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JAAF 2017 conference programme

The Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance Conference 2017 programme will consist of a mixture of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and concurrent paper presentation sessions.

The main sessions will be held on Monday 26 June and Tuesday 27 June in Dunedin. 

A session is also planned in Queenstown, Central Otago, on Wednesday 28 June.

Conference attendees can access conference papers through the links below.  The files are stored on Google Drive and are password protected.  All attendees will be emailed the password.

The schedule below outlines how the conference will run over the 2.5 days.  You can also download a more comprehensive pdf programme with additional detail.

Sunday 25 June 2017 Activities
5:45pm - 6:30pm Registration - Otago Museum
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Welcome cocktail function at the Otago Museum
419 Great King St, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016

Welcome includes "The Sky Tonight" planetarium experience.                                                                                      

MC - Jonathan Usher

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Monday 26 June 2017
Activities
8am Registration - St. David Building
8:30am - 8:40am Welcome - St. David Building                                                                                                         
8:40am - 9:40am Plenary Session 1 - Room: St David Lecture Theatre, Chair: David Lont
Martin Lubberink, Victoria University of Wellington
“Are Banks’ Below-par Own Debt Repurchases a Cause for Prudential Concern?”
Discussant: Xiao-Jun Zhang, University of California, Berkeley
9:40am - 10:10am Editor Speech, Room: St. David Lecture Theatre, Chair: David Lont
Bharat Sarath, Rutgers University
10:10am - 11:00am Keynote - Room: St David Lecture Theatre, Chair: Ros Whiting
James Ohlson, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
“Empirical Research: Dissimulation or Back to Basics?”
11:00am - 11:20am Coffee Break
11:20am - 12:50pm Presentations (4 parallel sessions: Session A1 – A4)
Rooms: St David Building, Room 1, 2, 3, 4
12:50pm - 1:40pm Lunch Break
1:40pm - 2:40pm Plenary Session 2 - Room: St David Lecture Theatre, Chair: Helen Roberts
Daniel Wangerin, Michigan State University
“Consequences of Increased Compensation Disclosure Transparency: Evidence from CEO Pay in Acquiring Firms”
Discussant: Kam-Ming Wan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2:40pm - 3:40pm Plenary Session 3 - Room: St David Lecture Theatre, Chair: Eric Tan
Qiang Kang, Florida International University
“Cross-sectional PEG Ratios, Market Equity Premium and Macroeconomic Activity”
Discussant: Atif Ellahie, The University of Utah
3:40pm - 4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00pm - 5:30pm Presentations (4 parallel sessions: Section B1 – B4)
Rooms: St David Building, Room 1, 2, 3, 4
Tuesday 27 June 2017
Activities
8:40am - 9:40am Plenary Session 4 - Room: St David Lecture Theatre, Chair: Roger Willet
Melissa Lewis-Western, Brigham Young University
“How Does International Earnings Smoothing Vary with Managerial Ability?”
Discussant: Theodore E. Christensen, University of Georgia
9:40am - 10:40am Plenary Session 5 - Room: St David Lecture Theatre, Chair: Eric Tan
Wenli Huang, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
“Option Backdating Announcements and Information Advantage of Institutional Investors”
Discussant: Andy Puckett, University of Tennessee
10:40am - 11:00am Coffee Break
11:00am - 12:30am Presentations (3 parallel sessions: Session C1 – C3)
Rooms: St David Building, Room 1, 2, 3
12:30pm - 1:20pm Lunch Break
1:20am - 2:50pm Presentations (3 parallel sessions: Session D1 – D3)
Rooms: St David Building, Room 1, 2, 3