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Jennifer Boutant Lapeyre is Associate professor in Management Science at Toulouse School of Management, specialized in Financial Accounting. She received her PhD from Toulouse 1 University Capitole in 2008. Before becoming Associate professor in 2009, she held a position as an assistant professor, and later as a teaching and research associate at IAE Toulouse. She spent time undertaking research at the University of Quebec in Montreal in the Financial and Organisational Information department.

Her research focuses on the accounting and financial options (management of operating results and communication) that managers have in the context of mergers, acquisitions and restructuring. Her research also focuses on governance mechanisms in these two areas. She has presented at international conferences such as the European Accounting Association, and is published in journals including Accounting Control Audit, French Journal of Management, and Management Science Review.

  • Domaines de recherche

    External audit

  • Accounting and financial choices: results management - impression management

  • Coporate valuation

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Governance

  • Restructuring

  • Articles (ranked journals)

    VERDIER, M. A., J.BOUTANT, "Les dirigeants gèrent-ils les résultats comptables avant d’annoncer une réduction d’effectifs ? Le cas des entreprises françaises cotées", Comptabilité, Contrôle, Audit, 2016, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 9-45

  • Press articles, interviews

    VERDIER, M.-A., J.BOUTANT - "Suppressions de postes et médiatisation des performances des entreprises" - 2016, The Conversation

  • International conventions

    BOUTANT, J., M.-A.VERDIER, "Managers’ Responses to Political Costs: An Examination of the Relationship between Narrative Impression Management and Earnings Management during Workforce Reductions" in 40th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA), University of Valencia., 2017, Valencia, Spain

  • Conferences, symposiums, workshops

    BOUTANT, J., M.-A.VERDIER, "Gestion des résultats et annonces de réductions d’effectifs : le cas des sociétés françaises cotées" 2nd Congrès du Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research. 2013, Montpellier, France

  • Chapters of books

    GODOWSKI, C., J.BOUTANT, M.SABOLY, "Changement et continuité dans l’organisation de la profession comptable : le cas du commissariat à la fusion" in L'histoire comme méthode pour comprendre le management : Mélanges en l’honneur du Professeur Marc Nikitin., M. Floquet, P. Labardin & Y. Levant Eds, L'Harmattan, pp. 235-247, 2017