Opening Keynote Speaker

James A. Ohlson, Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityJim Ohlson

Sustainable Accounting Research

Jim Ohlson attended the University of Stockholm during the 1960’s, receiving two degrees: a bachelor’s majoring in social sciences and a master’s in political science. Thereafter he enrolled at UC Berkeley receiving an MBA and a Ph.D. Positions as junior faculty were at Stanford, and Berkeley. He remained at Berkeley for a decade and moved on to Columbia in NYC. Later he joined ASU and New York University. Since 2013 he has held a position as a Chaired professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Distinguished academic awards include an Honorary Doctorate degree from Stockholm School of Economics, from AAA two Notable Contributions to the Literature and Educator of the Year awards, a Seminal Contribution AAA award, Regent Professorship at ASU, Chang Jiang Scholar award in China, and Accounting Hall of Fame member.

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Professor Ohlson is the 2018 Telfer International Visiting Scholar. We thank the Telfer School of Management for its generous support.

President's Lunch Guest Speaker

Stephen A. Zeff, Rice Zeff CropUniversity

A Critical View of the Evolution of the Accounting Professoriate

 Stephen A. Zeff is the Keith Anderson Professor of Accounting at Rice University. The author or editor of 30 books and over 150 commentaries and articles, he has been Editor of The Accounting Review and President of the American Accounting Association. He was the coauthor of the three-part article series on the history of the Ontario Securities Commission's role in accounting and auditing from the 1960s to 2008, published in Accounting Perspectives between 2019 and 2014. 

Professor Zeff serves on the editorial board of more than a dozen research journals edited in ten countries, and has been a

visiting professor in numerous US and international universities. In 2009, he was made an honorary member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, only the fourth such distinction the Institute has conferred and the first to an American. He was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2002.

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We thank the DeGroote School of Business for its generous support of the President's Lunch speaker.



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