Associate Professor of Accounting, KPMG Faculty Fellowship in Accounting
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.2214 Fax: 412.396.4764
Yezen Kannan is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Accounting and IS division unit at Duquesne University, and the KPMG Faculty Fellowship in Accounting. Professor Kannan teaches a course on Managerial Accounting, which provides an introduction to the use of accounting information for planning operations, controlling activities and evaluating the performance of an organization and it's subunits. He also teaches in Cost Accounting which focuses on developing and analyzing cost information for management decision making, using a variety of computer and quantitative techniques.
Prior to joining Duquesne University, professor Kannan was a teaching assistant and a research assistant at Florida Atlantic University. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University, and an M.S. in Accounting from Indiana University and a Bachelors degree in accounting from Yarmouk University-Jordan.
In his research, Professor Kannan primarily aims to understand auditors response to risk through their audit opinion and their pricing decisions. Among the current projects he investigating is whether auditors price managerial incentives, from their equity holding portfolio, to manipulate earnings. Also, he is investigating whether auditor reporting is influenced by auditor likelihood to face litigation. Furthermore, Professor Kannan is conducting cross-disciplinary research combining accounting research with finance, management and marketing.
Articles in Journals
Kannan, Y. H., Gleason, K. C., & Greiner, A. (in press, 2015). Auditor pricing of excess corporate cash holdings. Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance.
Kannan, Y., Williams, V., Nagle, B., Rau, S., Kollar, R., Yurko, A., Menk, B. & Morris, B. (2015). How one accounting department is preparing students for the updated CPA exam. Extra Credit, The Newsletter for Accounting Educators.
Kannan, Y.H., Basuroy, S., & Gleason, K. C. (2014). CEO Compensation, Customer Satisfaction and Firm Value. Review of Accounting and Finance.
Kannan, Y. H., Skantz, T. R., & Higgs, J. L. (2014). The impact of CEO and CFO equity incentives on audit scope and perceived risks as revealed through audit fees. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.
Kannan, Y. H., Incardona, J., Premurosa, R. F., Higgs, J. L., & Huang, Q. (2014). Taxing Audit Markets and Reputation: An Examination of the Tax Shelter Controversy. Journal of International Accounting Auditing & Taxation.
Kannan, Y.H., Al-Sharaireh, M. & Gleason, K. (2014). Bidder Earnings Management, Cynical Targets, and Acquisition Premia. Quarterly Journal of Finance and Accounting.
Kannan, Y. H., Gleason, K. C., & Pissaris, S. (2012). CEO Domination and Audit Fees: Do Auditors Price the Potential Risk of Disperse Pay among the Top Management Team? Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting.
Kannan, Y. H., Gleason, K. c., & Greiner, A. (2014). Auditor pricing of excess cash holdings. American Accounting Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
Kannan, Y. H. & Gleason, K. C. (2013). Auditors' Assessment of the Liability of Foreignness: Evidence from ADRs. Academy of Business Administration International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey.
Kannan, Y. H., Skantz, T., & Higgs, J. (2012). Revisiting auditor pricing of CEO incentives. American Accounting Association, National Harbor, Maryland.
Kannan, Y. H., Skantz, T. R., & Higgs, J. L. (2011). CEO Equity Incentives and Auditor Pricing. Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association Midyear Meeting, Savannah, Georgia.
Kannan, Y. H. (2007). Modeling the Going Concern Opinion: Auditor Behavior towards Litigation. SEAAA Meeting, Atlanta, GA, Atlanta, Georgia.