Third Annual Scandinavian Accounting Research Conference and Doctoral Consortium

April 25-26, 2019


  • Time
  • Title
  • Thursday, April 25, 2019: Doctoral Consortium

  • Registrations and coffee/tea. Outside room A2-095

  • Doctoral Consortium Room A2-095

    10 minutes’ break with coffee/tea at 10:10

  • Breakout sessions with proposal sessions

    - Room A5-110
    - Room A5-103
    - Room A5-158

  • Lunch buffet, social zone between A5 indre and A5 ytre.

  • Doctoral Consortium (continued)

  • Break and meeting with conference attendees. Outside room A2-095

  • Thursday, April 25: Conference

  • Registration and coffee/tea. Outside room A2-095

  • Welcome by Prof. Ingunn Myrtveit, Head of Department of Accounting, Auditing and Business Analytics, and Ole-Kristian Hope (Rotman/BI). Presentation of papers. Room A2-095

    David Oesch (Zurich): "The Effect of International Subsidiaries on Voluntary Disclosure - Evidence from Natural Disasters"
    Discussant: Marleen Willekens (KU Leuven/BI)

    10 minutes’ break 4:20 – 4:30

    Ole-Kristian Hope (Rotman/BI): “Information Sharing between Mutual Funds and Auditors”
    Discussant: Tzu-Ting Chiu (NHH)

  • Dinner in Fine Dining, BI, A7. Please show up at main desk at 06:30

  • Friday, April 26 Conference

  • Paper presentations. Room A2-075

    Christian Hoffman (LMU): “Transparency and Decentralization in Hierarchies”
    Discussant: Hans Frimor (Odense)

    10 minutes’ break 9:50 – 10:00

    Alastair Lawrence (LBS): “Pulling Back the Curtain on the Drivers of Signed Earnings Announcement Returns”
    Discussant: Morten Jensen (CBS)

    10 minutes’ break 10:50 – 11:00

    Kim Ittonen (Hanken): “Price Competition Among Big 4 Audit Firms: Evidence from the Nordic Countries”
    Discussant: Henry Jarva (Aalto)

  • Lunch, A7

  • One paper, keynote address and closing remarks. Room A2-075

    Henrik Nilsson (SSE): “Is Leadership Ability Rewarded by the Auditing Profession?”
    Discussant: Aasmund Eilifsen (NHH)

    10 minutes’ break 2:20 – 2:30.

    Bjørn Jørgensen (LSE): “Research Inspiration, Innovation, and Implementation”

    Closing remarks: Ole-Kristian Hope and John Christian Langli


    For questions, please contact Ole-Kristian Hope (academic; okhope@rotman.utoronto.ca) or Mariell Elisabeth Berg (administrative; mariell.e.berg@bi.no)