Joanna L. Ho

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Professor, School of Business
Paul Merage School of Business

PH.D., University of Texas at Austin

Phone: (949) 824-4041
Fax: (949) 725-2833

University of California, Irvine
SB2 433
Mail Code: 3125
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Professor Ho specializes in corporate governance (ownership structure, board independence) and performance-based contracts at both employee and executive levels
Academic Distinctions
Dr. Ho has also received numerous faculty and teaching excellence awards. She also received the Outstanding Faculty Service Award twice at Merage.

She has served as the president of the Chinese Accounting Professor’s Association of North America (CAPANA), secretary of Chinese American Faculty Association-Southern California (CAFA), Vice President for Sections and Regions at the American Accounting Association (AAA), and Hong Kong Research Grants Council member. She was editor-in-chief of Journal of International Accounting Research, an American Accounting Association section journal.
Research Abstract
Dr. Ho has received the KPMG Peat Marwick Research Opportunities in Auditing Grant and her work has been published in journals such as Accounting Horizon, Accounting Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Behavior Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, Information Systems Research, Journal of International Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Strategic Management Journal and others. She has made numerous presentations at conferences and workshops held in the States and around the world.
Ho, J. L., C. J. Huang, and C. Karuna, "Large Shareholder Ownership Types and Board Governance", Journal of Corporate Finance, forthcoming.
Ho, J.L., F. Tian, A. Wu, and X. Xu, “Seeking Value through Deviation? Economic Impacts of IT Overinvestment and Underinvestment”, Information Systems Research, 28(4): 850-862.
Ho, J.L., A. Wu, and S.Y. Wu, “Performance Measures, Consensus on Strategy Implementation, and Performance: Evidence from the Operational-level of Organization”, 39, 2014, pp. 38-58, Accounting, Organizations and Society.
Ho, J.L and Fei Kang, "Auditor Choice and Audit Fees in Family Firms: Evidence from the S&P 1500", Vol. 32, No.4, 2013, pp 71-93, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory.
Ho, J.L., A. Wu and Sean X. Xu, “Corporate Governance and Returns on Information Technology Investment: Evidence from an Emerging Market”, Strategic Management Journal. Vol. 32, No.6, 2010, pp. 595-623.
Ho, J.L., A. Wu, and L.C. Lee, "How Changes in Compensation Affect Employee Performance, Recruitment and Retention—An Empirical Study of A Car Dealership," Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2009, pp. 167-199.
S. Vera-Muñoz, Ho, J.L., and C. Chow, "The Openness of Tacit Knowledge Sharing in Audits: An Exploratory Study and Proposed Framework," Accounting Horizons, Vol. 20, No. 2, June 2006, pp. 133-155.
2015 Vernon Zimmerman Best paper Award at The Asian Pacific International Accounting Conference; 2013 The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Grant; 2011 Long Institute for the U.S. – China Business and Law Research Grant; 2009 The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Grant; 2007 Vernon Zimmerman Best Paper Award at The Asian Pacific International Accounting Conference.
Professional Society
a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant
Other Experience
Professor Ho was Associate Dean for the Master's Programs for 5 and a half years, Director for International Programs for six years, and Equity Adviser for three years at the Paul Merage School of Business.

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