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Hannu
Schadewitz
Professor, Department of Accounting and Finance
PhD
Corporate financial reporting, sustainability, and governance research group

Contact

+358 50 910 3471
Rehtorinpellonkatu 3
20500
Turku

Areas of expertise

Financial reporting
International accounting
Sustainability
Corporate governance

Biography

Hannu Schadewitz has been a Professor of Accounting since 2001. His primary areas of research interest include discretionary corporate reporting, international accounting, governance, and accountability. Hannu is professor in charge for doctoral studies in Accounting and Finance subject. He joined the Turku School of Economics faculty in 2001, after being a member of a faculty of the University of Tampere School of Management. He was awarded his M.Sc. (1985), Lic.Sc. (1993), and Dr.Sc. (1997) degrees at what is now Aalto University School of Business. He has been published in academic and practitioner journals, and served as a leader responsible for a project funded by the Academy of Finland and as a junior fellow of the Academy. His teaching duties have included executive courses on financial statement analysis and corporate finance. Prior to his academic career, he gained professional experience as an internal auditor with the Finnair Group, a Finnish listed firm. Hannu’s current research analyses how the integration of new members into the European Union affects financial reporting transparency in those countries. Another area of focus is the role of international legal systems in accounting quality. Third research theme to be mentioned focuses on corporate sustainability in dairy industry. In this research a Chinese and a Finnish major player in the industry is  compared in terms of causes and realizations of sustainability orientation and accounting. While out of the office, he enjoys sharing time with his wife Päivi, their twins Juuli and Daniel, and Portuguese water dog Bernie, e.g. outdoors and travelling.

Teaching

Financial accounting theory, financial reporting, supervision of Master´s and Doctoral theses.

Research

Hannu’s primary areas of research interest include discretionary corporate reporting, international accounting, governance, and accountability. Hannu´s current research analyses how the integration of new members into the European Union affects financial reporting quality in those countries. Another area of focus is the role of international legal systems in accounting quality.

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