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Nandu J Nagarajan

[Nandu Nagarajan]

Professor, Accounting
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
The Economics of Contracts, Corporate Governance, Performance Measurement, Disclosure.
Cost, Quality and Incentive Issues in the Healthcare Industry

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Managerial Accounting, Strategic Cost Management, Corporate Governance

Biography

Biography

Nandu J. Nagarajan

PhD (Kellogg, Northwestern University), MSc (IIT, India), ACMA, CGMA
Accounting Alumni Endowed Professor
Department of Accounting
College of Business
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX 76010
nagaraja@uta.edu

Nandu J. Nagarajan is a Chair Professor at the College of Business, University of Texas at Arlington, Former Full Professor at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, and is a former Visiting Professor of Accounting and Finance at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Nagarajan’s research interests are in the areas of the economics of contracts, performance measurement, corporate governance, law and financial economics, disclosure and fraud and strategic issues in Auditing. His teaching interests are in Managerial Accounting and Corporate Governance. He has published extensively in the leading research journals in Accounting, Finance and Business.
Dr. Nagarajan was Academic Director of the ‘Management Program for Executives’ and ‘Financial Thinking for Non Financial Managers’ at the Katz School. He has received numerous teaching awards including the Katz School’s ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ several times, and the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award from EMBA students enrolled in Pitt’s EMBA (Pittsburgh), EMBA (Prague) and EMBA (Manchester) programs. In addition to his business school teaching experience he has taught in numerous executive and corporate training programs in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Dr. Nagarajan is a past member of the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and the Journal of Management Accounting Research and past associate editor of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. He is also a referee for several journals in accounting, economics and finance. He has extensive work experience with Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd and has also provided consulting services on cost reduction and performance measurement to several companies in the US, China, Eastern Europe, South America and Thailand.

Education

Education

    • 1984 PhD
      Northwestern University, 1984
    • 1984 PhD in Accounting
      Northwestern University, 1984
    • 1984 PhD in Accounting
      Northwestern University, 1984
    • 1972 MS in Accounting
      Indian Institute Of Technology, 1972
    • 1972 MS in Accounting
      Indian Institute Of Technology, 1972
    • 1971 BS in Accounting
      Saint Josephs College, 1971
    • 1971 BS in Accounting
      Saint Josephs College, 1971

Licensure and Certifications

Licensure and Certifications

    • 2012 CGMA, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
    • 1975 ACMA, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2015 to 2017 Visiting Professor
      Indian School fo Business
    • 2000 to 2016 Visiting Professor
      Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration

Memberships

    • June 1986 to Present American Finance Association
      None
    • July 1984 to Present American Accounting Association
      None
    • Jan 1975 to Present Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
      None

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2020 2020 Dean's Restricted Research Grant sponsored by UTA College of Business
    • Dec  2020 2020 Research Grant sponsored by UTA College of Business
    • Dec  2020 2020 UTA COB Graduate Teaching Award sponsored by College of Business
    • Dec  2013 Runner Up for the Best Paper Award sponsored by Multinational Finance Society
    • Dec  2012 Semi-Finalist for the Best paper Award in Corporate Finance sponsored by Financial Management Association
    • Dec  2012 Journal of Management Accounting Research Best Paper Award sponsored by
    • May  2011 BNY Mellon Faculty Fellowship sponsored by Katz School and Mellon Bank
    • Dec  2010 "Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by Katz School
    • Jul  2008 Excellence in Teaching sponsored by Katz School, University of Pittsburgh
    • Jul  2007 Excellence in Teaching sponsored by Katz School, University of Pittsburgh
    • Dec  2006 Teacher of the Year sponsored by University of Pittsburgh EMBA program (Manchester)
    • Jul  2006 Excellence In Teaching sponsored by Katz School, University of Pittsburgh
    • Jul  2006 Teacher of the year sponsored by Katz School, University of Pittsburgh, EMBA program (Prague)
    • Jul  2003 Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by Katz School, University of Pittsburgh
    • Jul  2002 Excellence In Teaching Award sponsored by Katz School , University of Pittsburgh
    • Jul  1997 Teacher of the Year sponsored by Katz School, University of Pittsburgh, EMBA program (Pittsburgh)
    • Jul  1986 Apple for the Teacher, Undergraduate teaching award sponsored by Katz School, University of Pittsburgh

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • Past to 2011 BNY Mellon Faculty Fellowship sponsored by  -  $0
      Nandu Nagarajan

