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Francesco Bova

Francesco Bova

Associate Professor, Accounting Area; Academic Lead, CDL-Toronto


PhD, Yale University


Francesco is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Rotman. Francesco is a former recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the GBC Instructor Award for Full-Time Courses.  Francesco has diverse research interests, and has papers published in a variety of top journals including: The Accounting Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Marketing Science, Production and Operations Management and Sloan Management Review. Most recently, his research has focused on the economics of quantum technologies. This research includes his co-authored work on quantum economic advantage and the commerical applications of quantum computing. Francesco is actively involved in Rotman’s Creative Destruction Lab as the Academic Lead for CDL-Toronto, the lab economist for the quantum stream, a moderator for numerous streams, and the lead for the CDL Partners module on the Simple Economics of Quantum Computing.  

Academic Positions

  • 2015 -

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto

  • 2008 - 2015

    Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

Selected Publications - Papers

Honors and Awards

  • 2021

    CPA Ontario Center for Accounting Innovation Research Grant,

  • 2016

    J. Robert Beyster Research Award,

  • 2016 - 2017

    The Joseph Cabral Distinguished Scholar and Fellow Award,

  • 2014

    Connaught New Researcher Award,

  • 2013

    Accurate Equity Fellowship,

  • 2012

    GBC Instructor's Award for Full-Time Core Courses,

  • 2011

    Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching,

  • 2011

    Louis O. Kelso Faculty Fellowship for Research in Employee Ownership,

  • 2010

    Standard Research Grant (Co-Investigator), w. G. Richardson, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

  • 2010

    Rutgers Fellowship for Research in Employee Ownership,

  • 2009 - 2015

    Excellence in Teaching Award, Rotman School of Management

  • 2009

    Research Grant (Co-Applicant), CMA Canada / CAAA

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2018 - 2020

    Editor, Journal of International Accounting Research

  • 2014 - 2018

    Associate Editor, Journal of International Accounting Research

  • 2012 - 2014

    Editorial Board, Journal of International Accounting Research

  • 2017 -

    Editorial Board, Contemporary Accounting Research