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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, where he taught Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, International Accounting and Advanced Financial Accounting. His research interests include international accounting, family-owned business, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology. Dr. Wu is a member of American Accounting Association and European 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
Journals: 
  • Yang, R., Yu, Y., Liu, M., & Wu, K. (2017). Corporate Risk Disclosure and Audit Fee: A Text Mining Approach. European Accounting Review.
  • 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.
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.
Proceedings: 
  • Du, H., & Wu, K. (2014). The XBRL Mandate and Timeliness of Financial Reporting: Do XBRL Filings Take Longer?. Accounting Conference at Temple University.
Research Grants: 
  • 2017: Wu, K., Faculty Evaluation and Development Grant.  

    The general objective of this grant proposal is to facilitate development of a research venue – Entrepreneurial finance in an ecosystem. The venture capital industry has become exuberant in recent years and is now an integral component of the contemporary economic system. In 2010, a Startup America Initiative was announced by President Obama to foster entrepreneurs and embody the promise of America.

     

    The concept of an entrepreneurial ecosystem has emerged in recent years. It consists of entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists, private equity funds and corporate venture capitals. The success of this ecosystem lies in two aspects: the vibrancy of the system and the ability of venture capitalist in identifying successful startups. In this study, I plan to explore a connection between these two aspects and examine how vibrancy of the entrepreneurial ecosystem make startups flourish.

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  • 2017: Wu, K., RIT Reseach Fund.
  • 2016: Wu, K., Faculty Evaluation and Development Grant.  

    The general objective of this proposal is to facilitate development of a research venue – Entrepreneurial finance in an ecosystem. The venture capital industry has become exuberant in recent years and is now an integral component of the contemporary economic system. The success of this ecosystem lies in two aspects: the vibrancy of the system and the ability of venture capitalist in identifying successful startups. In this study, I plan to explore a connection between these two aspects and examine how vibrancy of the entrepreneurial ecosystem make startups flourish.

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Working Paper: 
  • 2017: Yu, Y., , C., , K., & , V., 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.
  • 2017: Wu, K., Alhaj-Yaseen, Y., & Fletcher, L., Accounting Standards and Earnings Quality - Evidence from U.S. ADRs.
  • 2017: Du, H., & Wu, K., The XBRL Mandate and Timeliness of Financial Reporting: Do XBRL Filings Take Longer?.
  • 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.
  • 2015: Robin, A., & Wu, K., The Impact of Accounting Conservatism on Firm Value: Evidence from Takeover.
  • 2014: Wu, K., Sorensen, S., & Sun, L., Board Independence and Information Asymmetry in Family Firm.
  • 2013: Wu, K., Does International Financial Reporting Standards Increase Earnings' Timeliness: Evidence from Mandatory IFRS Adoption.

Kean Wu

Assistant Professor
Accounting
Finance & Accounting
585-475-2102
LOW-A314
Office Hours: 

Tuesday 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Friday 3:30pm to 4:30pm

And by Appointment

Staff Assistant: 
Andrea Yancone