Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey interview on Radio NZ National and Magic Talk

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 9:28am

Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey from Department of Accountancy and Finance, has provided his opinion on “Default KiwiSaver funds to exclude fossil fuel investments” for Radio NZ National and Magic Talk.

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Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey opinion for Newsroom

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 9:23am

Recent article of Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey from Department of Accountancy and Finance on “Why NZ can't decarbonise with just one policy” for newsroom.co.nz.

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Study examines financial vulnerability of older New Zealanders

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 10:56am

A new study out of the University of Otago has examined the financial vulnerability of older New Zealanders, with results showing Māori, Pacific Islanders, and women have lower levels of financial literacy, resulting in them being financially underprepared for their senior years.

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Dr Tu Nguyen published in Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Wednesday, 23 June 2021 8:44am

Recent publication in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (ABDC-A*).

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Study finds women representation on boards affects gender inequality in firms

Thursday, 3 June 2021 4:59pm

A collaborative study by researchers at the University of Otago and Purdue University in the United States has found having more female representatives on a company’s board produces fairer gender distribution in the rest of the firm.

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Associate Professor Ros Whiting published in Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 2:12pm

The article is titled: “Century plus journeys: Using career crafting to explore the career success of pioneer women accountants”.

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Professor David Lont published in Journal of Business Finance & Accounting

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:38am

Professor David Lont (with Griffin, P.A), a Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, has had accepted for publication the article “Evidence of an Increasing Trend in Earnings Surprises over the Past Two Decades: The Role of Positive Manager‐Initiated Non‐GAAP Adjustments” in the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting.

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Dr Yongxian Tan published in Journal of Corporate Finance

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:37am

Dr. Yongxian Tan (with Shawn Mobbs and Shage Zhang), a Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, has had accepted for publication the article “Female directors: Why are some less informed than others?” in the Journal of Corporate Finance.