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After several years in public and private accounting practice, Dr. Michael Favere-Marchesi started an academic career to fulfill his love for research and teaching. Today, as an associate professor of accounting and auditing, his public accounting and industry experiences enhance his lectures in auditing and managerial accounting. Prior to joining the Beedie School of Business, Dr. Favere-Marchesi taught at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California, the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Thailand, and the University of Southern California. His research interests include audit judgment and decision-making, audit quality, fraud and international accounting.
Dr, Favere-Marchesi earned his graduate degrees in the U.S. and spent several years in Thailand as director of NIDA'S Global MBA program in Bangkok. He speaks French, Spanish and conversational Thai, and currently chairs the international activities committee for SFU Business. This position includes arranging a quality portfolio of university exchange arrangements between SFU Business and leading business schools around the world. Dr. Favere-Marchesi is also a member of the Deans Search Committee and SFUs International Student Exchange Committee. Externally, Dr. Favere-Marchesi is a member of the Board of Examiners of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chair of its International Uniform CPA Qualification Examination Committee.
For recreational activities, Michael enjoys sports, particularly scuba diving, a hobby he took up at age eight when he lived on the French Riviera. "Life underwater is all about harmony," says Dr. Favere-Marchesi, who is a dive master for PADI, an international divers' organization. "Fish aren't screaming at each other or cutting into traffic." That love of harmony can also be found in music and numbers, he notes.
Specialization and Research Interests
Audit Judgment and Decision-Making, Fraud, Comparative Audit Markets and Systems, Cultural Influences on Accounting and Controls, International Accounting Differences, Internal Auditing.
Favere-Marchesi, M. with C. Emby.Review Partners and Engagement Partners: The Interaction Process in Engagement Quality Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 215-232, 2010.
Favere-Marchesi, M. "Audit Review: The Impact of Discussion Timing and Familiarity," Behavioral Research in Accounting, vol. 18, pp. 53-64, 2006.
Favere-Marchesi, M. "Cognitive Effects of decomposition in Fraud-Risk Assessments," funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Small Research Grant.
Favere-Marchesi, M. "Regulatory Determinants of Audit Quality."
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