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Flora Zhou

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

Educational Background

Ph.D., Management, Cornell University, 2007
M.S., Management, Cornell University, 2006
Masters of Philosophy, Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2001
B.S., Economics (Accounting), Fudan University, 1998

Positions Held

Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007 to present
Lecturer of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2007
Part-Time Lecturer, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, 2005

Recent Publications

Chen, X. , Trotman, K., Zhou, H. Forthcoming. Nominal versus Interacting Electronic Fraud Brainstorming in Hierarchial Audit Teams. The Accounting Review

Chen, X. , Williamson, M., Zhou, H. 2012. Reward System Design and Group Creativity: An Experimental Investigation. The Accounting Review, 87: 1885-1911

Bloomfield, R., Tayler, W., Zhou, H. 2009. Momentum, Reversal, and Uninformed Traders in Laboratory Markets. Journal of Finance

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Management Accounting Paper Award (for paper entitled “The Effects of Intergroup and Intragroup Tournament Pay on Group Creativity” coauthored with Clara Chen and Michael Williamson), American Accounting Association – Management Accounting Section, 2010

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial accounting, financial statement analysis, managerial accounting

Behavioral research in accounting. Specifically, investor information processing and trading behaviors, motivation and incentives in management accounting and reporting behaviors, and group decision-making in accounting.


Contact Information:

298 Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL, 61820
(217) 333-3937

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