2013 Australian Journal of Management Symposium

Australian Journal of Management Symposium 

The Australian Journal of Management (AJM) Symposium was held at Melbourne Business School on 5 July 2013, and was generously funded by the Department of Accounting at the University of Melbourne. The objective was to celebrate the contribution of the AJM and Australian researchers, more generally, to research in accounting.

The principal organiser and AJM Board member, Professor Greg Clinch invited distinguished professors to share their perspectives and research in financial accounting with over 50 participants from Australia, Asia and the United States.  Professor Baljit Sidhu, Editor of the AJM, noted that many symposium participants had published in the AJM and several papers had had an impact well beyond Australia.

Attendance at the symposium was by invitation only and there were six distinguished speakers from Australia and overseas:

  • Greg Clinch (University of Melbourne)
  • Patricia Dechow (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Terry Shevlin (University of California, Irvine)
  • Douglas Skinner (University of Chicago)
  • Richard Sloan (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Stephen Taylor (University of Technology, Sydney)

Each speaker discussed a paper related to their own interests, with a perspective on existing research, and the potential for further enquiry.

Papers

Greg Clinch, The University of Melbourne
Disclosure Quality, Diversification and the Cost of Capital

Patricia M Dechow, University of California, Berkeley
Do Financial Ratio Models Help Investors Better Predict and Interpret Significant Corporate Events?

Terry Shevlin, University of California, Irvine
Some Personal Observations on the Debate on the Link Between Financial Reporting Quality and the Cost of Equity Capital

Douglas J Skinner,  University of Chicago
The Politics of Accounting Standard-Setting: A Review of Empirical Research

Richard G Sloan, University of California, Berkeley
A Framework for Value Investing

Stephen Taylor, University of Technology, Sydney
The Impact of Mandatory IFRS on Accrual Reliability

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