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    CURRICULUM VITAE March 2009

    Dr. Karim Jamal, FCA

    Professor and Chartered Accountants’

    Distinguished Chair in Accounting

    School of Business

    The University of Alberta

    Edmonton, Alberta

    Canada T6G 2R6

    Telephone: W: (780) 492-5829

    e-mail: karim.jamal@ualberta.ca

    Website: http://www.bus.ualberta.ca/kjamal/

Education

    B. Comm. (Hons.), University of Manitoba, 1980

    M.Sc. (Bus. Admin.), University of British Columbia, 1984

    Ph.D. University of Minnesota, 1991

Professional Societies and Community Service

    Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta (ICAA)

    ICAA Distinguished Service Award 2005

    Fellow of Chartered Accountants (Alberta) 2009 (FCA)

    Profiled in Winter 2003 issue of Spotlight Magazine Quarterly Publication of ICAA

    Return Profile in Fall 2008 issue of Spotlight Magazine

    American Accounting Association (AAA)

    Member of AAA Financial Accounting Standards Committee (2006-2009)

    Chair, AAA Financial Accounting Standards Committee (2009-2011)

    American Accounting Association (AAA) Council Member-at-Large (2008-2009)

    Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA)

    CAAA- Chair, Baxter Award Committee (2008-2009)

    Financial Executives Institute (FEI)

    Reviewer for CICA Uniform Final Exam (1995 ,1996, 1999 and 2001)

    Fellow of The Alberta Institute for American Studies (2006-2009)

    Member, Audit Committee of The Edmonton Community Foundation (1998-2006)

    Board Member, The Centre For Enhanced Corporate Reporting (2005 -2007)

    Board Member, Canadian Centre for Social Entreprenuership -CCSE (2000-2009)

    McCalla Professor, University of Alberta 2004-2005.

    Alexander Hamilton Professor of Business 2002- 2005

    International Advisory Board Member For World Computer Exchange (2003- 2008)

    Member of Audit Committee, World Computer Exchange (2006 - 2009)

    Canadian Board For World Computer Exchange (2004-2009)

    Keynote Plenary Speaker, Eight Annual Finance and Accounting Conference, Xiamen

    University, China July 2008.

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Teaching Experience

    Introductory Financial Accounting at the University of Minnesota.

    Introduction to Management Control (ACCTG 322); Accounting Theory (ACCTG

    416); Intermediate Managerial Accounting (ACCTG 424), Introductory Auditing

    (ACCTG 456); as well as the MBA Management Accounting Course (ACCTG 522)

    at the University of Alberta. I have also taught a research survey course for PH.D

    students (ACCTG 701), as well as more specialized Ph.d research seminars on JDM

    research (ACCTG 702 and ACCTG 711) and a research paper critique course

    (ACCTG 703).

Research Interests

    Common Knowledge, Persuasion and Inter-Personal Perception

    Regulation and Competition in Accounting and Auditing

    Governance, Fraud and Earnings Management

    E-Commerce Privacy and Control

Editoral Boards

    Accounting Perspectives 2009 - Present

    Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory 2003 2005; 2008-Present

    Behavioral Research in Accounting 2006- Present

    Contemporary Accounting Research 1994 2003. 2007 - Present

    International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation 2005- Present

    Journal of Accounting and Systems 2005 - Present

    Research in Quantitative Finance and Business Management 2004 Present.

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    Published Articles

1. Comments on “The Use of Remedial Tactics in Negligence Litigation.”

    (Forthcoming 2009). Contemporary Accounting Research.

2. Comments by the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting

    Standards Committee on the FAF Exposure Draft, 'Proposed Changes to

    Oversight, Structure, and Operations of the FAF, FASB, and GASB.' (2009).

    Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. 28(1):51-57. (with George J.

