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Clara Xiaoling Chen

Professor of Accountancy and Fred and Virginia Roedgers Fellow in Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Southern California, 2006
Masters of Accounting, University of Southern California, 2000
B.A., English, Peking University, 1997

Positions Held

Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, present
Academic Director, Ph.D. Program, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-2018
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2013
Accountant, Los Angeles Center Studios, 2000-2001

Recent Publications

Cardinaels, E., Chen, X., Yin, H. 2018. Leveling the Playing Field: The Selection and Motivation Effects of Tournament Prize Spread. The Accounting Review, 93: 127-149

Chen, X., Nichol, J., Zhou, F. 2017. The Effect of Incentive Framing and Descriptive Norms on Internal Whistleblowing. Contemporary Accounting Research, 34: 1757-1778

Chen, X., Trotman, K. , Zhou, H. 2015. Nominal versus Interacting Electronic Fraud Brainstorming in Hierarchical Audit Teams. The Accounting Review, 90: 175-198

Honors and Awards

Fred and Virginia Roedgers Fellowship in Accountancy, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014 to present

PricewaterhouseCoopers Fellowship in Accountancy, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014 to present

Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature Award, American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section, 2017

Raymond A. Hoffman Faculty Excellence Award, Department of Accountancy, 2015

Raymond A. Hoffman Fellowship in Accountancy, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011-2014

Teaching and Research Interests

Management Accounting and Control, especially the Design of Performance Measurement and Compensation Systems