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Fei Du

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Southern California, 2011
B.A., Accounting, Beijing Technology and Business University, 2003

Positions Held

Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Hong Kong, 2011-2017

Recent Publications

Cheng, Q., Du, F., Wang, X., Wang, Y. Forthcoming. Do Corporate Site Visits Impact Stock Prices. Contemporary Accounting Research

Wang, D., Du, F., Marquis, C. Forthcoming. Defending Maos Dream: How Politicians Ideological Imprinting Affects Firms Political Appointment in China. Academy of Management Journal

Xu, D., Zhou, K., Du, F. Forthcoming. Deviant versus Aspirational Risk Taking: The Effects of Performance Feedback on Bribery Expenditure and R&D Intensity. Academy of Management Journal

Dai, N., Du, F., Tang, G., Young, M. 2018. Seeking Legitimacy through quality CSR Reporting: Evidence from China. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 30: 1-29

Du, F., Erkens, D., Young, M., Tang, G. 2018. How Adopting New Performance Measures Affects Subjective Performance Evaluations: Evidence from EVA Adoption by Chinese State-Owned Enterprises. The Accounting Review, 93: 161-185

Du, F., Xu, K. 2018. The Path to Independence: Board Cohesion, Cognitive Conflict, and Information Sharing. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 30: 31-54

Cheng, Q., Du, F., Wang, X., Wang, Y. 2016. Seeing is Believing: Analysts Corporate Site Visits. Review of Accounting Studies, 21: 1245-1286

Du, F. 2016. Discussion of The Impact of IFRS Goodwill Reporting on Financial Analysts Equity Valuation Judgments: Some Experimental Evidence. Accounting and Finance, 56: 159-164

Young, M., Du, F., Dworkis, K., Olsen, K. 2016. Its All about All of Us: The Rise of Global Narcissism and Its Implications for Management Control System Research. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 28: 39-55

Honors and Awards

Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award, Management Accounting Section, American Accounting Association, 2018

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017

Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award, Management Accounting Section, American Accounting Association, 2016

Teaching and Research Interests

Fei has taught Cost Accounting, Management Accounting, and Management Control System. She currently teaches Data Analytics for Management Accounting (ACCY 512). This course serves to build up students' data analytics skills, and provides interactive workshops for students to work on hands-on data cases in small groups. Students learn how to collect, clean, analyze, intepret, and communicate data to faciliate managerial decision-making.

Fei is interested in archival managerial accounting research and she runs field interviews with practitioners to guide her empirical efforts. Fei focuses on the following research topics: (1) Subjective performance evaluation, for example, how supervisors subjective adjustments vary with the characteristics of subordinates being evaluated and with the attributes of performance measures being adopted; (2) Information sharing, for example, how analysts and fund managers benefit from talking with firm managers during their corporate site visits, and how independent directors become less subject to CEO influence when the information sharing in boardrooms is more sufficient. (3) Political ties, for example, how political ties affect companies capability building, bribery activities, and risk-taking behaviour.