Accounting Research Seminar

Accounting Research Seminar of the Universities of Bern and Fribourg
Date Time / Location Speaker Topic
July 3, 2019 16:00 - 17:30,
Engehalde 8,
Room 002
Andrew Newman, University of South Carolina The effects of performance feedback systems in decentralized workplaces
July 16, 2019 16:00 - 17:30,
Engehalde 8,
Room 002
 Laura Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign To be announced
September 11, 2019 17:00 - 18:30,
Engehalde 8,
Room 002
 Karen Sedatole, Emory University To be announced
Past Seminars
Date Speaker Topic
June 19, 2019 Jasmin Bol, Tulane University  Status Motives and Agent-to-Agent Information Sharing
October 31, 2018 Joachim Gassen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Financial Transparency of Private Firms: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment
September 19, 2018 H. Scott Asay, Assistant Professor of Accounting, The University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business Consumer Responses to Corporate Tax Planning
September 11, 2018 Karl Schuhmacher, Emory University Leading by Example: The Effect of Contract Design on the Ability to Lead
September 11, 2018 Michael Wolff & Sebastian Firk, Georg-August Universität Göttingen The Dark Side of Clawbacks: Clawback Provisions and a Firm’s Strategic Repertoire
April 26, 2018 Dennis Fehrenbacher, Monash University The influence of subordinate bonuses and supervisor process accountability on supervisors’ attention and performance evaluations
March 14, 2018 Harm Schütt, LMU München Competition in Financial News Markets and Trading Activity
November 2, 2017 Kristina Rennekamp, Cornell University Firm Performance, Reporting Goals, and Language Choices in Narrative Disclosures
October 18, 2017 Frank Moers, University of Maastricht The Effect of Target Setting on Employees’ Investment in Long-Term Productivity Improvements
September 21, 2017 Shankar Venkataraman, Georgia Institute of Technology Curbing Earnings Management: Experimental Evidence on how Clawbacks Provisions and Board Monitoring Affect Managers’ use of Discretion
June 8, 2017 (In Fribourg) Anette Mikes, University of Lausanne Opening the Black Box of Board-Level Control: A Longitudinal Study of Board Accounts, Risk Management and Accounting
May 15, 2017 Bill Tayler, Brigham Young University Contracts, Controllability, Fairness, and Misreporting
February 22, 2017 Georgios A. Papanastasopoulos, University of Piraeus Asymmetries in the Persistence and Pricing of Accruals
October 19, 2016 Peter Kroos, University of Amsterdam Pursuing Business Models and Target Setting: The Interplay between Customized and Uniform Targets
September 20, 2016 Sofia Lourenço, Lisbon School of Economics & Management What Do Employees Really Want? Preference-Performance Inconsistencies Regarding Work Incentives
May 31, 2016 Michael Wiliamson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The Role of Incentives in Sustaining High-Creativity Production
May 19, 2016 Brian White, University of Texas at Austin Linked Financial Statement Presentation, Causal Reasoning and Risk Assessments
May 4, 2016 Jeffrey Hales, Georgia Institute of Technology Positive and Negative Effects of Disaggregated Reporting: An Experimental Examination of Managerial Opportunism and Capital Investment
April 13, 2016 Marcel von Rinsum, Erasmus University of Rotterdam How Accountability Influences Investment Decision Quality in a Balanced Scorecard Setting: an Eye-tracking Experiment
March 23, 2016 (In Fribourg) Lukas Roth, University of Alberta -
March 16, 2016 Max Hewitt, Eller College of Management, University of Arizona How Suspicions of the Method of Earnings Management and its Underlying Motive Affect Investors' Trust in Managers and Willingness to Invest in the Firm
February 3, 2016 Michael Stich, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Does Sustainability Assurance Improve Managerial Investement Decisions?
September 2, 2015 Steven Kachelmeier, University of Texas Prompting the Benefit of the Doubt: The Joint Effects of Auditor Independence and Measurement Uncertainty on Audit Adjustments
June 12, 2015 Jeremy Doughit, University of Arizona The Effect of Endogenous Contract Selection on Budgetary Slack
May 5, 2015 * Huaxiang Yin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore The Role of the Employees’ Knowledge of Manager Behavior and Manager Discretion
April 29, 2015 * Ivo Tafkov, Georgia State University, Atlanta Managerial Discretion over Relative Performance Information Provision: Implications for Manager and Employee Behavior
March 10, 2015 Jochen Bigus, Free University of Berlin Bank relationships and private firms’ financial reporting opacity
January 20, 2015 * James Hesford, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne Do Higher Wages Pay for Themselves? An Intra-firm Test of the Effect of Wages on Employee Performance
November 27, 2014 * Baohua Xin, University of Toronto Real Effects of Accounting Uniformity: Implications of Higher-Order Beliefs

Organizing chairs:

Prof. Dr. Markus C. Arnold, Prof. Dr. Michael Burkert, Prof. Alexis H. Kunz, Prof. Dr. Franck Missonier-Piera

* In conjunction with EoMS