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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

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

Cheng, Q., Du, F., Wang, X., Wang, Y. 2017. Do Corporate Site Visits Impact Stock Prices. Contemporary Accounting Research

Du, F., Xu, K. 2017. The Path to Independence: Board Cohesion, Cognitive Conflict, and Information Sharing. Journal of Management Accounting Research

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

Dai, N., Du, F., Tang, G., Young, M. 2016. Seeking Legitimacy through quality CSR Reporting: Evidence from China. Journal of Management Accounting Research

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 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. Fei has teaching interests closely aligned with her research interests. She has taught introductory and advanced managerial accounting courses.