    Benston, Douglas C. Carmichael, Theodore E. Christensen, Robert H. Colson

    (Chair), Stephen Moehrle, Shivaram Rajgopal, Thomas Stober, Shyam Sunder,

    Ross L. Watts).

    3. Tribute to Mike Gibbins. (2008). Accounting Perspectives. February, Vol (8),

    1: 1-8.

4. Mandatory Audit of Financial Reporting: A Failed Strategy for Dealing With

    Fraud (2008). Accounting Perspectives. Summer, Vol 7(2): 97-110. Forum

    Issue on The Contribution of Auditing to Reliable Information for Capital

    Markets.

5. Building a Better Audit Profession: Align Incentives and Reduce Regulation

    (2008). Accounting Perspectives. Summer, Vol 7(2): 123-126. Forum Issue on

    The Contribution of Auditing to Reliable Information for Capital Markets.

6. Comments by the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting

    Standards Committee on the SEC’s Proposal to Accept Financial Statements

    Prepared in Accordance With International Financial Reporting Standards

    (IFRS) Without Reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. (2008). Accounting Horizons.

    June, Vol 22(2): 241-248. (with George J. Benston, Douglas C. Carmichael,

    Theodore E. Christensen, Robert H. Colson (Chair), Stephen Moehrle,

    Shivaram Rajgopal, Thomas Stober, Shyam Sunder, Ross L. Watts).

7. Profile of Courage: Marilyn Stitt, KPMG and the Audit of Hollinger Inc.

    (2008). Journal of Forensic Accounting. Vol IX, Number 1 (June): 199-204.

    (with Erin Marshall).

    8. The FASB’s Conceptual Framework For Financial Reporting: A Critical

    Analysis by The American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting

    Standards Committee. (2007). Accounting Horizons. June Vol 21(2): 229-238.

    (with George J. Benston, Douglas Carmichael, Joel Demski, Bhala Dharan,

    Bob Laux, Shiva Rajgopal and George Vrana).

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9. Teaching Professional Judgment in Accounting. (2007). Accounting

    Perspectives. May, Vol 6(2): 123-140. (with Robert Correll and Linda

    Robinson).

10. Managing Perceptions of Technical Competence: How Well Do Auditors

    Know How Others View Them? (2006). Contemporary Accounting Research

    Autumn 23(3): 761-787. (with Hun-Tong Tan).

11. Effect of Accounting Discretion on Ability of Managers to Smooth Earnings.

    (2006). Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. September / October, 25(5):

    554-573.(with Hwee-Cheng Tan).

12. The More Things Change…Have US Corporate Collapses Had An Effect On

    The Management Practices of Canadian Public Accounting Firms? (2006). CA

    Magazine. August: 41-45. (with Michael Gibbins).

13. Privacy Rights on the Internet: Self-Regulation or Government Regulation?

    (2006). Business Ethics Quarterly July Vol 16(3): 323-342. (with Norman Bowie).

14. A Cognitive Approach to Fraud Detection. (2006). Journal of Forensic

    Accounting. Vol VII(1) June: 65-88. (with Stefano Grazioli and Paul E.

    Johnson).

15. Enforced Standards Versus Evolution by General Acceptance: A Comparative

    Study of E-Commerce Privacy Disclosure and Practice in The US and UK.

     (2005). Journal of Accounting Research Vol 43 (1), March: 73-96. (with

    Michael Maier and Shyam Sunder).

16. Globalization and The Coordination of Work in Multi-National Audits.

     (2005). Accounting,Organizations and Society Vol 30(1): 1-24. (with Michael

    Barrett and David Cooper).

17. After Seven Decades of Regulation, Why is The Auditing Profession In Such a

    Mess? (2005). Business and Professional Ethics Journal. Vol 23 (1 &2): 65-92.

18. Why Are Rules Dominating The Practice of Accounting? (2005). Alumni

    Magazine, Albert School of Business. Spring / Summer.

