Matthew Wegener

Associate Professor


Business, Faculty of

Oland Hall 229

Saint John
1 506 648 5534

Matthew Wegener is Associate Professor of Accounting in the Faculty of Business. Dr. Wegener holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) from HEC Montréal, and an M.Sc. in Management (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Accounting from Brock University.

During his studies he held numerous scholarships including the SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and was inducted into the Brock University Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honour society representing business excellence, in 2009.

His primary research focuses on the motivation for corporate social responsibility reporting and the potential benefits for shareholders and/or other relevant stakeholder groups.

He is particularly interested in the impact that reporting information for multiple stakeholder groups has on the quality of information disclosed.

He has presented his work at the Canadian Academic Accounting Association Annual Conferences and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conferences where he won the Best Paper Award, Accounting Division in 2010. His research is published in Accounting Perspectives.

Dr. Wegener teaches both financial accounting and managerial accounting to undergraduates and graduates respectively. He believes in a student-centered approach to learning and views his role as a facilitator of education.

He pursues the scholarship of teaching and learning with the same rigour as his primary research. He has pedagogical publications in Accounting Education and Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovation (Advances in Accounting Education, Volume 13). Dr. Wegener joined the Faculty of Business in 2015.

Selected publications

Wegener, M. & Amin, GR (2019). Minimizing Greenhouse Gas Emissions using Inverse DEA with an Application in Oil and Gas, Expert Systems with Applications 122, 369–375.

Wegener, M. and Labelle, R. (2017) “Value Relevance of Environmental Provisions Pre and Post IFRS,” Accounting Perspectives 16(3) September 2017, pp 139-168.

Wegener, M., Elayan, F.A, Felton, S., and Li, J. (2013). “Factors influencing corporate environmental disclosures.” Accounting Perspectives 12(1), 53-73.

Nicholls, S., Wegener, M., Cook, G., and Bay, D. (2012). “Emotional intelligence tests: Potential impact on the hiring process for accounting students.” Accounting Education 21(1). 75-95.

Recent presentations of refereed papers

Wegener, M., Labelle, R., & Jerman, L. (2016). Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data and Measures Revisited. Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA) National Conference, St. John's, Canada-Newfoundland.

Labelle, R., Marmousez, S., Vidal, J., & Wegener, M. (2015). Is Business Ethics The 'Last Rampart' Against Tax Aggressiveness? Annual Tokyo Business Research Conference.