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Philip McIlkenny

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Associate Professor
B.A. (University of Ulster), M.B.A. (University of Ulster), Ph.D. (University of Essex)
DMS 7119
613-562-5800 x 4463
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Philip McIlkenny is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa. Philip is Executive Director of the CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CPA-AGRC) at the Telfer School of Management. He has also held the position of Director of the Telfer MBA. He holds a B.A. and an MBA from the University of Ulster, N. Ireland and a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Essex, England. Professor McIlkenny has taught on the Telfer MBA, Executive MBA and undergraduate programmes as well as MBA programmes in Australia, China, Ghana, Singapore, and the USA.


His research interests include corporate governance, corporate disclosure strategies and insider trading. Professor McIlkenny has published his work in academic journals such as, Journal of Business Ethics, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, the British Accounting Review and Business Strategy and the Environment. He has also presented his research findings at numerous conferences in Canada, Europe and the USA.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Ben Amar, W., Bujaki, M.L., McConomy, B.J. and McIlkenny, P. 2022. Disclosure Transparency and Impression Management: A Textual Analysis of Board Gender Diversity Disclosures in Canada. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 29(5): 1247-1265.
  • Ben Amar, W., Bujaki, M.L., McConomy, B.J. and McIlkenny, P. 2021. Gendering Merit: How the Discourse of Merit in Diversity Disclosures Supports the Gendered Status Quo on Canadian Corporate Boards. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 75: 102170.
  • Ben Amar, W., Ebondo Wa Mandzila, E. and McIlkenny, P. 2020. Corporate social responsibility and the readability of listed firms’ compensation discussion and analysis. Recherches en Sciences de Gestion-Management Sciences-Ciencias de Gestión, 138: 213-242.
  • Ben Amar, W., Chang, M. and McIlkenny, P. 2017. Board Gender Diversity and Corporate Response to Sustainability Initiatives: Evidence from the Carbon Disclosure Project. Journal of Business Ethics, 142(2): 369-383.
  • McIlkenny, P. and Persaud, A. 2017. Value relevance of the voluntary disclosure of advertising expenditure: Evidence from Canada. International Journal of Accounting and Finance, 7(3): 185-208.

Chapters in Books

  • Ben Amar, W., McIlkenny, P. and Mhedhbi, K. What Explains Voluntary Corporate Carbon Disclosures in Emerging Markets. In Boubaker, S., Cumming D. and Nguyen, H.. Handbook of Finance and Sustainability. London: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2022-2023 CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre Audit committee diversity and earnings management R I 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

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