Professor to speak at symposium in Sydney

After much research, Yoshie Lord will be traveling to Sydney to present her research on value and incentive relevance of nonrecurring items.

Lord gave a presentation for The School of Business Spring 2011 Faculty Research Forum at 3 p.m. Thursday in Room 3021 of Lumpkin Hall.

The research presentation was titled, “The Value and Incentive Relevance of Nonrecurring Items.” The presentation examines whether nonrecurring items relay incremental value-relevant information about internally generated assets.

Lord has been invited to show her presentation at the 14th annual 2011 Australian summer accounting symposium in Sydney.

This, in turn, asks whether the value-relevance is associated with CEO market-based compensation.

The presentation also asks questions such as, “is financial disclosure important,” “should we be reporting financial information” and others.

By presenting at the Faculty Research Forum, Lord was able to talk about her research and receive feedback from fellow colleagues.

Hank Davis, the director of accounting program, attended the Faculty Research Forum.

Since Lord has been published in top journals in the accounting field, Davis said he believes that Lord’s new research will also most likely get published.

“Dr. Lord is very talented and her presentation is very detailed,” Davis said.

She received her Ph.D from Temple University in Philadelphia and is an assistant professor of accountancy and it is her first year teaching at Eastern.

The symposium will take place at the University of Technology in Sydney on Feb. 3 and 4.

Erin Riedl can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].