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Ronen Gal-Or

Assistant Professor, Accountancy
Office: Adamian Academic Center 214 | 781.891._2519 | rgalor@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._2402 | Department Fax: 781.891.2896
                       


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Bio

Professor Gal-Or's research focuses on auditing and corporate governance. His research has appeared in Information Systems Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy. Professor Gal-Or has presented his work at numerous domestic and international conferences and served as referee for various academic journals. Professor Gal-Or currently teaches Advanced Financial Accounting. In his spare time, Professor Gal-Or enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting and Auditing

Research Interests

Professor Gal-Or's research interests center around issues related to auditor expertise, the economics of the audit industry and the role of audit committees. Professor Gal-Or has also worked on several papers examining the role of auditor provided tax services on financial reporting and tax outcomes. While Professor Gal-Or conducts most of his research using archival methods, he also develops new theory based on analytical models.

Professional Links

http://faculty.bentley.edu/details.asp?uname=rgalor

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Gal-Or, E., Gal-Or, R., Penmetsa, N. (2018). The Role of User Privacy Concerns in Shaping Competition among Platforms. Information Systems Research, 29 (3), 698–722. (link)

Gal-Or, E., Gal-Or, R., Penmetsa, N. (2018). Can platform competition support market segmentation? Network externalities versus matching efficiency in equity crowdfunding markets Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. Forthcoming (link)

Gal-Or, R., Hoitash, R., Hoitash, U. (2018). Shareholder Elections of Audit Committee Members. AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 37 (4), 143-167. (link)

Gal-Or, R., Hoitash, R., Hoitash, U. (2016). The Effectiveness of Shareholder Votes in Staggered and Non-Staggered Boards: the Case of Audit Committee Elections. AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 35 (2), 73-95. (link)

Conference Presentations

Chyz, J., Gal-Or, R. (2018). "The Influence of Auditor Provided Tax Planning and Tax Compliance Services on Effective Tax Rates and Tax Risk." Presented at the National Tax Association's National Tax Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, NO.

Gal-Or, R. (2018). "Auditor Expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions." Presented at the Deloitte and Kansas University's Deloitte/KU Audit Symposium, Lawrence, KS.

Gal-Or, R. (2017). "The Influence of Auditor Provided Tax Planning and Tax Compliance Services on Effective Tax Rates and Tax Risk." Presented at the Bentley University Workshop, Waltham, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2017). "The Influence of Auditor Provided Tax Planning and Tax Compliance Services on Effective Tax Rates and Tax Risk." Presented at the Colorado State University Workshop, Fort Collins, CO.

Gal-Or, R. (2017). "The Influence of Auditor Provided Tax Planning and Tax Compliance Services on Effective Tax Rates and Tax Risk." Presented at the Northeastern University Workshop, Boston, MA.

Chyz, J., Gal-Or, R. (2017). "The Influence of Auditor Provided Tax Planning and Tax Compliance Services on Effective Tax Rates and Tax Risk." Presented at the University of Illinois 's University of Illinois Tax Research Symposium , Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Gal-Or, R. (2017). "Auditor Expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Gal-Or, R. (2017). "Auditor Expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions." Presented at the UNSW Business School's International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR), Sydney, Australia.

Gal-Or, R. (2017). "Auditor Expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Audit Midyear Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Gal-Or, R. (2016). "Auditor Expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions." Presented at the Northeastern University Workshop, Boston, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2016). "Audit Quality Improvements on the Path to Becoming an Industry Specialist: Theory and Evidence." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Northeast Region Meeting, Boston, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2016). "Audit Quality Improvements on the Path to Becoming an Industry Specialist: Theory and Evidence." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Annual Meeting, New York City, NY.

Gal-Or, R. (2016). "Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Annual Meeting, New York City, NY.

Gal-Or, R. (2016). "Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications." Presented at the Nanyang Technological University's International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR), Singapore.

Gal-Or, R. (2016). "Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications." Presented at the Deloitte and Kansas University's Deloitte/KU Audit Symposium, Lawrence, KS.

Gal-Or, R. (2016). "Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications." Presented at the University of Massachusetts Boston Workshop, Boston, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2016). "Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Audit Midyear Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Gal-Or, R. (2015). "Audit Quality Improvements on the Path to Becoming an Industry Specialist: Theory and Evidence." Presented at the Northeastern University Workshop, Boston, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2015). "Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Northeast Region Meeting , Providence, RI.

Gal-Or, R. (2015). "Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications." Presented at the Northeastern University Workshop, Boston, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2015). "The Effectiveness of Shareholder Votes in Staggered and Non-Staggered Boards: the Case of Audit Committee Elections." Presented at the European Accounting Association's European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress , Glasgow, Scotland.

Gal-Or, R. (2014). "The Influence of Auditor Provided Tax Planning Services on Tax Avoidance and Tax Risk." Presented at the Bentley University Workshop, Waltham, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2013). "The Influence of Auditor Provided Tax Planning Services on Tax Avoidance and Tax Risk." Presented at the Northeastern University Workshop, Boston, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2013). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Midwest Region Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Gal-Or, R. (2013). "Audit Committee Elections." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

Gal-Or, R. (2013). "Audit Committee Elections." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Audit Midyear Meeting, New Orleans, NO.

Gal-Or, R. (2012). "Audit Committee Elections." Presented at the Bentley University Workshop, Waltham, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2012). "Audit Committee Elections." Presented at the Northeastern University Workshop, Boston, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2012). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the University of Oklahoma, Conference on Regulation and the Audit Industry, Norman, OK.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the College of William and Mary Workshop, Williamsburg, VA.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the McGill University Workshop, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the Northeastern University Workshop, Boston, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst Workshop, Amherst, MA.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the Indiana University Workshop, Bloomington IN.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the Penn State University Workshop, State College, PA.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the University of Alberta Workshop, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the University of Tennessee Workshop, Knoxville, TN.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the University of Texas – Dallas Workshop, Dallas, TX.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the University of Waterloo Workshop, Waterloo, OT, Canada.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "Auditor Provided Tax Services and Tax Aggressiveness." Presented at the American Accounting Association's AAA Midyear Meeting , Albuquerque.

Gal-Or, R. (2011). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the Temple University Workshop, Philadelphia, PA.

Gal-Or, R. (2010). "The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment." Presented at the University of Arizona Worshop, Tucson, AZ.

Gal-Or, R. (2009). "Auditor Provided Tax Services and Tax Aggressiveness." Presented at the University of Arizona Worshop, Tucson, AZ.

Service

Professional Service
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for The Accounting Review, 2018 - Present
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2018 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 2017 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for AAA Annual Meeting, 2013 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for AAA Audit Midyear Meeting, 2011 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for AAA Northeast Region Meeting , 2013 - 2017
Conference Discussant for AAA Annual Meeting, 2016 - 2016
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Advances in Accounting Education, 2014 - 2016
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Accounting Horizons, 2013 - 2016
Reviewer, Conference Paper for EAA Annual Congress, 2015 - 2016
Conference Moderator for International Symposium on Audit Research, 2015 - 2015
Conference Discussant for AAA Annual Meeting , 2013 - 2013
Conference Discussant for AAA Audit Midyear Meeting, 2013 - 2013
Reviewer, Conference Paper for AAA Midwest Region Meeting, 2013 - 2013