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Kean Wu

Associate Professor

Department of Finance and Accounting
Saunders College of Business

585-475-2102
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Kean Wu

Associate Professor

Department of Finance and Accounting
Saunders College of Business

Education

BS, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (China); MS, Catholic University Leuven (Belgium); Ph.D., University of Oregon

Bio

Dr. Wu is an associate professor of accounting. He has earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from University of Oregon, and received an MS in Applied Economics from Catholic University Leuven in Belgium. He has taught Financial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, International Accounting, and Advanced Accounting. His scholarly work focuses on two primary research streams: 1) The impact of contemporary information technology on the dissemination and consumption of corporate financial information, and 2) the role of financial reporting in mitigating information asymmetry and ultimately agency problems.

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Invited Article/Publication
Liu, M., Robin, A., Wu, K., & Xu, J. (2021). Blockchain's Impact on Accounting and Auditing: A Use Case on Supply Chain Traceability. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting. . .
Liu, M., Wu, K., Yang, R., & Yu, Y. (2020). Textual Analysis for Risk Profiles from 10-K Filings: Evidence from Audit Opinions. CPA Journal. . .
Lobo, G., Robin, A., & Wu, K. (2020). Share Repurchases and Accounting Conservatism. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. . .
Sun, L., Walkup, B., & Wu, K. (2020). Sales Order Backlog and Corporate Social Responsibility. Advances in Accounting. . .
Liu, M., Wu, K., & Xu, J. (2019). How Will Blockchain Technology Impact Auditing and Accounting: Permissionless Vs. Permissioned Blockchain. Current Issues in Auditing. . .
Wu, K., Sorensen, S., & Sun, L. (2019). Board Independence and Information Asymmetry in Family Firm. Asian Review of Accounting. . .
Skousen, C., Sun, L., & Wu, K. (2019). 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. . .
Yang, R., Yu, Y., Liu, M., & Wu, K. (2018). 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. . .
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Sun, L., Walkup, B., & Wu, K. (2019). Sales Order Backlog and Corporate Social Responsibility. Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of American Accounting Association.
Wu, K., Yu, Y., Perotti, V., & Xu, C. (2019). Finding the Next Unicorn Using Social Network Analysis. 3rd Conference on Intelligent Information Retrieval in Accounting and Finance.
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.

Currently Teaching

ACCT-110
3 Credits
An introduction to the way in which corporations report their financial performance to interested stakeholders such as investors and creditors. Coverage of the accounting cycle, generally accepted accounting principles, and analytical tools help students become informed users of financial statements.
ACCT-707
3 Credits
Study of the application of generally accepted accounting principles and international financial reporting standards to business enterprises, including corporations with investments in subsidiaries, domestic and international, and partnerships. Issues involving consolidated financial statements, including international topics, are considered. Also examined are objectives for not-for-profit and governmental entities, and how these objectives affect their financial accounting and reporting.

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