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Raili Pollanen

Associate Professor, Accounting
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 2376
    Building:Dunton Tower, Room 1004A
    Department:Sprott School of Business
    Degrees:Doctor of Philosophy, Accounting (University of Lancaster), Masters of Business Administration (Laurentian University), Bachelor of Arts, Economics (Laurentian University), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario)


    Raili Pollanen is an Associate Professor of accounting and the former accounting area coordinator at the Sprott School of Business, where she has developed and taught accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She previously held the Saskatchewan Accounting Education Foundation Faculty Fellowship at the University of Regina.

    Dr. Pollanen’s research has been published in refereed academic and professional journals, such as Accounting, Organizations and Society; Financial Accountability & Management; Public Management Review; International Journal of Management Accounting Research; International Journal of Business, Accounting and Finance; International Journal of Business and Public Administration; International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting; International Journal of Public Sector Management; Management Research News; FMI Journal; and CMA Magazine. In addition, her work has appeared in several refereed edited books, including two papers in the prestigious Studies in Managerial and Financial Accounting (Elsevier), and in numerous international refereed conference proceedings, working papers, and professional reports. She has also received several “best paper” awards for conferenc! e papers and is a co-author of a management accounting textbook (Thomson/Nelson).

    Moreover, Dr. Pollanen has served as the Chair of the Public Sector Accounting Exposure Draft Committee, Canadian Academic Accounting Association, as a member of the CMA Canada National Board of Examiners, and as a member of the Public Performance Reporting Task Force of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants that developed the Statement of Recommended Practice: Public Performance Reporting published in the Public Sector Accounting Handbook. She has also completed several consulting projects for professional accounting bodies. In addition, she has served as a referee, reviewer, and discussant for numerous journal and conference papers and graduate projects and theses, and is an editorial board member, and a guest editor, of the International Journal of Management Accounting Research.

    Her research focuses on management control and performance measurement systems in both private and public sectors, and more recently also on accounting regulation and governance. Her research has been funded through research grants from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK), the National Research Foundation, United Arab Emirates, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation, SAP Canada, the Association of Canadian Financial Officers, and matching funding from the Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund.

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