Dhananjay  Nanda

Dhananjay Nanda

Department Chair and Professor, Accounting


Dhananjay Nanda is a professor of accounting at the University of Miami School of Business. He teaches Managerial Accounting, Strategic Control and Financial Reporting, and Leadership issues in Control. He taught managerial accounting, cost and control systems at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business from 2002-2008 and the University of Michigan Business School from 1997-2002.

His research focuses on the incentive aspects of performance evaluation and compensation systems as they relate to corporate financial reporting and disclosure activities. His recent research focuses on accounting information’s role in resolving uncertainty about managerial ability, the role of boards of directors in affecting managerial incentives in both public and non-profit firms, and managers’ voluntary disclosure behavior. DJ’s research has been presented at numerous universities, international and national conferences and has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Accounting Studies and the Journal of Operations Management.

Nanda won several research and teaching awards and his work has been recognized internationally. He has also been involved in consulting engagements at a number of domestic and international firms. He has taught in executive education programs at Indian School of Business, Seoul National University, INSEAD, FGV and University of Munich. He is currently serving as the academic director for the Global Executive MBA for the Americas.

Research Interests

International institutions and governance; voluntary disclosure policies; managerial ability and style

Featured Publications

  • "CEO Ability Uncertainty, Career Concerns and Voluntary Disclosure," with Khrystyna Bochkay and Roman Chychyla, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2802622

    "Financial Reporting Differences Around the World: What Matters?," with Helena Isidore and Peter Wysocki, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2788741

    "Is Corporate Social Responsibility an Agency Problem? Evidence from CEO Turnovers," with John Barrios and Marco fasan, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2540753

    "Foreign Directors," with John Barrios, Pietro Bianchi and Helena Isidore, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2676834

    Shane Dikolli, William Mayew and Dhananjay Nanda (2014), “CEO Tenure and the Performance-Turnover Relation,” Review of Accounting Studies, Vol. 19. 

    Rajesh Aggarwal, Mark Evans and Dhananjay Nanda (2012), “Nonprofit Boards: Size, Performance and Managerial Incentives,” Journal of Accounting and Economics, Vol. 53, No. 1-2. 

    Christian Leuz, Dhananjay Nanda and Peter Wysocki (2003), “Earnings Management and Investor Protection: An International Comparison,” Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 69, No. 3. 

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Professor, Accounting, University of Miami School of Business Administration, 2008 - Present
  • Faculty member, Johnson A. Edosomwan Leadership Institute, 2008 - Present
  • Board member, International Financial Reporting Institute, 2012 - Present
  • Accounting Doctoral Program Committee, 2012 - Present
  • Doctoral Program Coordinator, 2008 - 2012
  • Academic Director, CFO Roundtable, South Florida Chapter, 2010 - 2013
  • Associate Professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, 2004 - 2008
  • Visiting Associate Professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Spring 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Duke University Fuqua School of Business, 2002 - 2004
  • Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Business, 1997 - 2002
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Business, 1996 - 1997


  • Financial reporting
  • Managerial incentives
  • Corporate governance
  • International accounting


  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, 1997
  • M.S., Management Science, University of Rochester William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, 1993
  • B.Sc., Mathematics, Statistics and Economics, Bombay University St. Xavier's College, 1986

Honors and Awards

  • Cesarano Teaching Leadership Award, University of Miami School of Business, 2016
  • Outstanding Management Accounting Paper Award, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, 2015
  • Distinguished Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award, American Accounting Association, 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching award, in the Executive MBA program, University of Miami School of Business, 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching award, “Best Core” teacher in the MBA program, University of Miami School of Business, 2011
  • Journal of Financial Economics All Star, 2007
Dhananjay  Nanda


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