    19. Is Less Really Better? (2004). CA Magazine, August.

20. Going By The Numbers: How Do We Stop Corporate Fraud? (2004).

    University of Alberta Express News. June 12.

21. Regulation and The Marketplace. (2004). Regulation Magazine, Vol 26 (4),

    Winter Issue. Published by The Cato Institute, Washington, D.C: January, pp

    38-41. (with Michael Maier and Shyam Sunder).

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22. Privacy in E-Commerce: Development of Reporting Standards, Disclosure and

    Assurance Services in an Unregulated Market. (2003). Journal of Accounting

    Research, May. Vol 41 (2): 285-309. (with Michael Maier and Shyam Sunder).

23. Ethical Responsibilities Of Private Companies. (2003). Alberta Venture

    Magazine. June, pp 95-96.

24. Control and Assurance in E-Commerce: Privacy, Integrity and Security at

    eBay. (2002), Taiwan Accounting Review, October, Vol 3 (1): 1-27. (with

    Rong-Ruey Duh and Shyam Sunder). One page summary was printed in Fall

    2001 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review.

25. Can Auditors Predict The Choices Made By Other Auditors? (2001), Journal

    of Accounting Research, December, Vol 39 (3): 569 583. (with Hun-Tong

    Tan).

26. Why Do Biased Heuristics Approximate Bayes Rule in Double Auctions?

    (2001), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, December, Vol 46

    (4): 431 435. (with Shyam Sunder).

27. Detecting Deception: Adversarial Problem Solving in a Low Base Rate World.

    (2001) Cognitive Science , May-June, Vol 25 (3): 355-392. (with Paul Johnson,

    Stefano Grazioli and R.Glen Berryman).

28. Do Auditors Objectively Evaluate Their Subordinates’ Work? (2001), The

    Accounting Review, January, Vol 76(1): 99-110. (with Hun-Tong Tan).

    29. Great Expectations. (2000). CA Magazine, August.

30. Commentary on "Auditor Judgments: The Effects of Partner's Views on

    Decision Outcomes and Cognitive Effort." (1997). Behavioral Research in

    Accounting, Vol 9, Supplement, pp 176-181.

31. Bayesian Equilibrium in Double Auctions Populated by Biased Heuristic

    Traders. (1996). Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol 31, pp

    273 - 291. (with Shyam Sunder).

32. Detecting Framing Effects in Financial Statements. (1995). Contemporary

    Accounting Research, Vol 12 (1), pp 85-105 (with Paul E. Johnson and R. G.

    Berryman).

33. Convexity of Valuation Accuracy Function : Empirical Evidence For the

    Canadian Economy. (1995). Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol 11 (2),

    pp 961 - 972 (with Shyam Sunder).

34. Theoretical Considerations For a Meaningful Code of Professional Ethics.

    (1995). Journal of Business Ethics , Vol 14, pp 703 - 714 (with Norman

    Bowie).

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35. Problem-Centered Research and Knowledge-Based Theory in The

    Professional Accounting Setting. (1993). Accounting Organizations and

    Society, Vol 18 (5), pp 451 - 466 (with Michael Gibbins).

36. Fraud Detection: Intentionality and Deception in Cognition. (1993).

    Accounting, Organizations and Society Vol 18 (5), pp 467 - 488 (with Paul E.

    Johnson and Stefano Grazioli).

37. Comments on “An Experimental Investigation of Explanations for Outcome

    Effects on Appraisals of Capital Budgetting Decisions,” (1993).

    Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol 10 (1), pp 113 - 117.

38. Success and Failure in Expert Reasoning. (1992) Organizational Behavior and

    Human Decision Processes , Vol 53, pp. 173 - 203 (with Paul E. Johnson,

    Stefano Grazioli and Imran A. Zualkernan).

