Accounting Faculty Research
Moving the accounting discipline forward
Our faculty have diverse expertise within the accounting profession, from sustainability accounting to non-profit accounting. Their research within the discipline creates new insights and observations.
Accounting standards effect on IT operations; Software Development Methodologies; IT use in Nonprofit organizations; Using Data Analytics in the Classroom; Big Data applications
Wee Meng Eric Lee
Eric’s research primarily examines disruptive technologies and sustainability. His publications and ongoing projects look at: how accounting firms can better incorporate cutting-edge robotic process automation techniques in their audit tasks, how users of A.I. technologies can better recognize and deal with the different ethical and digital discrimination problems, how factors related to regulation compliance and crypto users’ culture could play in future standard setting, how to use media’s competing discourse in explaining recent blockchain phenomenon, how sustainability accounting narratives can be both judiciously and opportunistically framed to affect stakeholders’ actions, how gender/diversity issues could impact both corporate social responsibility reporting and companies’ performance outcomes, various pedagogical topics related to environmental sustainability, service learning and community engagement, as well as researches related to investment, business communication, and fraud detection.
Behavioral Accounting- including influence of culture, ethics and generation on judgment & decision-making; management controls including impact of procedural and distributive justice/injustice in the workplace.
Professor Ugrin researches human behavior and decision-making in accounting and information systems. He specializes in experimental and survey-based research, and examines questions like, “How do business people choose different types of accounting treatments? How does ethics and integrity influence their decisions? How do they formulate decisions to make investments in structures and technologies? How do they decide to spend their worktime?” He also researches the effects of educational practices and pedagogies on student learning. He is currently the associate editor for Advances in Accounting.