Fei Du

Fei Du

Associate Professor of Accountancy and Associate Academic Director for the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society and Arthur Anderson Fellowship in Accountancy and Teaching and Learning Faculty Innovation Scholar

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Biography

Fei Du is an associate professor of accountancy in Gies College of Business. Before she joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017, she taught at the University of Hong Kong from 2011-2017. Fei is interested in archival managerial accounting research. Her research focuses on the role of social preferences and social equity in managerial decision making. She enjoys working with data, such as extracting unstructured data, putting such data into order, identifying useful variables, and building databases for organizational decision-making purposes. Fei runs field interviews with practitioners to guide her empirical efforts. Her research has appeared in top academic journals, including The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Management Accounting Research. She won the American Accounting Association’s Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award in 2016 and its Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award in 2018.

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298 Wohlers Hall

1206 S Sixth St

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

  • Associate Academic Director for the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023 to present
  • Associate Professor of Accountancy, Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017-2020
  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Hong Kong, 2011-2017

Recent Publications

  • Du, F., Mischo, K., & Mo, D. (2023). Creative Data Analytics: Using Computational Recipes to Gain Insights into Business. https://store.wolfram.com/view/book/du_mischo: Wolfram Media.
  • Cheng, Q., Du, F., Wang, X., & Wang, Y. (2019). Do Corporate Site Visits Impact Stock Prices. Contemporary Accounting Research, 36 (1), 359-388.
  • Wang, D., Du, F., & Marquis, C. (2019). Defending Mao's Dream: How Politicians' Ideological Imprinting Affects Firms' Political Appointment in China. Academy of Management Journal, 62 (4), 1111-1136.
  • Xu, D., Zhou, K., & Du, F. (2019). Deviant versus Aspirational Risk Taking: The Effects of Performance Feedback on Bribery Expenditure and R&D Intensity. Academy of Management Journal, 62 (4), 1226-1251.

Other Publications

Articles

  • 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.
  • 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

  • Arthur Andersen Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 to present
  • Dean's Impact Award, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023
  • Teaching and Learning Faculty Innovation Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2023
  • Excellent Reviewer Award, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2021-2022
  • R.C. Evans Data Analytics Fellow, University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics, 2018-2020
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017, 2018, 2020

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

Service

  • Editorial Board Member, The Accounting Review, 2023 to present
  • Editorial Board Member, Management Accounting Research, 2023 to present
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2019 to present
  • Editorial Board Member, Contemporary Accounting Research, 2023-2025
  • Section Liaison for Management Accounting Section, American Accounting Association, 2021-2022

Teaching Interests

Fei teaches data analytics with managerial accounting implications. She provides hands-on guide for students to work on data analytics cases in small groups. Students learn how to grab data from multiple sources from the real world, such as company websites, social media, and financial filings. Students learn how to process data of multiple types, such as text, images, videos, and website structures. Students learn how to build narratives with impactful visualizations. Fei shares free analytics content at www.mosacc.com

Her book, "Creative Data Analytics: Computational Recipes to Gain Insights into Businesses" (ISBN: 9780965053280), has been published and is now being distributed by Wolfram Media. The book provides a comprehensive guide on understanding corporate genes, handling various data types, and offers bite-sized computational recipes. It also features a graphic user interface for real-time live computation.

You can find the book by following this link:
https://store.wolfram.com/view/book/du_mischo

Research Interests

Fei's research focuses on the interplay between users and designers of management controls. In the case of performance evaluation, those being evaluated are influenced by oversight from evaluators, but it's important to note that the overseers are also susceptible to interactions with those they are evaluating. Fei's research has examined how various stakeholders, such as employees, evaluators, regulators, and analysts, can influence each other in different contexts like performance evaluation, board meetings, and analyst assessments.

Contact

298 Wohlers Hall

1206 S Sixth St

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-5711

feidu@illinois.edu

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