Publications


      In Process
      • Journal Article
        Gender Diversity and Directors Networks
        No
        [Nagarajan, NanduJ]. ????. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Covenant Tightness as a Signal of Safety in Public Bonds
        No
        [Nagarajan, NanduJ, Venugopalan, Raghu]. ????. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Blockholder Heterogeneity and Corporate Textual Disclosure Quality
        No
        [Yu, Xiaoxiao, Nagarajan, NanduJ, Srinidhi, Bin]. ????. Working Paper.
      • Journal Article
        CEO Compensation and U.S. Airline Responses to Mandated Disclosure of Non-financial Performance Information.
        No
        [Gu, XiaozheJ, Nagarajan, NanduJ, Sayrak, Akin, Srinivasan, Dhinu]. ????. Southlake.
        402 Osprey Ct. Working Paper.
      • Journal Article
        Founder Certification, Voluntary Disclosure and Cost of SEO Financing
        No
        [Fan, Yun, Gu, Xiaozhe, Nagarajan, NanduJ]. Working Paper.
      • Journal Article
        Readability of Financial Disclosures and the Cost of Raising Equity Capital
        No
        [Nagarajan, Nandu, Srinidhi, Bin, Yu, Xiaoxiao, Nerur, Sridhar]. ????. Working Paper.
      • Journal Article
        The Role of Founder Decision Rights and Operational and Disclosure Mechanisms on Firm Value Creation,
        No
        [Nagarajan, NanduJ, Hsu, Wei, Srinidhi, Bin, Lee, Yvonne]. Working Paper.
      • Journal Article
        The Performance of Acquirers of Founder CEO Firms: The Effect of Founder Firm Premium
        No
        [Nagarajan, NanduJ, Kumar, Shyam, Schlingemann, FrederikP]. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal. Accepted.
      • Journal Article
        How do Auditors respond to Litigation? An Analysis of Post-Litigation Audit Fees, Auditor Market Share and Portfolio Strategies
        No
        [Nagarajan, NanduJ, Li, Chan, Gunn, Joshua , Fan, Yangyang]. Accounting, Organizations and Society. Submitted.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        The Certification Role of Insider Participation in PIPE transactions
        No
        [Nagarajan, NanduJ, Floros, Ioannis, Sivaramakrishnan, Shiva]. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Information Complementarities and Supply Chain Analysts
        [Luo, Shuqing, Nagarajan, Nandu]. Accounting Review, The. 90(5), 1995-2029. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2308/accr-51011

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Do You Get What You Measure? Research Opportunities Based on the Veterans Health Administration Experience
        [Thibodeau, Nicole, Evans, III, JohnHarry, Nagarajan, Nandu]. Accounting Horizons. 28(2), 385-413. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2308/acch-50731

      2012
      • Journal Article
        Form versus substance: The effect of ownership structure and corporate governance on firm value in Thailand
        [Connelly, J.T., Limpaphayom, Piman, Nagarajan, Nandu]. 36(6), 1722-1743. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2012.01.017

      2010
      2008
      • Journal Article
        Board size and firm performance: the moderating effects of the market for corporate control
        [Cheng, Shijun, Evans, John, Nagarajan, Nandu]. 31(2), 121-145. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11156-007-0074-3

      2007
      • Journal Article
        Value Creation in Public Enterprises: An Empirical Analysis of Coordinated Organizational Changes in the Veterans Health Administration
        [Thibodeau, Nicole, Evans III, John H (Harry), Nagarajan, Nandu, Whittle, Jeff]. 82(2), 483-520.

      2006
      • Journal Article
        Does Ceo Charisma Matter? an Empirical Analysis of the Relationships among Organizational Performance, Environmental Uncertainty, and Top Management Team Perceptions of Ceo Charisma
        [Agle, BradleyR., Nagarajan, Nandu, Sonnenfeld, JeffreyA., Srinivasan, Dhinu]. Academy of Management Journal. 49(1), 161-174. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMJ.2006.20785800
      • Journal Article
        Uncertainty, Legal Liability, and Incentive Contracts
        [Evans, III, JohnH., Kim, Kyonghee, Nagarajan, Nandu]. 81(5), 1045-1071.

