Laura Wang

Laura Wang

Assistant Professor of Accountancy and Fred and Virginia Roedgers Fellow in Accountancy

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296 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-265-5402

lauraww@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Texas at Austin, 2014
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • MPA, University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014 to present
  • Senior Associate, Grant Thornton L.L.P, 2006-2009

Recent Publications

  • Pierce, L., Wang, L., & Zhang, D. Forthcoming. Peer Barganing and Productivity in Teams: Gender and the Inequitable Division of Pay. Manufacturing & Service Operations Management.
  • Hecht, G., Hobson, J., & Wang, L. Forthcoming. The Effect of Performance Reporting Frequency on Employee Performance. The Accounting Review.
  • Chen, C., Pesch, H., & Wang, L. (2020). Selection Benefits of Below-Market Pay in Social-Mission Organizations: Effects on Individual Performance and Team Cooperation. The Accounting Review, 95 (1), 57-77.
  • Kachelmeier, S., Wang, L., & Williamson, M. (2019). Incentivizing the Creative Process: From Initial Quantity to Eventual Creativity. The Accounting Review, 94 (2), 249-266.
  • Wang, L. (2017). Recognizing the Best: The Productive and Counterproductive Effects of Relative Performance Recognition. Contemporary Accounting Research, 34 (2), 966-990.

Other Publications

Articles

  • Hales, J., Wang, L., & Williamson, M. (2015). Selection Benefits of Stock-Based Compensation for-the Rank-and-File Employees. The Accounting Review, 90 1497-1516.

Honors and Awards

  • Fred and Virginia Roedgers Fellowship in Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Accountancy, 2019 to present
  • Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award, Association of International Certified Practicing Accountants (unified voice of AICPA and CIMA), 2020
  • Journal of Management Accounting Research Outstanding Reviewer Award, American Accounting Association - Management Accounting Section, 2020
  • The Best Early-Career Researcher in Management Accounting, American Accounting Association Managerment Accounting Section, 2019
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016, 2019

Current Courses

  • Accounting Control Systems (ACCY 304) Explores an important framework that highlights the vital roles accounting control systems play in shaping and implementing organizational strategy. Components of this framework include internal controls, organizational missions and values, codes of ethics, performance measurement, evaluation, and reward systems. Case studies, class discussions, group exercises, and field research projects emphasize critical reasoning, data analytics, teamwork, and written and oral communication.

  • Intro to ACCY Research (ACCY 592) Comparative study of alternative methodologies and conceptual frameworks and their application to selected current research issues central to the development of accounting thought, both theoretical and empirical.

Contact

296 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-265-5402

lauraww@illinois.edu

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