University of Calgary

Luminita Enache

  • Associate Professor
  • Future Fund Fellowship
  • Future Fund Fellow - Accounting [ACCT]

Currently Teaching

 W2023 - ACCT 217 - Introductory Financial Accounting
LEC 3TR 11:00 - 12:15
MTH 212
LEC 4TR 12:30 - 13:45
MTH 212
LEC 5TR 17:00 - 18:15
MTH 212

Bio

Luminita Enache is an Associate Professor of Accounting (with tenure) and a Future Fund Fellow. She joined the Haskyane School of Business in July 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Accounting. Her research interests lies at the intersection of accounting and finance, with a focus on empirical research that is closely guided by economic theory. Luminita is broadly focused on firms' information environment in capital markets, on the role intangibles plays in shaping the new economy firms, corporate governance and more recently on the health economics.

 Prior to joining Haskyane School of Business, Professor Enache worked at Tuck School of Business and for the Master of Health Care Delivery Science Program at Dartmouth College. Luminita held visiting positions at the MIT, at the University of Michigan and at Columbia Business School in New York. Moreover, she has been a Lecturer of Accounting in New Zealand, at Victoria University of Wellington.

 

Professor Enache received her PhD in Economics and Management (with a concentration in Accounting) from the University of Padua (Italy) after spending part of her research period as a Visiting Ph.D. Scholar at the University of Michigan (U.S). Her dissertation won the European Institute for Advanced Studies (EIASM) Best Junior Contribution to the Development of Intangibles and Intellectual Capital Theory and Practice. Dr Enache also earned a B.A. in Finance and Banking and a B.S. in Nursing. Prior to joining academia, Luminita has worked as a Credit Analyst and as a Junior Relationship Manager for Raiffeisen Bank Romania. Dr. Enache has earned in June 2021 the Public Public Policy and Leadership Credential at Harvard Kennedy School. 

Professor Enache research has been published in Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, Harvard Business Review (15 publications), California Management Review (3 publications),  Management and Business Review, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (3 publications) etc and has coauthored several papers at different stages of review at top-tier finance and accounting journals.

 Professor Enache’s research has been presented at various seminars such as MIT (USA), Harvard Business School (USA), Dartmouth College (USA), London School of Economics (UK), University of Michigan (USA), UTS Accounting Conference (Australia), Temple University (USA), Bocconi University (Italy), ESSEC Business School (France), Paris-Dauphine University (France), Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), Massey University (New Zealand), University of Padua (Italy), University of Calgary (Canada), University Jaume I (Spain), University of Valencia (Spain), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), University of Leeds (UK), Saint Mary's University (Canada), University of Innsbruck (Austria).

 Professor Enache the recipient of the 2021-2026 Future Fund Fellow, 2022 AFAANZ Best Paper Award (Technology), 2022-2024 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant, Principal Investigator, 2021 EIASM Intangibles Best Paper Award, 2020 Dean's Award for Innovative Research,  2020 AAA FARS Outstanding Discussion Award, 2019 Best Paper Award of the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Intangibles & Intellectual Capital”, of the 2018-2019 CPA EF Teaching Excellence Award, the 2019-2021 Social Sciences and Humanites Research Council (SSHRC) co-investigator grant, 2019-2021 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant, Principal Investigator, the 2013 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Research Grant (AFAANZ) and Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) Research Establishment Grant.

 Professor Enache is an active member of the American Accounting Association, European Accounting Association and Australian and New Zealand Accounting and Finance Association, speaking regularly at the annual meetings.

 She has been a panelist at the 2019 JIAR conference (Journal of International Accounting Research), a keynote speaker at the 2013 Summer Ethics Conference (Venice, Italy), an invited participant at 2022, 2018 HARC Accounting Research Conference, 2018 and 2020, 2021 Contemporary Accounting Research Journal Conference, 2020 Review of Accounting Studies, 2019 Tel-Aviv Accounting Conference,  Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (New Zealand), at Kellogg Accounting Conference (Northwestern University), PCAOB/JAR Accounting Conference (USA), Dartmouth Accounting Conference (USA), and Indian School of Business (India), University of Alberta Accounting Research Conference (Canada), 2019, 2016 Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting (CFEA).

 Professor Enache teaching areas include financial accounting and financial statement analysis. She is a proactive teacher who fosters critical thinking and facilitates the acquisition of life-long learning skills to help students function effectively in an information economy. Her enthusiasm to teach translates to their enthusiasm to learn. During her time at Dartmouth College, she has co-taught finance essentials aimed at senior executives in health care services. At Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand she taught advanced financial accounting and financial statement analysis, both elective courses.

