Faculty at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa's School of Accountancy (SOA) are active researchers. Many of SOA's tenure-track accounting faculty hold endowed chairs. The SOA’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its track record of generating leading accounting and information systems research. The SOA is committed to providing its students with an education that is practice-relevant and research-led and developing students' abilities to think independently and work collaboratively. Students are continually exposed to fresh ideas and current knowledge because the SOA’s tenured and tenure-track academic faculty are active researchers. Practical learning experiences are incorporated throughout the SOA’s programs. Research workshops are regularly held at SOA, especially for preparing Ph.D. students.

SOA Faculty Research

SOA faculty conduct various types of high-quality academic and professional research in accounting, auditing, information systems, taxation, business, and related fields. Our faculty members are immersed in and published in the global leading accountancy journals, including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Management Science.

Selected Recent Top-tier Publications:

You-il (Chris) Park2024Kausar, A., and Y. Park. International Financial Reporting Standards and the Macroeconomy. The Accounting Review 99 (1): 315−336.

Boochun Jung

You-il (Chris) Park

Jian Zhou

2024Jung, B., A. Kausar, B. Kim, Y. Park, and J. Zhou. Information Content of Credit Rating Affirmations. Contemporary Accounting Research 41 (1): 645−678.
Abhishek Ramchandani2023Lilge, A., and A. Ramchandani. To tell or not to tell: the incentive effects of disclosing employer assessments. Review of Accounting Studies.
II Sun Yoo2023Lourie, B., D. Shanthikumar, and I. S. Yoo. MiFID II and the unbundling of analyst research from trading execution. Contemporary Accounting Research 40 (4): 2340−2372.
Boochun Jung2022Baik, B., K. A. Gunny, B. Jung, and D. Park. Income Smoothing through R&D Management and Earnings Informativeness.The Accounting Review 97 (3): 25–49.
Boochun Jung2021Hamm, S. J., B. Jung, W.-J. Lee, and Daniel G. Yang. Organized Labor and Inventory Stockpiling. The Accounting Review 97 (2): 241–266.
Jian Zhou2021Kim, J.,Y.Kim, and J. Zhou. Time Encoding in Lanugages and Investment Efficiency. Management Science 67 (4): 2609-2629.
Jee-Hae Lim2019Kim, J.‐B., J. W. Kim, and J. H. Lim. Does XBRL Adoption Constrain Earnings Management? Early Evidence from Mandated U.S. Filers. Contemporary Accounting Research 36 (4): 2610–2634.
You-il (Chris) Park2019Chung, H., S. A. Hillegeist, Y. Park, and J. P. Wynn. Capitalization of in‐Process Research and Development under SFAS 141R and Information Asymmetry. Contemporary Accounting Research 36 (4): 2379–2407.
Jian Zhou2019Lisic, L. L., L. A. Myers, T. A. Seidel, and J. Zhou. Does Audit Committee Accounting Expertise Help to Promote Audit Quality? Evidence from Auditor Reporting of Internal Control Weaknesses. Contemporary Accounting Research 36 (4): 2521–2553.
Jian Zhou2018Cassell, C. A., L. A. Myers, R. Schmardebeck, and J. Zhou. The Monitoring Effectiveness of CO‐Opted Audit Committees. Contemporary Accounting Research 35 (4): 1732–1765.
Jian Zhou2018Huang, H. H., G. J. Lobo, C. Wang, and J. Zhou. Do Banks Price Independent Directors’ Attention? Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 53 (4): 1755–1780.
Boochun Jung2017Hamm, S. J., B. Jung, and W.-J. Lee. Labor Unions and Income Smoothing. Contemporary Accounting Research 35 (3): 1201–1228.
Jian Zhou2017Kim, J., Y. Kim, and J. Zhou. Languages and Earnings Management. Journal of Accounting and Economics 63 (2-3): 288–306.
Hamid Pourjalali2014Hsu, A. W.-H., and H. Pourjalali. The Impact of IAS No. 27 on the Market's Ability to Anticipate Future Earnings. Contemporary Accounting Research 32 (2): 789–813.
Boochun Jung2014Jung, B., W.-J. Lee, and D. P. Weber. Financial Reporting Quality and Labor Investment Efficiency. Contemporary Accounting Research 31 (4): 1047–1076.
Boochun Jung2013Jung, B., N. Soderstrom, and Y. S. Yang. Earnings Smoothing Activities of Firms to Manage Credit Ratings. Contemporary Accounting Research 30 (2): 645–676.
Boochun Jung2012Jung, B., P. B. Shane, and Y. S. Yang. Do Financial Analysts' Long-Term Growth Forecasts Matter? Evidence from Stock Recommendations and Career Outcomes. Journal of Accounting and Economics 53 (1-2): 55–76.