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Emilio Boulianne, PhD, FCPA, FCGA, CITP

Professor, Accountancy
Director, KPMG Entrepreneurial Research Studies
Manulife Professorship in Financial Planning

Emilio  Boulianne, PhD, FCPA, FCGA, CITP
Office: S-MB 15313 
John Molson Building,
1450 Guy
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2754

Professor Boulianne published in refereed journals such as Management Accounting Research, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, and International Journal of Accounting Information Systems. His works has been presented in various conferences. His research interests cover Blockchains Audit, Strategic Performance Management Systems, Management Control, Sustainability Accounting, Family Business, and Accounting Education. He teaches Accounting and Information Technology and Management Control in the B.Comm, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD programs. He is a Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA Canada) and had served on CPA education committees and CPA-Quebec board. In recognition of his service to the accounting profession, he was granted the Fellowship Award FCPA. Prior to his academic career, Professor Boulianne worked for ScotiaBank in Commercial Credit.


PhD in Accounting (HEC Montreal),
MBA in Management Information Systems (Laval University)
CITP (Certified Information Technology Professional)

Areas of expertise

Blockchains Audit
Management Control Systems Design
Strategic Performance Management Systems
Family Firms
Sustainability Accounting
Accounting Education

Teaching activities

BComm, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD

Selected Publications

Boulianne, E., Keddie, L., Postaire, M. 2018. (Non) Coverage of Sustainability Within the French Professional Accounting Education Program, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 9, 3, p. 313-335.

El Masri, T., Tekathen, M., Magnan, M., Boulianne, E., 2017. Calibrating Management Control Technologies and the Dual Identity of Family Firms, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, 14, 2, p. 157-188.

Boulianne, E., 2016. How Should InformationTechnology Be Covered in the Accounting Program? Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, 33, 4, p. 304-317.


Boulianne, E., 2014. Impact of Accounting Software Utilization on Students’ Knowledge Acquisition; An Important Change in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Changes, 10, 1, p. 22-48.


Rodrigue, M., Magnan, M., Boulianne, E., 2013. Stakeholders’ Influence on Environmental Strategy and Performance Indicators: A Managerial Perspective, Management Accounting Research, 24, p. 301-316

Participation activities

Participation on numerous PhD students committees at JMSB and other schools

Director, KPMG Entrepreneurial Research Studies

Research entrepreneurial activities of firms; Examine entrepreneurs through strategies taken, risk management, and KPIs utilized for decision-making; Examine the roles play by accountants to support entrepreneurs.

ManuLife Professorship in Financial Planning

Develop expertise in the financialplanning, risk management, and FinTech areas; Train doctoral students in academicand applied research; Help candidates seeking professional business designations.

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