      2001
      1998
      • Journal Article
        The Effect of Property Rights and Audit Information Quality on Team Incentives for Inventory Reduction
        [Balakrishnan, Ramji, Nagarajan, Nandu, Sivaramakrishnan, K.]. Management Science. 44(9), 1193-1204.
      • Journal Article
        Cost Reduction and Process Reengineering in Hospitals .
        [Nagarajan, NanduJ, Evans III, JohnH, Hwang, Yuhchang]. "Warren, Gorham and Lamont".

      1997
      • Journal Article
        Involuntary Benchmarking and Quality Improvement: The Effect of Mandated Public Disclosure on Hospitals
        [Evans, III, JohnH., Hwang, Yuhchang, Nagarajan, Nandu, Shastri, Karen]. 12(3), 315-346.

      1996
      • Journal Article
        Corporate responses to segment disclosure requirements
        [Nagarajan, Nandu, Sridhar, SriS.]. Journal of Accounting & Economics. 21(2), 253-275.

      1995
      • Journal Article
        Managerial Entrenchment, Reputation and Corporate Investment Myopia
        [Nagarajan, Nandu, Sivaramakrishnan, K., Sridhar, SriS.]. 10(3), 565-585.
      • Journal Article
        Moral hazard and contractibility in investment decisions
        [Mukherji, Arijit, Nagarajan, Nandu]. 26(3), 413.

      1992
      • Journal Article
        Incentives for overhead cost reduction: Setup time and lot size considerations
        [Hegde, G.G., Nagarajan, Nandu]. International Journal of Production Economics. 28(3), 255-263.
      • Journal Article
        The Role of Cost Information in Competitive Strategy: A Comparison of US and Japanese Approaches
        [Nagarajan, Nandu]. 2(3), 20-22.

      1991
      • Journal Article
        Collusion in Auditing
        [Baiman, Stanley, Evans, III, JohnH., Nagarajan, Nandu]. Journal of Accounting Research. 29(1), 1-18.

      1990
      • Journal Article
        Corporate Capital Structure, Agency Costs, and Ownership Control: The Case of All-Equity Firms
        [Agrawal, Anup, Nagarajan, Nandu]. Journal of Finance. 45(4), 1325-1331.

      1987
      • Journal Article
        Imperfect information, insurance, and auditors’ legal liability
        [Balachandran, BalaV., Nagarajan, Nandu]. Contemporary Accounting Research. 3(2), 281-301.

      1986
      • Journal Article
        Threshold Margins for Creating Economic Value
        [Balachandran, BalaV., Nagarajan, Nandu, Rappaport, Alfred]. 15(1), 68-77.

      1985
      • Journal Article
        AN ANALYSIS OF THE STOCK PRICE REACTION TO SUDDEN EXECUTIVE DEATHS Implications for the Managerial Labor Market
        [Johnson, W.B., Magee, RobertP., Nagarajan, Nandu, Newman, HarryA.]. Journal of Accounting & Economics. 7(1), 151-174.

Presentations

    • August  2020
      Gu, Xiaozhe (Author & Presenter), Nagarajan, Nandu (Author), "Founder Certification, Voluntary Disclosure and Cost of SEO Financing", American Accounting Association, Virtual. (August , 2020).
    • May  2017
      Nagarajan, NanduJ (Author & Presenter), "How do Auditors respond to Litigation? An Analysis of Post-Litigation Audit Fees, Auditor Market Share and Portfolio Strategies", COB, COB. (May 3, 2017).
    •  2015
      Nagarajan, Nandu, FARS conference 2015. ( , 2015).

Students Supervised

    • Present
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Xiaozhe Gu, (Accounting)
    • Present
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Long Thai (David) Bui, (Accounting)
    • Present
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Rohit Agarwal, Developing research ideas (Accounting)
    • Aug 2019
      Dissertation Committee Co-Chair
      Xiaoxiao Yu, Proposal completed in November 2018 (Accounting)
      Blockholder Heterogeneity and Corporate Textual Disclosure Quality
    • Aug 2019
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Yuan Shi, Proposal completed in 2018 (Accounting)
      1An Empirical Test of the Learning Hypothesis in Management Earnings Forecast
    • Sept 2018
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Hannah Hurt, (Accounting)
      Co-Chair Second Year summer paper
      Rebuilding Trust after an Auditor Change Through Executive Turnover
    • Sept 2018
      Graduate Supervised Research
      Xiaozhe Gu, (Accounting)
      Chair, Scond Year summer paper
      Does Founder control affect the gross spread of seasoned equity offerings?
    • May 2018
      Undergraduate Supervised Research
      Sanjari Chelawat, I supervised this research for honors credit. Also, I helped her develop the idea further for submission for an Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship, which she won. (Business)
      Airline responses to mandated disclosure requirements
    • Aug 2017
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Wei Hsu, (Accounting)
      Financial Analysts
    • Dec 2016
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Yvonne Lee, (Accounting)
      Essays on Crash Risk and Financial Analysts
    • 2013
      Other
      Sehan Kim,
      Co-Chair
    • 2013
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Amy Yurko,
    • 2010

