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Rotman School Faculty and Research Honoured

January 11, 2012

October 11, 2012

Rotman School Faculty and Research Honoured

Toronto - A member of the accounting faculty at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management was honoured last month at the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) National Tax Conference for her contributions to the profession.

Joan Kitunen, a senior lecturer in accounting, who is jointly appointed to the Rotman School and the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Mississauga, received the CICA Award for Excellence in Income Tax Practice and Education for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession and the Canadian Tax Community. In recent years she has been a member of both the CICA Tax Courses Committee and the CICA Tax Education Task Force.

Kitunen teaches taxation courses offered in the graduate and undergraduate programs at both campuses at UofT. She is also a director of the CA/Rotman Centre for Innovation in Accounting Education and is the co-author of Canadian Income Taxation, Planning and Decision Making (McGraw Hill Ryerson, 2012.)

In other faculty awards, an accounting research paper received an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence Award for 2012. The paper jointly authored by Prof. Gordon Richardson, who is the KPMG Professor of Accounting, Prof. Yue Li, who is also cross-appointed to the University of Toronto Mississauga, and Prof. Florin Vasvari, a graduate of the Rotman PhD program, who is currently at London Business School, was chosen as one of the top 50 articles with proven impact since its publication date In 2008. The article, “Revisiting the relation between environmental performance and environmental disclosure: an empirical analysis” was published in Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Work by two other Rotman faculty members received Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012 which is also sponsored by Emerald, a global scholarly publisher based in the United Kingdom.

"Gravity, the English language and international business" co-authored by Prof. Walid Hejazi, was named an Outstanding Paper Award Winner. It was published in Multinational Business Review.

Dean Roger Martin's article from Strategy & Leadership, "The CEOs ethical dilemma in the era of earnings management” was chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner.

All three Emerald awards were announced earlier in the year.

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