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Clara Xiaoling Chen

Associate Professor of Accountancy and Fred and Virginia Roedgers Fellow in Accountancy and
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 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

Associate Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 to present
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-2013
Accountant, Los Angeles Center Studios, 2000-2001

Recent Publications

Chen, X., Chen, S., Pan, F., Wang, Y. Forthcoming. Determinants and Consequences of Transfer Pricing Autonomy: An Empirical Investigation. Journal of Management Accounting Research

Chen, X., Matsumura, E., Shin, J., Wu, S. 2015. The Effect of Competition Intensity and Competition Type on the Use of Customer Satisfaction Measures in Executive Annual Bonus Contracts. The Accounting Review, 90: 229-263

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

Chen, X., Martin, M., Merchant, K. 2014. The Effect of Measurement Timing on the Information Content of Customer Satisfaction Measures. Management Accounting Research, 25: 187-205

Honors and Awards

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

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

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

Zimmerman Center for Education and Research in Accountancy Fellowship, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2013

Raymond A. Hoffman Faculty Excellence Award, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010, 2012

Teaching and Research Interests

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