T.J. Wong

Joseph A. DeBell Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Accounting
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T.J. Wong is an expert on accounting and corporate governance in emerging markets. He has published numerous articles in top accounting and finance journals. He is currently the associate editor of Management Science and has served as an editor for The Accounting Review and in the editorial board of several accounting journals. His research is frequently featured in media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Globe and Mail and South China Morning Post. Prior to joining USC, he served as the Dean of the CUHK Business School from 2008 to 2013.
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Mark De Fond, Zengquan Li, T.J. Wong, Kaiwen Wu () "Competence vs. Independence: Auditor Locality Specialization in a Relational Economy ,".
Xinzi Gao, T.J. Wong, Lijun Xia, Gwen Yu () "Network-induced Agency Conflicts in Delegated Portfolio Management ,"  The Accounting Review.
Joseph Piotroski, T.J. Wong, Shubo Zhang, Tianyu Zhang () "Firm News and Market Views: The Informational Roles of Official and Non-Official Newspapers in China ,".
Zengquan Li, T.J. Wong, Gwen Yu () "Information Dissemination through Embedded Financial Analysts: Evidence from China ,"  The Accounting Review.
T.J. Wong, Joseph Piotroski, Tianyu Zhang () "Political Bias of Corporate News: The Role of Conglomeration Reform in China ,"  Journal of Law and Economics  60, 173-207.
T.J. Wong () "Institutions, Governance and Accountability: a Review of Corporate Governance Research on Listed Firms in China ,"  Foundations and Trends in Accounting  9, 259-326.
T.J. Wong, Joseph Piotroski, Tianyu Zhang () "Political Incentives to Supress Negative Information: Evidence from Chinese Listed Firms ,"  Journal of Accounting Research  53, 405-459.
T.J. Wong, Mingyi Fang, Fang Zhang () "The Value of Political Ties versus Market Credibility: Evidence from Corporate Scandals in China ,"  Contemporary Accounting Research  32, 1641-1675.
T.J. Wong, Joseph Fan, Tianyu Zhang () "Institutions and Organizational Structure: The Case of State-Owned Corporate Pyramids ,"  The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization   29, 1217-1252.
T.J. Wong, Xianjie He, Danqing Young () "Challenges for Implementation of Fair Value Accounting in Emerging Markets: Evidence from China ,"  Contemporary Accounting Research  29, 538-562.
T.J. Wong, Joseph Fan, Tianyu Zhang () "Founder Succession and Accounting Properties ,"  Contemporary Accounting Research  29, 283-311.
T.J. Wong, Joseph Piotroski () "Institutions and Information Enviornment of Chinese Listed Firms ,"  Capitalizing China  The University of Chicago Press, 4, 201-242.
T.J. Wong, Mingyi Hung, Tianyu Zhang () "Political Considerations in the Decision of Chinese SOEs to List in Hong Kong ,"  Journal of Acounting and Economics  53, 435-449.
T.J. Wong, Ming Jian () "Propping through Related Party Transactions ,"  Review of Accounting Studies  15, 70-105.
T.J. Wong, Qian Wang, Lijun Xia () "State Ownership, the Institutional Enviornment, and Auditor Choice: Evidence from China ,"  Journal of Accounting and Economics  46, 112-134.
T.J. Wong, Joseph Fan, Tianyu Zhang () "Politically Connected CEOs, Corporate Governance, and Post-IPO Performance of China's Newly Partially Privatized Firms ,"  Journal of Financial Economics  84, 330-357.
T.J. Wong, Jong-Hag Choi () "Auditors' Governance Functions and Legal Environments: An International Investigation ,"  Contemporary Accounting Research  24, 13-46.
T.J. Wong, Joseph Fan () "Do External Auditors Perform a Corporate Governance Role in Emerging Markets? Evidence from East Asia ,"  Journal of Accounting Research  43, 35-72.
T.J. Wong, Joseph Fan () "Corporate Ownership Structure and the Informativeness of Accounting Earnings in East Asia ,"  Journal of Accounting and Economics  33, 401-425.
T.J. Wong, Siew Hong Teoh () "Why New Issues and High-accrual Firms Underperform: The Role of Analysts' Credulity ,"  Review of Financial Studies  15, 869-900.
T.J. Wong, Joseph Aharony, Jevons Lee () "Financial Packafing of IPO Firms in China ,"  Journal of Accounting Research  38, 103-126.
T.J. Wong, Mark De Fond, Jere Francis () "Auditor Industry Specialization and Market Segmentation: Evidence from Hong Kong ,"  Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory  19, 49-66.
T.J. Wong, Mark De Fond, Shuhua Li () "The Impact of Improved Auditor Independance on Audit Market Concentration in China ,"  Journal of Accounting and Economics  28, 269-305.
T.J. Wong, Siew Hong Teoh, Ivo Welch () "Earnings Management and the Long-Run Market Performance of Initial Public Offerings ,"  Journal of Finance  53, 1935-1974.
T.J. Wong, Siew Hong Teoh, Ivo Welch () "Earnings Management and the Underperformance of Seasoned Equity Offerings ,"  Journal of Financial Economics  50, 63-99.
T.J. Wong, Siew Hong Teoh, Gita Rao () "Are Accruals During An Initial Public Offering Opportunistic? ,"  Review of Accounting Studies  3, 175-208.
T.J. Wong, Siew Hong Teoh () "Percieved Audit Quality and the Earnings Response Coefficient ,"  The Accounting Review  68, 346-366.