The 77th CPA Australia-University of Melbourne Annual Research Lecture

Leading Indicators of Organizational Outcomes

Professor Shane Dikolli delivered the 77th CPA Australia - University of Melbourne Annual Research Lecture.

Shane explored how recent innovations in accounting research such as executive compensation, audit fees, and corporate culture, have yielded several data sources and methods for generating leading indicators of organizational outcomes. In particular, Shane will discuss leading indicator implications of data sources such as social media preferences; the mandatory expanded disclosure of executive compensation details; the voice recording, written language and speaking style of executives; and the variation in the level of an organization’s audit fees not explained by observable economic factors.

About Professor Shane Dikolli: Shane Dikolli is an Associate Dean for Faculty Engagement at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Fellow of CPA Australia. He holds a PhD in Accountancy from the University of Waterloo and completed with Distinction both a Post Graduate Diploma in Business (Accounting) and and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) at Curtin University of Technology. His primary research interests focus on the performance evaluation of CEOs spanning both analytical modeling and empirical analysis. Shane is an Editor at Journal of Management Accounting Research and currently also holds Editorial Board memberships at The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Management Accounting Research, and Accounting and Finance. He has published research in Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting & Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, European Accounting Review, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. He has received awards for Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature, Best Paper in the Journal of Management Accounting Research (twice), and the Glen McLaughlin Prize for Research in Accounting Ethics. In 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek recognized him in the Top 5 Most Popular Business Professors across all disciplines in the Top 30 business schools in the US. At the Fuqua School of Business Shane has won the “Teacher of the Year” Award seven times across the Fulltime and Weekend Executive MBA programs