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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Katy Rost August 22, 2016

Women in Research: Jennifer Joe

Overcoming Communication Challenges: Can Taking the Specialist’s Perspective Improve Auditors’ Critical Evaluation and Integration of the Specialist’s Work?

Lerner Whitney Family Professor of Accounting Jennifer Joe conducts original research on how auditors’ judgment is affected by managers’ attitudes. Joe and her coauthor Sanaz Aghazadeh documented the influence that managers of high-risk companies can have on the quality of audits by demonstrating confidence to auditors. Their paper, “How Management’s Expressions of Confidence Influence Auditors’ Testing,” was one of only seven selected for the 30th Contemporary Accounting Research (CAR) Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.