Surya Janakiraman

Associate Professor - Management
Tags: Accounting

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Accounting
University of Pennsylvania - 1994
M.A. - Accounting
University of Pennsylvania - 1991
M.B.A. - Accounting & Finance
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta - 1985
B.Tech. - Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras - 1981

Publications

Sticky Costs at Service Firms. With M. Anderson, R. D. Banker, and T. Chen. Collected Abstracts of the 30th European Accounting Association Congress. Lisbon: 2007. 232. 2007 - Publication
Regulations Fair Disclosure and Analysts' First Forecast Horizon With S. Radhakrishnan and R. Szwejkowski. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. 22.2. (2007): 339-378. 2007 - Publication
Cost Behavior and Fundamental Analysis of SG&A Costs. With M. Anderson, R.D. Banker, and R. Huang. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. 22.1. (2007): 1-28. 2007 - Publication
Regulations Fair Disclosure and Analysts' First Forecast Horizon. With S. Radhakrishnan and R. Szwejkowski. Conference on Accounting Dynamism: Research on Recent Events, Corporate Governance, Regulation and Disclosure. Vincent Ross Institute of Accounting Research. 2006. 2006 - Publication
Sticky Behavior of SG&A Costs. With M. Anderson, R.D. Banker, and R. Huang. Collected Abstracts of the 28th European Accounting Association Congress. Goteborg, Sweden: May 2005. 2005 - Publication
Sticky Behavior of SG&A Costs and Fundamental Analysis. With M. Anderson, R.D. Banker, and R. Huang. American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section Mid-Year Research Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona: January 2005. 2005 - Publication
A Balanced Scorecard Analysis of Performance Metrics. With R.D. Banker, H. Chang, and C. Konstans. European Journal of Operational Research. 154.2. (2004): 423-436. 2004 - Publication
Choice of Relative Performance Evaluation for Strategic Reasons. Managerial Finance. 30.6. (2004): 66-92. 2004 - Publication
Analysis of Trends in Technical and Allocative Efficiency: An Application to Texas Public School Districts. With R.D. Banker and R. Natarajan. European Journal of Operational Research. 154.2. (2004): 477-491. 2004 - Publication
Value Implications of Changes in SG&A Costs when Costs are Sticky. With M. Anderson, R.D. Banker, and R. Huang. Proceedings of American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting. Orlando: 2004. 169. 2004 - Publication

Appointments

Associate Professor of Accounting
University of Texas at Dallas [2004–Present]
Assistant Professor of Accounting
University of Texas at Dallas [1998–2004]
Assistant Professor of Industrial Administration
Carnegie Mellon University [1993–1998]
Instructor
Carnegie Mellon University [1992–1993]

Additional Information

Service

Service to department

  • Doctoral program coordinator 2007 - current
  • Member, Doctoral program committee 1999 – current.
  • Member, Search committee for tenure track position in Accounting and Information Management 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Service to school

  • Member, Facilities committee, 2003 – current.
  • Member, Undergraduate Committee, 2006-current
  • Member, Scholarship Committee, 2007- current
  • Member, Teaching committee, 1998 – 2003.
  • Member, Search committee for tenure track position in Accounting and Information Management, 1999 – 2003.
  • Member, Intellectual contributions committee, 1999 – 2001.

Service to the University

  • Senate member, Academic Senate 2007 – 2009
  • Member, Faculty Senate Election Committee 2005-2007
  • Member, Mentoring Committee, 2005- 2009
  • Member, Student union fee and student fee advisory committee, 2001 – 2003.
  • Chair of the examining committee for Sathya Peri, Ph.D. in Computer Science, Summer 2007.
  • Chair of the examining committee for Adrian Novischi, Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science, May 2005.
  • Chair of the examining committee for Yingtao Jiang, Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science, June 2001.

Service to Profession

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Information Technology and Management, Annual meetings of American Accounting Association, Canadian Accounting Association and Managerial Accounting Section of American Accounting Association.
  • Executive Committee Member, Management Accounting Section, American Accounting Association. 2005
  • Section Representative of Management Accounting Section to the National Meeting Programming Committee. 2005.
  • Conference Organizer (Program Chair), Management Accounting Section, Annual meeting of American Accounting Association 2006. Responsible for finalizing papers (after a peer review process) and panels for 19 parallel sessions for the management accounting section.
  • Chair, Best paper award committee, Annual meeting of American Accounting Association (Managerial Accounting Section), Chicago, 2007.

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Member, American Accounting Association, 1990 - present
  • Member, Canadian Academy of Accounting Association 1994 - 2000
  • Member, European Accounting Association 2000 – present

Awards and Honors

  • Merit scholarship, Government of India, 1975 – 1976.
  • Third rank in the state (pre-university exam), 1976.
  • Merit scholarship, Indian Institute of Technology, 1976 – 1981.
  • Merit scholarship, Indian Institute of Management, 1983 – 1985.
  • Dean’s fellowship, The Wharton School, 1989 – 1991.
  • Represented the Wharton School in the Doctoral Consortium, 1990.

Other Work Experience

  • 1986 - 1988: Project Manager, Pond's (India) Ltd., Madras, India.
  • 1985 : Assistant Consultant, A. F. Ferguson & Co., Madras, India.
  • 1981 - 1983: Assistant Engineer, Tata Engineering & Locomotive Co. Ltd., Pune, India
Invited Presentations in Academic Institutions
  • 2002: Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.
  • 2001: Graduate School of Business, Texas A&M University; Price College of Business, The University of Oklahoma.
  • 1998: School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas.
  • 1993: School of Business Administration, University of Michigan.
  • 1992: School of Management, Yale University; Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago; Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University; Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester; School of Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University; Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University; Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.
Conference Presentations

2008: Management Accounting Section Research Conference, Long Beach, California
Discussant


American Accounting Association’s annual meeting, Anaheim, California.
Discussant.

2007: 30th Annual Congress of European Accounting Association, Lisbon, Portugal
Discussant, Global Management Accounting Research Symposium, Michigan State University, June 17, 2007.


2005: Management Accounting Section Research Conference, Tampa
Discussant


2004: Management Accounting Section Research Conference, Miami.
Performance assessment and measurement system: Uses, impacts and effectiveness.
Discussant for three papers in the session on “Performance evaluation” American Accounting Association’s annual meeting, Orlando.


2002: 25th European Accounting Association Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark.
A balanced scorecard analysis of performance metrics.
Performance measures for plant managers; Responsibility accounting revisited.
Environmental, strategic and structural determinants of information systems design choices.


2001: European Accounting Association Congress, Athens, Greece.
Economic drivers of decisions to use ERP: An empirical investigation.
The Texas Symposium on executive compensation, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Are plant managers responsible for costs or profits?
The Texas Symposium on balanced scorecard. The University of Texas at Dallas.
Drivers of CFO’s satisfaction with performance measurement system.


2000: The Annual meeting of The American Accounting Association, Philadelphia.
Are selling and general administrative costs sticky?
23rd European Accounting Association Congress, Munich, Germany.
Are selling and general administrative costs sticky?


1999: Sixth European Workshop on Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Copenhagen,
Denmark.
Estimation of monotone and concave or convex functions.
Management Accounting Research Conference, Orlando, Florida.
Stock option awards and exercise behavior of CEOs: An empirical analysis.

Funding

$ 100,000 - Financial Executives Research Foundation [1998–2001]