Boo Chun Jung

Boo Chun Jung
  • Professor of Accounting
  • Shidler College Distinguished Professor
  • Hawaii Accounting Research Conference (HARC) Co-Chair
  • Hawaii Accounting Research Doctoral Institute (HARDI) Co-Chair
  • President of Korean-American Accounting Professors Association


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Academic Background

  • PhD, Accounting, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007
  • MBA, College of Business Administration, Seoul National University, Korea, 2001
  • BBA, College of Business Administration, Seoul National University, Korea, 1999

Research Interests

  • Financial Reporting Issues Related to Labor Economics
  • Stock Analysts
  • International Accounting 

Selected Publications

“Income smoothing through R&D management and earnings informativeness,” with Bok Baik, Katherine Gunny and Duri Park, The Accounting Review, Forthcoming.

“Organized labor and inventory holdings,” with Sophia Hamm, Woo-Jong Lee, and Daniel G. Yang, The Accounting Review, Forthcoming.

“Labor Unions and Earnings Smoothing” with Sophia Hamm, and Woo-Jong Lee, Contemporary Accounting Research (2018), Volume 35(3), pages 1201-1228, Fall 2018.

“Financial Reporting Quality and Labor Investment Efficiency” with Woo-Jong Lee and Dave Weber, Contemporary Accounting Research (2014). Volume 31(4), pages 1047-1076, Winter 2014.

“Earnings Smoothing Activities of Firms to Manage Credit Ratings” with Naomi Soderstrom and Sunny Yang, Contemporary Accounting Research (2013), Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 645–676, Summer 2013 (June).

“Do Financial Analysts’ Long-term Growth Forecasts Matter?  Evidence from Stock Recommendations and Career Outcomes” with Phil Shane and Sunny Yang, Journal of Accounting and Economics (2012), Volume 51, Issues 1-2, pages 55-76.

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 Winner of the Lazaridis Institute Prize at Canadian Academic Accounting Association - Honorable Mention: David Godsell, Boochun Jung, and Devan Mescall, "Real Effects of Investor Relations."
  • Special Issue of Asia–Pacific Journal of Financial Studies on Corporate Culture, Media, and Politics in Finance, Research award
  • Editorial Board Member at Korean Accounting Review, 2017 - 2018
  • Shirley Lee Faculty Research Award, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 2015
  • Shidler Distinguished Professorship: 2018 - Present

Professional Background