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Emilio Boulianne, PhD, FCPA, FCGA, CITP, ICD.D

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

Emilio  Boulianne, PhD, FCPA, FCGA, CITP, ICD.D
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, Journal of Information Systems, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, and Sustainability Accounting, Management & Policy Journal. His works has been presented in various conferences. His research interests cover Blockchains Audit, Cryptoassets, Strategic Performance Management Systems, FinTech, Sustainability Accounting, Family Business, and Accounting Education. He teaches Accounting and Information Technology and Management Control Systems in the B.Comm, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD programs. He is a Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA Canada) and serves on 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 in Commercial Credit at Scotiabank.


PhD in Accounting (HEC)
MBA in Management Information Systems (Laval)
CITP - Certified Information Technology Professional
ICD.D - Institute-Certified Director

Areas of expertise

Cryptoassets - Initial Coin Offerings
Strategic Performance Management Systems
Family Business
Sustainability Accounting
Accounting Education

Teaching activities

BComm, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD

Selected Publications

Pimentel, E.,Boulianne, E., Eskandari, S., Clark. J. 2020. Systemizing the Challenges of Auditing Blockchain-Based Assets, accepted for publication in Journal of Information Systems.

Boulianne, E., Fortin, M. 2020. Risks and Benefits of Initial Coin Offerings: Evidence from Impak Finance, a Regulated ICO, Accounting Perspectives, vol. 19, no. 4, p.413-437.

Tadros, H.,Magnan, M., Boulianne, E. 2020. Is Corporate Disclosure of Environmental Performance Indicators Reliable or Biased Information? A Look atthe Underlying Drivers, accepted for publication in Journal of Financial Reporting andAccounting.

Pimentel, E. Boulianne, E., 2020. Blockchain in Accounting Research and Practice: Current Trends and Future Opportunities, Accounting Perspectives,vol. 19, no. 4, p. 325-361.

Boulianne, E.,Keddie, L., Postaire, M. 2018. (Non)Coverage of Sustainability Within the French Professional Accounting Education Program, Sustainability Accounting,Management and Policy Journal, vol. 9, no. 3, p. 313-335.

Boulianne, E., Keddie, L., 2018. Where is Sustainability Within the Canadian CPA Education Program? Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management, vol. 7, p. 71-112.

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, vol. 14, no. 2, p. 157-188.

Boulianne, E., 2016. How Should Information Technology Be Covered in the Accounting Program? Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, vol.33, no. 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,vol. 10, no. 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,vol. 24, p. 301-316.

Boulianne, E.,Cho, C., 2009. The Rise and Fall of WebTrust. International Journal ofAccounting Information Systems, vol. 10, p. 229-244.

Participation activities

Board of directors

Member of the Board of Directors, Québec CPA Order (Chartered Professional Accountants): Vice-Chair of the Board; Human Resource Committee, 2016-2018; Executive Committee 2020-

Member of the Board of Directors, IQPF (Institut Quebecois de Planification Financiere), Governance and Ethic Committee, 2020-

Director, KPMG Entrepreneurial Research Studies

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

ManuLife Professorship in Financial Planning

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

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