Zhang-Yue-194x199
Associate Professor
Harold Mock Professor of Accounting

Yue (May) Zhang

404 Hayden Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000

617.373.3357
yu.zhang@northeastern.edu


Profile

Education

PhD in Accounting, University of Pittsburgh
BA in International Economics, Beijing (Peking) University

Research & Teaching Interests

Professor Zhang's primary research interests are in the areas of incentive contracting and behavioral economics. Her teaching interests include financial accounting and managerial accounting.

Industry & Academic Experience

Professor Zhang spent several years in the industry, working in the field of corporate finance.

Services to the Profession

Professor Zhang is a member of the American Accounting Association

Awards & Recognition

2014 “Strategic Initiative” Summer Research Awards recipient, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University.

Harold A. Mock Professorship recipient, Accounting Group, D' Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, 2011-2013.

2011 “CBA Strategic Initiative” Summer Research Awards recipient, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University.

Publications

Selected Publications

Webb, R. A., M. G. Williamson, and Y. Zhang 2013. Productivity-target difficulty, target-based pay, and outside-the-box thinking. The Accounting Review 88 (4): 1433-1457.

Hannan, R. L., Towry, K. L., and Y. Zhang. 2013. Turning up the volume: An experimental investigation of the role of mutual monitoring in tournaments. Contemporary Accounting Research Forthcoming.

Maletta, M. J. and Y. Zhang. 2012. Investor Reactions to Contrasts between the Earnings Preannouncements of Related Firms. Contemporary Accounting Research 29(2): 361-381.

Birnberg, J. G. and Y. Zhang. 2011. When Betrayal Aversion Meets Loss Aversion: The Effects of Changes in Economic Conditions on Principals’ Internal Control System Choices. Journal of Management Accounting Research 23(1): 169-187.

Zhang, Y. 2008. Effects of Fairness and Communication on Honesty and Collusion in a Multi-Agent Setting. The Accounting Review 83(4): 1125-1146.

Presentations

Selected Presentations

Hannan, R Lynn (Author Only), Towry, Kristy (Author Only), Zhang, Yue (Presenter & Author), Nanyang Business School Research Workshop, "Turning up the volume: An experimental investigation of the role of mutual monitoring in tournaments", Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. (September 14, 2011).

Webb, Alan (Presenter & Author), Williamson, Michael (Author Only), Zhang, Yue (Author Only), Georgia State University accounting workshop, "Performance targets, incentives, and identification of production efficiencies", Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. (March 2011).

Liu, Xiaotao (Presenter & Author), Zhang, Yue, Management Accounting Section Midyear Conference, "The effect of target timing and contract frame on individual performance", American Accounting Association, Atlanta, GA. (January 8, 2011).