Her collaboration with SDA Bocconi began in 1996, when she joined Bocconi faculty as a teaching and research assistant. She became Full Professor of the Department of Accounting in 2016, and since 2020 she is KMPG Chair in Accounting. Currently she is also the Dean of the Undergraduate School at Bocconi University. At Bocconi, Annalisa Prencipe teaches mainly graduate, post-graduate and executive master courses. Her teaching activities are focused on the topics of financial reporting, financial statement analysis and consolidation accounting.
Her research activities focus on financial reporting quality, voluntary disclosure and corporate governance, with special interest in private and family firms. She has been among the first in Italy to research and teach earnings quality analysis. She is an internationally recognized expert of reporting behavior of family-controlled firms.
Author of several books on earnings quality and consolidation accounting, and many papers in leading national and international journals such as European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Review of Accounting Studies, The International Journal of Accounting, Family Business Review, Corporate Governance: an International Review. Her article “Earnings management in family firms: evidence from R&D cost capitalization in Italy” (coaut. G. Markarian and L. Pozza) was awarded a Honor Mention from the Family Business Review in 2008.
Annalisa is currently President-Elect of the European Accounting Association. In the past, she has been a member of the Management Committee, the chairman of the EAA Publication Committee. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance and editorial board member of several leading international journals.
Annalisa Prencipe earned a Degree in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Business Administration & Management from Bocconi University.