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Hu, Wenqian

Wenqian Hu

PhD Candidate
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Academic Area(s):
Behavioral research in managerial accounting
Research Master in Accounting, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
BS in Accounting, Fudan University, China

Wenqian Hu is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in Accounting at Scheller College of Business of Georgia Tech. Her current research combines insights from economics, psychology, and behavioral science with the tool of lab experiments to study how accounting information and management control systems facilitate employee decision-making, motivation, and creativity.

Her job market paper focuses on the intersection of information technology and management control systems, examining how algorithm-based discretionary bonus schemes affect employee productivity in incomplete contracts. In two other working papers, she studied incentive schemes and employee creativity in different organizational settings. Additionally, she has served as ad hoc reviewer for Accounting, Organizations and Society, and received the Outstanding Reviewer Award in MAS Midyear Meeting in two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). 

Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Wenqian earned her Research Master in Accounting from Tilburg University. She did her undergraduate in Accounting at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Before academia, she also worked at Bain & Company and Allianz Group in Shanghai, China.