Bill Mayew & Mohan Venkatachalam
Bill Mayew is an associate professor of accounting. Before completing his Ph.D. and coming to Fuqua, Mayew worked in accounting and financial reporting assurance at Ernst & Young. Mayew studies managerial communication of firm performance, including both voluntary disclosures made outside of the financial reporting system and mandatory financial disclosures in financial reports. His research uses theories from economics and psychology to better understand the determinants and consequences of voluntary and mandatory managerial communication. He received the 2008 Financial Research Association best paper award for his work (with Mohan Venkatachalam) on the information content of managerial vocal cues during earnings conference calls, and his research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research. His work is relevant to investors and analysts who interpret managerial communication and investor relations departments who shape and assist in the creation and dissemination of managerial communications. His teaching includes both financial accounting and corporate financial reporting, where he has received awards for teaching excellence in both the Daytime and Weekend Executive MBA programs.
Mohan Venkatachalam is a professor of accounting and the Faculty Director for the Duke’s Global Executive MBA program’s Dubai residency . His research interests span several areas including implications of financial and nonfinancial metrics for compensation and valuation, effect of accounting disclosures on valuation, derivatives and corporate governance issues. His research is cross-disciplinary in that it overlaps with other business disciplines, particularly finance and strategy. His most recent work involves the role of verbal and nonverbal managerial communication in financial markets. His research has appeared in several academic journals including Journal of Business, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, and the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Board of the Accounting Review and Contemporary Accounting Research.