/Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff 2018-01-23T16:36:39-05:00

View Directory  |  Update Your Profile


Zhejia Ling

Title: Assistant Professor of Accounting
Department: Accounting

Office: 3218 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-7882

Academic History

  • Ph.D., Accounting, University of Iowa, 2012
  • M.A., Accounting, Renmin University of China, 2005
  • B.A., Accounting, Renmin University of China, 2003


  • Financial reporting quality; voluntary disclosure; the effect of individual managers on corporate disclosure


Excellence in Reviewing Award, AAA FARS Midyear Meeting 2017
Outstanding Discussion Award Nominee, AAA FARS Midyear Meeting 2017

Selected Publications

  • James Cannon, Zhejia Ling, Qian Wang, and Olena Watanabe "10-K Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility and Firms’ Competitive Advantages", European Accounting Review, Forthcoming. Link to Paper
  • Ruihao Ke, Meng Li, Zhejia Ling, and Yuan Zhang (2019) "Social Connections within Executive Teams and Management Forecasts", Management Science, 65 (1):439–457. Link to Paper
  • Douglas DeJong and Zhejia Ling (2013) "Managers: Their Effects on Accruals and Firm Policies", Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, 40 (1-2):82-114. Link to Paper
  • Huacheng Wang, Manli Sun and Zhejia Ling (2007) "An Extended Study on Attribution Bias in Corporate Disclosure", Journal of Business Economics (in Chinese), 1:52-56.
  • Huacheng Wang, Manli Sun and Zhejia Ling (2005) "An Empirical Study on the Self-Serving Attribution Behavior in Firms' Annual Reports", Economic Science (in Chinese), 4:86-93.

Work in process

  • Mei Feng, Ioannis Floros, Shane Johnson, and Zhejia Ling "Walking the Line between Reducing Information Asymmetry and Protecting Proprietary Information: Management Forecasts by Newly Public Firms", Link to Paper
  • Cristi Gleason, Zhejia Ling and Rong Zhao "Selective Disclosure and the Role of Form 8-K in the Post-Reg FD Era", Link to Paper
  • Sam Lee, Zhejia Ling, and Zabihollah Rezaee "SEC Comment Letter Disclosures and Short Selling",
  • Zhejia Ling "Can the Capital Market Recognize a Manager's Financial Reporting Style?",