Published Papers


Dontoh, Alex, Fayez Elayan, Joshua Ronen and Tavy Ronen, “Unfair “Fair Value” in Illiquid markets: Excessive Spillover Effects in Times of Crisis” Management Science, forthcoming 2020.

Herath T. C., J. D’Arcy and H. S. B. Herath (2020), ´Organizational Adoption of Information Security Solutions: An Integrative Lens based on Innovation Adoption and the Technology-Organization-Environment Framework”, The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, Vol. 51(2), pp. 12-35.

Paldino S., and H. S. B. Herath (2020), ´Role of Government Regulatory Pressures over Small Wineries: A Niagara Peninsula Case Study of Compliance Effects in Wine Bottling”, Journal of Small Business Management, Forthcoming


Elayan, Fayez A., Kareen Brown, Jingyu Li, and Jiayi Chen, “The Market Response to Mandatory Conflict Mineral Disclosures”, Journal of Business Ethics, September 2019, pp1-30.

Herath, H. S. B., T. C. Herath, and P. Dunn, (2019) Profit-Driven Corporate Social Responsibility as a Bayesian Real Option in Green Computing, Journal of Business Ethics. August, Volume 158, Issue 2, pp 387–402


Elayan, Fayez A., Rafet Aktas, Kareen Brown, and Parunchana Pacharn, “The Impact of the Volcker Rule on Targeted Banks, Systemic Risk, Liquidity, and Financial Reporting Quality”, Journal of Economics and Business, 96 (2018),pp 69-89.

Herath, H. S. B. and T. C. Herath, (2018), Post-Audits for Managing Cyber Security Investments: Bayesian Post-Audit Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) Simulation, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy– Special Issue on Cybersecurity and Accounting, Vol. 37 (6), pp. 545-563.

Brown, K, Elayan, FA, Li J, and Liu, Z. 2018. Comparing the financial reporting quality of Chinese and U. S. public firms. China Finance Review International. Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 399-424.


Brown, Kareen, Fayez A. Elayan, Jingyu Li, Emad Mohammd, Parunchana Pacharn, and Zhefeng Frank Liu “ To Exempt or Not to Exempt Non-Accelerated filers from Complinance with the Auditor Attestation Requirement of Section 404 (b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,” Research in Accounting Regulation, Volume 28, No.2, October 2016, pp 86-95.


Herath, H. S. B. and T. C. Herath, (2014).  “IT Security Auditing: A Performance Evaluation Decision Model”, Decision Support Systems, Vol. 57, pp. 54-63.


Liu, Z., D. B. Thornton, and F.A. Elayan. 2013. Litigation cost, market-to-book, and asymmetric timeliness of earnings. International Journal of Finance and Accounting Studies. 1:1-17.

Thought Leaders Papers


Associate Professor Robert Steinbauer and Anh Mai To (MEd ’20) worked out of Goodman’s CPA Ontario Center for Public Policy and Innovation in Accounting. Steinbauer’s project, which developed real-life ethical scenarios through virtual reality, used his VR program to teach — and test — how business students’ make on-the-job ethical decisions.

Steinbauer’s virtual reality program recreates the office of a car manufacturer struggling to transition over to electric car production. With their headsets, users walk around the building, overhear a water-cooler conversation between employees and a phone call between the CEO and COO, and watch a video advertisement for the company. In the end, participants have to decide whether to risk the lives of their customers or save the organization millions. Steinbauer and To placed research participants into either a text, video, or virtual reality format to engage them with the scenarios.

One of the study’s major results is that, compared to the text and video groups, participants who underwent the virtual reality scenarios were more likely to risk the lives of their customers, says Steinbauer. “While this sounds terrible, it unfortunately reflects what employees in similar situations would do,” he says.

Virtual Morality Report

Working Papers

Barbara Sainty and Staci Kenno

Show Me the Money: Funding at Ontario Post-Secondary Institutes

Sabrina Gong and Nam Ho

Examining Auditors’ Ability to Challenge the Reasonableness of Management Estimates

Ernest Biktimirov and Tatyana Sokolyk

Bank of Canada Publications and the Performance of Stock and Real Estate Markets: Textual Sentiment Analysis

Paul Dunn

Can Auditors Detect Paltering

Anamitra Shome

Narrowing the Talent Gap in Accounting Analytics Education in a Post-pandemic Market: A Study of Employer Expectations Versus Student Perceptions of Job-Preparedness in Accounting Analytics Job Roles

Tanya Tang

Factoring Currency Volatility Effect in Income-Induced Transfer Pricing

Samir Trabelsi

Do Investors See Through Greenwashing?

Tanya Tang

A Textual Analysis of Tax Avoiding Firms’ Financial Disclosure