Corporate Financial Information Environment (CFIE)


CFIE project publications

Journal papers:

  • Pimenta Alves, Paulo Alexandre and El-Haj, Mahmoud and Rayson, Paul and Walker, Martin and Young, Steven, Heterogeneous Narrative Content in Annual Reports Published as PDF Files: Extraction, Classification and Incremental Predictive Ability (July 1, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2803275
  • Salzedo, Catherine and Young, Steven and El-Haj, Mahmoud, Does Equity Analyst Research Lack Rigour and Objectivity? Evidence from Conference Call Questions and Research Notes (August 1, 2016). Forthcoming in Accounting and Business Research 2017. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2816917
  • Araceli Mora and Martin Walker (2015) The implications of research on accounting conservatism for accounting standard setting. Accounting and Business Research, 45:5, 620-650. DOI: 10.1080/00014788.2015.1048770
  • Schleicher, T., and Walker, M., 2015. Are Interim Management Statements Redundant? Accounting and Business Research, 45 (2), 229-255. DOI:10.1080/00014788.2014.1002444
  • Vasiliki Athanasakou and Khaled Hussainey (2014) The perceived credibility of forward-looking performance disclosures. Accounting and Business Research. Volume 44, Issue 3, pp. 227 - 259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00014788.2013.867403
Conference papers:
  • El-Haj, M., Rayson, P. E., Young, S. E., Walker, M., Moore, A., Athanasakou, V., & Schleicher, T. (2016). Learning tone and attribution for financial text mining. In N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, T. Declerck, M. Grobelnik, B. Maegaard, J. Mariani, A. Moreno, J. Odijk, S. Piperidis (Eds.), Proceedings of LREC 2016, Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. (pp. 1820-1825). European Language Resources Association (ELRA). (PDF; annotated corpus and guidelines)
  • Vasiliki Athanasakou, Mahmoud El-Haj, Paul Rayson, Martin Walker, Steven Young (2014) Computer-based Analysis of the Strategic Content of UK Annual Report Narratives. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, August 2-6, 2014, Atlanta, USA. (PDF)
  • Steven Young and Mahmoud El-Haj (2014) Computer-based Analysis of UK Annual Report Narratives. Financial Reporting & Business Communication Conference, 3-4 July, Bristol, UK. (PDF slides)
  • Steven Young (2014) Textual Analysis and Investment Decisions: An Overview. Sell-Side Meeting: Citi Investment Research & Analytics, 2014 Citi Quantitative Finance Conference. June 18-20, 2014, Valencia, Spain. (PDF slides)
  • Mahmoud El-Haj, Paul Rayson, Steven Young, Martin Walker (2014) Detecting Document Structure in a Very Large Corpus of UK Financial Reports. In proceedings of The 9th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, 26-31 May, Reykjavik, Iceland. (PDF)
  • Walker, M. (2014). The Information Content of Interim Management Statements. Working paper presented at the European Accounting Association Congress in Tallin, Estonia. May 2014.
ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science: Accounting and Finance Press and Professional Magazines: Presentations:
  • Young, S. (2015). Large-sample analysis of UK annual report narratives. British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) South West Accounting Group, Bath University, 4 Sept 2015. [Plenary talk on strategy-related commentary in UK annual reports and delivered a demonstration of annual report software tool]
  • Young, S. (2015) Presentation of annual report software tool and associated research at Xerox's Research Centre Europe (XCRE). July 8 2015: Grenoble, France.
  • Young, S. (2015) Presentation of research paper on strategic commentary in UK annual reports. June 10 2015, Munich, Germany.
  • Young, S. (2015) Presentation of annual report software tool to Senior Leadership Group of the Financial Reporting Council (body charged with regulating financial reporting and corporate governance in the UK); London, UK. May 14 2015, London, UK.
  • EAA PhD Forum: analysing annual report narratives and introduction to software tool, 28 April 2015, University of Glasgow.
  • Young, S. (2015). Computer-based Analysis of the Strategic Content of UK Annual Report Narratives. Lancaster University. 22nd April 2015.
  • BAA Doctoral Colloquium, Plenary Session: analysing annual report narratives and introduction to software tool, 22 March 2015, University of Manchester.
  • Walker, M. (2015). Large-sample Analysis of U.K. Annual Report Narratives: Methods and Evidence. Exeter University Business School. 18th March 2015.
  • Young, S. and El-Haj, M. (2015) Large-sample Analysis of U.K. Annual Report Narratives. Invited talk at Accounting and Finance division at Leeds University Business School. 17th March 2015.
  • Young, S. (2015). Large-sample Analysis of U.K. Annual Report Narratives: Methods and Evidence. Nottingham Trent University. 11th March 2015.
  • Young, S. (2015). Large-sample Analysis of U.K. Annual Report Narratives: Methods and Evidence. University of Essex. 4th March 2015.
  • Financial Reporting Council Academic Panel, invited paper: analysing annual report narratives, introduction to software tool, and preliminary results, 3 March 2015
  • Mahmoud El-Haj. (2015). Analysing UK Annual Report Narratives using Text Analysis and Natural Language Processing. Invited talk at Glasgow University, IR Group - School of Computing Science. 23 February 2015.
  • Athanasakou, V., Strong, N. and Walker, M. (2015). The relative concentration of bad versus good news flows. University of Stirling, January 2015.
  • Steve Young and Mahmoud El-Haj. (2014). PhD Training Session at Bangor Business School: Analysing Annual Report Narratives. 2 December 2014.
  • Athanasakou, V., Strong, N. and Walker, M. (2014). The relative concentration of bad versus good news flows. Nottingham Business School, October, 2014.
  • Athanasakou, V., Strong, N. and Walker, M. (2014). The relative concentration of bad versus good news flows. Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, June 2014.
  • Athanasakou, V., Strong, N. and Walker, M. (2014). The relative concentration of bad versus good news flows. Research Day in Accounting, IESEG, Lille, May 2014.
  • Athanasakou, V. and Olsson, P. (2013). Earnings quality and corporate governance. Bristol University, Department of Accounting and Finance, February 2013.
  • Athanasakou, V. and Olsson, P. (2013). Earnings quality and corporate governance. Kings College London, Department of Accounting and Financial Management, February 2013.
  • Athanasakou, V. and Olsson, P. (2013). Earnings quality and corporate governance. European Accounting Association 2013.
  • Athanasakou, V. and Olsson, P. (2013). Earnings quality and corporate governance. Edinburgh Business School, February 2013.

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