Michael Favere-Marchesi

Associate Professor, Accounting


Room: WMC 3365

Phone: 778.782.4745

Email: favere@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View


B.S. (Brigham Young University), Master of Accountancy (Brigham Young University), Ph.D. (University of Southern California), C.P.A. (California), Certified Internal Auditor


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 undergraduate and 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. He served for several years as Chair of the international activities committee for SFU Business. This position included arranging a quality portfolio of university exchange arrangements between SFU Business and leading business schools around the world. Dr. Favere-Marchesi is currently a member of the University Senate and serves on the Senate's Committee on International Activities. Externally, Dr. Favere-Marchesi is the President of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association, and served as 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. Dr. Favere-Marchesi is currently a reviewer for Auditing, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Accounting Perspectives, and various accounting conferences.

Research Interests

Audit Judgment and Decision-Making; Fraud; Comparative Audit Markets and Systems; Cultural Influences on Accounting and Controls; International Accounting Differences; Internal Auditing

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Favere-Marchesi, M., & Emby, C. (2018). The alumni effect & professional skepticism: An experimental investigation. Accounting Horizons, 32(1), 53-63. http://doi.org/10.2308/acch-51920

Favere-marchesi, M. (2013). Effects of categorization and decomposition on fraud-risk assessments. Auditing, 32(4), 201-219. http://doi.org/10.2308/ajpt-50528

Favere-Marchesi, M. (2013). Effects of Decomposition and Categorization on Fraud-Risk Assessments. Auditing, 32(4), 201-219. http://doi.org/10.2308/ajpt-50528

Favere-Marchesi, M., & Emby, C. (2010). Review partners and engagement partners: The interaction process in engagement quality review. Auditing, 29(2), 215-232. http://doi.org/10.2308/aud.2010.29.2.215

Favere-Marchesi, M., & Pincus, K. S. (2006). The impact of accountability on auditors' processing of nondiagnostic evidence. Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, 9, 1-26.

Favere-Marchesi, M. (2006). Order effects revisited: The importance of chronology. Auditing, 25(1), 69-83. http://doi.org/10.2308/aud.2006.25.1.69

Favere-Marchesi, M. (2006). Audit review: The impact of discussion timing and familiarity. Behavioral Research in Accounting, 18(1), 53-64.

Favere-Marchesi, M. (2006). The impact of tax services on auditors' fraud risk assessments. Advances in Accounting, 22(1), 157-174.

Favere-Marchesi, M., & Emby, C. (2005). The impact of continuity on concurring partner reviews: An exploratory study. Accounting Horizons, 19(1), 1-10.

Favere-Marchesi, M. (2000). Audit quality in ASEAN. International Journal of Accounting, 35(1), 121-149. http://doi.org/10.1016/S0020-7063(99)00049-7