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Accepting PhD Students

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Personal profile


I'm currently a Lecturer at the Norwich Business School (NBS) of the University of East Anglia (UEA), and a member of the Norwich Business School Accounting and Quantitative Methods Group. My former positions include Associate Professor at FUCAPE Business School (Brazil), Investment Analyst at Alphamar Investimentos (Brazil), Fraud Management Lead and Data Analyst at PayWithMyBank (acquired by Trustly, Brazil and US), Field Force Effectiveness Analyst at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Central America and Caribbean), and Systems Analyst at Nestlé (Chocolates Garoto Business Unit, Brazil). I hold a PhD in Accounting and Management from FUCAPE Business School (BR) and a BEng in Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Espirito Santo (BR). I have taught mainly Corporate Finance, Valuation, and Econometrics for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels.

My research interests include financial disclosure, earnings quality, corporate governance, and entrepreneurship. My PhD dissertation has been published in the Journal of Business, Finance & Accounting. I have papers in top tier Brazilian journals such as Journal of Business Management (Revista de Administração de Empresas - RAE) and Journal of Accounting and Organizations (Revista de Contabilidade e Organizações - RCO) and international journals like the International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal.

During my PhD, I was a visting research scholar at the Sam M. Walton College of Business (University of Arkansas, US) and Krannert School of Management (Purdue University, US). After graduating, I secured a position as a post-doctoral researcher at the Federal University of Espirito Santo (BR). I'm currently the Co-Editor of Brazilian Business Review (BBR) and an Associate Editor at Review of Business Management (RBGN), top tier Brazilian journals publishing research in management, accounting & finance, and economics. I'm also actively involved with startups, being an investor at Freatz / Almoço Grátis, co-founder and board member at NossoBB, and co-founder and consultant at Upthinkr.

Academic Background

Post-doc in Accounting, Federal University of Espirito Santo (Brazil)
PhD in Accounting and Management, Fucape Business School (Brazil)

  • Visiting research scholar at the University of Arkansas (USA)
  • Visiting research scholar at Purdue University (USA)

MSc in Accounting - Strategic Management track, Fucape Business School (Brazil)
BEng in Computer Engineering, Federal University of Espirito Santo (Brazil)

Key Research Interests and Expertise

  • Financial disclosure
  • Earnings quality
  • Corporate governance
  • Entrepreneurship

If you are interested in joining our PhD program, please apply here.

Research profiles

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7464-3330

Scopus Author ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56800847500

ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/K-5402-2016

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/1374854/fabio-motoki/

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fabio_Motoki2

Lattes CV (in Portuguese): http://lattes.cnpq.br/3953985934134004

Other membership and activities

Conference Reviewer:

  • USP International Conference in Accounting
  • UnB Conference on Accounting and Governance
  • ANPCont Conference (awarded 2019 Best Reviewer Prize, Financial, Credit and Capital Markets track)

Ad-hoc Journal Reviewer:

  • International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
  • Economics Bulletin
  • Financial Innovation
  • Brazilian Business Review
  • Advances in Scientific and Applied Accounting

External Activities

Investor, Almoço Grátis / Freatz

Co-founder and Board member, NossoBB

Co-founder, Upthinkr Venture Knowledge

Teaching Interests

NBS-7064Y - Business Research Methods

NBS-6901A - Advanced Financial Accounting

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Business Administration, FUCAPE Business School

6 Aug 200816 Aug 2013

Award Date: 16 Aug 2013

Master of Business Administration, FUCAPE Business School

26 Apr 200630 May 2008

Award Date: 30 May 2008

Bachelor of Engineering, Federal University of Espirito Santo


Award Date: 20 Nov 2002

External positions

Member, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand

Mar 202131 Dec 2021

Associate Editor, Review of Business Management

Mar 2021 → …

Member, European Accounting Association

1 Jan 202131 Dec 2021

Events Editor of the Accounting Resources Centre (ARC), European Accounting Association

Oct 2020 → …

Co-Editor, Brazilian Business Review

1 Jan 202031 Dec 2021

Editor-in-Chief, Brazilian Business Review

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2019


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