2017 International Accounting Symposium

Sponsored by Hellenic Bank and PwC

The 2017 annual symposium of The International Journal of Accounting was held at the St Raphael Resort & Marina in Limassol, Cyprus June 8-10. The symposium was co-sponsored by the Zimmerman Center of the University of Illinois, the University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, and Elsevier.


Symposium Papers

Specialist CEOs and IPO Survival

Presenter: Dimitrios Gounopoulos, Newcastle University Business School
Discussant: Theodore Sougiannis, University of Illinois

What Turns the Taxman On? Audit Opinion and Tax Return Adjustments in a Voluntary Audit Environment

Presenter: Hannu Ojala, University of Tampere and Aalto University
Discussant: Suresh Radhakrishknan

Discovering the Concealed Benefits of Auditor-Provided Tax Services

Presenter: Christoph Watrin, University of Munster
Discussant: YI Cheong Heon, City University of Hong Kong

Managerial Miscalibration and Its Effects on the Auditability of Accounting Estimates: Evidence from Pension Accounting

Presenter: Wally Smieliauskas, University of Toronto
Discussant: Paul Chaney, Vanderbilt University

Exogenous Information Shock and Dividend Payouts: Evidence from IFRS Adoption

Presenter: Nishant Agarwal, Indian School of Business
Discussant: Jeffrey L. Callen, University of Toronto

Does the Market Value Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Evidence from Multi-Country Firm Data

Presenter: Le Leo, The University of Newcastle
Discussant: Sasson Bar-Yosef, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


A. Rashad Abdel-khalik
University of Illinois

Andreas Charitou
University of Cyprus

Panagiotis Theodosiou
Cyprus University of Technology