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Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
Capital Markets Conference

19 - 21 May, 2021

Online, by kind courtesy of the Gies School of Business, University of Illinois

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Final Programme

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Wednesday, 19 May

12:00 - 12:15 BST

Opening remarks

12:15 - 13:20 BST

Session 1
Session Chair: Steven Young (Lancaster University)
Are retail investors really passive? Shareholder activism in the digital age

Bilal Hafeez* (Massey University); M. Humayun Kabir (Massey University); and Udomsak Wongchoti, (Massey University)
Discussant: Wei Zhu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

13:25 - 14:30 BST

Session 2
Session Chair: Cathy Shakespeare (University of Michigan)Through the eyes of the founder: CEO characteristics and firms' regulatory filings
Brad Hendricks* (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Mark Lang (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); and Ken Merkley (Indiana University at Bloomington)
Discussant: Madeline Thompson (University of Michigan)

14:30 - 15:30 BST

Social Hour
Zoom Breakout Rooms will be launched

Thursday, 20 May

12:00 - 13:05 BST

Session 3
Session Chair: Brian Rountree (Rice University)
What’s my style? Supply-side determinants of debt covenant inclusion
Zhiming Ma (Peking University); Derrald Stice* (University of Hong Kong); and Chris Williams (University of Michigan)
Discussant: Anywhere “Siko” Sikochi (Harvard Business School)

13:10 - 14:15 BST

Session 4
Session Chair: Annita Florou (Bocconi University)
Antecedents of and outcomes after finance committee use

Sudipta Basu (Temple University) and Eunju Lee* (Temple University)
Discussant: Deonette Lambert (University of Oklahoma)

14:15 - 14:30 BST


14:30 - 15:35 BST

Session 5
Session Chair: Anne Wyatt (Deakin University)
Valuation and growth

James A Ohlson* (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Discussant: Zhan Ghao (Lancaster University)

15:40 - 16:40 BST

Social Hour
Zoom Breakout Rooms will be launched

Friday, 21 May

13:10 - 14:15 BST

Session 6
Session Chair: Ane Tamayo (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Accruals earnings management proxies: Prudent business decisions or earnings manipulation?

Ted Christensen (University of Georgia); Adrienna Huffman (Brattle Group, Inc.); Melissa Lewis-Western* (Brigham Young University); and Rachel Scott (University of Georgia)
Discussant: Rachel Flam (Texas A&M University)

14:20 - 15:25 BST

Session 7
Session Chair: Nerissa Brown (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Disagreement about the past: An empirical assessment of bank analysts’ non-GAAP earnings measures

Mark Clatworthy* (University of Bristol); Tuan Ho (University of Bristol); and Jude Zhu  (University of Bristol)
Discussant: Patrick Ryu (Alliance Manchester Business School)

15:25 - 15:35 BST

Closing Remarks

15:40 - 16:40 BST

Social Hour
Zoom Breakout Rooms will be launched

*Presenting Author
Each session will allow the presenter 40 minutes, the discussant 10 minutes, and 10 minutes for Q&A