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Lamia Chourou

Chourou, Lamia
Associate Professor
CPA Ontario Fellow
B.A. (Hon.) (IHEC Carthage), M.Sc. (University of Tunis), Ph.D. (University of Tunis), Ph.D. (Queen's)
DMS 7164
613-562-5800 x 4770
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Lamia Chourou holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from Queen's University (2014) and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Tunis (2008). Her research focuses on capital markets and in particular corporate disclosure, financial reporting quality and analysts’ forecasts. She has published in referred journals such as the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of Business Ethics, International Review of Financial Analysis and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. Her current research funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) aims to probe the incentives and obligations of commercial banks to identify financial misrepresentation by their clients and explore the role of both individual banker and institutional relationships in arising suspicions of fraud. Professor Chourou was previously a Teaching Fellow at Queen's School of Business. She taught intermediate financial accounting at Queen's School of Business and several related courses overseas. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards and scholarships from, among others, the Government of Ontario, Queen's University and CAAA.

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.
  • Chourou, L., Himick, D. and Saadi, S. 2023. Regulatory Uncertainty and Corporate Social Responsibility. Finance Research Letters, 55(Part B): 104020.
  • Chourou, L. 2023. Corporate Donations and Religiosity: Cross-Country Evidence. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance, 39: 100811.
  • Chourou, L., Elmawazini, K. and Hossain, H. 2022. Does empathy induce higher corporate prosocial behavior? Evidence from corporate giving. Finance Research Letters, 50: 103219.
  • Chourou, L., Purda, L. and Saadi, S. 2021. Economic Policy Uncertainty and Analysts’ Forecast Characteristics. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 40(4): 106775.
  • Chourou, L., Grira, J. and Saadi, S. 2021. Does empathy matter in corporate social responsibility? Evidence from emerging markets. Emerging Markets Review, 46: 100776.
  • Chourou, L., He, L. and Zhong, L. 2020. Does religiosity enhance the quality of management earnings forecasts? Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 47(7-8): 910-948.
  • Amin, A., Chourou, L., Kamal, S., Malik, M. and Zhao, Y. 2020. It’s who you know that counts: Board connectedness and CSR performance. Journal of Corporate Finance, 64.
  • Chourou, L. 2020. Does Religiosity Matter to Value Relevance: Evidence from US Banking Firms. Journal of Business Ethics, 162: 675–697.
  • Chourou, L., Saadi, S. and Zhu, H. 2019. How Does National Culture Influence IPO Underpricing? Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 51: 318-341.
  • Boubaker, S., Chourou, L., Saadi, S. and Zhong, L. 2019. Does Institutional Investor Horizon Influence Corporate Financing Decisions? International Review of Financial Analysis, 63: 382-394.
  • Boubaker, S., Chourou, L., Haddar, M. and Hamza, T. 2019. Does employee welfare affect corporate debt maturity? European Management Journal, 37(5): 674-686.
  • Sassi, S., Saadi, S., Boubaker, S. and Chourou, L. 2019. External governance and the cost of equity financing. The Journal of Financial Research, 42(4): 817-865.
  • Boubaker, S., Chkir, I.E., Chourou, L. and Saadi, S. 2018. Does Geographic Location Matter to Stock Return Predictability? Journal of Forecasting, 38(4): 311-326.
  • Chourou, L., Hossain, A. and Kryzanowski, L. 2018. Dual-Class Firms, M&As and SOX. The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 51: 318-341.
  • Zhong, L., Chourou, L. and Ni, Y. 2017. On the association between strategic institutional ownership and earnings quality: does investor protection strength matter? Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 36(6): 429-450.
  • Boubaker, S., Chourou, L., Himick, D. and Saadi, S. 2017. It's about Time! The Influence of Institutional Investment Horizon on Corporate Social Responsibility. Thunderbird International Business Review, 59(5): 571-594.

Chapters in Books

  • Adjohani, A., Chourou, L. and Saadi, S. Virtual Currencies as Commodities for Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies. In Baker, K., Filbeck, G. and Harris, J.H.. Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, (In Press).

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2022-2026 SSHRC Cyberattacks on Private Sector: Determinants and Consequences R C PI $ 62,250
2022-2023 SSHRC Sustainable Inventory Management: The Role of Taxes in Corporate Inventory Donations R C Co-A $ 69,425
2021-2023 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Determinants and Implications of Cyberattacks on Private Sector C I PI $ 5,000
2018-2019 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Policy Uncertainty and Analyst Accuracy throughout the Electoral and Economic Cycles R I PI $ 5,000
2018 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance C I PI $ 10,000
2017-2019 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Social trust and IPO outcomes R I Co-I $ 12,000
2017-2019 SSHRC Can Banks Anticipate Corporate Misconduct? R C PI $ 55,635
2016-2017 Conference/Workshop on Campus Opportunity, UOttawa Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I Co-I $ 6,000
2016-2017 SMRF Knowledge Mobilization Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance S I Co-I $ 3,000


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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