Tony Kang

Accounting and Financial Management Services
McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M4
DSB 328

905-525-9140, x23846 Available to supervise

Dr. Kang’s primary research interest is international capital markets. In recent years, his projects have focused on financial accounting, auditing, cross-listing, and cultural issues in capital markets around the world. He has published numerous research articles in journals such as The Accounting Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Management International Review, Journal of International Accounting Research.


  • Ph.D.     University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Accounting)
  • MBA      McGill University (Management)
  • BBA       Korea University (International Business)

Selected Publications and Presentations

Selected Recent Publications

  • International Diversification, SFAS 131, and Post-Earnings Announcement Drift” (With I. Khurana and J. Wang), forthcoming, Contemporary Accounting Research.
  • The Role of Codes of Ethics in Constraining Opportunistic Earnings Management: International Evidence” (With C. Chen, G. Gotti and M. Wolfe), forthcoming, Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Is There a Relation between Excess Audit Fees and Analysts’ Forecasts?” (With J. Abernathy, G. Krishnan and J. Wang), forthcoming, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance.
  • The Impact of Cross-Listing in the United States on the Precision of Public and Private Information” (With D. Herrmann and Y. Yoo), Journal of International Business Studies (2016).
  • Accounting Conservatism and Firm Growth Financed by External Debt: The Role of Debt Maturity” (With G. Lobo and M. Wolfe), Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance (2015).
  • CEO’s Operating Ability and the Association between Accruals and Future Cash Flows” (With W. Choi, S. Han and S. Jung), Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (2015).

Professional Activities

His teaching interests are in financial reporting and international accounting. Dr. Kang has taught accounting and international business courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels to both traditional and executive students. Prior to joining McMaster, Dr. Kang was the Arthur Andersen & Co. Alumni Centennial Professor and the Wilton T. Anderson Endowed Chair Professor of Accounting at Oklahoma State University, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Florida Atlantic University and Singapore Management University. He has also held visiting appointments at McGill University, Sophia University (Japan), ITESM (Mexico), University of Sydney (Australia), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) and Xiamen University (China).

Dr. Kang served as President of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association (2011-2012) and a Vice-President of International Association for Accounting Researchers and Educators (2010-2012). He serves on several editorial boards of academic journals and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Accounting Research (a Section Journal of the American Accounting Association). He has served on and chaired a number of committees at the American Accounting Association as well as various committees at the University, College, and Department levels.

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