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Daniel Zeghal

Zeghal, Daniel
Professor Emeritus
M.Sc.Com. (Université de Sherbrooke), M.A. (Université de Sherbrooke), M.B.A. (uLaval), Ph.D. (uLaval), CPA, CGA (CPA Ontario), FCPA, FCGA (CPA Canada)
DMS 7113
613-562-5800 x 4769
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Daniel Zéghal PhD, FCPA, is a Professor Emeritus at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. He is interested in a wide range of topics in the areas of production, communication and use of financial and accounting information. His most recent work focuses on risk management, corporate governance, international accounting standards, intellectual capital and intangible assets.

Daniel Zéghal is a very active member in the academic community and the accounting profession. He is a member of the editorial boards of a number of academic journals. In recognition for his work and his leadership in both accounting research and accounting education and for his contribution to the profession, Professor Zéghal has received a number of academic and professional awards including the following: Fellow of CPA Canada, Life membership of CPA Ontario, member of the International Who's Who of Professionals and Who's Who in Canadian Business. In 2008, Professor Zéghal was named in an international search to "100 CGA's who have made a difference for having contributed to the excellent reputation of the profession".

From 1992 to 2013, Dr Zéghal was the Director of the CPA Accounting and Governance Research Centre at the University of Ottawa. His research has been widely published in leading peer-reviewed journals in accounting and finance; many of his publications have been identified as "hottest" research. He was the winner of the Alan G. Ross Award for Writing Excellence and also the winner of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence in 2011 as well as the Highly Commended Paper in the 2016 and the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Daniel Zéghal is a Premium Academia Edu member, his most recent score for the H index is 31, while his research interest score is said to be higher than 97% of ResearchGate members.

Professor Zéghal supervised doctoral students, post-docs and Master students; he was selected as the recipient of the Lorna Henderson Outstanding Mentor Award in recognition of his notable contribution in mentoring and providing career guidance to young professionals in order to build a better accounting profession.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Lajili, K., Li, T., Chourou, L., Dobler, M. and Zéghal, D. 2024. Corporate risk disclosures in turbulent times: An international analysis in the global financial crisis. Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, 35(1): 261-289.
  • Lajili, K., Dobler, M., Zéghal, D. and Bryan, M.J. 2021. Risk reporting in financial crises: A tale of two countries. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 29(2): 181-216.
  • Gouiaa, R., Zéghal, D. and El Aoun, M. 2020. An analysis of the relation between enterprise risk management (ERM) information disclosure and traditional risk measures in the US banking sector. Risk Governance and Control: Financial Markets & Institutions, 10(1): 61-74.
  • Zéghal, D. and Moussa, M. 2020. Comparative Analysis of Key governance mechanism in US, European and Asian multinational corporations on the Fortune Global 250. Management International, 24(2): 27-38.
  • Maingot, M.G., Quon, T.K.S. and Zéghal, D. 2018. Risk Management by U.S. and Canadian Financial Firms during the Financial Crisis. International Journal of Disclosure and Governance, 15(4): 221-234.
  • Zéghal, D. and Lahamar, Z. 2018. The Effect of culture on accounting conservatism during adoption of IFRS in the EU. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 26(2): 311-330.
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