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Kaouthar Lajili

Lajili, Kaouthar
Full Professor
Maîtrise (University of Tunis), M.Sc. (University of Illinois), Ph.D. (University of Illinois), CGA (CGA Canada/CGA Ontario), CPA, CGA (CPA Ontario, CPA Canada)
DMS 7162
613-562-5800 x 4736
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Dr. Kaouthar Lajili is a Full Professor in Finance and Accounting. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (USA) and a CPA, CGA professional designation. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include risk management, behaviour and governance, financial and business reporting, and valuation of human capital; corporate governance and enterprise risk management with a focus on information value and disclosure. She has been published in the Journal of Management and Governance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of International Accounting Research, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Managerial and Decision Economics, Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting, and the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, among others. She teaches at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

Publications during the last 7 years

Chapters in Books

  • Lajili, K. A Relational Stakeholder Approach to Human Capital Resources Governance. In Lindgreen, A., Maon, F., Palacios Florencio, B., Vanhamme, J., Vallaster, C. and Strong, C.. Engaging With Stakeholders: A Relational Perspective on Responsible Business. London, UK: Routledge, 2018.
  • Canonico, P., De Nito, E., Inauen, M., Lajili, K., Macak, T., F. Santos, N.M.B., Schenker-Wicki, A. and Willmott, H. Performance Management: Contemporary Control . In Gianluigi, M., Submair, A., Mercurio, R. and Iacono, M.P.. Contemporary Management: A Global Perspective. UK: Palgrave MacMillan, 2017.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • 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.
  • Lajili, K., Lin, Y.H. and Rostamkalaei, A. **. 2020. Strategic human capital, corporate governance, and performance: Exploring the missing links. Journal of General Management, 45(4): 192-205.
  • Dobler, M., Lajili, K. and Zéghal, D. 2016. Risk Disclosures and Cultural Values: A Research Note. Research Journal of Finance and Accounting, 7(18): 53-61.
  • Dobler, M., Lajili, K. and Zéghal, D. 2015. Corporate environmental sustainability disclosures and environmental risk: Alternative tests of socio-political theories. Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, 11(3): 301-322.
  • Lajili, K. 2015. Embedding Human Capital in Governance Design: A Conceptual Framework. Journal of Management and Governance, 19(4): 741-762.
  • Lajili, K. and Ben Amor, S. 2014. Exploring the Risk Tolerance in the Gold Industry: An Empirical Study. International Journal of Research in Business Studies and Management, 1(1): 12-23.
  • Dobler, M., Lajili, K. and Zéghal, D. 2014. Environmental Performance, Environmental Risk and Risk Management. Business Strategy and the Environment, 23(1): 1-17.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2020-2021 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Recent Developments in Credit Risk Management Disclosure: A Comparative Analysis between Canadian and Italian Banks R I PI $ 12,000
2014-2015 Dresdner Forum für Revision und Steuerlehre Are Operational and Business Risk Disclosures Value-Relevant? An International Comparative Analysis R F PI $ 2,748
2013-2015 Strategic Research Clusters Seed Funding Program, School of Management Corporate Operational and Business Risk Management Disclosures R I PI $ 20,000
2013-2015 IRAP International Research Office Are Operational and Business Risk Disclosures Value-Relevant? An International Comparative Analysis R O PI $ 14,000
2013-2015 IRAP/TSOM matching funds Are Operational and Business Risk Disclosures Value-Relevant? An International Comparative Analysis R I PI $ 5,500


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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