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Recent Papers, Reports & Publications

The Centre produces and promotes research and commentary on corporate reporting and professionalism including influences, best practices, and impact.

The Centre is always interested in funding new research and thought leadership proposals in the area of corporate reporting and professionalism. If you wish to submit a proposal, please contact the Centre’s director, Dr. Bertrand Malsch, at

April 2023

Chilling Effects of Patent Trolls

Research Policy
November 2021

How Firms’ Quality Experts Shape CPAB Inspections and Their Outcomes

An Analysis of Intraprofessional Conflicts, Third‐Party Influences, and Relational Strategies
Contemporary Accounting Research
September 2021

Repairing the Three-Legged Stool of Audit Quality

How audit committee can strengthen a sustainable culture of audit quality within firms
March 2021

Non-audit Engagements and the Creation of Public Value: Consequences for the Public Interest

Journal of Business Ethics
May 2019

How to Become an Ex-auditor

The road from the Big Four to private industry
April 2019

The CPA Recruiting Game

How commercialized strategies draw students to the Big Four ahead of the auditing profession itself
January 2016

When the Client is a Former Auditor

How Auditees Facilitate and Influence the Audit Engagement