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Karen (Jingrong) Lin

Karen Jingrong Lin
Dr. Karen Jingrong Lin, PhDAssociate Professor

Research Interests

Accounting, Finance, Management, economics

Corporate governance, financial accounting, information disclosure, agency theory

Education

  • Ph D: Accounting, (2010), The Chinese University of Hong Kong - Hong Kong
  • MS: Industrial Administration Accounting, (2005), Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburg, PA
  • MA: Accounting, (2002), Sun Yat Sen University - Guangdong Province, China
  • BA: Accounting, (1999), Sun Yat Sen University - Guangdong Province, China

Biography

Joined the Manning School of Business in 2012. She was an assistant professor at the Sun Yat-sen University in China, which is among the top 10 universities in the country. She has taught Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Auditing and Advanced topics in Accounting. Prior to joining the academia, she worked as a tax consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and as an Internal Audit consultant in a multi-national textile company. She is also a CPA of China.

Awards and Honors

  • Global Learning Grant (2015), Teaching - University of Massachusetts Lowell & MCC
  • First Runner Up Research Essay (2011), Scholarship/Research - China Financial Futures Exchange

Publications

  • Karim, K., Li, J., Lin, J., Robin, A. (2017) "Directing with a Style? Board Interlock and the Diffusion of Accounting Practice," Working Paper
  • Hu, R., Lin, J., Tan, J., Karim, K. (2017) "Do Investors Want Politically Connected Independent Directors? Evidence from Forced Resignations of Politically Connected Independent Directors in China," Working Paper
  • Chen, C., Lin, J., Zhu, H. (2017) "Employee Integrity and Corporate Information Quality," Working Paper
  • Lin, J., Lu, X., Zheng, Y. (2017) "Female Directors, Career Concern, and Green Investment: Evidence from the Most Polluted Chinese Listed Firms," Working Paper
  • Karim, K., Lin, J., Pinsker, R., Zhu, H. (2017) "Using Linguistics to Mine Unstructured Data from FASB Exposure Drafts," Journal of Information System (forthcoming)
  • Haslip, J. (Texas Technology University), Karim, K., Lin, J., Pinsker, R. (Florida Atlantic University) () "The Influences of CEO IT Expertise and Board-Level Technology Committees on Form 8-K Disclosure Timeliness," Journal of Information System
  • Lin, J., Hu, R., Tian, S., Li, J. (2016) "Explicit discrimination and Earnings Quality: Evidence from China," Working Paper
  • Li, W., Lin, J., Lobo, G., Zheng, M. (2016) "What’s in it for me? CEO Rent-seeking and Corporate Social Responsibility in Transition Economy ," Working Paper
  • Holder, A., Karim, K., Lin, J., Pinsker, R. (2016) "Do material weaknesses in information technology-related internal controls affect firms’ 8-K filing timeliness and compliance?," International Journal of Accounting Information Systems 22: pp. 26
  • Cheng, X., Karim, K., Lin, K.J. (2015) "A cross–cultural comparison of whistleblowing perceptions," International Journal of Management and Decision Making 14:1 pp. 15–31
  • Lin, K.J., Tan, J., Zhao, L., Karim, K. (2015) "In the name of charity: Political connections and strategic corporate social responsibility in a transition economy," Journal of Corporate Finance 32: pp. 327-346
  • Lin, K.J., Karim, K., Carter, C.P. (2015) "Why does China’s stock market have highly synchronous stock price movements? An information supply perspective," Advances in Accounting 31:1 pp. 68-79
  • Chen, Y., Li, W., Lin, K.J. (2015) "Cumulative voting: Investor protection or antitakeover? evidence from family firms in China," Corporate Governance: An Internation Review 23:3 pp. 234-248
  • Lin, K.J., Karim, K., Carter, C. (2014) "Stock Price Informativeness and Idiosyncratic Return Volatility in Emerging Markets: Evidence from China," Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies 17:4 pp. 1-28
  • Lin, J., Chen, Y. (2013) "Information Content of CSI 300 Index Futures During Extended Trading Hours: Evidence from China," Asian Journal of Accounting and Finance 5:1 pp. 233-250
  • Holder, A., Karim, K., Lin, K., Woods, M. (2013) "A content analysis of the comment letters to the FASB and IASB: Accounting for contingencies," Advances in Accounting 29:1 pp. 134-153
  • Lin, K.J., Piotroski, J.D., Yang, Y.G., Tan, J. (2012) "Voice or exit? Independent director decisions in an emerging economy," Independent Director Decisions in an Emerging Economy (October 22, 2012)
  • Holder, A., Karim, K., Lin, K.J. (2012) "What Does the Dodd—Frank Act Mean for the Accounting Profession?," Internal Auditor August
  • Chen, C., Hu, Y., Lin, K.J. (2011) "Accounting Conservatism and Corporate Investment Decisions: Evidence from a Structural Assessment,"

Presentations

  • Does Market Want Politically Connected Independent Directors? - American Accounting Association annual meeting, August 2017 - San Diego, CA
  • The "Dirty" Secret of Promotion: Politicians' career concerns and Firm-level investments - American Accounting Association annual meeting, August 2016 - New York, NYC
  • What Determines Earnings Comparability? Evidence from Sharing Major Customers. - American Accounting Association 2015 Annual Meeting, August 2015 - Chicago, IL
  • What’s in it for me? CEO Rent-seeking and Corporate Social Responsibility in Transition Economy - American Accounting Association 2015 Annual Meeting, August 2015 - Chicago, IL
  • Accounting Standard Setting: The Case of Two FASB Exposure Drafts - European Accounting Association 2015 Annual Meeting, April 2015 - Glasgow, UK
  • Do Directors Have a Style? Board Interlocks and Properties of Accounting Earnings - European Accounting Association 2015 Annual Meeting, April 2015 - Glasgow, UK
  • Issues in Advanced Accounting Teaching - American Accounting Association 2014 Annual Meeting, August 2014 - Atlanta, GA
  • Information Content of CSI 300 Index Futures During Extended Trading Hours: Evidence from China - American Accounting Association 2013 Annual Meeting, 2013 - Anaheim, CA
  • The Role of Accounting Conservatism in Managerial Investment Decisions - American Accounting Association 2013 Annual Meeting, 2013 - Anaheim, CA
  • Does the Cumulative Voting Policy Reduce Agency Costs in China?: Evidence the Propensity Score Method - American Accounting Association 2013 Annual Meeting, August 2013 - Anaheim, CA
  • Accounting Conservatism and Corporate Investment Decisions: Evidence from Structural Model - Annual International Conference in Finance, July 2013 - Athens, Greece
  • Stock Price Informativeness in Emerging Markets: Evidence from China - American Accounting Association 2012 Annual Meeting, 2012 - Washington D.C.
  • Accounting Conservatism and Corporate Investment Decisions: Evidence from Structural Model - World Finance and Banking Symposium, 2012 - Shanghai, China
  • Government Intervention, Firms Hiding Activities, and Information Environment: Evidence from China - American Accounting Association 2011 Annual Meeting, 2011 - Denver, CO
  • Politically Motivated Corporate Philanthropy - Journal of Business Ethics 2011 Annual Meeting, 2011 - New York
  • Why Are the Entrepreneurs Generous to Make Donations?: A Political Connectedness Perspectives - Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics 2011 Annual Meeting, 2011 - Malaysia
  • Independent Director Resignation: To Voice or To Exit? - Corporate Governance: An International Review Meeting, 2008 - Virginia Beach