Javad Rajabalizadeh

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Areas of expertise
Textual Analysis, Financial Reporting Quality, Corporate Disclosures, Corporate Governance, Auditing, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods


I, Javad Rajabalizadeh, was born in Iran and am currently a Persian researcher residing in Finland. I completed my B.Sc in Accounting (2009-2013) and an M.Sc in Auditing (2014-2016), both in Iran. My master's thesis explored the complex aspects of auditors' professional skepticism, judgments, and the satisfaction derived from audit salaries, achieving a perfect score of 20/20.

As a doctoral researcher at the Turku School of Economics (TSE), Department of Accounting and Finance, I am diligently working on my multidisciplinary dissertation, which spans the fields of computer science, accounting, and psychology. Concurrently, I am serving as a UTUGS Researcher at the Turku School of Economics until December 2025.

I have received numerous accolades, such as the Best Dissertation Award in 2016 at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, ranking among the top 0.2% of students in the Iranian Master Degree Entrance Exam in 2013, and placing among the top 3% of students in the Iranian University Entrance Exam in 2009. In addition to my academic pursuits, I have gained experience as a research assistant, workshop instructor, and co-auditor. I am an active member of several prestigious organizations, including the European Accounting Association (EAA), the Iranian Accounting Association (IAA), the Iranian Financial Engineering Association (IFEA), and Iran's National Elites Foundation (INEF).

I am fluent in Persian, Turkish, and English. Outside of my professional and academic endeavors, I enjoy various outdoor activities, including futsal, swimming, bicycling, jogging, and walking, which help me maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.


Under the guidance of esteemed academicians Professor Hannu Schadewitz and Dr. Antti Miihkinen, my research focuses on corporate narrative disclosures, textual analysis, CEOs' characteristics, and financial reporting quality. 

With more than five years of market research experience in the accounting and finance field, I have an extensive background in conducting qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. I am proficient in analyzing data using MS Excel, have extensive knowledge of SPSS, Eviews, and Stata statistics packages, and have been learning the process of programming with R and Python. My publications can be seen in international journals such as the Asian Review of Accounting, Management Decision, Spanish Journal of Finance and Accounting, and Spanish Accounting Review.

I actively engage in seminars, workshops, and conferences to stay current with the latest developments and trends in the accounting and finance field. This involvement has allowed me to network with other professionals and academics, fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas.


Bachelor’s thesis supervision


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