Jian Zhou

Professor of Accounting
Lloyd Fujie / Deloitte Foundation Distinguished Professor

Academic Background

2000 - PhD, Syracuse University
1995 - MS, Peking University
1992 - BS, Peking University

Research Interests

  • Auditing
  • Financial accounting

Selected Publications

(1)Henry He Huang, Gerald Lobo, Chong Wang, and Jian Zhou. 2017. Do Banks Price Independent Directors' Attention? Forthcoming, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

(2)Cory Cassell, Linda A. Myers, Roy Schmardebeck, and Jian Zhou. 2017. The Monitoring Effectiveness of Co-opted Audit Committees. Forthcoming, Contemporary Accounting Research

(3)Jaehyeon Kim, Yongtae Kim and Jian Zhou. 2017. Languages and Earnings Management. Journal of Accounting & Economics 63 (2-3): 288-306.

(4)Fatima Alali, Randal Elder, Jian Zhou. 2017. An Analysis of Big 4 Pricing and Firm Size: The Differential Impact of Demand and Supply Shocks on Large and Small Clients. Forthcoming, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

(5)Cory Cassell, Linda A. Myers, Timothy A. Seidel, and Jian Zhou. 2016. The Effect of Lame Duck Auditors on Management Discretion: An Empirical Analysis. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 35 (3): 51-73.

*** cited by Professor James D. Cox in his statement at the PCAOB Roundtable on Auditor Tenure (June 28, 2012). Available at: http://pcaobus.org/Rules/Rulemaking/Docket037/ps_Cox.pdf

(6)Kiridaran Kanagaretnam, Gerald J. Lobo, Chen Ma and Jian Zhou. 2016. . Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance 31 (1): 28-50.

(7)Henry Huang, Weimin Wang and Jian Zhou. 2013. Shareholder Rights, Insider Ownership and Earnings Management. Abacus, 49 (1): 46-73.

(8)Jacqueline S. Hammersley, Linda A. Myers and Jian Zhou. 2012. The Failure to Remediate Previously-Disclosed Material Weaknesses in Internal Controls. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 31 (2): 73-111.

*** cited by the Staff of the Office of the Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Study and Recommendations on Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 For Issuers With Public Float Between $75 and $250 Million

(9)Dechun Wang and Jian Zhou. 2012. The Impact of PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 5 on Audit Fees and Audit Quality. Accounting Horizons, 26 (3): 493-511.

*** requested for a copy by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

(10)Heiwai Lee, Yan Alice Xie, Jian Zhou. 2012. Role of Underwriters in Restraining Earnings Management in Initial Public Offerings. Journal of Applied Business Research, 28 (4): 709-724.

(11)Yuan Xie, Yinqi Zhang and Jian Zhou. 2012. National Level, City Level Auditor Industry Specialization and Analyst Forecast Properties. International Journal of Auditing, 16 (3): 248-267.

(12)Hsihui Chang, Sang-Hyun Suh, Edward M. Werner and Jian Zhou. 2012. The Effect of SOX on the Predictability of Future Cash Flows in Litigious and Non-litigious Industries. Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting and Economics, 19 (2): 210-226.

(13)Pei Shun, Haoping Xu, and Jian Zhou. 2011. The Value of Local Political Capital in Transition China. Economics Letters 110 (3): 189-192.

(14)Chan Li, Yuan Xie and Jian Zhou. 2010. National level, city level auditor industry specialization and Cost of Debt. Accounting Horizons 24(3): 395-417.

*** listed on Professor Jere Francis’s Spring 2011 Doctoral Seminar in Auditing Research syllabus at University of Missouri-Columbia

(15)Gerald J. Lobo and Jian Zhou. 2010. Changes in Discretionary Financial Reporting Behavior Following the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance 25 (1): 1-26 (lead article).

Teaching

  • Accounting
  • Auditing

Honors

  • 2017 Shirley M. Lee Research Award, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2012-2017 Summer Research Grant, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2012-2017 Travel Grant, University Research Council, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • 2016 Finalist for the Best Paper Award, Strategic Leadership & Governance Interest Group, the Strategic Management Society (SMS), Berlin
  • 2016 Outstanding Service to Auditing Section of American Accounting Association
  • 2014 Award for Outstanding Service to Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory
  • 2014 Best Reviewer Award, International Journal of Auditing
  • 2011 PricewaterhouseCoopers INQuires Grant (with Sara Reiter, Yan Zhang, and Nan Zhou)
  • 2009 New York State/UUP Individual Development Award
  • 2008 PricewaterhouseCoopers INQuires Grant (with Dechun Wang, one of 26 researchers in the US who were granted this type of funding in its second year)
  • 2007 PricewaterhouseCoopers INQuires Grant (with Randal Elder and David Harris, one of 37 researchers in the US who were granted this type of funding in its inaugural year)
  • 2005 Douglas C. Mackay Outstanding Paper Award, Canadian Journal of Administrative Science
  • 2005 New York State/UUP Individual Development Award
  • 2002 Summer Research Grant, School of Management, Binghamton University
  • 2002 EEE Research Fund Award, School of Management, Syracuse University (with Randal Elder and Susan Albring)
  • 2002 Certified General Accountants of Canada/ Canadian Academic Accounting Association Research Grant (with Gerald J. Lobo, Kiridaran Kanagaretnam, and S. M. Khalid Nainar)
  • 2001 Faculty Development Grant, School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences, Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus
  • 2000 Syracuse University Doctoral Prize
  • 2000 Beta Gamma Sigma
  • 2000 Deloitte & Touche/Canadian Academic Accounting Association Research Grant Competition (with Anwer Ahmed and S. M. Khalid Nainar)
  • 1996-1999 Syracuse University Summer Fellowship

Professional Background

I have many years teaching experience at a public university (Binghamton University) and a private university (Syracuse University), domestically (Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus) and internationally (Nanyang Technological University).

I was listed among Social Science Research Network Top 185 Accounting Authors as of August 21, 2002 in Lawrence D. Brown and Indrarini Laksmana “Ranking Accounting Ph.D. Programs and Faculties Using Social Science Research Network Downloads” (Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Vol. 22, pp. 249-266, 2004). My research has been cited in top-tier journals in accounting, finance, marketing, law and has been listed among readings in the PhD syllabus of Jere Francis (a leading auditing researcher). My research has been cited more than 3,000 times according to Google Scholar and has been downloaded more than 39,000 times according to Social Science Research Network, which is very high in accounting. My research was also cited in a leading textbook (William Scott’s Financial Accounting Theory). My research was also featured in the Wall Street Journal and SmartMoney and has also been requested by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

My research was cited in a 2013 study by the United States Government Accountability Office in a Report to Congressional Committees. My research is also cited by the Staff of the Office of the Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Study and Recommendations on Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 For Issuers With Public Float Between $75 and $250 Million. My research on voluntary internal control audit was also cited in a joint letter on September 20, 2011 and on May 1, 2017 from The Center for Audit Quality, the Council for Institutional Investors, and CFA Institute to the US Congress House Financial Services Committee.

Journal Editorial Board Member

  • Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory (2011 - present)
  • International Journal of Auditing (2014 - present)

Additional Information

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University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Shidler College of Business
2404 Maile Way
Honolulu
HI
96822
USA

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C-501j

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