Ronen Gal-Or

  • Assistant Professor, Accountancy
  • PhD University of Arizona
  • BA Indiana University
  • Office: Adamian Academic Center - 273 | 781.891.2519 | rgalor@bentley.edu
  • Department Phone: 781.891.2402 | Department Fax: 781.891.2896

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.

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, European Accounting Review, the Journal of the American Taxation Association, 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 and Tools and Concepts in Accounting and Finance. In his spare time, Professor Gal-Or enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with his wife and two children.

Professional Links

Publications

Journal Articles


  • Gal-Or, R., Hoitash, R., Hoitash, U. (2021). Auditor expertise in mergers and acquisitions. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. Forthcoming.
  • 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, 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. (Link)
  • 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, 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)
  • Gal-Or, E., Gal-Or, R. (). A Theory of ‘Why and How’ Audit Firms Choose to Specialize. European Accounting Review. Forthcoming.
  • Chyz, J., Gal-Or, R., Naiker, V., Sharma, D. (). The Association between Auditor Provided Tax Planning and Tax Compliance Services and Tax Avoidance and Tax Risk. Journal of the American Taxation Association. Forthcoming.
  • Presentations

  • Gal-Or, R. (2020). “Why Do Audit Clients Voluntarily Disclose the Components of Auditor Provided Tax Services? The Important Role of Tax Planning Services” Presented at theBentley University Workshop Waltham, MA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2018). “Auditor Expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions” Presented at the Deloitte and Kansas University Deloitte/KU Audit Symposium Lawrence, KS
  • 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 National Tax Association Annual Conference New Orleans, NO
  • Gal-Or, R. (2017). “The Influence of Auditor Provided Tax Planning and Tax Compliance Services on Effective Tax Rates and Tax Risk” Presented at theBentley 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 theColorado 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 theNortheastern 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 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 AAA Annual Meeting San Diego, CA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2017). “Auditor Expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions” Presented at the UNSW Business School International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR) Sydney, Australia
  • Gal-Or, R. (2017). “Auditor Expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions” Presented at the American Accounting Association AAA Audit Midyear Meeting Orlando, FL
  • Gal-Or, R. (2016). “Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications” Presented at the Deloitte and Kansas University 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 American Accounting Association AAA Audit Midyear Meeting Phoenix, AZ
  • Gal-Or, R. (2016). “Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications” Presented at theUniversity of Massachusetts Boston 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 AAA Northeast Region Meeting Boston, MA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2016). “Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications” Presented at the Nanyang Technological University 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 American Accounting Association AAA Annual Meeting New York City, NY
  • Gal-Or, R. (2016). “Audit Quality Improvements on the Path to Becoming an Industry Specialist: Theory and Evidence” Presented at the American Accounting Association AAA Annual Meeting New York City, NY
  • Gal-Or, R. (2016). “Auditor Expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions” Presented at theNortheastern University Workshop Boston, MA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2015). “Audit Quality Improvements on the Path to Becoming an Industry Specialist: Theory and Evidence” Presented at theNortheastern 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 AAA Northeast Region Meeting Providence, RI
  • Gal-Or, R. (2015). “Separating Auditor Provided Tax Compliance and Tax Planning Services: Audit Quality Implications” Presented at theNortheastern 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 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 theBentley University Workshop Waltham, MA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2013). “The Influence of Auditor Provided Tax Planning Services on Tax Avoidance and Tax Risk” Presented at theNortheastern University Workshop Boston, MA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2013). “Audit Committee Elections” Presented at the American Accounting Association AAA Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2013). “Audit Committee Elections” Presented at the American Accounting Association AAA Audit Midyear Meeting New Orleans, NO
  • Gal-Or, R. (2013). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at the American Accounting Association AAA Midwest Region Meeting Chicago, IL
  • Gal-Or, R. (2012). “Audit Committee Elections” Presented at theBentley University Workshop Waltham, MA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2012). “Audit Committee Elections” Presented at theNortheastern University Workshop Boston, MA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2012). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theUniversity 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 theUniversity of Tennessee Workshop Knoxville, TN
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theTemple University Workshop Philadelphia, PA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “Auditor Provided Tax Services and Tax Aggressiveness” Presented at the American Accounting Association AAA Midyear Meeting Albuquerque
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theUniversity of Waterloo Workshop Waterloo, OT, Canada
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theUniversity of Texas – Dallas Workshop Dallas, TX
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theUniversity of Massachusetts – Amherst Workshop Amherst, MA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theUniversity of Alberta Workshop Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at thePenn State University Workshop State College, PA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theIndiana University Workshop Bloomington IN
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theNortheastern University Workshop Boston, MA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theMcGill University Workshop Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Gal-Or, R. (2011). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theCollege of William and Mary Workshop Williamsburg, VA
  • Gal-Or, R. (2010). “The Choice between Audit and Consulting Services in the Post-SOX Environment” Presented at theUniversity of Arizona Worshop Tucson, AZ
  • Gal-Or, R. (2009). “Auditor Provided Tax Services and Tax Aggressiveness” Presented at theUniversity of Arizona Worshop Tucson, AZ
  • Service

    Department Service


  • Task Force Member for MSA+A Financial Reporting Group 2020 - Present
  • University Service


  • Committee Member for Towards a More Inclusive MSA Program 2020 - Present
  • Committee Member for Bentley Learning and Teaching Committee 2020 - 2021
  • Committee Member for Bentley Learning and Teaching Committee 2019 - 2020
  • Professional Service


  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Accounting Horizons 2020 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for European Accounting Review 2020 - Present
  • 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, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation 2020 - 2020
  • 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