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Monday, October 7, 2019

Management Accounting Section - Early Career Research Award

BEYOND TRANSFORMATIONAL
Setting the benchmark early in thought leadership

Fundamentally, we all have to work to fund our current lifestyles. However, if we weren’t paid to work, would we want to continue to work? This question, and the bigger question of how do we motivate employees to perform? is the focus of Adam Presslee’s (PhD ’14, CPA, CA) research. “I am fascinated by the various factors that can affect employee motivation.”

Monday, May 13, 2019

Does corporate income tax avoidance require risk-taking?

 

In a recent study published in The Accounting Review, Assistant Professor Kaishu Wu, School of Accounting and Finance and his colleagues David Guenther and Ryan Wilson (both at the University of Oregon) examine whether high levels of corporate income tax avoidance are achieved with additional risk-taking. In other words, do firms first exhaust relatively “safe” tax planning strategies before turning to “risky” strategies, as they pursue more tax savings?

Monday, May 13, 2019

Unrecognized Asset Values affect the Relation between Equity Returns and Debt Valuation Adjustment

When a firm suffers from a credit downgrade, will it be possible for the firm to record a large unrealized gain in its income? The answer is yes under the accounting standard SFAS No. 159 of the U.S. GAAP.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Does Board Expertise Always Enhance Firm Performance?

Policy makers and regulators generally believe firms should enlist directors with more expertise. For example, the U.S.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The association between director overcompensation and related party transactions prone to insider opportunism

Related party transactions (hereafter RPTs) involve a transfer of resources, services, or obligations between a reporting entity and a related party (SFAS 57; IAS 24). Although not all RPTs are “bad," prior research documents that some RPTs reflect insider opportunism and are harmful to shareholders.

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