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Chen, Long

Academic Unit:Accounting
Position:Associate Professor
Phone:703-993-4532
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 105
Office Hours:Monday/Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30pm, or By Appointment
Research Interests:
  • Effects of the institutional environment on accounting choices
  • Capital market consequences of accounting choices and managerial decisions
Education:
  • PhD - Accounting, Washington University in St. Louis
  • MS - Accounting, Washington University in St. Louis
Profile:

Long Chen is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the School of Business, George Mason University. She conducts empirical archival research on issues concerning financial reporting, auditing, corporate governance, and international accounting. Her work has been published in The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Current Issues in Auditing. She has taught the Managerial and Cost Accounting at the undergraduate level and a graduate course on Advanced Managerial Accounting.

Long Chen received her PhD in accounting from Washington University in St. Louis in 2008. Before pursuing her graduate studies, she worked at Lenovo and Hewlett Packard (China) as a management accountant.

Research and Awards:

Presented the paper titled, “Cross-Listing and Voluntary Disclosure: International Evidence” at the 2017 AAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting in Arlington, Virginia in May 2017 (with coauthors Yashu Dong, Jeff Ng, and Albert Tsang).

Received an Award from George Mason’s School of Business in 2017 for Teaching, Research and Service.

Nominated for a University Service Award from George Mason University in 2017.

Presented the paper titled, “Cross-Listing and Voluntary Disclosure: International Evidence” at the 40th Annual Congress of European Accounting Association in Valencia, Spain in 2017 and at the 2017 AAA International Section Midyear Meeting in Tampa, Florida in January 2017 (with coauthors Yashu Dong, Jeff Ng, and Albert Tsang). Both presentations were also published in each conference proceedings

Published an article titled, “The Effect of Mandatory IFRS Adoption on International Cross-listings” (coauthored with Jeff Ng and Albert Tsang) in The Accounting Review in 2015. 


Received a research award from George Mason’s School of Business in 2016. 

Published an article titled, “Outsourcing the Information System: Determinants, Risks, and Implications for Management Control Systems” (coauthored with Margaret Christ, Natalia Mintchik, and James Bierstaker) in the Journal of Management Accounting Research in 2015.

Published an article titled, “Debtholders' Demand for Conservatism: Evidence from Changes in Directors' Fiduciary Duties” (coauthored with Mikhail Pevzner and Jagadison Aier) in the Journal of Accounting Research in 2014.

Nominated for a Service Award from George Mason University in 2015.

Received a Research Award from George Mason University School of Business in 2015.

Presented the paper titled, “The Effect of Mandatory IFRS Adoption on International Cross-Listings” at the 2014 Accounting Conference at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (with coauthors Jeff Ng and Albert Tsang).

Presented the paper titled, “Audited Financial Reporting and Voluntary Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report” at the 2015 AAA Management Accounting Section Mid-year Conference in Newport Beach, California in January 2015 (with coauthors Bin Srinidhi, Albert Tsang, and Wei Wei Yu). The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Published an article titled, “Debtholders' Demand for Conservatism: Evidence from Changes in Directors' Fiduciary Duties” (coauthored with Jagadison K. Aier and Mikhail Pevzner) in the Journal of Accounting Research in 2014.

Was awarded the Best Paper Award from the 2014 International Conference on Accounting and Information Technology.

Presented the paper titled, “The Effect of Mandatory IFRS Adoption on International Cross-listings,” at the 2014 Accounting Conference at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in August in 2014 (with coauthors Jeff Ng and Albert Tsang).

Presented the paper titled, “Mandatory IFRS Adoption, Accounting Proximity, and International Cross-Listings” (with coauthors) at the Chulalongkorn Accounting and Finance Symposium in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2013, at the 2014 International Conference on Accounting and Information Technology in Chiayi, Taiwan in February 2014 and at the 37th Annual Congress of European Accounting Association in Tallinn, Estonia in May 2014.

Presented the paper titled, “Mandatory IFRS Adoption, Accounting Proximity, and International Cross-Listings” at the 2013 DC Area Accounting Symposium in Fairfax, Virginia in 2013 (with coauthors).

Published an article titled, “Comments by the Auditing Standards Committee of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association on the IAASB Proposal: Improving the Auditor's Report” in Current Issues in Auditing in 2013 (with coauthor Mikhail Pevzner).

