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Li Zhang

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accountancy


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
M.S., Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
M.B.A., University of Oregon, 1993
B.Econ., Accounting, Xiamen University, 1990

Positions Held

Visiting Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007 to present
Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2006
Assistant Professor, The Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles, 1999-2005
Instructor, Department of Industrial Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995-1998

Recent Publications

Pacharn, P., Zhang, L. 2006. Accounting, Innovation, and Incentives. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management

Arya, A., Glover, J., Mittendorf, B., Zhang, L. 2005. The Disciplining Role of Accounting in the Long-Run. Review of Accounting Studies

Hughes, J., Zhang, L., Xie, J. 2005. Production Externalities, Congruity of Aggregate Signals, and Optimal Task Assignments. Contemporary Accounting Research

Teaching and Research Interests

Financial accounting and managerial accounting

Impact of accounting information on managerial behavior; Managerial compensation contracts and organizational structures; Disclosure of accounting information