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Notice: The discussion topics for the Next Session (Friday, September 18, 2015).1. Financial Statement Analysis and Prediction of Future Returns 2. Cash Accounting versus Accrual Accounting: Reconciling Earnings, Dividends and Free Cash Flows Resource Person: Dr. Mizanur Rahman



August 26, 2015
International Symposium on Accounting, Auditing and Governance in Asia.

August 12, 2015
Seminar on Non-Fundamentals and Stock Market: New Evidence

August 9, 2015
Please note that next Saturday, August 15, 2015, is a public holiday and we will hold no training session on the date. Section-B participants are therefore requested to join Section-A and attend our Friday Session on August 14, 2015. Venue would be the Faculty Meeting Room.

August 8, 2015
Section-B List of Participants
in the Training Program on Capital Market Research (Saturday, 09:00-12:00);
Venue: Faculty Meeting Room (in front of Dean Office, FBS).
August 8, 2015
Section-A List of Participants
in the Training Program on Capital Market Research (Friday, 09:00-12:00);
Venue: Computer Lab (Room#7004, Level 6); MBA Building, FBS.
July 9, 2015

List of Selected Candidates for the Training Program on Capital Market Research

Each candidate shall receive an email from the program director with further instructions.

Lectures on Corporate Governance, Family Ownership, Audit Fees and Auditors Choice in Bangladesh

Date: August 17, 2015

I am very pleased to inform you that Dr. Javed Siddiqui, Associate Professor of Accounting in the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK, is one of our distinguished resource persons in this training program. He has kindly agreed to share with you two research papers which Dr. Javed co-authored with his colleagues Dr. Arifur Khan and Dr. Mohammad Badrul Muttakin of Deakin University Australia.

  1. Khan, A., Muttakin, M. B., Siddiqui, J., 2013. Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosures: Evidence from an Emerging Market Economy. Journal of Business Ethics 114: 207-223.
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  2. Khan, A., Muttakin, M. B., Siddiqui, J., 2015. Audit Fees, Auditor Choice and Stakeholder Influence: Evidence from a Family-firm Dominated Economy. The British Accounting Review: 1-17.
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Please note that Dr. Siddiqui is now visiting Bangladesh and scheduled to leave Bangladesh on August 25th. I will therefore earnestly request you to combine into one "Friday Batch" and attend his lectures on this Friday, August 21, 2015. The planned topic titled "Determinants of P/E and P/B Multiples and their Relevance for Investment Decisions" is thus postponed. Our primary motivation is that you get an opportunity to hear both the research presentations. The first paper, published in Journal of Business Ethics, will focus on institutional mechanism of corporate governance in Bangladesh and on the relationship between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility disclosures in corporate annual reports. The other paper which is just published in the British Accounting Review will focus on the effect of family control and ownership on audit pricing and auditor choice in Bangladesh. Both the paper bear enormous policy implications for investors and policy makers. Our timing is as usual, i.e., 09:00-12:00. Please note that venue will be the Faculty Conference Hall, Faculty of Business Studies.