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QUT Business School

School of Accountancy

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Dr Janet Mack
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
QUT Business School
Dr Troy Yao
Division / Faculty
QUT Business School


Female representation on boards has grown worldwide. There is a stream of study that investigates the relationship between board composition and financial reporting quality. However, there is little evidence on whether corporate board gender diversity is associated with one of the most important financial reporting quality metrics-accounting conservatism.

The objective of this proposed study is to investigate the relation between corporate board gender diversity and accounting conservatism in the Australian context.

If you are interested in researching this topic as part of a Master of Philosophy (Accountancy), and you are applying to commence your degree in Semester 1, 2018, you may be eligible for the School of Accountancy Accelerate Scholarship.



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