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Flora Zhou

Assistant Professor, Accountancy
Assistant Professor, Bentley University
PhD, Cornell University, 2007
Masters, Cornell University, 2004
Masters of Philosophy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2001
Bachelor of Arts, Fudan University, 1998
Office: Morison Hall 324 | 781.891._2976 | fzhou@bentley.edu
                       


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Teaching Interests

Cost and managerial accounting; Performance management and evaluation; Research seminar

Research Interests

Behavioral research in managerial accounting

Awards and Honors

2017, Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award, American Accounting Association-Management Accounting Section
2016, Outstanding Management Accounting Paper Award, American Accounting Association-Management Accounting Section
2010, Outstanding Management Accounting Paper Award, American Accounting Association-Management Accounting Section
2006, Graduate Student Fellowship, Cornell University
2005, Graduate Student Fellowship, Cornell University
2004, American Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium Fellow, American Accounting Association
2003, Graduate Student Fellowship, Cornell University
2002, Graduate Student Fellowship, Cornell University
2001, Graduate Student Fellowship, Cornell University

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Newman, A., Tafkov, I., Zhou, F. (2020). The Effects of Incentive Scheme and Task Difficulty on Employees' Altruistic Behavior Outside the Firm. Contemporary Accounting Research.

Chen, X., Nichol, J., Zhou, F. (2017). The Effect of Incentive Framing and Descriptive Norms on Internal Whistleblowing. Contemporary Accounting Research, 34 (4), 1757-1778.

Chen, X., Rennekamp, K., Zhou, F. (2015). The Effects of Forecast Type and Performance-based Incentives on the Quality of Management Forecast. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 46, 8-18.

Chen, X., Trotman, K., Zhou, F. (2015). Electronic Fraud Brainstorming in Hierarchical Audit Teams: Does Interaction Help or Hurt? The Accounting Review, 90 (1), 175-198.

Chen, X., Williamson, M., Zhou, F. (2012). Reward System Design and Group Creativity: An Experimental Investigation. The Accounting Review, 87 (6), 1885-1911.

Bloomfield, R., Tayler, W., Zhou, F. (2009). Momentum, Reversal, and Uninformed Traders in Laboratory Markets. The Journal of Finance, 64 (6), 2535-2558.

Wang, S., Zhou, F. (2004). Staged Financing in Venture Capital: Moral Hazard and Risks. Journal of Corporate Finance, 10 (1), 131-155.

Conference Presentations

Towry, K., Tafkov, I., Zhou, F. (2020). "The Impact of Knowledge Transfer on Investments in Knowledge Creation in Firms." Presented at the CAR and CAAA's The Contemporary Accounting Research journal conference, online.

Potsaid, T., Venkataraman, S., Zhou, F. (2020). "Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs): Experimental Evidence on How Characteristics of Requests for PILOTs Impact Nonprofits’ Fairness Perceptions and Likelihood of Compliance." Presented at the Bentley University's SAC workshop, online.

Cheng, T., Zhou, F. (2020). "Employee Recognition: The Effect of Recognition Scope on Unrecognized Employees’ Subsequent Motivation." Presented at the AAA/IMA/AICPA's AAA MAS Midyear Meeting, Houston.

Cheng, T., Zhou, F. (2019). "Employee Recognition: The Effect of Recognition Scope on Unrecognized Employees’ Subsequent Motivation." Presented at the Auburn University's Auburn University.

Cheng, T., Zhou, F. (2019). "Employee Recognition: The Effect of Recognition Scope on Unrecognized Employees’ Subsequent Motivation." Presented at the AAA's AAA Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Cheng, T., Zhou, F. (2019). "Employee Recognition: The Effect of Recognition Scope on Unrecognized Employees’ Subsequent Motivation." Presented at the Emory's Emory GRACE conference, Atlanta.

Towry, K., Tafkov, I., Zhou, F. (2019). "The Impact of Knowledge Transfer on Investments in Knowledge Creation in Firms."

Towry, K., Tafkov, I., Zhou, F. (2017). "The Impact of Knowledge Transfer on Investments in Knowledge Creative in Firms." Presented at the AAA's Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Research Conference, Pittsburgh.

Towry, K., Tafkov, I., Zhou, F. (2017). "The Impact of Knowledge Transfer on Investments in Knowledge Creative in Firms." Presented at the AAA's AAA Annual Conference, San Diego.

Towry, K., Tafkov, I., Zhou, F. (2017). "The Impact of Knowledge Transfer on Investments in Knowledge Creative in Firms." Presented at the Global Management Accounting Research Symposium, Sydney, Australia.

Service

University Service
Committee Member for Nominations Committee, 2020 - 2023

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2016 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Behavioral Research in Accounting, 2015 - Present
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Contemporary Accounting Research journal conference, 2015 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for The Accounting Review, 2015 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Accounting, Organizations and Society, 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Contemporary Accounting Research, 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, 2012 - Present
Reviewer, Conference Paper for AAA Annual Meeting, 2011 - Present
Lead for IMA/MAS teaching case conference, 2020 - 2021
Co-lead for IMA/MAS teaching case conference, 2019 - 2020
Reviewer, Journal Article for Management Science - 2020
Committee Member for CEAR Accounting Conference Organization Committee, 2018 - 2019
Panelist for Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Doctoral Consortium - 2018
Committee Member for Section "Best Paper at the AAA Annual Meeting Award" Committee, AAA Management Accounting Section - 2018
Reviewer, Conference Paper for AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Midyear Meeting, 2015 - 2018
Committee Member for Section "Dissertation Award" Committee, AAA Management Accounting Section - 2017
Conference/Workshop Organizer for Southeast Summer Accounting Research Conference - 2017
Discussant for Global Management Accounting Research Symposium - 2017
Discussant for AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, 2013 - 2016
Committee Member for CEAR Accounting Conference Organization Committee - 2015
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting, 2014 - 2015
Discussant for AAA Annual Meeting, 2011 - 2015
Reviewer, Conference Paper for AAA Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Midyear Meeting, 2012 - 2013
Discussant for European Accounting Association Annual Meeting - 2013
Discussant for AAA Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Midyear Meeting - 2012
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for International Journal of Industry Organization - 2006