Department of Accounting & Business Law

Research

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Aalto BIZ Research

At the Department of Accounting and Business law, we conduct high-quality research on various topics. Our research is published in top peer-reviewed journals. The emphasis of our research is on financial statement analysis, capital budgeting, auditing, performance measurement, management control, risk management, corporate governance, taxation, and competition law. 

Our faculty members apply economic, sociological and legal science-based theories in their research. We also deploy a variety of methods: qualitative (case studies, literature reviews, conceptual approaches, action and managerial research); quantitative (regression, survey, and textual data mining); and other research methods (field experiments, fsQCA). 

We host dedicated research groups for auditing and healthcare productivity.

The faculty of the department regularly publish their work in internationally recognised journals. Articles by the members of faculty have been published in a wide range of top academic journals, such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Accounting Research, European Law Journal, and European Law Review.

Apart from these top journals, our faculty members regularly publish in internationally recognised Accounting and Finance journals, such as Journal of Corporate Finance; European Accounting Review; The British Accounting Review; Accounting and Business Research; Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting Horizons; Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; International Journal of Accounting; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; and Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation.

Interdisciplinary research from our faculty is regularly published in internationally acclaimed journals such as Personality and Individual Differences; Industrial Marketing Management; Journal of Business Research; and European Sports Management Quarterly. 

Recent Top Articles

Articles published in ABS 3-4* by our accounting faculty members since 2017

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Highly Cited Articles

Articles published in ABS 3-4* by our accounting faculty members with a minimum of 80 Scopus citations.

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Latest publications

Has UEFA’s financial fair play regulation increased football clubs’ profitability?

Santeri Ahtiainen, Henry Jarva 2022 European Sport Management Quarterly

Auditors' self-assessment of engagement quality and the role of stakeholder priority

Limei Che, Emma-Riikka Myllymaki, Tobias Svanstrom 2022 ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS RESEARCH

Who cares about sanctions? Observations from annual reports of European firms

Denis Davydov, Jukka Sihvonen, Laura Solanko 2022 Post-Soviet Affairs

Investment–cash flow sensitivity and investor protection

Luiz Ricardo Kabbach de Castro, Henrique Castro Martins, Eduardo Schiehll, Paulo Renato Soares Terra 2022 Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

External Factors and the Pricing of Audit Services

Brigitte Eierle, Sven Hartlieb, David C. Hay, Lasse Niemi, Hannu Ojala 2022 Auditing

Does Lesbian and Gay Friendliness Pay Off? A New Look at LGBT Policies and Firm Performance

Veda Fatmy, John Kihn, Jukka Sihvonen, Sami Vähämaa 2022 ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Cybersecurity in Accounting Research

Elina Haapamäki, Jukka Sihvonen 2022 Artificial Intelligence in Accounting

Yksityisoikeus ja oikeuskulttuuri: Juhlajulkaisu Heikki Halila 1952 - 26/5 - 2022

Mika Hemmo, Kari Hoppu, Olli Norros, Ville Pönkä 2022

Siviili- ja kauppaoikeudellisten asioiden sovittelu

Petra Hietanen-Kunwald 2022 Sovittelu ja sen sovellukset
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

Research Groups

At the Department of Accounting and Business Law, we host two research groups:

Research Department of Finance

Healthcare Productivity Group

We are a dynamic research group focusing on top publications in management accounting, health economics and medical journals.

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Audit Research Group

Audit Research Group conducts research on cross-disciplinary aspects of auditing and collaborates actively with other universities and industry.

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