      Shuqing Luo,
      Joint Chairman

Courses

      • ACCT 5302-001 ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II
        (Course Id: 100482)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ACCT 4302-001 COST ANALYSIS &DECISION MAKING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ACCT 4302-002 COST ANALYSIS &DECISION MAKING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • BSAD 6399-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100880)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • BSAD 6699-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ACCT 5302-020 ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II
        (Course Id: 100482)
        Spring - Five Week - Third - 2020
      • ACCT 5322-001 ACCT MGMT PLANNING & CONTROL
        (Course Id: 100496)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • BSAD 6699-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • ACCT 4302-001 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5302-001 ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II
        (Course Id: 100482)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • BSAD 6399-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100880)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BSAD 6699-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BSAD 6999-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100882)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ACCT 4302-001 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5302-001 ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II
        (Course Id: 100482)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BSAD 6399-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100880)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BSAD 6699-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • ACCT 6312-007 SEMINAR IN ACCT RESEARCH IV
        (Course Id: 112322)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • BSAD 6399-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100880)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • BSAD 6999-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100882)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ACCT 4302-001 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ACCT 4302-002 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • ACCT 5302-001 ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II
        (Course Id: 100482)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5302-020 ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II
        (Course Id: 100482)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • BSAD 6399-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100880)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5382-007 INDPT STUDIES IN ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100522)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • BSAD 6999-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100882)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4302-001 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 4302-002 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • ACCT 5322-002 ACCT MGMT PLANNING & CONTROL
        (Course Id: 100496)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BSAD 6999-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100882)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ACCT 4302-001 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ACCT 4302-002 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • ACCT 6312-007 SEMINAR IN ACCT RESEARCH IV
        (Course Id: 112322)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • BSAD 6999-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100882)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 5302-001 ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II
        (Course Id: 100482)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • BSAD 6699-007 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 100881)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 6312-007 SEMINAR IN ACCT RESEARCH IV
        (Course Id: 112322)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • ACCT 5302-001 ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II
        (Course Id: 100482)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 5302-002 ACCOUNTING ANALYSIS II
        (Course Id: 100482)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 5322-002 ACCT MGMT PLANNING & CONTROL
        (Course Id: 100496)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • ACCT 4302-002 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
        (Course Id: 100456)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015

Service to the University

    • Aug 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Promotion and Tenure Committee
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Chairperson
      Cost Accounting course design task force
      Redesign the cost Accounting courses and get IMA participation
    • Aug 2019 to  Present Committee Member
      Curriculum Committee
      helping to design and manage courses
    • Sept 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Health programs committee
    • Sept 2016 to  Present Chairperson
      PhD committee
      Chair of committee on Accounting Department PhD program
    • Oct 2019 to  Dec 2020 Chairperson
      Second Year Student summer papers
      Helping 2 PhD students develop second year summer paper research ideas
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Chairperson
      Promotion and Tenure Committee
      Reviewing Accounting Department faculty cases for promotion and tenure
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2018 Committee Member
      Promotion and Tenure Committee
      Reviewing cases for promotion and tenure
    • Sept 2017 to  July 2018 Committee Member
      COB Dean search Committee
      Committee member
    • Sept 2016 to  Aug 2017 Faculty Mentor
      First year PhD student summer papers
      I am the chair of the Accounting Department PhD committee. Therefore, I took it on myself to help the first year PhD students, as a faculty mentor, with their first year summer papers.
    • Sept 2016 to  Feb 2017 Committee Member
      Lone Star Accounting Conference
      Organizing the Lone Star Accounting Conference at UTA in January/February 2017

Service to the Profession

    • Aug 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Numerous Accounting journals
    • Aug 2016 to  Sept 2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Numerous Accounting journals
      Referee for journal articles
    • July 2013 to  Dec 2016
      Editorial Review Board Member (Bangkok, Thailand, Thailand)
      Sasin Journal of Management