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Sridharan Named to Accounting Professorship

November 21, 2006

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Swaminathan Sridharan, professor of accounting information and management in the Kellogg School of Management, has been named John L. and Helen Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information and Management.

Sridharan's primary areas of research are contracting and incentives issues, disclosures, managerial decision making and capital market responses in the presence of incomplete information and auditing.

He has studied the impact of the interaction of different factor markets on the characteristics of accounting and information systems of a firm; strategic implications of disclosures to multiple constituents; managerial incentives in the adoption of accounting and other disclosure policies; the use of accounting and other data by the financial markets in firm valuation and the interaction of disclosure and investment decisions.

He has taught courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, profit planning and control, project management and project report, global initiatives in management and information economics and contracting.

For six years he served on the editorial board of the Accounting Review. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, the Journal of Management and Accounting Research and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

For the past four years Sridharan has been a member of the research advisory committee of the American Accounting Association.

In 2003 he received the Chairs' Core Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.

He has published in such journals as the Rand Journal of Economics and the Journal of Accounting Research.

Sridharan joined the Northwestern faculty in 1990.

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