Research Seminars

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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Yves GENDRON
Laval

29 October 2015 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Yue LI
Rotman

19 June 2015 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Lakshmanan SHIVAKUMAR (Shiva°
LBS

29 May 2015 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Wendy ESPELAND

24 March 2015 - HEC / ESSEC - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Donald MACKENZIE

20 March 2015 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Dan SEGAL
IDC Herzliya

13 March 2015 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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Accounting & Management Control

10 February 2015 - HEC / ESSEC - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


I feel The Earth Move Under My Feet: Earthquakes Effect on Behavior

Marketing

Speaker: Jacob Goldenberg
Professor of Marketing , IDC Herzliya

6 January 2015 - Room T022 - From 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm


I feel The Earth Move Under My Feet: Earthquakes Effect on Behavior

By Professor Jacob Goldenberg
IDC Herzliya

Abstract:

It is plausible that disasters change our behavior; the focus of this talk is on a unique form of disasters - earthquakes. Earthquakes are an extreme form of disaster caused by nature: they usually take us by surprise and in many cases they lead to devastating consequences. There are no warning signs before (like typical weather changes before hurricane), and although there are areas that are prone to earthquake we usually don’t prepare ourselves to such an event. Individuals react to these unpredictable tremors in many different ways. Using Big Data (apologies for the term, but this data is really big…), we are trying to understand different reactions including consumption, mood, and even car accidents. Initial findings from four different data sets will be presented: there seems to be a significant and consistent effect which is also a function of the earthquake magnitude.

Audit Partner Performance: A Network Perspective

Accounting & Management Control

Speaker: Irem TUNA
LBS

12 December 2014 - Room T017 - From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm


We provide a partner level analysis on the association between the social capital of an audit partner and their audit quality and fees. We use social capital theory and techniques developed in social network analysis to measure the audit partner’s level of connectedness and investigate whether these connections provide information advantages and enhance their social influence. Both of these potential network benefits we argue support the audit partner attributes - personal capabilities and level of independence - necessary to provide high quality audits. Using a sample of French listed firms we construct a network consisting of 4,159 board directors and 734 audit partners, mapping the connections between audit partners and directors, between directors and between audit partners, we find that better-connected (better-networked) audit partners provide higher quality audits and are associated with higher audit fees. The level of an audit partner’s social capital decreases if they have higher levels of tenure and greater levels of economic bonding with their clients.

Finance

Speaker: Bruno Biais
Toulouse School of Economics

11 December 2014