Dr. Yiyang Zhang

Assistant Professor
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Dr. Ian Zhang

Assistant Professor


Williamson Hall 3306

phone: (330) 941-1783



Dr. Zhang joined YSU in 2018 after obtaining his PhD in accounting from the University of South Florida. Besides teaching, he enjoys music, movies and spending time with his family.

Research Interests

Cost of capital, disclosure, earnings management, asset pricing, mergers & acquisitions, audit quality, auditor litigation risk, ERP system implementation

Teaching Interests

Accounting Information System Data mining & analytics Financial accounting Intermediate accounting

  • Education
    • 2018

      Ph D, Accounting

      University of South Florida

    • 2013

      MS, Accounting

      University of Kansas

    • 2011

      BBA, Accounting

      Washburn University

  • Awards and Honors
    • January 2020


      YSU Research Professorship Awards

    • April 2019

      American Accounting Association

      Andrew Best Paper Award at the 2019 Ohio Region Meeting

    • January 2019

      American Accounting Association

      2019 Accounting Information System Midyear Meeting Best Research Paper Award

    • January 2017

      American Accounting Association

      AAA FARS Doctoral Consortium Fellow 2017

    • January 2016

      American Accounting Association

      AAA Auditing Doctoral Consortium Fellow 2016

    • January 2016

      American Accounting Association

      AAA AIS Doctoral Consortium Fellow 2016

  • Intellectual Contributions
    • 2019

      "Early Disruptors: Examining the Factors Surrounding Blockchain Early Adoption"

      Journal of Information System

    • 2019

      "An Integrative Review and Analysis of Cybersecurity Research: Current State and Future Directions"

      Journal of Information System

    • 2018

      "The effect of common ERP systems on post-M&A operating efficiency and audit report lag"

      Journal of Information Systems, volume 35, issue 2

    • 2017

      "Earnings Management Strategies to Maintain a String of Meeting or Beating Analysts"

      Advances in Accounting, volume 43, issue November 2018, p. Page 46-55

  • Professional Service
    • 2020 - present

      Editorial Review Board Member
      AAA Journal of Information System

    • 2019 - present

      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Accounting Research Journal

    • 2017 - present

      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Asian Review of Accounting

    • 2014 - present

      Reviewer, Journal Article
      American Accounting Association