Tilburg University department Accountancy

Tilburg Winter Camp

The Tilburg Winter Camp is by invitation only and starts on Monday December 9 at 10am and ends on Tuesday December 10 with a lunch. There is a social activity and dinner on Monday evening.

The speakers and papers on the 2019 Tilburg Winter Camp are:

Monday December 9
9.30 coffee and welcome
10.00 Joseph Piotroski (Stanford Graduate School of Business) Controlling the Media's Narrative: The Coordination Role of the People's Daily in China
11.00 break
11.30 Janja Brendel (Humboldt University Berlin) and James Ryans (London Business School)
Activist Short-Sellers: Allegations, Firm Disclosure Choices, and Outcomes
12.30 lunch
14.00 Jonas Heese (Harvard Business School)
Cash-For-Information Whistleblowing Programs: Cure or Curse
15.00 break
15.30 Ruidi Shang (Tilburg University)
Tone at the Bottom: Employee Chatter as an Indicator of Misconduct Risk
17.00 social activity and dinner
Tuesday December 10
8.30 coffee
9.00 Kathryn Kadous (Emory University)
Conditions for High-Quality Complex Audit Judgments: When are Interventions Needed
10.00 break
10.30 Thomas Keusch (INSEAD)
Activists' CEOs
11.30 Cyrus Aghamolla (University of Minnesota)
No Reliance on Guidance: Counter-Signaling in Management Forecasts
12.30 lunch


Space in reasonable hotels in Tilburg is relatively limited, therefore, we urge you to arrange accommodation as soon as possible. Good hotels in Tilburg center are Mercure Hotel Tilburg Centrum and City Hotel Tilburg. Other hotels, not in the center, are Van der Valk Hotel Tilburg, Van der Valk Hotel Gilze, and Ibis Tilburg.

To go from the city center of Tilburg to our campus, you can take the train (5 minutes) or walk (about 50 minutes). If you are not staying in the center, you can take a taxi.


The city of Tilburg and the campus of Tilburg University can be easily reached from Schiphol Airport by train (1.5 hours train trip). Please see the website of the Dutch railway company to plan your trip (www.ns.nl). One can also come to Tilburg via the airports of Rotterdam and Eindhoven but both airports do not have a train station connected to the airport.

More information

For more information, contact the organization at tilburgwintercamp@tilburguniversity.edu

We hope you will accept our invitation to attend the Tilburg Winter Camp. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Kind regards,

Bart Dierynck, Ruidi Shang, Marti Guasch, and Lucas Mahieux

Co-organizers of the 2019 Tilburg Winter Camp