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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
- 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., Grira, J. and Saadi, S. 2021. Does empathy matter in corporate social responsibility? Evidence from emerging markets. Emerging Markets Review, 46: 100776.
- Chourou, L., Purda, L. and Saadi, S. 2021. Economic Policy Uncertainty and Analysts’ Forecast Characteristics. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 40(4): 106775.
- 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., 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.
- Chourou, L. 2020. Does Religiosity Matter to Value Relevance: Evidence from US Banking Firms. Journal of Business Ethics, 162: 675–697.
- 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., Chourou, L., Haddar, M. and Hamza, T. 2019. Does employee welfare affect corporate debt maturity? European Management Journal, 37(5): 674-686.
- 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.
- Chourou, L., Saadi, S. and Zhu, H. 2019. How Does National Culture Influence IPO Underpricing? Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, 51: 318-341.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Chourou, L., Hossain, A. and Saadi, S. Governance of Hedge Funds. In Baker, H.K. and Filbeck, G.. Hedge Funds: Structure, Strategies, and Performance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016, (In Press).
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2022-2026||SSHRC||Cyberattacks on Private Sector: Determinants and Consequences||R||C||Co-A||$ 62,250|
|2022-2023||SSHRC||Sustainable Inventory Management: The Role of Taxes in Corporate Inventory Donations||R||C||Co-A||$ 69,425|
|2020||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|
|2016||CPA Canada||Telfer Annual Conference on Accounting and Finance||S||F||Co-I||$ 3,000|
|2015-2016||CPA Canada||Earnings Management in Family and Non-Family Firms||R||F||PI||$ 5,000|
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