Researcher

Dr Sander De Groote

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Financial accounting, Corporate governance, Accounting, auditing and accountability, Auditing and accountability

Biography

Sander De Groote

Lecturer
School of Accounting – PhD, KU Leuven, Belgium |  Master of Business Economics (Msc), KU Leuven, Belgium | Bachelor of Business Economics (Bsc), KU Leuven, Belgium 

Sander joined the School of Accounting as a Lecturer in April 2020. He completed his PhD at KU Leuven in Belgium, with substantial time spent at Northeastern University in the United States and Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He also holds a...view more

Sander De Groote

Lecturer
School of Accounting – PhD, KU Leuven, Belgium |  Master of Business Economics (Msc), KU Leuven, Belgium | Bachelor of Business Economics (Bsc), KU Leuven, Belgium 

Sander joined the School of Accounting as a Lecturer in April 2020. He completed his PhD at KU Leuven in Belgium, with substantial time spent at Northeastern University in the United States and Tilburg University in The Netherlands. He also holds a bachelors and master’s degree from KU Leuven.
Sanders’ research focusses on corporate governance, with a specific interest on the role of director behaviour in the firm information environment. Sander studies insider trading using it as a measure of director diligence and ethics. He is interested in assessing fairness in the firm information environment and in the treatment of different members of the board of directors. His work has been published in Journal of Business Ethics, Auditing: a Journal of Theory and Practice, Decision Support Systems, and Accounting Research Journal.


My Grants

Research Grants

  • 2022: AFAANZ Research grant for “What about the directors? Does being different influence a director opportunities in the board?” ($6,800; average success rate 40%)

  • 2017: Limperg International Scholarship program grant supporting a research visit to Northeastern University (€ 6.460; maximum 5 scholarships awarded every year.)

  • 2015: Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) PhD project funding for 4 years (acceptance rate: 22%) Board Insider Trading: an Investigation of Individual Director Characteristics, Board Social Connections and Consequences for Board Performance.


My Qualifications

PhD in Business Economics (Accounting): "Determinants and consequences of director opportunistic insider trading.", KU Leuven, Belgium

Master of Business Economics (Msc), KU Leuven, Belgium

Bachelor of Business Economics (Bsc), KU Leuven, Belgium 


My Awards

  • 2021: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Best Paper Award in the Corporate Governance stream for "What About the Directors? Does Being Different Influence a Directors' Opportunities in the Board?"

  • 2021:  Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Outstanding Reviewer Award for the 2021 Annual Conference

  • 2017: International Accounting and Finance Doctoral Symposium Best Potential Paper Award for “Limiting Director Opportunistic Insider Trading Through Compensation.”

  • 2016: International Accounting and Finance Doctoral Symposium Prof Michael McKenzie Best Paper Award for “Do companies care about insider trading behavior? Evidence from director turnover.” 


My Research Activities

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  • The Relation Between Opportunistic Insider Trading, Equity Compensation And Social Capital. (Together with Liesbeth Bruynseels and Ann Gaeremynck)

  • The Association Between Audit Committee Opportunistic Insider Trading and Financial Reporting Quality.

  • What About the Directors? Does Being Different Influence a Directors' Opportunities in the Board? (Together with Mathijs Van Peteghem and Dieter Smeulders)

  • A quiet life or internal rent extraction? What do CEO’s do following the death of independent directors? (Together with Mathijs Van Peteghem)

  • Measuring Firm Culture (Together with Dieter Smeulders)


My Engagement


My Teaching

  • ACCT 3563 Issues in Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • ACCT 2542 Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis

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Location

3065 Quadrangle building - Ref E15

Contact

+61 2 9385 5844

Publications

by Dr Sander De Groote