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Professor Chen was previously an assistant professor at Carleton's University Sprott School of Business, where she taught financial accounting and managerial accounting. Her research has examined market reactions to accounting disclosures, economic implications of adopting IFRS (the International Financial Reporting Standards), the role of accounting information in decision making, small business debt financing, auditing, and accounting history.
Accounting in the nonprofit sector is one of Dr. Chen's main current areas of interest and she is engaged in four ongoing research projects that examine the social responsibility of charitable foundations, accounting standards of nonprofit organizations, political activities and auditing in the nonprofit sector. Her PhD thesis, at Queen's University, investigated the monitoring role of the board of directors in reducing expense misreporting of nonprofit organizations.
Professor Chen has published her research in peer-reviewed journals, such as Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Corporate Governance: An International Review Journal of Small Business Management, Business History, and International Review of Financial Analysis and European Journal of Finance. Dr. Chen also recognizes the importance of engaging with the practitioner community and in addition to publishing in a professional journal, The Philanthropist, she has presented her work at the Accounting Standard Oversight Council Meeting.
Publications during the last 7 years
Papers in Refereed Journals
- Ben Amar, W., Chen, Q., Ding, S. and Quon, T.K.S. 2023. The Impact of Accounting Information and its Quality on Government Funding to Nonprofit Organizations. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 34(2): 349–377.
- Chen, Q., Ding, S., Jia, C. and Wu, Z. 2017. What Happens When Firms Break Promises? The Case of Information Credibility. The European Journal of Finance, 23(7-9): 606-635.
- Ni, N., Chen, Q., Ding, S. and Wu, Z. 2017. Professionalization and Cost Efficiency of Fundraising in Charitable Organizations: The Case of Charitable Foundations in China. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28(2): 773-797.
- Chen, Q. 2016. Director Monitoring of Expense Misreporting in Nonprofit Organizations: The Effects of Expense Disclosure Transparency, Donor Evaluation Focus and Organization Performance. Contemporary Accounting Research, 33(4): 1601-1624 .
- Chen, Q., Ding, S., Wu, Z. and Yang, F. 2016. Family Control, International Accounting Standards, and Access to Foreign Banks: Evidence from International Entrepreneurial Firms. Journal of Small Business Management, 54(2): 598-621.
- McWatters, C.S., Chen, Q., Ding, S., Hou, W. and Wu, Z. 2016. Family Business Development in Mainland China from 1872 to 1949. Business History, 58(3): 408-432.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2023-2025||SSHRC Insight Development Grant||The Application of Time-Driven Activity Based Costing in Canadian Hospitals||R||C||Co-PI||$ 63,763|
|2022-2024||SSHRC||Sustainable Inventory Management: The Role of Taxes in Corporate Inventory Donations||R||C||PI||$ 69,425|
|2018-2022||SSHRC Insight Development Grant||Impact Investing by Private Foundations||R||C||PI||$ 65,372|
|2018-2019||CPA Ontario||Family Owned Enterprises||R||O||PI||$ 30,000|
|2016-2017||CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre||Nonprofit accounting information||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