 In addition to her academia work, she is also a Registered Professional Nurse in Italy and Romania, and a Certified Public Accountant in Australia. Luminita speaks Italian, French, German, English and Romanian.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer–Reviewed Academic Journals

  1. L. Enache, E. Riedl and L. Li. The Disclosure of Good versus Bad News: Evidence from the Biotech Industry. forthcoming at Contemporary Accounting Research

Received the 2019 Best Paper Award at the EIASM – European Intangible Conference

Presented at the 2020 Contemporary Accounting Research Conference

2. L. Enache, H. Fogel-Yaari, and H. Li Textual Disclosure and Managerial Myopia: Signaling Innovation to Reduce the Pressure to Meet Short-Term Goals, forthcoming at Accounting and Finance

3. L. Enache and A. Srivastava. 2018. Should Intangible Investments Be Reported Separately or Commingled with Operating Expenses? Management Science 64 (7), pp. 3446–3468.

4. D. Aobdia, S. Srivastava and L. Enache. 2021. Is the Auditing Industry Becoming a Tighter or Looser Oligopoly? Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 56(2), pp. 715-754.

5. L. Enache, A. Parbonetti and A. Srivastava. 2020. Are All Independent Directors Created Equal with Respect to Firm Disclosure Policy? Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 55, pp. 541–577.

6. L. Enache and K. Hussainey. 2020. The Substitutive Relation between Voluntary Disclosure and Corporate Governance in Their Effect on Firm Performance. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting 54, pp. 413–445.

7. L. Enache and E.-G. Meca. 2019. Board Composition and Accounting Conservatism: The Role of Business Experts, Support Specialists, and Community Influentials. Australian Accounting Review 29 (1), pp. 252–265.

8. L. Enache and J.B. Kim. 2019. Managers’ pay duration and disclosure of firm proprietary information. Pacific Accounting Review 32(1), pp. 96−23.

 

Top Academic-Practitioner Journals (Financial Times 50) 

  1. V. Govindarajan, S. Rajgopal, A. Srivastava and L. Enache. 2018. Why We Shouldn’t Worry about the Declining Number of Public Companies. Harvard Business Review (August 27).
  2. V. Govindarajan, S. Rajgopal, A. Srivastava and L. Enache. 2018. Should Everyone Be Allowed to Invest in Private Tech Companies? Harvard Business Review (October 15).
  3. V. Govindarajan, S. Rajgopal, A. Srivastava and L. Enache. 2018. Should Dual-Class Shares Be Banned? Harvard Business Review (December 3).
  4. V. Govindarajan, S. Rajgopal, A. Srivastava and L. Enache. 2019. It’s Time to Stop Treating R&D as a Discretionary Expenditure. Harvard Business Review (January 29).
  5. V. Govindarajan, A. Srivastava, H. Warsame, and L. Enache. 2019. The Problem with France’s Plan to Tax Digital Companies. Harvard Business Review (July 17).
  6. V. Govindarajan, B. Lev, A. Srivastava and L. Enache. 2019. The Gap between Large and Small Companies Is Growing. Why? Harvard Business Review (August 16).
  7. V. Govindarajan, A. Srivastava and L. Enache. 2019. Midsize Companies Are Growing, But Struggling to Earn Profits.” Harvard Business Review (November 5).
  8. V. Govindarajan, A. Srivastava and L. Enache. 2019. How India Plans to Protect Consumer Data. Harvard Business Review (December 18).
  9. V. Govindarajan, A. Srivastava and L. Enache. 2020. Understanding India’s Chilly Reception of Jeff Bezos. Harvard Business Review (January 22–23).
  10. Srivastava, H. Warsame and L. Enache. 2020. Doubling Down on Double Sandwich Tax Schemes. California Management Review (March 3)
  11. V. Govindarajan, A. Srivastava, H. Warsame, and L. Enache. 2020. Tech Giants, Taxes, and a Looming Global Trade War. Harvard Business Review (August 24).
  12. V. Govindarajan, A. Srivastava, S. Rajgopal, and L. Enache. 2020.U.S. Financial Reporting Is Stuck in the 20th Century. Harvard Business Review (December, 2020). 
  13. V. Govindarajan, A. Srivastava, and L. Enache. 2021. The U.S. Economy Is Leaving Midsize Companies Behind. Harvard Business Review (February, 2021).
  14. V. G.  Govindarajan, A. Srivastava, and L. Enache.What the edX Acquisition Means for the Future of Higher Education. Harvard Business Review (July, 2021). 
  15. V.G. Govindarajan, H. Ilyas, F. B.G. Silva, A. Srivastava, and L.Enache. The rapid rise and fall of biotech stocks adversely impacts the society. California Management Review (March, 2022) 
  16. V.G. Govindarajan, H. Ilyas, F. B.G. Silva, A. Srivastava, and L.Enache. How companies can prepare for a long run of high inflation. Harvard Business Review (May 2022)
  17. V. G.  Govindarajan, A. Srivastava, and L. Enache.The growing imperative to build leadership in fourth industrial revolution. California Management Review (May 2022)
  18. V.G. Govindarajan, H. Ilyas, F. B.G. Silva, A. Srivastava, and L.Enache. Restoring shareholder confidence when your stock is down. Harvard Business Review (August 2022)

Other peer-reviewed journals

V. Govindarajan, A. Sood, A. Srivastava, L. Enache, and B. K. Mishra. 2020. A Manager’s Dilemma: Sow or Harvest. Forthcoming, Management and Business Review (Inaugural Edition) 

 

AWARDS, HONORS AND RESEARCH GRANTS

2022 Best Paper Award (Technology) at the AFAANZ Annual Meeting (Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand) 

2021-2026 Future Fund Fellow, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. 

