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Joanna Ho

Joanna Ho

Professor
Accounting

SB2 433

949.824.4041

jlho@uci.edu  

Education

PhD, University of Texas at Austin
MBA, National Taiwan University
BBA, National Taiwan University

Research Interest

Corporate governance

Corporate social responsibility

Performance evaluations and compensation systems

Improving firm performance with technology

International accounting and management practices


Dr. Joanna L. Ho is a professor of Accounting at UCI Paul Merage School of Business. She holds both a BBA and MBA from the National Taiwan University, and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Ho has received the KPMG Peat Marwick Research Opportunities in Auditing Grant and her work has been published in journals such as Accounting Horizon, Accounting Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavior Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, Information Systems Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Strategic Management Journal and others. She has made numerous presentations at conferences and workshops held in the States and around the world. She is currently Senior Editor of Journal of International Accounting Research.

Dr. Ho has been teaching management accounting-related courses in the Merage School's Full-Time MBA Program, Fully Employed MBA Program, Executive MBA Program, Health Care Executive MBA Program and Executive Education programs. She is also teaching Global Business classes for the Executive MBA Program. She has received GSM Excellence in Teaching awards and a University Wide Celebration of Excellence in Teaching award. 

Awards

2015 Vernon Zimmerman Best Paer Award at The Asian Pacific International Accounting Conference
2013 The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Grant
2011 Long Institute for the US – China Business and Law Research Grant
2009 The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Grant
2007 Vernon Zimmerman Best Paper Award at The Asian Pacific International Accounting Conference
2001-2003 Hong Kong Research Grants Council Award (Co-investigators)
2000-2001 Graduate School of Management Faculty Service Excellence Award
1998-1999 UCI Committee on Research, Multi-Investigator Research Program Award
1997-1998 UCI Excellence for Teaching Award
1996-1997 Graduate School of Management Excellence in Teaching Award
1995-1996 Graduate School of Management Excellence in Teaching Award
1990-1991 Faculty Career Development Award
1990-1991 Irvine Faculty Research Fellowship
1988-1989 Peat Marwick Research Opportunity in Auditing Fellowship
1988-1989 Faculty Career Development Award
1987-1988 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Behavioral Accounting Award (first runner-up)
1987-1988 GSM Faculty Fellowship

Research

Professor Ho has received the KPMG Peat Marwick Research Opportunities in Auditing Grant and her work has been published in journals such as Accounting Horizon, Accounting Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavior Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, Information Systems Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Strategic Management Journal and others. She has made numerous presentations at conferences and workshops held in the States and around the world.

Publications Selected

  • Ho, J.L., F. Tian, A. Wu, and X. Xu, “Seeking Value through Deviation? Economic Impacts of IT Overinvestment and Underinvestment”, forthcoming, Information Systems Research.
  • Ho, J.L., A. Wu, and S.Y. Wu, “Performance Measures, Consensus on Strategy Implementation, and Performance: Evidence from the Operational-level of Organization”, 39, 2014, pp. 38-58,  Accounting, Organizations and Society.
  • Ho, J.L and Fei Kang, "Auditor Choice and Audit Fees in Family Firms: Evidence from the S&P 1500", Vol. 32, No.4, 2013, pp 71-93, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.
  • Ho, J.L., A. Wu and Sean X. Xu, “Corporate Governance and Returns on Information Technology Investment: Evidence from an Emerging Market”, Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 32, No.6, 2010, pp. 595-623.
  • Ho, J.L., A. Wu, and L.C. Lee, "How Changes in Compensation Affect Employee Performance, Recruitment and Retention—An Empirical Study of A Car Dealership," forthcoming in Contemporary Accounting Research.
  • S. Vera-Muñoz, Ho, J.L., and C. Chow, "The Openness of Tacit Knowledge Sharing in Audits: An Exploratory Study and Proposed Framework," Accounting Horizons, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2006, pp. 133-155.
  • Ho, Joanna L., P. Keltyka, and L. R. Keller, "How Information Ambiguity and Contextual Information Affect Managers’ Goal Congruence in Making Investment Decisions?" Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2005, pp. 163-186.
  • Chang, J and Joanna L. Ho, "Judgment and Decision Making in Project Continuation: A Study of Students as Surrogates for Experienced Managers," Abacus, Vol. 40, 2004, pp. 94-117.
  • Chang, Janie, Joanna L. Ho, and Ping Lin, "Managers’ Resource Allocation Judgment/Decision Making: A Review and Implications for Future Research," Journal of Accounting Literature, Vol. 21, 2002, pp. 1-37.
  • Ho, Joanna L., L. Robin Keller and Pamela Keltyka, "Effects of Outcome and Probabilistic Ambiguity on Managerial Choices," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2002, pp. 47-74.
  • Ho, Joanna L. and Sandra C. Vera-Muñoz, "Opportunism in Capital Budget Recommendations: The Effects of Past Performance and Its Attributions," Decision Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2001, pp. 423-447.
  • Ho, Joanna L., L. Robin Keller and Pamela Keltyka, "Managers’ Variance Investigation Decisions: An Experimental Examination of Probabilistic and Outcome Ambiguity," Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Vol. 14, 2001, pp. 257-278.
  • Chee Chow, Johnny Deng, and Joanna L. Ho, "The Openness of Knowledge Sharing Within Organizations: A Cross-Cultural Investigation," Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2000, pp. 65-95.
  • Chang, Janie, Joanna L. Ho, and Woody Liao, "The Effects of Justification, Task Complexity and Experience/Training on Problem-solving Performance," Behavior Research in Accounting, Supplement, 1997, pp. 98-116.
  • Ho, Joanna L. and L. Robin Keller, "The Effect of Inference Order and Experience-Related Knowledge on Diagnostic Probability Judgment," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Vol. 59, 1994, pp. 51-74.
  • Chew, Soo Hong, and Joanna L. Ho, "Hope: An Empirical Investigation of Attitudes Toward Timing of Uncertainty Resolution," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol. 8, No. 3, 1994, pp. 267-288.
  • Ho, Joanna L., "The Effect of Experience on Going-concern Judgments," Behavioral Research in Accounting, Vol. 6, 1994, pp. 160-177.
  • Ho, Joanna L., and Waymond Rodgers, "A Review of Accounting Research on Cognitive Characteristics," Journal of Accounting Literature, Vol. 12, 1993, pp. 101-130.
  • Ho, Joanna L. and Robert G. May, "Auditors' Causal Probability Judgments in Analytical Procedures for Audit Planning", Behavioral Research in Accounting, Vol. 5, 1993, pp. 78-100.
  • Keller, L. R. and Joanna L. Y. Ho, "Decision Problem Structuring: Option Generation," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol. 18, No. 5, 1988, pp. 715-729.