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Mohamed Chelli

Chelli, Mohamed
Assistant Professor
M.Sc. (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Sfax), M.Phil. (Université Paris-Dauphine), Ph.D. (Université Laval and Université Paris-Dauphine)
DMS 7159
613-562-5800 x 4766
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Professor Mohamed Chelli holds a Master of Research degree in accounting from the Université Paris-Dauphine (France). He also holds a PhD in Business Administration (accounting) from the Université Laval (Québec, Canada) and the Université Paris-Dauphine (Paris, France) as part of a joint degree program. His doctoral thesis is on the legitimization of corporate socio-environmental performance indicators and analyzes how the measures adopted by these organizations impose a sort of disciplinary authority on both the organizations being studied and the stakeholders.

Professor Chelli's teaching areas include Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Qualitative Methods in Accounting Research.

Professor Chelli has presented his research at several conferences such as: APIRA (Auckland, 2019), AFC (Montréal 2013 et Toulouse 2015) et AAC (Québec 2012, Montréal 2018), CSEAR (Toulouse 2017, Toronto 2018), CAAA (Ottawa, 2019). His research relates primarily, but not exclusively, to environmental disclosure, water disclosure and performance, human rights discourse, corporate socio-environmental performance indicators and sustainability ratings / rankings / certifications. Professor Chelli has published his research in such referred journals as the Journal of Business Ethics (JBE), the Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), Business Strategy and the Environment (BSE) and Comptabilité-Contrôle-Audit (CCA).

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Bui, T., Chelli, M. and Houqe, N. 2021. Climate Change Disclosure Ratings: The Ideological Play. Meditari Accountancy Research.
  • Chelli, M. and Cunliffe, A. 2020. Anticipating and Addressing the Politicization of Research. Organizational Research Methods.
  • Chelli, M., Durocher, S. and Fortin, A. 2019. Substantive and Symbolic Strategies Sustaining the Environmentally Friendly Ideology: A Media-sensitive Analysis of the Discourse of a Leading French Utility . Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 32(4): 1013-1042.
  • Ben Amar, W. and Chelli, M. 2018. What drives voluntary corporate water disclosures? The effect of country‐ level institutions. Business Strategy and the Environment, 27(8): 1609-1622.
  • Chelli, M., Durocher, S. and Fortin, A. 2018. Normativity in environmental reporting: A comparison of three regimes. Journal of Business Ethics, 149(2): 285-311.
  • Chelli, M. and Gendron, Y. 2015. L’expertise en évaluation socio-environnementale des entreprises : légitimation et mises à l’épreuve. Comptabilité Contrôle Audit, 21(2): 63-96.
  • Chelli, M., Durocher, S. and Richard, J. 2014. France's New Economic Regulations: Insights from Institutional Legitimacy. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 27(2): 283-316.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2018-2020 SSHRC Corporate Water Performance, Market Valuation and Cost of Equity Capital R C PI $ 43,402
2018-2019 Telfer School of Management Research Fund Start-Up R I PI $ 10,000
2018 University of Ottawa, Office of the Vice-President, Research Visiting Researcher Program – Professor Ataur Belal (Sheffield University, UK) R O PI $ 5,000
2017 University of Ottawa & Telfer School of Management Corporate Water-related Risks: Disclosure, Performance and Market Valuation R I PI $ 14,000
2016-2017 Telfer School of Management Research Fund Start-Up R I PI $ 10,000
2015-2016 Federal University, Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France Environmental communication: Comparison between France and Canada R O PI $ 21,517


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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