39. Effects of Framing on Auditor Decisions. (1991). Organizational Behavior

    and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 50, pp. 75-105 (with Paul E. Johnson and

    R. Glen Berryman).

40. Money vs Gaming: Effect of Salient Monetary Payments in Double Oral

    Auctions. (1991). Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes,

    Vol. 49, pp. 151-166 (with Shyam Sunder).

41. Audit Judgment Research. (1989). Accounting, Organizations and Society,

    Vol. 14, pp. 83-99 (with Paul E. Johnson and R. Glen Berryman).

42. Human Judgment: Limitations and Opportunities For Research. (1988). In

    Andrew D. Bailey (Ed.), Auditor Productivity in the Year 2000: Proceedings

    of the Arthur Young Professors Roundtable. Reston, VA, (with Paul E.

    Johnson).

    Non-Published Reports

43. Will IFRS Help? Column in National Post Newsletter, Oct 28, 2008. (with

    Hun-Tong Tan).

    44. Comments by the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting

    Standards Committee on FASB’s Preliminary Views on Financial Instruments

    with Characteristics of Equity. May 2008.

    45. Comments by the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting

    Standards Committee on the FAF’s Proposed Changes to Oversight, Structure

    and Operations of the FAF, FASB, and GASB. February 2008

46. Comments on CICA Financial Reporting White Paper on Framework for

    Owner Managed Enterprises. December 2007.

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47. Comments by the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting

    Standards Committee on the SEC’s Proposal to Accept Financial Statements

    Prepared in Accordance With International Financial Reporting Standards

    (IFRS) Without Reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. SEC File Number 57-13-07.

    September, 2007.

48. Comments on the CICA discussion paper on Financial Reporting by Private

    Enterprises. July, 2007.

49. Comments by the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting

    Standards Committee on the FASB’s Conceptual Framework for Financial

    Reporting (CF), Call For Preliminary Views. November 2006.

50. Appraisal Report of The University of Toronto Graduate Diploma in

    Investigative and Forensic Accounting (DIFA). Conducted for The Ontario

    Council of Graduate Studies - OCGS (with Efrim Boritz). August 2006.

51. Improving the Clarity of Canadian Auditing Standards Phase One.

    Comments on The Auditing and Assurance Standards Board Exposure Draft.

    January 2006.

52. ICAA Task Force on Standard Setting: Comments on The Accounting

    Standards Board Strategic Plan Exposure Draft. July 2005.

53. A Theoretical Justification For a Separate Private Company GAAP. Response

    to The Accounting Standards Board Strategic Plan Draft. July 2005.

54. ICAA Task Force on Standard Setting: Response to CICA White Paper on

    Standard Setting. August 2004.

55. ICAA Task Force on Standard Setting: Response to CICA Exposure Draft on

    Audit Risk. August 2004.

56. Summary of Research on Standard Setting. Response to CICA White Paper on

    Standard Setting. August 2004.

    Research Grants

    2005 2012 Chartered Accountants Distinguished Chair in Accounting.

    2005- 2008 SSHRC project 410-2005-0357 ($77,588) Corporate governance,

    transparency and the real economic consequencies of accounting rules

    (with Jennifer Kao).

    2004 2006 Chartered Accountants Education Foundation ($ 30,000) To develop

    problem based learning audit ethics/negotiation exercises.

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2004-2005 McCalla Professor at University of Alberta. University wide research

    professor doing full time research for one academic year.

2002 2005 Alexander Hamilton Professor of Business.

2001 2004 Chartered Accountants Education Foundation ($ 30,000) To develop

    computerized audit cases and a management accounting simulation.

2000 - 2001 Faculty of Business Rice Fellowship ($ 12,000).

1999 2000 Chartered Accountants Education Foundation To develop computer

    based instruction exercises for an audit course ( $ 18,250)

    with Francis Lau.

1999 2000 Chartered Accountants Education Foundation Matching Funds To

    Obtain a software license for CAPLAB software for use in an

    Accounting Theory Course ($ 15,830). Matching funds were provided

    by the Faculty of Business ($ 15,000).

