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Ding, Shujun

Ding, Shujun

Full Professor
Telfer Excellence Fellow
B.A. (Renmin University of China), M.A. (Renmin University of China), Ph.D. (U of Calgary)
DMS 7115
613-562-5800 x 4688
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Professor Shujun Ding received a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in accounting from the Renmin University of China. He graduated with a Ph.D. in accounting from the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary in 2007. Before joining the Telfer School of Management in July 2011, he worked as an assistant professor at York University (Toronto, Canada).

Teaching Areas and Research Interests

Professor Ding teaches both management and financial accounting. His main research interests include judgment and decision-making in accounting contexts, corporate governance, and accounting and finance issues in small business. His recent work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Research Areas
  • Accounting

Publications during the last 7 years

Chapters in Books

  • Ding, S., Jia, L., Li, Y.T. and Wu, Z. Institutional Shareholders and Executive Compensation: An Ethical View. In Cressy, R., Cumming D. and Mallin, C.. Entrepreneurship, Finance, Governance and Ethics (Advances in Business Ethics Research). Boston, MA, USA : Springer, 2013.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Ding, S., Jia, C., Wu, Z. and Yuan, W. 2017. Limited Attention by Lenders and Small Business Debt Financing: Advertising as Attention Grabber. International Review of Financial Analysis, 49(January): 69-82.
  • Ni, N., Chen, Q., Ding, S. and Wu, Z. 2017. Professionalization and Cost Efficiency of Fundraising in Charitable Organizations: The Case of Charitable Foundations in China. VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28(2): 773-797.
  • Cui, V., Ding, S., Liu, M. and Wu, Z. 2017. Revisiting the Effect of Family Involvement on Corporate Social Responsibility: A Behavioral Agency Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Ding, S., Jia, C., Wu, Z. and Yuan, W. 2016. Environmental Management Under Subnational Institutional Constraints. Journal of Business Ethics, 134(4): 631-648.
  • Ding, S., Jia, C. and Wu, Z. 2016. Mutual Fund Activism and Market Regulation during the Pre-IFRS Period: The Case of Earnings Informativeness in China from an Ethical Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 138(4): 765-785.
  • Wu, Z., Ding, S., Li, Y.T. and Jia, C. 2016. A Separate Monitoring Organ and Disclosure of Firm-Specific Information. The European Journal of Finance, 22(4-6): 371-392.
  • De Massis, A., Ding, S., Kotlar, J. and Wu, Z. 2016. The Effect of Family Involvement on R&D Expenses: The Case of Property Rights Protection in China. The European Journal of Finance.
  • Ding, S., Qu, B. and Wu, Z. 2016. Family Control, Socioemotional Wealth, and Governance Environment: The Case of Bribes. Journal of Business Ethics, 136(3): 639-654.
  • McWatters, C.S., Chen, Q., Ding, S., Hou, W. and Wu, Z. 2016. Family Business Development in Mainland China from 1872 to 1949. Business History, 58(3): 408-432.
  • Ding, S., Liu, M. and Wu, Z. 2016. Financial Reporting Quality and External Debt Financing Constraints: The Case of Privately Held Firms. Abacus, 52(3): 351-373.
  • Chen, Q., Ding, S., Wu, Z. and Yang, F. 2016. Family Control, International Accounting Standards, and Access to Foreign Banks: Evidence from International Entrepreneurial Firms. Journal of Small Business Management, 54(2): 598-621.
  • Ding, S., Jia, C., Wilson, C. and Wu, Z. 2015. Political Connections and Agency Conflicts: The Roles of Owner and Manager Political Influence on Executive Compensation. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 45(2): 407-434.
  • Ding, S., Jia, C., Qu, B. and Wu, Z. 2015. Corporate Risk-Taking: Exploring the Effects of Government Affiliation and Executives' Incentives. Journal of Business Research, 68(6): 1196-1204.
  • Chen, Q., Ding, S., Jia, C. and Wu, Z. 2015. What Happens When Firms Break Promises? The Case of Information Credibility. The European Journal of Finance, 1-20.
  • Ding, S., Jia, C., Wu, Z. and Zhang, X. 2014. Executive Political Connections and Firm Performance: Comparative Evidence from Privately-Controlled and State-Owned Enterprises. International Review of Financial Analysis, 36: 153-167.
  • Chen, D., Ding, S. and Wu, Z. 2014. Effect of Foreign Ownership on Cost of Borrowing: Evidence from Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in China. International Small Business Journal, 32(6): 693-715 .
  • Ding, S. and Wu, Z. 2014. Family Ownership and Corporate Misconduct in U.S. Small Firms. Journal of Business Ethics, 123(2): 183-195.
  • Beaulieu, P., Ding, S. and Qu, B. 2012. Compensation Disclosure in China. Asia-Pacific Journal of Accounting & Economics, 19(3): 252-277.
  • Ding, S., Qu, B. and Zhuang, Z. 2011. Accounting Properties of Chinese Family Firms. Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, 26(4): 623-640.
  • Ding, S. and Beaulieu, P. 2011. The Role of Financial Incentives in Balanced Scorecard-Based Performance Evaluations: Correcting Mood Congruency Biases. Journal of Accounting Research, 49(5): 1223-1247.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2013-2015 School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) The Effects of International Financial Reporting Standards Adoption and Audit on Private Firms' Debt Financing R I PI $ 6,000
2013-2015 RDP The Effects of International Financial Reporting Standards Adoption and Audit on Private Firms' Debt Financing R I PI $ 6,000
2012-2014 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Political Ties and Cost Efficiency in Philanthropic Foundations R O PI $ 17,000
2010-2012 SSHRC International Financial Reporting Standards and Shareholder Protection R G PI $ 51,512

*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown

**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown

Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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