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Francesca Franco

Adjunct 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.


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

Franco F; Urcan O; Vasvari F P

Accounting Review 2016 Vol 91:4 p 1139-1165

Determinants and trading performance of equity deferrals by corporate outside directors

Franco F; Ittner C D; Urcan O

Management Science 2016 Forthcoming

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

Carter M E; Franco F; Gine Torrens M

Contemporary Accounting Research 2016 Forthcoming

Review of "The small worlds of corporate governance"

Franco F

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


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


  • 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