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Bio: 

Dr. Wu is an assistant professor of accounting. He received his Ph.D. in Accounting from University of Oregon and earned an MS in Applied Economics from Catholic University Leuven in Belgium. Prior to joining the Rochester Institute of Technology, Dr. Wu was an assistant professor at University of Houston - Clear Lake. His research interests include implication of emerging technology in accounting, economic consequences of accounting regulations, family-owned business, and corporate governance and financial policy. Dr. Wu is a member of American Accounting Association and Canadian Academic Accounting Association.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. in Accounting from University of Oregon, 2010
  • M.S. in Applied Economics from Catholic University Leuven, 2005
Expertise: 
  • Accounting: financial
  • Corporate governance
  • International business
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Technology: impact on people at work
Memberships: 
  • Canadian Academic Accounting Association
  • European Accounting Association
  • American Accounting Association
Awards: 
  • Best Paper Award, AAA Southeast Region Meeting-2014-2015
Journals: 
  • Wu, K.,Sorensen, S.,& Sun, L. (2018). Board Independence and Information Asymmetry in Family Firm. Asian Review of Accounting.
  • Skousen, C.,Sun, L.,& Wu, K. (2018). The Role of Managerial Ability in Classification Shifting Using Discontinued Operations. Advances in Management Accounting.
  • Du, H.,& Wu, K. (2018). XBRL Mandate and Timeliness of Financial Reporting: Do XBRL Filings Take Longer?. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.
  • Alhaj-Yaseen, Y.,Wu, K.,& Fletcher, L. (2017). Accounting Standards and Earnings Quality – Evidence from U.S. ADRs. Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies.
  • Yang, R.,Yu, Y.,Liu, M.,& Wu, K. (2016). Corporate Risk Disclosure and Audit Fee: A Text Mining Approach. European Accounting Review.
Presentations: 
  • Du, H.,& Wu, K. (2016). XBRL Mandate and Timeliness of Financial Reporting: Do XBRL Filings Take Longer?. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Alhaj-Yaseen, Y.,Wu, K.,& Fletcher, L. (2016). Accounting Standards and Earnings Quality - Evidence from U.S. ADRs. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Yang, R.,Yu, Y.,Liu, M.,& Wu, K. (2016). Corporate Risk Disclosure and Audit Fee: A New Text Mining Approach. American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.
  • Du, H.,& Wu, K. (2014). The XBRL Mandate and Timeliness of Financial Reporting: Do XBRL Filings Take Longer?. University of Kansas International Conference on XBRL and Information System.
  • Du, H.,& Wu, K. (2014). The XBRL Mandate and Timeliness of Financial Reporting: Do XBRL Filings Take Longer?. 2014 Accounting Conference at Temple University.
  • Wu, K.,& Sorensen, S. (2013). Board Independence and Information Asymmetry in Family Firm. European Accounting Review Research Conference.
Research Grants: 
  • 2018: Wu, K.,Faculty Evaluation and Development Grant.
  • 2017: Wu, K.,RIT Reseach Fund.
  • 2017: Wu, K.,Faculty Evaluation and Development Grant.
  • 2016: Wu, K.,Faculty Evaluation and Development Grant.
Working Paper: 
  • 2017: Yu, Y.,Next Unicorn in Venture Capitalists' Eyes: Apply Social Network Analysis to Social Media Connections.
  • 2017: Lobo, G.,Robin, A.,& Wu, K.Share Repurchase Plan and Accounting Conservatism.
  • 2016: Wu, K.,& Yu, Y.Does Search Traffic Reduce Post Earnings Announcement Drift.
  • 2015: Adut, D.,Holder, A.,Robin, A.,& Wu, K.Accounting Conservatism, Restructure and Takeover.
  • 2013: Wu, K.,Does International Financial Reporting Standards Increase Earnings' Timeliness: Evidence from Mandatory IFRS Adoption.

Kean Wu

Assistant Professor
Accounting
Finance & Accounting
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