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M. H. Franco Wong

M. H. Franco Wong

CPA Ontario Professor in Financial Accounting
Professor of Accounting
Director, Faculty Recruiting

Degrees:

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, Simon Fraser University
BA, University of Lethbridge

Phone:

416.946.0729

Bio

Franco Wong is a CPA Ontario Professor in Financial Accounting and Director, Faculty Recruiting at Rotman. His research focuses on financial reporting and capital markets. He has written articles on the disclosures about derivatives financial instruments; the pricing of Internet stocks; the effect of employee stock option accounting on share repurchases and corporate investment; the incorporation of employee stock option dilution into equity valuation; the impact of securities regulations on equity analysts and cross-listed companies; the role of equity analysts in the pricing of financial statement note information; and earnings management.

Academic Positions

  • 2015-

    Professor of Accounting, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

  • 2012-14

    Associate Professor of Accounting and Control, INSEAD

  • 2006-15

    Associate Professor, Rotman School of Management (on unpaid leave, 2012-14)

  • 2014-16

    CPA Ontario Professor of Financial Accounting, Rotman School of Management

  • 2011-14

    CMA Ontario Professor of Accounting, Rotman School of Management

  • 2001-06

    Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

  • 1997-2001

    Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Analyst Following along the Supply Chain

    with Yuyan Guan and Yue Zhang

    Review of Accounting Studies

    2015

  • Analyst Interest as an Early Indicator of Firm Fundamental Changes and Stock Returns

    with Michael Jung and Frank Zhang

    Accounting Review

    2015

  • Financial Reporting Policy Committee of the American Accounting Association's Financial Accounting and Reporting Section: Accounting Standard Setting for Private Companies

    with D. Bens, M. Bradshaw, C. Frost, E. Gordon, S. McVay, G. Miller, R. Pfeiffer, M. Plumlee, C. Shakespeare, and W. Thomas

    Accounting Horizon

    2014

  • Accounting Adjustments and the Valuation of Financial Statement Note Information in 10-K Filings

    with Gus De Franco and Yibin Zhou

    Accounting Review

    2011

  • Employee Stock Options, Equity Valuation, and the Valuation of Option Grants Using a Warrant-Pricing Model

    with Feng Li

    Journal of Accounting Research

    2005

  • Anomalous Stock Returns Around Internet Firms' Earnings Announcements

    with Brett Trueman and Xiao-Jun Zhang

    Journal of Accounting and Economics

    2003

  • Earnings Management Using the Valuation Allowance for Deferred Tax Assets Under SFAS 109

    with Catherine Schrand

    Contemporary Accounting Research

    2003

  • Employee Stock Options, EPS Dilution and Stock Repurchases

    with Daniel Bens, Venky Nagar, and Douglas Skinner

    Journal of Accounting and Economics

    2003

  • The Association between SFAS No. 119 Derivatives Disclosures and the Foreign Exchange Risk Exposure of Manufacturing Firms

    Journal of Accounting Research

    2000

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Financial Accounting using IFRS, Second Edition

    by Wong, Dyckman, Hanlon, Magee, and Pfeiffer

    Cambridge Business Publishers

    2017

  • Financial Accounting, First IFRS Edition

    by Wong, Dyckman, Magee, and Pfeiffer

    Cambridge Business Publishers

    2015

Honors and Awards

  • 2015-2020

    Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

  • 2015

    Rotman School of Management Teaching Award (MBA program), University of Toronto

  • 2012

    Excellence in Teaching Award (MBA program), University of Toronto (Rotman)

  • 2011-2014

    Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

  • 2008-2011

    Standard Research Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

  • 2006-2008

    Connaught Award, University of Toronto

  • 2003-2004

    William Ladany Faculty Research Scholar, University of Chicago (Booth)

  • 2003-2004

    Ernest R. Wish Accounting Research Award, University of Chicago (Booth)

  • 1999-2001

    Club 6 for Teaching Excellence (MBA Program), University of California at Berkeley (Haas)

  • 1998-2001

    Faculty Research Grant, University of California at Berkeley

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2013-

    Program Committee Member, The MIT Asia Conference in Accounting

  • 2012-2013

    President, Chinese Accounting Professors' Association of North America (CAPANA)

  • 2013

    Co-organizer, The Inaugural INSEAD Accounting Symposium, INSEAD

  • 2013

    Co-organizer, The 6th CAPANA Research Conference, University of Hong Kong

  • 2012

    Co-organizer, The 5th CAPANA Research Conference, Xi'an Jiaotong University

  • 2008-2011

    Co-organizer, The Annual Toronto Accounting Research Conference, Rotman School of Management

  • 2007

    Organizer, The First Toronto Accounting Research Conference, Rotman School of Management

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