TieMei (Sarah) Li
- DMS 7150
- 613-562-5800 x 1991
TieMei (Sarah) Li is a full professor of accounting at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from Concordia University and has a CPA designation from China. Prior to her academic career, she was a co-founder and a manager director in the Chinese financial industry for more than ten years. From 2019 to 2020, she was a visiting associate professor at the City University of Hong Kong.
Her academic experience includes teaching various accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Ottawa, the City University of Hong Kong, the University of Windsor and at Concordia University, facilitating courses and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Dr. Li has presented her research at many important conferences and her research has been published in leading accounting, finance, and business journals, such as the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of Corporate Finance, the European Accounting Review, and the Journal of Financial Business & Accounting. She has received research grants from SSHRC, the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre, and other internal or external institutions.
Dr. Li has been a reviewer for SSHRC applications and for the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, the American Accounting Association conferences, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association conferences, and a variety of academic journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, the European Accounting Review, the Journal of International Accounting Research, the Journal of Business Research, and others. She has been the associate editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics since 2017.
Publications during the last 7 years
Papers in Refereed Journals
- Lajili, K., Li, T., Chourou, L., Dobler, M. and Zéghal, D. 2023. Corporate risk disclosures in turbulent times: An international analysis in the global financial crisis. Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, (In Press).
- Ge, W., Kim, J.B., Li, T. and Zhang, S. 2023. Involvement in offshore financial centers and audit fees: Evidence from U.S. multinational firms. European Accounting Review, 32(4): 995-1023.
- Li, T., Magnan, M. and Shi, Y. 2022. Governance Tensions in MNCs’ Accounting Quality. Journal of International Business Studies, 53: 1641–1669.
- Ge, W., Kim, J.B., Li, T. and Zhang, J. 2022. Subsidiary Operations in Offshore Financial Centers and Bank Risk-Taking: International Evidence. Journal of International Business Studies, 53: 268-301.
- Ben Amar, W., He, L., Li, T. and Magnan, M. 2019. The Corrosive Effect of Offshore Financial Centers on Multinational Firms’ Disclosure Strategy . European Accounting Review, 28(3): 483-512.
- Kim, J.-B. and Li, T. 2018. Are offshore firms less conservative in financial reporting? International evidence. Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, 29(2): 131-169.
- Ge, W., Kim, J.-B., Li, T. and Li, Y. 2018. Operations in Offshore Financial Centers and Loan Syndicate Structure. Journal of Empirical Finance, 45(2018): 157-180.
- Durnev, A., Li, T. and Magnan, M. 2017. Beyond Tax Avoidance: Offshore Firms' Institutional Environment and Financial Reporting Quality. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 44(5-6): 646-696.
- Durnev, A., Li, T. and Magnan, M. 2016. Are Offshore Firms Worth More? Journal of Corporate Finance, 36: 131-156.
- Ge, W., Kim, J.-B., Li, T. and Li, Y. 2016. Offshore Operations and Bank Loan Contracting: Evidence from Firms that Set up Subsidiaries in Offshore Financial Centers. Journal of Corporate Finance, 37: 335-355.
Chapters in Books
- Li, T. Relying on offshore financial centers: A social issue that raises governance concerns for multinationals. In Magnan, M. and Michelon, G.. Handbook on Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, (In Press).
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2023-2028||SSHRC Insight Grant||Environmental Sustainability Policy Divergence, Environmental Disclosure, and Environmental Performance: International Evidence||R||C||PI||$ 89,300|
|2022-2024||Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG)||The Impact of Environmental Sustainability Policy Arbitrage: International Evidence||R||I||PI||$ 15,000|
|2020-2022||CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre||Social media impact on transparency of companies with OFC operations||R||I||PI||$ 5,000|
|2018-2020||Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG)||Does Globalization Matter to Multinational Companies’ Credit Risk? Evidence from Credit Default Swap||R||I||PI||$ 8,000|
|2018-2020||SSHRC||Impact Investing by Private Foundations||R||C||Co-I||$ 65,372|
|2016-2018||SSHRC||Do Operations in Offshore Financial Centers Blow the Whistle on Bank Risks?||R||C||PI||$ 67,820|
|2016-2018||CPA - Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre||Operations in Offshore Financial Centers and Bank Risk Taking||R||I||PI||$ 5,000|
|2015-2018||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Are Operations in Offshore Financial Centers Associated with Corporate Social Responsibility?||R||I||PI||$ 5,000|
|2015-2016||Business School Research Development Awards of the University of Western Australia||Trading Activities of Insiders in Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) with Operations in Offshore Financial Centres||R||O||Co-I||$ 6,590|
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