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Thomas W Vance

Assistant Professor of Accountancy


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, University of Washington, 2007
M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1998
B.S., Central Washington University, 1993

Positions Held

Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012-2015
Assistant Professor of Accounting, University of Waterloo, 2007-2012

Recent Publications

Kelly, K., Webb, A., Vance, T. Forthcoming. The Interactive Effects of Ex Post Subjectivity and Goal Difficulty on Performance. Journal of Management Accounting Research

Presslee, A., Vance, T., Webb, A. 2013. The Effects of Reward Type on Employee Goal Setting, Goal Commitment and Performance. The Accounting Review, 88: 1805-1831

Stratopoulos, T., Vance, T., Zou, X. 2013. Incentive Effects of Enterprise Systems on the Magnitude and Detectability of Reporting Manipulations. International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, 14: 39-57

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014

Teaching and Research Interests

Determinants of employee judgment and behavior. Current work experimentally examines the effects of reward type, manager-subordinate relationship quality and ethical perceptions on effort, bias, commitment and performance.