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Jeffrey PITTMAN
Visiting Scholar
Email: acjp@ust.hk

PhD 2001 University of Waterloo, Accounting
MBA 1994 Memorial University of Newfoundland
CA designation 1991 Canadian Institute of Chartered
    Accountants
CMA designation 1990 Society of Management Accountants
    of Canada
BComm (Honours) 1989 Memorial University of Newfoundland


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), August 2006 - present
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of
     Newfoundland, 2003 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2000-2003
  • Lecturer in Accounting, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University
     of Newfoundland, 1994-1996
  • DMK Chartered Accountants, St. John's, Newfoundland, Senior Manager, 1991-1994
  • Deloitte & Touche Chartered Accountants, St. John's, Newfoundland, Audit Senior, 1989-1991


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

   Articles

  • "The role of auditor choice in debt pricing in private firms." Contemporary Accounting Research, forthcoming. (with Steve Fortin).
  • "Ownership concentration in privatized firms: The role of disclosure standards, auditor choice, and auditing infrastructure." Journal of Accounting Research, forthcoming. (with Omrane Guedhami).
  • "Auditor choice and the cost of debt capital for newly public firms." Journal of Accounting and Economics 37 (2004): 113-136. (with Steve Fortin).
  • "A cross-national comparison of R&D expenditure decisions: Financial constraints and tax incentives." Contemporary Accounting Research 21 (2004): 639-680 (with Ken Klassen and Margaret Read).
  • "The influence of firm maturation on tax-induced financing and investment behavior." The Journal of the American Taxation Association 24 (2002): 35-59.
  • "The influence of firm maturation on firms' rate of adjustment to their optimal capital structures." The Journal of the American Taxation Association 23, (2001): 70-94 (with Ken Klassen.).

  
RECENT SELECTED CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • Financial Management Association 2006 Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, Utah)
  • American Accounting Association 2006 Annual Meeting (Washington, D.C.)
  • Academy of International Business 2006 Meeting (Beijing, China)
  • Financial Management Association 2006 European Conference (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • American Accounting Association 2006 Audit Section Midyear Meeting (Los Angeles, California)
  • 10th Symposium on Finance, Banking, and Insurance (Karlsruhe, Germany)
  • Northern Finance Association 2005 Annual Conference (Vancouver, B.C.)
  • 2006 International Conference on Finance (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • American Accounting Association 2005 Annual Meeting (San Francisco, California)
  • 2005 International Symposium on Audit Research (Singapore)
  • American Accounting Association 2005 Audit Section Midyear Meeting (New Orleans, Louisiana)
  • 2004 International Symposium on Audit Research (Maastricht, Netherlands)


SERVICE ACTIVITIES WITH PROFESSION

  • Ad hoc reviewer for The Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research, among others

  • Scientific Committee, 2006 and 2007 Canadian Academic Accounting Association Annual Conferences

  • Organizing Committee, 2004 Journal of the American Taxation Association Conference

  • Vice-chair, Chartered Accountants' Education Foundation of Newfoundland

HONORS, RESEARCH AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2006 Standard Research Grant ($59,233) - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), co-investigator.
  • 2005 Standard Research Grant ($87,125) - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), principal investigator.
  • 2005 Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, Memorial University of Newfoundland ($25,000).
  • 2003 Dean's Research Award, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University
  • 2002 Standard Research Grant ($64,219) - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), principal investigator.
  • 2002 Initiative on the New Economy Research Grand ($128,770) - Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), co-investigator.
  • Member of the American Accounting Association
  • Member of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association