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Francesca Franco

Assistant Professor of Accounting


BA (Bocconi University, Italy), PhD (University of Padova, Italy)

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.

2015

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

Franco F; Urcan O; Vasvari F P

Accounting Review 2015 Forthcoming

Determinants and trading performance of equity deferrals by corporate outside directors

Franco F; Ittner C D; Urcan O

Management Science 2015 Forthcoming

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

2015

Matching premiums in the executive labor market

Carter M E; Franco F; Tuna I

Working Paper

2013

Determinants and consequences of equity compensation deferrals by corporate outside directors

Franco F; Ittner C D; Urcan O

Social Sciences Research Network

The value of corporate diversification: a debt market perspective

Franco F; Urcan O; Vasvari F P

Social Sciences Research Network

2012

New evidence on the gender pay gap

Carter M E; Franco F; Gine M

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2011

Premium pay for executive talent: An empirical analysis

Carter M E; Franco F; Tuna I

Social Sciences Research Network

2008

The effects of contract design and implementation practices on worker incentive plan outcomes

Franco F; Ittner C D; Larcker D F

Social Sciences Research Network

  • MBA Management Accounting C106 SPR16 (Streams A-E)
  • FSSM153 Financial Seminar for Senior Managers 20-25 September 2015
  • FSSM154 Financial Seminar for Senior Managers 29 November-4 December 2015

Research Interests

Incentive contracting, executive compensation and corporate governance.