Shiva Sivaramakrishnan

Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Accounting

Shiva Sivaramakrishnan is the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor in Accounting at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University. He received his B. Tech in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, an MBA from Xavier Institute, Jamshedpur, India and a Ph.D. in accounting and information systems from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Shiva joined the Rice faculty in 2012. Prior to his current position, he has held tenured faculty positions at Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A&M University and the University of Houston. Most recently, he held the Peggy Pittman Eminent Scholar Chair at the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He has taught courses in management accounting and financial reporting at undergraduate and graduate levels and in MBA and Executive MBA programs, and has won awards for teaching excellence. He has a coauthored a popular text book on managerial accounting.

Shiva’s research interests span both management accounting and financial reporting areas. In management accounting, his research deals with issues relating to planning and control in organizations. In the financial reporting area, his research relates to the information intermediary role of financial analysts, voluntary disclosure, and earnings management. His work has appeared in premier journals in accounting, finance, management, and information systems and has been awarded for his contributions to management accounting. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory and Review Board of The Accounting Review, is a Senior Editor for the “Interface between POM and Accounting” subsection of the Production and Operations Management (POM) Journal.

 

Teaching Interests: 

-Management Accounting
-Financial Reporting
-Planning and Control in Organizations
-Role of Financial Analysts
-Voluntary Disclosure
-Earnings Management

Research Interests: 

-Management Accounting
-Financial Reporting
-Planning and Control in Organizations
-Role of Financial Analysts
-Voluntary Disclosure
-Earnings Management

Intellectual Contributions

Journal Article

Drymiotes, Sivaramakrishnan. "Board Monitoring, Consulting, and Reward Structures*" Contemporary Accounting Research 29, no. 2 (01/2012): 453-486. More

Journal Article

Balakrishnan, Labro, Sivaramakrishnan. "Product costs as decision aids: An analysis of alternative approaches (Part 1)" Accounting Horizons 26, no. 1 (01/2012): 6-20. More

Journal Article

Balakrishnan, Labro, Sivaramakrishnan. "Product costs as decision aids: An analysis of alternative approaches (Part 2)" Accounting Horizons 26, no. 1 (01/2012): 21-41. More

Journal Article

Kumar, Langberg, Sivaramakrishnan. "Voluntary Disclosures, Corporate Control, and Investment" Journal of Accounting Research 50, no. 4 (09/2012): 1041-1076. More

Book

Lee, O'Brien, Sivaramakrishnan. "Availability heuristic and observed bias in growth forecasts: Evidence from an analysis of multiple business cycles" Handbook of Behavioral Finance (01/2010): 264-286. More

Journal Article

Langberg, Sivaramakrishnan. "Voluntary disclosures and analyst feedback" Journal of Accounting Research 48, no. 3 (09/2010): 603-646. More

Journal Article

Lu, Sivaramakrishnan. "Mandatory audit firm rotation: Fresh look versus poor knowledge" Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 28, no. 2 (01/2009): 71-91. More

Journal Article

Gopal, Sivaramakrishnan. "On vendor preferences for contract types in offshore software projects: The case of fixed price vs. Time and materials contracts" Information Systems Research 19, no. 2 (01/2008): 202-220. More

Journal Article

Kumar, Sivaramakrishnan. "Who monitors the monitor? the effect of board independence on executive compensation and firm value" Review of Financial Studies 21, no. 3 (01/2008): 1371-1401. More

Journal Article

Langberg, Sivaramakrishnan. "Voluntary disclosures and information production by analysts" Journal of Accounting and Economics 46, no. 1 (01/2008): 78-100. More