Xinyu Zhang

Xinyu Zhang

  • Assistant Professor
  • Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowship

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Faculty Area

Faculty Expertise

  • Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Management Control
  • Behavioral Research
  • Decision Making


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management


Cornell Directory Entry


Professor Xinyu Zhang is an assistant professor of accounting at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. Her primary research interest is the management control systems used in practice. Her current work examines how management control systems (e.g. incentives, feedback) bond and alienate individuals and in turn influence their cooperation and productivity. She is also interested in the antecedents and consequences of pro-social behavior and misreporting.

Selected Publications

Recent Courses

  • NBA 5110 - Financial Modeling
  • NBA 5111 - Foundations of Financial Modeling

Academic Degrees

  • PhD University of Texas, Austin, 2018
  • MS Tilburg University, 2013
  • MS Bocconi University, 2011
  • MS Fundan University, 2011
  • BMS Xi'an Jiaotong University, 2008