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:

Professor Year Publications

You-il (Chris) Park


Asad Kausar, You-il Park; International Financial Reporting Standards and the Macroeconomy. The Accounting Review, Forthcoming

Boochun Jung

You-il (Chris) Park 

Jian Zhou


Boochun Jung, Asad Kausar, Byungki Kim, You-il (Chris) Park and Jian Zhou ; "Information Content of Credit Rating Affirmations,".Contemporary Accounting Research (forthcoming).

Abhishek Ramchandani

 2023 Lilge, A., Ramchandani, A. To tell or not to tell: the incentive effects of disclosing employer assessments. Review of Accounting Studies (2023)

II Sun Yoo


Lourie, B.,  Shanthikumar, D., &  Yoo, I. S. (2023).  MiFID II and the unbundling of analyst research from trading execution. Contemporary Accounting Research
Boochun Jung  2022

Bok Baik, Katherine A. Gunny, Boochun Jung, Duri Park; Income Smoothing through R&D Management and Earnings Informativeness. The Accounting Review 1 May 2022; 97 (3): 25–49

Boochun Jung  2021

 Hamm, Sophia J. W., Boochun Jung, Woo-Jong Lee, and Daniel G. Yang. “Organized Labor and Inventory Stockpiling.” The Accounting Review 97, no. 2 (March 25, 2021)

Jian Zhou  2021

Kim, Jaehyeon, Yongtae Kim, and Jian Zhou. “Time Encoding in Languages and Investment Efficiency.” Management Science 67, no. 4 (2021): 2609–2629. 

Jee-Hae Lim 2019

Kim, Jeong‐Bon, Joung W. Kim, and Jee‐Hae Lim. “Does XBRL Adoption Constrain Earnings Management? Early Evidence from Mandated U.S. Filers.” Contemporary Accounting Research 36, no. 4 (2019): 2610–2634. 

You-il (Chris) Park 2019

Chung, Hyeesoo (Sally), Stephen A. Hillegeist, You‐Il (Chris) Park, and Jinyoung P. Wynn. “Capitalization of in‐Process Research and Development under SFAS 141R and Information Asymmetry.” Contemporary Accounting Research 36, no. 4 (2019): 2379–2407.

Jian Zhou 2019

Lisic, Ling Lei, Linda A. Myers, Timothy A. Seidel, and Jian Zhou. “Does Audit Committee Accounting Expertise Help to Promote Audit Quality? Evidence from Auditor Reporting of Internal Control Weaknesses.Contemporary Accounting Research 36, no. 4 (2019): 2521–2553.

Boochun Jung 2017

Hamm, Sophia J., Boochun Jung, and Woo-Jong Lee. “Labor Unions and Income Smoothing.Contemporary Accounting Research 35, no. 3 (2017): 1201–1228.

Jian Zhou 2018

Cassell, Cory A., Linda A. Myers, Roy Schmardebeck, and Jian Zhou. “The Monitoring Effectiveness of CO‐Opted Audit Committees.Contemporary Accounting Research 35, no. 4 (2018): 1732–1765. 

Jian Zhou 2018

Huang, Henry He, Gerald J. Lobo, Chong Wang, and Jian Zhou. “Do Banks Price Independent Directors’ Attention?” Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis 53, no. 4 (2018): 1755–1780.

Jian Zhou 2017

Kim, Jaehyeon, Yongtae Kim, and Jian Zhou. “Languages and Earnings Management.Journal of Accounting and Economics 63, no. 2-3 (2017): 288–306.

Hamid Pourjalali 2014

Hsu, Audrey Wen-Hsin, and Hamid Pourjalali. “The Impact of IAS No. 27 on the Market's Ability to Anticipate Future Earnings.” Contemporary Accounting Research 32, no. 2 (2014): 789–813.

Boochun Jung 2014

Jung, Boochun, Woo-Jong Lee, and David P. Weber. “Financial Reporting Quality and Labor Investment Efficiency.” Contemporary Accounting Research 31, no. 4 (2014): 1047–1076.

Boochun Jung 2013

Jung, Boochun, Naomi Soderstrom, and Yanhua Sunny Yang. “Earnings Smoothing Activities of Firms to Manage Credit Ratings*.” Contemporary Accounting Research 30, no. 2 (2012): 645–676.

Boochun Jung 2012

Jung, Boochun, Philip B. Shane, and Yanhua Sunny Yang. “Do Financial Analysts' Long-Term Growth Forecasts Matter? Evidence from Stock Recommendations and Career Outcomes.Journal of Accounting and Economics 53, no. 1-2 (2012): 55–76.