Hannu Schadewitz
Hannu Schadewitz
Turku School of Economics, Finland
Professor Hannu Schadewitz
Department of Accounting and Finance, Turku School of Economics, 20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Short Biography
Hannu Schadewitz has been a Professor of Accounting since 2001. His primary areas of research interest include discretionary corporate reporting, international accounting, governance, and accountability. Hannu is professor in charge for doctoral studies in Accounting and Finance subject. He joined the Turku School of Economics faculty in 2001, after being a member of a faculty of the University of Tampere School of Management. He was awarded his M.Sc. (1985), Lic.Sc. (1993), and Dr.Sc. (1997) degrees at what is now Aalto University School of Business. He has been published in academic and practitioner journals, and served as a leader responsible for a project funded by the Academy of Finland and as a junior fellow of the Academy. His teaching duties have included executive courses on financial statement analysis and corporate finance. Prior to his academic career, he gained professional experience as an internal auditor with the Finnair Group, a Finnish listed firm. Hannu’s current research analyses how the integration of new members into the European Union affects financial reporting transparency in those countries. Another area of focus is the role of international legal systems in accounting quality. Third research theme to be mentioned focuses on corporate sustainability in dairy industry. In this research a Chinese and a Finnish major player in the industry is  compared in terms of causes and realizations of sustainability orientation and accounting. While out of the office, he enjoys sharing time with his wife Päivi, their twins Juuli and Daniel, and Portuguese water dog Bernie, e.g. outdoors and travelling.
Research Keywords
financial reporting; international accounting; sustainability; corporate governance
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Article6 December 2022
by Julia Hillmann, Anne Bergmann and Edeltraud Guenther
Highlights of Sustainability 2022, 1(4), 233–252.
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