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Bertrand Malsch


Associate Professor & PricewaterhouseCoopers/Tom O'Neill Fellow of Accounting, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University.

Bertrand Malsch, PhD, is Associate Professor of Accounting at Smith School of Business. He is a member of the Quebec bar and the director of the CPA Ontario Centre for Corporate Reporting & Professionalism.

His research is informed by socio organizational perspectives, and focuses on a variety of contemporary issues, including the impact of audit regulation on professionalism, the effect of standard setting processes, the realization of the public interest, and the construction of auditor identity. He is editor at Accounting, Organizations, and Society, and Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.

Bertrand serves as a member of the Cannabis Oversight Committee established by the Cannabis Regulation Act in Quebec in 2019. Bertrand is also a board member of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and Chair of the Research Committee.

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Shamel Addas

Shamel Addas is an Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Digital Technology at Smith School of Business.

Prior to joining Smith in 2016, he was Assistant Professor of IS at IESEG School of Management in France.

Shamel’s research examines the impact of information technology use on individuals and groups in work-related and healthcare settings. He is especially interested in the problematic and controversial aspects of IT use such as how it interrupts work and affects work performance. He also studies how the use of different healthcare information technologies affect patients' quality of care and behavioral and clinical outcomes.

Dr. Addas’ research has been published in top-tier journals such as MIS Quarterly, MIT Sloan Management Review, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, and others. He has also presented his work at various academic conferences, including the Academy of Management, ICIS, AMCIS, HICSS, and ASAC. Shamel has won several teaching and research awards, including a 2010 Best Paper Award.

Dr. Addas completed his PhD at McGill University in 2013. He also holds an MBA from the John Molson School of Business and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo. Prior to joining academia, he held various industry positions such as Director of Production, Consultant, Customer Support Manager, Operations Analyst, and Production Planning Engineer.

His Centre-supported work includes a project for accounting students to reflect on a case study by building a digital dashboard that analyzes an organization’s financial and accounting performance and by making actionable recommendations. The context of the case being developed is a salmon processing plant, which runs as a co‑operative among several Indigenous groups in Canada.

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Paul Calluzo

Paul Calluzzo is an associate professor of finance and Toller Family Fellow of Finance at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

He received his PhD in Finance from Rutgers Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Williams College.

His research interests are focused on institutional investors, corporate governance, mutual fund performance, and empirical asset pricing. His research articles have been published in leading journals including the Journal of Financial Economics, Management Science, Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Corporate Finance, and featured in various media such as The Globe and Mail, Bloomberg, and Morningstar.

His work with the Centre includes examining the issue of foreign investment and target firms’ social policies.

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Yu Hou

Senior Research Fellow

Yu Hou is an Associate Professor at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and Senior Research Fellow for the CPA Centre for Corporate Reporting and Professionalism.

He has diverse research interests and has focused most recently on issues related to disclosure, auditing, and patent trolls.

Yu has published papers in premier journals such as The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies.

Yu received his PhD from Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in 2013 and holds a PhD degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China).

He received a CGA certificate from the Certified General Accountants Association in 2003.

He has taught management accounting to undergraduates at Smith School of Business and Rotman School of Management. Yu was the recipient of Research Excellence Award in 2017.

Current projects include: Do firms mimic industry leaders’ accounting?

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Erica Pimentel

Erica Pimentel is an Assistant Professor at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

Erica’s research explores how technological disruption impacts the ways in which auditors engage with their work. She conducts this research using a variety of qualitative approaches, including interviews and ethnography.

Her work also explores how remote working arrangements and blockchain are impacting audit practices. Her broader interest is in thinking about how professions are changing in light of new technologies and the on-going crisis of expertise.

She teaches financial accounting at Smith.

Erica holds a PhD and MBA from Concordia University, an LLM in Tax from York University. She is CPA, CA and worked in public accounting before entering academia.

Her work for the Centre includes projects on digital professionalism: professional work in remote and hybrid workspaces; and attracting and retaining Gen Z in public accounting - reality and recommendations.

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