2022-2024  SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Insight Development Grant: Principal Investigator

2022-2024  SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Insight Grant: Co-Investigator

2022-2023 CPA Managerial Accounting and CPA Tax Grant 

2021 Best Paper Award at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Intangibles & Intellectual Capital”, France.

2021-2023 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Grant: Principal Investigator for the project: The effect of the new lease standard (ASC 842) future adoption on firm communication strategy of $70,081. 

2020 Dean's Award for Innovative Research 

2020 FARS Midyear Meeting Outstanding Discussion Award, American Accounting Association

2019 Best Paper Award at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM) Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Intangibles & Intellectual Capital”, Portugal

2019 Excellence in Reviewing Award from the AAA's Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS)

2019-2021: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant: Principal Investigator for the project: "Board Composition & Financial Analysts Earnings Forecast in the Biotech Sector" of $30,800 - completed

2018-2019: CPA EF Teaching Excellence Award 

2019-2022: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SHHRC) Grant: Co-investigator project "Financial Disclosure and Corporate Governance" of $84,100  - completed

2018-2022: Dean's Research Grant

2013-2014: Victoria University of Wellington Research Establishment Grant of $10,000. 

2013-2014: AFAANZ Research Grant, AUD$5,500 offered by the Australian Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.

2012: EIASM Best Junior Contribution to the Development of Intangibles and IC Theory and Practice- Mention d’Honneur, Grenoble, France

2009-2012: Italian Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), 3-year Ph.D scholarship of €48,960.

2011: University of Padua (Italy) scholarship for visiting Ph.D Scholar at the University of Michigan-Flint.  

2007: Erasmus Scholarship awarded by the European Union for the spring term of the academic year at the University of Perugia, Italy, best Erasmus student of the year.

2008: Scholarship for Academic Excellence awarded by the University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania

2005-2007: Faculty of Economics and Business Studies Scholarship for meritorious performance awarded  by University Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Romania.

2006: Selected out of 10,000 students for the Romanian National Finance Olympiad. 

 

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

 

London School of Economics and Political Sciences, MIT, Harvard Business School, Dartmouth College, University of Valencia, Massey University, University of Michigan, Bocconi University, ESSEC Business School, Paris-Dauphine University, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano,  University of Padua, University Jaume I, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Calgary, University of Southern Denmark, Temple University, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Deakin University, Saint Mary's University, University of Innsbruck, Egyptian Online Seminars in Business, Accounting and Economics. 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS and PARTICIPATION

 

2021, 2020 and 2018 Contemporary Accounting Research Journal conference, 2020 Review of Accounting Studies (RAST), 2021 & 2020 European Accounting Review (EAR), 2020 Journal of Law, Finance and Accounting, 2022 EIASM Workshop on Accounting and Economics, 2019 University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australian Summer Accounting Conference, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, FARS American Accounting Association, Canadian Academic Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Dartmouth Accounting Research Conference, European Accounting Association Annual Congress, HARC Accounting Research Conference, Temple University Accounting Conference, Conference on Financial Economics and Accounting, Indian School of Business Accounting Conference, PCAOB/JAR Conference, Doctoral Summer Workshop in Empirical Accounting Research, Kellogg Accounting Conference, European Financial Management Association, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, International Conference of Globalization and Higher Education in Economics and  Business Administration, EIASM Interdisciplinary workshop on Intangibles, Intellectual Capital & Extra-Financial Information, EIASM Workshop on Corporate Governance, Accounting and Finance Journal Conference, Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (CFEA).

 PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

Reviewer for:  Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Accounting, Auditing, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Review of Accounting and Quantitative Finance, Accounting and Business Research, Emergent Markets Review. European Accounting Review, Review of Economics and Business Studies, Accounting and Finance, Accounting Forum, Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics.

Member of the 2022-2023; 2021-2022 ajudication committee of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants

2019 JIAR conference (Journal of International Accounting Research) panelist at the doctoral consortium

2022, 2021, 2019 Reviewer for Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong.

2020 Reviewer for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants

2021, 2020, 2018 EAA Scientific Committee Member

2021 CAAA Scientific Committee Member

2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 FARS AAA Midyear Meeting

2016, 2017, 2018 CAAA Annual Meeting

2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 AAA Annual Meeting 

2014 IAS AAA MidyearMeeting

2023-2021 Hawai' Accounting Research Conference

2023 HARC Track Chair for Financial Accounting - Intangibles/Innovations

Commerce Teachers Professional Development Day (22nd November 2013)

Victoria University of Wellington - School of Accounting and Commercial Law Representative on Human Ethics Committee (compliance with the HEC forms and business implications)

Keynote speaker at the 2013 Summer Ethics Conference, Venice, Italy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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