Li Zhang

Li Zhang

Teaching Assistant Professor of Accountancy

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112 Wohlers Hall

1206 S Sixth St

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-0327

lzhang70@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
  • M.S., Accounting, Carnegie Mellon University, 1995
  • M.B.A., University of Oregon, 1993
  • B.Econ., Accounting, Xiamen University, 1990

Positions Held

  • Teaching Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020 to present
  • Interim CFO, Inspirit IoT Inc., 2017 to present
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007-2020
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2006
  • Assistant Professor, The Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles, 1999-2005

Recent Publications

  • Zhang, L., & Chen, A. Forthcoming. A Deep Dive into an AI Startup Company in the Pandemic. Issues in Accounting Education.

Other Publications

Articles

  • Pacharn, P., & Zhang, L. (2006). Accounting, Innovation, and Incentives. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 23.
  • Hughes, J., Zhang, L., & Xie, J. (2005). Production Externalities, Congruity of Aggregate Signals, and Optimal Task Assignments. Contemporary Accounting Research.
  • Arya, A., Glover, J., Mittendorf, B., & Zhang, L. (2005). The Disciplining Role of Accounting in the Long-Run. Review of Accounting Studies, 9.
  • Zhang, L. (2003). Complementarity, Aggregation, and Task Assignment. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 15 225-246.
  • Zhang, L., Faf, R., & Ho, Y. (1998). A Generalised Method of Moments (GMM) Test of the Three-Moment Capital Asset Pricing Model. Asia Pacific Journal of Finance, 45-60.

Presentations

  • Zhang, L. (2022). “A Deep Dive into an AI Start-Up Company in the Pandemic”. Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, AAA.
  • Zhang, L. (2021). “A Deep Dive into an AI Start-Up Company in the Pandemic”. Management Accounting Section/Institute of Management Accountants Teaching Case Conference, AAA and IMA.
  • Zhang, L. (2021). “A Deep Dive into an AI Start-Up Company in the Pandemic”. Teaching and Learning Curriculum meeting, AAA.
  • Zhang, L. (2021). “Using Data Analytics to Identify and Serve at-risk and under-represented Students”. Teaching and Learning Curriculum meeting, AAA.
  • Zhang, L. (2021). “Using Data Analytics to Identify and Serve at-risk and under-represented Students”. AAA Annual Meeting, AAA.
  • Zhang, L., & , . (2021). “A Deep Dive into an AI Start-Up Company in the Pandemic”. AAA Annual meeting, AAA.
  • Zhang, L. (2021). “A Deep Dive into an AI Start-Up Company in the Pandemic”. Spark: Meeting of the Regions. May 24-26, 2021, AAA Regional Section.
  • Zhang, L. (2021). “Using Data Analytics to Identify and Serve at-risk and under-represented Students”. Spark: Meeting of the Regions. May 24-26, 2021, AAA Regional Section.

Honors and Awards

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2016-2023

Teaching Interests

Financial accounting and managerial accounting

Research Interests

Impact of accounting information on managerial behavior; Managerial compensation contracts and organizational structures; Disclosure of accounting information

Current Courses

  • Fundamentals of Accounting (ACCY 200) Survey course in the principles of accounting for students registered in schools and colleges other than the College of Business.

  • Managerial Accounting (ACCY 503) Introduction to management accounting principles, as used to facilitate and align internal decisions made by managers and employees. Topics include analytical tools and techniques to address common business problems, cost information systems, budgeting, and strategic performance measurement systems.

Contact

112 Wohlers Hall

1206 S Sixth St

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-0327

lzhang70@illinois.edu

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