Francesca Franco

Adjunct Associate Professor of Accounting

BS (Bocconi) PhD (Padova) Post-doc (Wharton)

Dr Francesca Franco joined London Business School after post-doctoral research in Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She received an undergraduate degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Padova, Italy. 

Before starting her PhD, she was a research fellow and part-time consultant for the Accounting and Finance Department of SDA Bocconi School of Management. Her primary research interests are incentive design, compensation contracting and corporate governance.

  • Incentive contracting
  • Executive compensation and corporate governance

2019

Matching premiums in the executive labor market

Carter M E; Franco F; Tuna I

Accounting Review 2019 Vol 94:6 p 109-136

2017

Executive gender pay gaps: the roles of board diversity and female risk aversion

Carter M E; Franco F; Gine Torrens M

Contemporary Accounting Research 2017 Vol 34:2 p 1232-1264

2016

Corporate diversification and the cost of debt: the role of segment disclosures

Franco F; Urcan O; Vasvari F

Accounting Review 2016 Vol 91:4 p 1139-1165

Determinants and trading performance of equity deferrals

Franco F; Ittner C D; Urcan O

Management Science 2016 Vol 63:1 p 114-138

Review of "The small worlds of corporate governance"

Franco F

Corporate Governance: an International Review 2014 Vol 22:1 p 68-70

2007

Review of "Contemporary issues in financial reporting: a user oriented approach" by Rosenfield P

Franco F

European Accounting Review 2007 Vol 16:1 p 230-232

2018

Executive deferral plans and insider trading

Franco F; Urcan O

Social Sciences Research Network


Teaching portfolio

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  • Masters Degrees core courses

    A key part of our Masters programmes curriculum.

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    • Introduction to Management Accounting
      Examine basic accounting techniques and the impact of strategic and organisational change on accounting information. Understand how to measure, analyse and interpret information within the organisation to support essential financial managerial decisions, focusing on costs, budgeting, financial control and performance measurement.
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    • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
      Examine basic accounting techniques and the impact of strategic and organisational change on accounting information. Understand how to measure, analyse and interpret information within the organisation to support essential financial managerial decisions, focusing on costs, budgeting, financial control and performance measurement.
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