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A CURIOUS MIND, A WANDERER AND RESEARCHER

Prof. Dr. Othmar M. Lehner

Director of the Center of Accounting, Finance

and Commercial Law 

Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki

"Robust, data science driven, interdisciplinary research for a positive societal impact"

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2019 -

HANKEN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, HELSINKI, FINLAND

Director of the Centre of Accounting, Finance and Governance
Associate Professor in Accounting

2018 -

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY, LONDON, UK

Fractional Full Professor in Finance, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research

2014 - 2019

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, UK

Professorial Fellow, Said Business School and the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

2012 -

ACRN OXFORD RESEARCH CENTRE, OXFORD, UK

Honorary Director, Professorial Fellow

2012 -

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES UPPER AUSTRIA

Professor for Finance, Risk and Accounting

2009 - 2012

UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ, FINLAND

Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics

previously

  

working as risk manager at the Citigroup bank UK London and as Chartered Financial Accountant in Austria for more than 10 years

RECENT ACADEMIC BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ACCOUNTING - ORGANISATIONAL AND ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS

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Routledge Studies in Accounting

forthcoming in 2022

THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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Routledge

forthcoming in 2022

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Keynotes and Speeches

Keynote Speaker on Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability Accounting at the 46th Congress of Controllers, Munich

May 9/10, 2022

Keynote Speaker and Co-Organizer of the Panel on Impact Investing in Times of Crises, at the 81st Academy of Management Conference
2021


Keynote Speaker at the EU Summit on the ESG Taxonomy for Sustainability Accounting before the EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium
2020

Speaking on Conflicts, Tensions and Paradoxes in Social Impact Accounting at the 43rd annual EAA Congress, Bucharest

2020

Keynote on Social Justice in Impact Investing in the Ethics Symposium of the 24th annual American Accounting Association Meeting, Atlanta

2020

Speaker on the topic of Value Propositions and Disruptive Potential in FinTechs, 79th Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA

2019

Keynote Speaker on Measuring Sustainability and Impact at the Impact Investing World Forum, London, UK

2019


Economics, Helsinki, Finland

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Honorary Activities and Recent Awards in Service to the Field

Emerald Literati Award, Winner 2020 – Applied Accounting 2019 for the best paper:
Lehner, O.M., Harrer T., and Quast, M. (2019), Building Institutional Legitimacy in Impact Investing: Strategies and Gaps in Financial Communication and Discourse, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, (ISSN 0967-5426), 20(3), 416-438 SCOPUS


Nominated for the Carolyne B Dexter Award 2018 for the best international research paper
at the Academy of Management, Chicago, 2018 for:

Lehner, O.M., Harrer, T., Quast, M., (2018). Legitimacy and Discourse in Impact Investing: Searching
for the Holy Grail. Academy of Management Proceedings, (ISSN: 2151-6561), Vol. 13
https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.114


Best Paper Award 2018, PnP Division of the Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, 2018


Best Paper Award 2018, Hermann Zemlicka Award of Springer Accounting Information Sciences and Neurosciences


Best Paper Award for global Social Entrepreneurship Research 2015. New York University, NYU Stern.


Elsevier Certificate for Outstanding Reviewer 2017, 2018 and 2019


Editor in Chief

Emerald, Journal of Applied Accounting Research,
ABDC: B, ABS, Scopus, EBSCO and CABELL listed (ISSN 0967-5426)


Guest Editor

2019, Special Issue in the Journal of Applied Accounting Research on “Measuring and
Reporting in Impact Investing and Sustainable Accounting”


Conference Chair

SSFII Social and Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing Conference,
University of Oxford, Said Business School, Oxford, UK (2015)

Conference Chair

11th - 17th FRAP conference on Finance, Risk and Accounting Perspectives,
Hughes Hall College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, UK, Oriel College of the University of  Oxford, UK, and Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki, Finland

Organisational and Board Memberships

EAA, European Accounting Association
AOM, Academy of Management, USA
BAM, British Academy of Management, UK
ÖGWT, Austrian Chartered Professional Accountant Association
AACSB: AQ and PQ Qualification
GARP: Global Association of Risk Professionals
OECD Expert on Impact Investing Measurement
Member of the ACRN - Academic Research Network Oxford

BOOKINGS

Please contact seeds@acrn.eu to book Prof. Lehner for Keynotes at Industry and Finance Events on the Topics of Sustainability Accounting, Impact Investing and the Digital Transformation of Accounting and Finance

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RECENT BLOG POSTS

Research Agenda on Social Finance
Moderation of ESG Data Webinar
Opening of the Quantum Lab @Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki