Faculty Profile - Shankar Venkataraman

Associate Professor, Accountancy
PhD., University of Texas, Austin, 2008
M.I.M., Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University, 1997
P.G.D.M., Indian Institute of Management, 1991
B.Com., University of Madras, 1989
Office: Morison Hall 196 | 781.891._2410 | svenkataraman@bentley.edu


Shankar Venkataraman received his PhD. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his PhD. Shankar worked for nearly 10 years in India and in the United States in banking and consulting. Shankar's research has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, The Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting Horizons, and The Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Accounting policy, Experimental methods in accounting research

Research Interests

How individuals make decisions using accounting information, how policy interventions impact managers' decision-making processes.

Awards and Honors

2012, Brady Family Award for Faculty Teaching Excellence, Georgia Tech. Atlanta, GA
2009, Rich Foundation Grant for Incorporating Ethics in the Accounting Curriculum , Georgia Tech. Atlanta, GA
1993, Bank of India Prize: Ranked first in the country, Indian Institute of Bankers
1991, Godrej and Boyce Scholarship for superior academic performance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
1989, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Gold Medal, Ranked first in the university, University of Madras


Journal Articles
Ackert, L., Church, B., Venkataraman, S., Zhang, P. (2019). The Joint Impact of Accountability and Transparency on Managers’ Reporting Choices and Owners’ Reaction to those Choices. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (38), 130-145.

Tang, M., Venkataraman, S. (2018). How Patterns of Past Guidance Provision Affect Investor Judgments: The Joint Effect of Guidance Frequency and Guidance Pattern Consistency. The Accounting Review (93), 327-348.

Hales, J., Venkataraman, S., Wilks, J. (2012). Accounting for Lease Renewal Options: The Informational Effects of Unit of Account Choices . The Accounting Review (87), 173-197.

Hales, J., Kuang, X., Venkataraman, S. (2011). Who Believes the Hype? An Experimental Examination of How Language Affects Investor Judgments. Journal of Accounting Research (49), 223-255.

Christensen, T., Merkley, K., Tucker, J., Venkataraman, S. (2011). Do Managers use Earnings Guidance to Influence Street Earnings Exclusions? Review of Accounting Studies (16), 501-527.

Hirst, E., Koonce, L., Venkataraman, S. (2008). Management Earnings Forecasts: A Review and Framework. Accounting Horizons (22), 315-338.

Hirst, E., Koonce, L., Venkataraman, S. (2007). How Disaggregation Enhances the Credibility of Management Earnings Forecasts. Journal of Accounting Research (45), 811-837.

Ferris, K, Venkataraman, S. (1998). Buenos Aires Emobotelladora S.A. International Financial Reporting and Analysis: A Casebook. McGraw Hill

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

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.


Professional Service
Editorial Review Board Member for The Accounting Review, 2017 - Present
Editorial Review Board Member for Accounting Horizons, 2015 - Present