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Rotman Professor honoured by The Canadian Academic Accounting Association

June 17, 2014

Toron­to, ON – An account­ing pro­fes­sor at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment has received the Haim Falk Award for Dis­tin­guished Con­tri­bu­tion to Account­ing Thought.

The award was pre­sent­ed to Prof. Ole-Kris­t­ian Hope at The Cana­di­an Aca­d­e­m­ic Account­ing Association’s annu­al con­fer­ence on May 30 in Edmon­ton. The award is intend­ed to stim­u­late schol­ar­ly think­ing and research in Cana­da by giv­ing wide­spread recog­ni­tion to excel­lence in schol­ar­ly achieve­ment that clear­ly con­tributes to the advance­ment of account­ing thought.

Prof. Hope was cit­ed for his extra­or­di­nary research record which cov­ers a wide range of top­ics in account­ing which also extends to includ­ing both account­ing prac­tice and pub­lic pol­i­cy issues. His work with doc­tor­al stu­dents as the PhD coor­di­na­tor in account­ing at the Rot­man School was also not­ed.

Prof. Hope is the Deloitte Pro­fes­sor of Account­ing and the PhD coor­di­na­tor in account­ing at the Rot­man School. He teach­es finan­cial account­ing cours­es in the School’s MBA and PhD pro­grams. He has broad research inter­ests in finan­cial dis­clo­sure, finan­cial report­ing qual­i­ty, cor­po­rate gov­er­nance, ana­lysts, val­u­a­tion, audit­ing, pri­vate firms, cor­po­rate finance and inter­na­tion­al busi­ness issues. He has pub­lished exten­sive­ly in The Account­ing Review, Jour­nal of Account­ing Research, Jour­nal of Account­ing and Eco­nom­ics, Account­ing, Orga­ni­za­tions, and Soci­ety, Con­tem­po­rary Account­ing Research, Review of Account­ing Stud­ies and sev­er­al oth­er jour­nals. His research find­ings are reg­u­lar­ly cit­ed by lead­ing media out­lets such as The Econ­o­mist, Finan­cial Times, and The Wall Street Jour­nal, and he reg­u­lar­ly presents his research at work­shops, con­fer­ences, and con­sor­tia around the world. Fur­ther details, includ­ing links to his research papers, are online.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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