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Visual recordings of the presentations on 15 September:

Click here for: Welcome (Jan Bouwens)

Click here for: Partner-Manager dyadic fit and audit team functioning (Lena Pieper)

Click here for: The relevance of Jere's work (Steven Maijoor)

Click here for: New insights on audit quality: a social dynamics perspective (Eddy Cardinaels)

Click here for: Closing reflections (Jan Bouwens)

We are very happy to announce the following special FAR event "Audit Culture and Beyond". The seminar will be held on the morning of the inaugural lecture of the FAR Audit Research Chair, Prof. dr. Jere Francis, in Maastricht.

We are organizing this seminar to honor the work Jere Francis has done, and still does, in auditing and to underline how his most recent research agenda on culture and audit quality is again taking issue with important questions society and academics have.

During this event, you will be given the opportunity to listen to three presentations, focusing on audit culture relating to audit quality.

The seminar will take place at the Bonnefanten Museum, Avenue Ceramique 250, 6221 KX Maastricht.

Please see below the program:

After the seminar, you are cordially invited to attend the inaugural lecture of Prof. dr. Jere Francis, entitled “Going Big, Going Small, Strategies for Researching Audit Quality”.

The ceremony will start at 4.30 CET in the Aula at the Minderbroedersberg 4-6 at Maastricht University.

Please see link to UM website for more information:

Link to the UM flyer: Uitnodiging Francis (

Click here to register

Registration closes on 6 September 11:00 pm CET

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FAR Seminar Audit Culture and Beyond
  • Date:
    15 September 2022
  • Location:
    Bonnefanten Museum, Avenue Ceramique 250, 6221 KX Maastricht

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About the speakers

Dr. Lena Pieper

Dr. Lena Pieper

Lena Pieper is Assistant Professor at Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She joined Gies after completing a PhD from Maastricht University’s School of Business and Economics in the Netherlands. Lena spent time at Gies as a visiting PhD student in Spring 2022, and she brings research experience in auditing and leadership.

Prof. dr. Eddy Cardinaels

Prof. dr. Eddy Cardinaels

Eddy Cardinaels (1975) is full Professor of accounting at Tilburg University and part-time professor at KU Leuven. His work combines new insights from psychology and behavioral economics to study how different information presentation (ABC, BSC, summaries of earnings releases) can affect decision making of managers within companies. Other experimental work focuses on drivers of honest reporting and social motives in inter-firm negotiations. He also conducts archival work on corporate governance examining how social connections between board members affect financial reporting, how companies use their networks to engage in tax avoidance and factors that drive (excess) compensation. 

Dr. Steven Maijoor

Dr. Steven Maijoor

Steven Maijoor has been Executive Board Member of Supervision since 1 April 2021. Steven's remit includes supervision of banks, horizontal functions and integrity supervision, and legal services. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of the European Central Bank (ECB).

Before Steven joined DNB's Executive Board, he was Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), from 2011-2021. Between 2004 and 2011 he was a director at the Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). Before that, he was a Professor of business economics (1994-2004) and Dean (2001-2004) at the School of Business and Economics at Maastricht University (1994-2004).

Steven graduated in business economics at the University of Groningen. He obtained his PhD in the same field at Maastricht University in 1991.