  Presented the paper titled “Stock Repurchase and Debt Contracting” (with Suning Zhang) at the 2012 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC in August 2012. 

Presented the paper titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, Audit Fees, and Audit Opinions” at that same meeting (with coauthors Bin Srinidhi, Albert Tsang, Wei Yu).

Had the presentation titled “Comments by the Auditing Standards Committee of the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association on the IAASB Proposal Improving Auditor Report” published in the proceedings from the Current Issues in Auditing (with coauthors Ling Lisic and Mikhail Pevzner)

Had the presentation titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, Audit Fees, and Audit Opinions” and “Stock Repurchase and Debt Contracting” published in the proceedings from the 2012 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in 2012. (with coauthors Bin Srinidhi, Albert Tsang, Wei Yu)

Presented the paper titled “Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Accounting Conservatism” (with JK Aier and Mikhail Pevzber) at the 2012 Virginia Accounting Research Conference in Charlottesville, VA in May 2012.

Published an article titled, “Pro Forma Disclosures, Audit Fees, and Auditor Resignations” (with Mikhail Pevzner) in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy in May/Jun 2012.

Presented (with Suning Zhang) the paper titled “Stock Repurchase and Debt Contrating” at the 2012 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The paper was also published in the conference proceedings.

Presented the paper titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, Audit Fees, and Audit Opinions” (with coauthors) at the 35th Annual Congress of European Accounting Association in Ljubljana, Slovenia in May and at the 18th Annual International Symposium on Audit Research in Tokyo, Japan in June.

Presented (with JK Aier and Mikhail Pevzner) the paper titled “Fiduciary Duties of Directors and Accounting Conservatism” at the George Mason University Accounting Research Seminar in Fairfax, Virginia in March 2012.

Presented the paper titled “Corporate Social Responsibility, Audit Fees, and Audit Opinions” (with coauthors) at the 2012 American Accounting Association Auditing Section Mid-Year Conference in Savannah, Georgia in January 2012.

Presented the paper titled “How do Auditors Respond to Corporate Social Responsibility Performance?” (with coauthors) at the National University of Singapore Research Seminar in Singapore in November 2011.

Published an article titled, “Pro-Forma Disclosures, Audit Fees, and Auditor Resignations” (with Mikhail Pevzner and coauthors) in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy in 2011.

Presented the paper titled “How do Auditors Respond to Corporate Social Responsibility Performance?” (with coauthors) at the 2012 American Accounting Association Auditing Section Mid-Year Conference in Savannah, Georgia in October 2011. The presentation was also published in the conference proceedings.

Presented the paper titled “Stock Repurchase and Debt Contracting” (with Suning Zhang) at the Fall 2011 GWU-GMU Joint Accounting Research Seminar in Washington, DC in October 2011.
 
Presented the paper titled “Did Audit Fee Cuts in 2009 Impair Earnings Quality?” (with coauthors) at the 2011 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado in August 2011.

Presented the paper titled “How Do Auditors Respond to Corporate Social Responsibility Performance?” at the 2011 Academic Conference on Social Responsibility: Perceptions and Reality in Tacoma, Washington in July 2011, at the City University of Hong Kong Accounting Research Seminar in Hong Kong, China- Hong Kong in October 2011, and at the George Mason University Accounting Research Seminar in Fairfax, Virginia in October 2011.

Presented the paper titled “Did Audit Fee Cuts in 2009 Impair Earnings Quality?” at the 2011 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in Denvor, Colorado in August. 

Presented the paper titled “How Do Auditors Respond to Corporate Social Responsibility Performance?” at the 2011 Academic Conference on Social Responsibility: Perceptions and Reality in Tacoma, Washington.

Had the presentation titled “Did Audit Fee Cuts in 2009 Impair Earnings Quality?” published in the proceedings from the 2011 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting.

Presented the paper titled “Did Audit Fee Cuts in 2009 Impair Earnings Quality?” at the 21st Audit & Assurance Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the George Mason University Accounting Workshop in Fairfax, Virginia in 2011. 

Presented the paper titled “An Analysis of Auditor Responses to Potentially Misleading Disclosures by Managers: The Case of Pro Forma Earnings” (with coauthor Mikhail Pevzner) at the 16th Annual International Symposium on Audit Research in Singapore in June 2010. The presentation was also published in the conference proceedings.