Academic Profile

Huaxiang Yin joined Nanyang Business School as Assistant Professor of Accounting in 2014, after receiving his Ph.D. in Accounting from Tilburg University. His work focuses on experimental research, combining insights from economics, behavioral economics, and psychology. He investigates the use of accounting information for managerial decision making, in particular how middle level managers use accounting information and how accounting information influences their decisions. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Journal of Accounting Research and The Accounting Review. His dissertation won the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Management Accounting Section of American Accounting Association.
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Asst Prof Yin Huaxiang
Assistant Professor, College of Business (Nanyang Business School) - Division of Accounting

Management Control Systems
Middle Level Management
Behavioral Economics
Social Psychology
  • Management Controls and Cognitive Reasoning in Business Analytics and Ethical Decision Making

  • The Separation and Motivation Effects of Tournament Prize Spread
  • Victor Maas, and Huaxiang Yin. (2021). Finding Partners in Crime? How Internal Transparency Affects Employee Collusion. Accounting, Organizations and Society, Forthcoming

  • Clara Chen, Huaxiang Yin, and Yue Zhang. (2021). Shall We Make Goals Public? Self-set Performance Goals, Incentive Systems, and Goal Difficulty. Journal of Management Accounting Research, Forthcoming

  • Huaxiang. (2021). Can Employees Exercise Control Over Managers? The Role of the Employees’ Knowledge of Manager Behavior and Manager Discretion. The Accounting Review, Forthcoming

  • Eddy Cardinaels, Clara Xiaoling Chen, and Huaxiang Yin. (2018). Leveling the Playing Field: The Selection and Motivation Effects of Tournament Prize Spread Information. The Accounting Review, , 93 (4), 127–149.

  • Eddy Cardinaels, and Huaxiang Yin. (2015). Think Twice before Going for Incentives: Social Norms and the Principal’s Decision on Compensation Contracts. Journal of Accounting Research, 53(5), 985–1015.