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Vedran CAPKUN

Associate Professor

Accounting and Management Control

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Biography

Vedran Capkun is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting and Management Control and in the Department of Law and Tax of HEC Paris.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland in 2006, and his HDR (Habilitation à diriger des recherches) from the University of Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne in 2013.

His centers of interests cover the areas of Accounting, Law and Economics. His research has been published in the International Journal of Operations and Productions Management, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, IEEE Security & Privacy, the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, European Accounting Review, The Journal of Law and Economics, and The Accounting Review. 

He is a member of the Association Francophone de Comptabilité (AFC), European Accounting Association (EAA), American Accounting Association (AAA), American Finance Association (AFA), American Law and Economics Association (ALEA), and Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS).

He teaches in the MBA, EMBA, and Grande Ecole programs of HEC Paris.

Scientific articles

Do Firms Respond to Peer Disclosures? Evidence from Disclosures of Clinical Trial Results

Accounting Review (The), Forthcoming, (in coll. with Y. LOU, C. A. OTTO, Y. WANG)

Replacing Key Employee Retention Plans with Incentive Plans in Bankruptcy

Accounting, Organizations and Society, October 2021, vol. 94, n° 101278, (in coll. with E. ORS)

The Effect of IAS/IFRS Adoption on Earnings Management (Smoothing): A Closer Look at Competing Explanations

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, July-August 2016, vol. 35, n° 4, pp 352–394, (in coll. with D. W. COLLINS, T. JEANJEAN)

Is Bitcoin a Decentralized Currency ?

IEEE Security & Privacy, May-June 2014, vol. 12, n° 3, pp 54-60, (in coll. with A. GERVAIS, G. O. KARAME, S. CAPKUN)

Microcomputations as Micropayments in Web-based Services

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, May 2014, vol. 13, n° 3, (in coll. with G. O. KARAME, A. FRANCILLON, V. BUDILIVSCHI, S. CAPKUN)

An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Audit and Auditor Characteristics on Audit Performance

Accounting, Organizations and Society, October 2014, vol. 39, n° 7, pp 495-510, (in coll. with W. ALISSA, T. JEANJEAN, N. SUCA)

Value Destruction in the New Era of Chapter 11

Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, April 2013, vol. 29, n° 2, pp 461-483, (in coll. with B. ADLER, L. WEISS)

Service Specialization and Operational Performance in Hospitals

International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 2012, vol. 32, n° 4, pp 468-495, (in coll. with M. MESSNER, C. Rissbacher)

On the relationship between inventory and financial performance in manufacturing companies

International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 2009, vol. 29, n° 7-8, pp 789-806, (in coll. with A. Hammeri, L. Weiss)

Chapters in edited books

PRCash: Fast, Private and Regulated Transactions for Digital Currencies

Financial Cryptography And Data Security, Ian Goldberg, Tyler Moore, Springer International Publishing, 11598, 158-178

Measuring the Effects of Improvements in Operations Management

Rapid Modeling For Increasing Competitiveness - Tools And Mindset, G. Reiner (Ed.), Springer, Berlin, 249-264

Working papers

Scientific articles

Do Firms Respond to Peer Disclosures? Evidence from Disclosures of Clinical Trial Results

Accounting Review (The), Forthcoming, (in coll. with Y. LOU, C. A. OTTO, Y. WANG)

Replacing Key Employee Retention Plans with Incentive Plans in Bankruptcy

Accounting, Organizations and Society, October 2021, vol. 94, n° 101278, (in coll. with E. ORS)

The Effect of IAS/IFRS Adoption on Earnings Management (Smoothing): A Closer Look at Competing Explanations

Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, July-August 2016, vol. 35, n° 4, pp 352–394, (in coll. with D. W. COLLINS, T. JEANJEAN)

Microcomputations as Micropayments in Web-based Services

ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, May 2014, vol. 13, n° 3, (in coll. with G. O. KARAME, A. FRANCILLON, V. BUDILIVSCHI, S. CAPKUN)

Chapters in edited books

PRCash: Fast, Private and Regulated Transactions for Digital Currencies

Financial Cryptography And Data Security, Ian Goldberg, Tyler Moore, Springer International Publishing, 11598, 158-178

Measuring the Effects of Improvements in Operations Management

Rapid Modeling For Increasing Competitiveness - Tools And Mindset, G. Reiner (Ed.), Springer, Berlin, 249-264

Working papers

Education

  • Habilitation a diriger des recherches (HDR), Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - France
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Université de Lausanne - Switzerland
  • Master of Science in Banking and Finance, Université de Lausanne - Switzerland
  • University Diploma in Finance and Accounting, University of Split, Faculty of Economics - Croatia

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2014-2016 Department Head, Accounting and Management Control HEC Paris
  • 2011- Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • 2006- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Association Francophone de Comptabilite (AFC)
  • Member, European Accounting Association (EAA)
  • Member, American Accounting Association (AAA)
  • Member, American Law Economics Association (ALEA)
  • Member, Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS)
  • Member, American Finance Association (AFA)