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Joel H. Amernic

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Joel H. Amernic

Professor of Accounting


Joel Amernic is a Professor of Accounting and past editor of Canadian Accounting Perspectives, and is a recipient of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association’s Outstanding Educator Award. His work has appeared in numerous academic and professional refereed journals, such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Abacus, and Human Relations, among many others. Joel is the author and co-author of seven books. His main research interests include the accountability language of corporate leadership, financial reporting, management control and management education.

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Perverse Audit Culture and Accountability of the Modern Public University

    R. Craig, J. Amernic, and D. Tourish

    Financial Accountability & Management



    Pages: 1-24

  • Leadership Discourse, Culture, and Corporate Ethics: CEO-speak at News Corporation

    J. Amernic and R. Craig

    Journal of Business Ethics



    Pages: 379-394

  • Reflecting a Company's Safety Culture in 'Fairly Presented' Financial Statements: The Case of BP

    J. Amernic, R. Craig and D. Tourish

    The CPA Journal



    Pages: 6, 8-10

  • Detecting Linguistic Traces of Destructive Narcissism At-a-Distance in a CEO's Letter to Shareholders

    R. Craig and J. Amernic

    Journal of Business Ethics



    Pages: 563-575

  • Accounting as a Facilitator of Extreme Narcissism

    J. Amernic and R. Craig

    Journal of Business Ethics



    Pages: 79-93

  • Understanding Accounting Through Conceptual Metaphor

    J. Amernic and R. Craig

    Critical Perspectives on Accounting



    Pages: 875-883

  • A Privatization Success Story: Accounting and Narrative Expression over Time

    R. Craig and J. Amernic

    Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal



    Pages: 1085-1115

  • The Transformational Leader as Pedagogue, Physician, Architect, Commander, and Saint: Five Root Metaphors in Jack Welch’s Letters to Stockholders of General Electric

    J. Amernic, R. Craig and D. Tourish

    Human Relations



    Pages: 1839-1872

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Measuring and Assessing 'Tone at the Top' Using Annual Report CEO Letters

    J. Amernic, R. Craig and D. Tourish

    Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland


Research and Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include Financial Reporting and Management Control. Research interests include Financial Reporting and Critical Analysis; Corporate Reporting and the Internet; Management Education; Top Management Accountability Language.

Honors and Awards

  • Manuscript Excellence Award, Academy of Accounting Historians

  • Walter J. MacDonald Award, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants

  • FCA (Ontario), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

  • Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, Canadian Academic Accounting Association

  • MBA Teaching Excellence Awards, Rotman School of Management

Academic / Professional Service

  • Audit Committee, University of Toronto

  • Subcommittee on Curriculum and Standards of Governing Council,

  • Commerce Programs Council,

  • University of Toronto Faculty Association Bargaining Team,

  • Provostial Task Force on the Faculty of Management/Commerce and Finance Relationship,

  • Woodsworth College Liaison for Commerce and Finance,

  • Various Rotman School of Management and Faculty of Arts and Science Committees including Recruiting, Promotion, Tenure, Renewal, Curriculum, Acting Director of Commerce Programs,

  • Chair, CAAA's 'Outstanding Accounting Educator' Committee

  • Editorial Boards of scholarly journals: Contemporary Accounting Research; Accounting Review; Accounting Horizons; Accounting Education; Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting,

  • Past Editor, Canadian Accounting Perspectives

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