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Avishek Bhandari
Assistant Professor

  • Office Location: Timothy J Hyland Hall 3431
  • Phone: (262) 472-2197
  • Email: bhandara@uww.edu
  • Department(s): Accounting
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Avishek Bhandari (Avi) is an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting at the UW-Whitewater. He has taught Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting and Auditing to undergraduate students; Analytics in Accounting to Master’s students; and research methodology and accounting seminar courses to doctorate students. He has supervised several doctoral students’ dissertations in a wide range of accounting topics. His research has been published in Journal of Corporate Finance (JCF), Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory (AJPT), Journal of Accounting & Public Policy (JAPP), Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting (RQFA), and Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting (AQAFA). He has presented at multiple conferences including the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Midyear Meeting and the Southern Finance Association Annual Meeting. In 2020, his two research papers were selected as the semifinalist for the "Best Paper Award" at the 2020 Financial Management Association (FMA) Conference and the 2020 Academy of Economics and Finance (AEF) Conference respectively. Avi’s research interests include auditing, financial reporting, corporate social responsibility, investments, insider trading, credit ratings and executive compensation. Avi earned a PhD, an MSA and an MBA degrees from Florida Atlantic University, Kent State University and Bowling Green State University.

AAA/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow-
2016
American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation
Outstanding Research Assistant of the Year
2015
The Graduate and Professional Student Association at FAU
Rosalie Premuroso Scholarships
2015
The Accounting PhD Committee at FAU
Graduate Assistantship Award
2013
Florida Atlantic University
Graduate Assistantship Award
2012
Kent State University
Graduate Assistantship Award
2010
Bowling Green State University

Ph.D. in Business Administration
Accounting
Florida Atlantic University
2017
Master of Science in Accounting
Accounting
Kent State University
2013
Master of Business Administration
Accounting
Bowling Green State University
2011
Bachelor in Business Administration
Finance
Apex College, Pokhara University
2008

American Accounting Association
2014 - 2018
Golden Key International Honor Society
2016 - 2017
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
2016 - 2017

Financial Misconduct Spillover: Unethical Institutional Ownership and Aggressive Financial Reporting
Babak Mammadov and Blerina Bela Zykaj
Religious Belief as Compensatory Control: Religiosity and Insider-trading Activity
Md Nazmul Hasan Bhuyan
Financial Misconduct Spillover: Unethical Institutional Ownership and Aggressive Financial Reporting
Babak Mammadov and Blerina Bela Zykaj
Financial Misconduct Spillover: Unethical Institutional Ownership and Aggressive Financial Reporting
Babak Mammadov and Blerina Bela Zykaj
Financial Misconduct Spillover: Unethical Institutional Ownership and Aggressive Financial Reporting
Babak Mammadov and Blerina Bela Zykaj
Stressed About Money: The Effect of Employee Financial Pressure on Financial Reporting Outcomes
Babak Mammadov
Financial Misconduct Spillover: Unethical Institutional Ownership and Aggressive Financial Reporting
Babak Mammadov and Blerina Bela Zykaj
CEO Political Ideologies and Auditor-Client Contracting
Joanna Golden and Maya Thevenot
CEO Political Preference and Credit Ratings
Joanna Golden
CEO Political Ideologies and Auditor-Client Contracting
Joanna Golden and Maya Thevenot
Stressed About Money: The Effect of Employee Financial Pressure on Financial Reporting Outcomes
Babak Mammadov
Diffusion of Innovations and Internal Controls
Hamid Vakilzadeh
The Relationship between Stock Repurchase Completion Rates, Firm Reputation and Financial Reporting Quality: A Commitment-Trust Theory Perspective
Joanna Golden, Kenton Walker and Joseph Zhang
Association of Related Party Transactions with Sensitivity of Investments and External Financing
Mark Kohlbeck and Brian Mayhew
Association of Related Party Transactions with Sensitivity of Investments and External Financing
Mark Kohlbeck and Brian Mayhew
Diffusion of Innovations and Internal Controls
Hamid Vakilzadeh
CEO Political Ideologies and Auditor-Client Contracting
Joanna Golden and Maya Thevenot
Association of Related Party Transactions with Sensitivity of Investments and External Financing
Mark Kohlbeck and Brian Mayhew
Corporate Culture and Financial Reporting Quality
Babak Mammadov, Maya Thevenot and Hamid Vakilzadeh
Corporate Culture and Financial Reporting Quality
Babak Mammadov, Maya Thevenot and Hamid Vakilzadeh
Corporate Culture and Financial Reporting Quality
Babak Mammadov, Maya Thevenot and Hamid Vakilzadeh
Firm Social Network, Information Transfer and Information Environment
Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on Analysts’ Behavior
Mark Kohlbeck
Impact of Executive Inside Debt on Sell-Side Financial Analysts' Forecast Characteristics
Maya Thevenot ; Babak Mammadov
Corporate Social Responsibility and Capital Allocation Efficiency
David Javakhadze
Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on Analysts’ Behavior
Mark Kohlbeck
Corporate Culture and Financial Reporting Quality
Babak Mammadov, Maya Thevenot and Hamid Vakilzadeh
Impact of Executive Inside Debt on Sell-Side Financial Analysts' Forecast Characteristics
Maya Thevenot ; Babak Mammadov
Does CEO network size improve a firm’s information environment?
Impact of Executive Inside Debt on Sell-Side Financial Analysts' Forecast Characteristics
Maya Thevenot ; Babak Mammadov
Impact of Executive Inside Debt on Sell-Side Financial Analysts' Forecast Characteristics
Maya Thevenot ; Babak Mammadov
Impact of Executive Inside Debt on Sell-Side Financial Analysts' Forecast Characteristics
Maya Thevenot ; Babak Mammadov
Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on Analysts’ Behavior
Dr. Mark Kohlbeck

Association of Related Party Transactions with Sensitivity of Investments and External Financing
Journal of Corporate Finance
CEO Political Preference and Credit Ratings
Journal of Corporate Finance
Community Social Capital, Corporate Governance and Capital Allocation Efficiency
Journal of Business Finance & Accounting
Corporate Culture and Financial Reporting Quality
Accounting Horizons
Stressed About Money: The Effect of Employee Financial Pressure on Financial Reporting Outcomes
Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory
The Relationship between Stock Repurchase Completion Rates, Firm Reputation and Financial Reporting Quality: A Commitment-Trust Theory Perspective
Journal of Financial Reporting
CEO Political Ideologies and Auditor-Client Contracting
Journal of Accounting and Public Policy
Impact of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities on Analysts’ Behavior
Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting
Iss. 16 Pg. 73-116
Impact of Executive Inside Debt on Sell-Side Financial Analysts' Forecast Characteristics
Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting
Vol. 51 Iss. 2 Pg. 283-315
It Is Not Only What You Know, It Is Also Who You Know: CEO Network Connections, Audit Quality and Financial Reporting Quality
Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory
Vol. 37 Iss. 2 Pg. 27-50
Corporate Social Responsibility and Capital Allocation Efficiency
Journal of Corporate Finance
Vol. 43 Pg. 354-377