    1998 - 1999 Canadian Securities Institute Development of an Interactive Learning

    Environment for Financial Planning ($ 95,000) with

    Francis Lau.

1998 - 1999 Faculty of Business SAS Grant ($ 3,750).

1996 - 1997 Alberta Accounting Education Foundation ($29,951) - To create a

    case on IT Audit Support Tools in Global audit Firms

     with Michael Barret and David Cooper.

1992 - 1993 Faculty of Business SAS Grant ($2,500).

1991-1992 Southam Research Fellowship ($12,000).

1990-1992 H.E. Pearson Research Fellowship ($12,000).

1989- 1990 KPMG Peat Marwick Research Foundation: Research Opportunities in

    Auditing Program. $39,915 with Paul E. Johnson and R. Glen

    Berryman.

1988-1989 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Financial Reporting

    Institute. Administered by the University of Southern California.

    $25,000 with Paul E. Johnson and R. Glen Berryman.

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University Committees

    Business School Dean Selection Committee Elected Department Rep (2006).

    Advisory Committee to the Dean on Executive Education and Lifelong Learning

    (2005- Present)

    Graduate Studies Policy Committee

    Faculty Strategy Committee (1996)

    Faculty International Programs Committee

    Director of Ph.d program, Department of Accounting (2005- present)

    Research Ethics Board (REB), School of Business (2005-Present)

    REB Member for Faculty of Engineering (2008- Present)

    Library Committee, Faculty of Business

    Faculty representative on the Student Accounting Club

    Faculty representative on the CO-OP program advisory board

    Faculty rep on Business Council of Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry (2002

    Present)

    Research Awards Committee (2006-2008)

    Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) Recruitment Scholarship

    Committee (2002 2005)

    Department Rep on Graduate Studies Policy Committee

    Executive Development Committee (2005 Present)

    External Examiner for Ontario Council of Graduate Studies (OCGS) in 2006 to

    review Diploma program in Investigative and Forensic Accounting at University of

    Toronto.

Ph.D Student Supervision

    Thesis Supervisor for Ms Hwee-Cheng Tan (Accounting PhD, July 2004).

    Ms Mary Oxner (Accounting PhD, August 2006).

Thesis Committee Member for Ms Xin Ge (Marketing PhD, July 2006)

     Ms Yan Li (Accounting, PhD, October 2007)

     Mr Brad Pomeroy (Accounting PhD, June 2009?)

     Ms Odette Pinto (Accounting PhD, ????, 2009)

Thesis Supervisor for Current Ph.d Students:

    - Mr Le Luo

    - Ms Krista Fiolleau

    - Ms Kristina Hoang

    - Ms Erin Marshall

External Reviewer for PhD Thesis of

    - Ms Premila Gowry Shankar (NTU, Singapore) 2003.

    - Mr Tan Seet Koh (NTU, Singapore) 2004.

External Reviewer for MSC Thesis of

    - Mr Ian Reay (Computer Engineering) June 2007.

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Coach for Undergraduate Student Competitions

     rd2007 Accounting Team (Michael Kwan and Benjamin Pachianayagam) won 3

    Prize in ICBC competition at Queens University

     st 2008- Hayat Kirameddine worn 1prize at Estey Competition administered by Centre

    for Accounting Ethics at University of Waterloo

    - Coached Hayat Kirameddine and Gayathri Arul for CASB Competition

2009 Accounting Team (Jihoon Dong, Tony Hau, Adam Hesse, Riphay Al-Hussein stand Derek Gee) won 1 Prize ($10,000) for CMA Alberta’s First Board Governance

    Competition.

    - Accounting Team 2 (Anton Poon, Charu Kaushal, Darren Smith, James Song,

    Nadim Merali) for CMA Alberta’s First Board Governance Competition.

    - Coached Adrian Adams and Spencer Hoyda for CASB Competition

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