Fei Du

Fei Du

Assistant Professor of Accountancy

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298 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-5711

feidu@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Southern California, 2011
  • B.A., Accounting, Beijing Technology and Business University, 2003

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Hong Kong, 2011-2017

Recent Publications

  • Wang, D., Du, F., & Marquis, C. Forthcoming. Defending Mao's Dream: How Politicians' Ideological Imprinting Affects Firms' Political Appointment in China. Academy of Management Journal,.
  • Xu, D., Zhou, K., & Du, F. Forthcoming. Deviant versus Aspirational Risk Taking: The Effects of Performance Feedback on Bribery Expenditure and R&D Intensity. Academy of Management Journal,.
  • Cheng, Q., Du, F., Wang, X., & Wang, Y. Forthcoming. Do Corporate Site Visits Impact Stock Prices. Contemporary Accounting Research,.
  • Dai, N., Du, F., Tang, G., & Young, M. (2018). Seeking Legitimacy through quality CSR Reporting: Evidence from China. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 30 (1), 1-29.
  • Du, F., & Xu, K. (2018). The Path to Independence: Board Cohesion, Cognitive Conflict, and Information Sharing. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 30 (1), 31-54.
  • Du, F., Erkens, D., Young, M., & Tang, G. (2018). How Adopting New Performance Measures Affects Subjective Performance Evaluations: Evidence from EVA Adoption by Chinese State-Owned Enterprises. The Accounting Review, 93 (1), 161-185.
  • Cheng, Q., Du, F., Wang, X., & Wang, Y. (2016). Seeing is Believing: Analysts' Corporate Site Visits. Review of Accounting Studies, 21 (4), 1245-1286.
  • Young, M., Du, F., Dworkis, K., & Olsen, K. (2016). It's All about All of Us: The Rise of Global Narcissism and Its Implications for Management Control System Research. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 28 (1), 39-55.

Other Publications

Article

  • Du, F. (2016). Discussion of 'The Impact of IFRS Goodwill Reporting on Financial Analysts' Equity Valuation Judgments: Some Experimental Evidence'. Accounting and Finance, 56 159-164.
  • Du, F., Tang, G., & Young, M. (2012). Influence Activities and Favoritism in Subjective Performance Evaluation: Evidence from Chinese State-owned Enterprises. The Accounting Review, 87 (5), 1555-1588.
  • Young, M., Van der Stede, W., Gong, J., Sandino, T., & Du, F. (2008). The Business of Selling Movies. Strategic Finance, 35-41.

Honors and Awards

  • R.C. Evans Data Analytics Fellow, University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics, 2018 to present
  • Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award, Management Accounting Section, American Accounting Association, 2018
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award, Management Accounting Section, American Accounting Association, 2016

Grants

  • Analyst Teamwork: Team Composition and Forecast Performance.” Principle Investigator, General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2014-2015
  • Seeing is Believing: Do Analysts Benefit from Site Visits? Principle Investigator, General Research Fund (GRF), Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2013-2014

Teaching Interests

Fei has taught Cost Accounting, Management Accounting, and Management Control System. She currently teaches Data Analytics for Management Accounting (ACCY 512). This course serves to build up students' data analytics skills, and provides interactive workshops for students to work on hands-on data cases in small groups. Students learn how to collect, clean, analyze, intepret, and communicate data to faciliate managerial decision-making. Here is a link to the road map for this course: https://prezi.com/view/BQTk0YHwUrRB6yZi0tgl

Research Interests

Fei is interested in archival managerial accounting research and she runs field interviews with practitioners to guide her empirical efforts. Fei focuses on the following research topics: (1) Subjective performance evaluation, for example, how supervisors' subjective adjustments vary with the characteristics of subordinates being evaluated and with the attributes of performance measures being adopted; (2) Information sharing, for example, how analysts and fund managers benefit from talking with firm managers during their corporate site visits, and how independent directors become less subject to CEO influence when the information sharing in boardrooms is more sufficient. (3) Political ties, for example, how political ties affect companies' capability building, bribery activities, and risk-taking behaviour.

Current Courses

  • Data Analytics for Mgmt Acctg (ACCY 512) Data analytics incorporated into management decision making, including planning, cost management, and management control system design. Focuses on developing your skills of gathering and analyzing data for internal decision making purposes. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit.

Contact

298 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-5711

feidu@illinois.edu