Mike Wynes is an assistant professor in Accounting at Wilfrid Laurier University. He holds a PhD in accounting from Queen’s University, a Master of Finance degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University Hawaii.
His primary research interest is understanding investor behavior. He has written papers focused on how investors respond to corporate apologies after organizational crises as well as papers about how emotions influence investment activity as well as information search and processing behavior. His research interests also include understanding behavior in other domains such as when individuals are more or less likely to misreport information.
Smith, J. & Wynes, M. (Forthcoming) Explaining Investors’ Fixation on Increasing Revenue: An Experimental Investigation of the Differential Reaction to Revenues Versus Expenses. Accounting Perspectives.
Wynes, M. (Forthcoming) "Just Say You're Sorry": Avoidance and Revenge Behavior in Response to Organizations Apologizing for Fraud. Journal of Business Ethics.
Wynes, M. (2021) Anger, Fear, and Investor’s Information Search Behavior. Journal of Behavioral Finance 22 (4), 403-419.
Murphy, P., Wynes, M., Hahn, T., & Devine, P. (2020). Why are People Honest? Internal and External Motivations to Report Honestly. Contemporary Accounting Research 37 (2), 945-981.
Racine, M., Wilson, C., & Wynes, M. (2020). The Value of Apology: Stock Market Reactions to Organizational Crises and the Moderating Effect of Apology. Journal of Business Ethics 163 (3), 485-505.
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