Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Tan Hun Tong
Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Accounting
UOB Professorship in Banking
Director, Centre for Accounting & Auditing Research (CAAR)
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Hun Tong TAN is the United Overseas Bank Chair and Professor of Accounting at the Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his B. Acc (Honors) from the National University of Singapore, and M.A. (Psychology) as well as Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Michigan. He is the Director of the Centre for Accounting and Auditing Research, and former Head of the Division of Accounting at NTU.

His research interest focuses on understanding the judgment and decision making processes of preparers, users, and financial intermediaries of accounting information, and how institutional and environmental features influence such judgments and decisions. His work is characterized by the use of psychological theories and experimentation to gain insights into fundamental accounting issues.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Accounting, Organizations and Society, and Editor of Journal of International Accounting Research. He was former Associate Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research and Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory. He also serves on the editorial boards of major accounting and psychology journals. He has served on various American Accounting Association (AAA) committees, including the AAA Council, the AAA’s Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award Screening Committee, Auditing Section’s Research Committee, Research Advisory Committee, and the Notable Contribution to Auditing Literature Committee.

Hun Tong has published in leading journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.

The awards that Hun Tong has won include: The 2021 ABO Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting from the AAA; Public Administration Medal (Silver) from the President of the Republic of Singapore in 2016; and the Nanyang Award for Research and Innovation in 2008. He is also active in serving the community, and has won the Long Service Award twice (2015, 2019) from the Ministry of Social and Family Development.
Determinants of auditor performance
Analyst forecast
Management guidance and disclosure
Investor decision making
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