Sijing Wei, PhD
Sijing Wei, PhD

Sijing Wei, PhD

Assistant Professor
Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Accounting and Business Intelligence & Analytics

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • ACC 201-Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACC 202-Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 497-Directed Independent Research
  • ACC 538-International Accounting (both on-line and in person)
  • DBA 830-Applied Research Mentorship
  • DBA 899-Applied Dissertation Research
  • MBA 701-Financial Reporting for MBAs (both on-line and in person)
  • RSP 103-An Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life

Biography

Accepting a teaching position at Creighton’s Heider College of Business was like returning home for the Department of Accounting’s newest hire, Sijing Wei, PhD, assistant professor of accounting. Though a native of Beijing, China, Sijing has lived in the United States for several years. She attended fellow Jesuit institution, St. Louis University, for her undergraduate business degree and Master’s level degree in accounting and recently earned her PhD in accounting from the University of Maryland.
 
Sijing looks forward to continuing her education, though more informally, by learning from the accounting department’s seasoned professors. But she is also excited to be in front of students in her own classroom and guide them in their academic formation. She admits that learning accounting can be “a painful experience,” and she pushes her students to excel academically, knowing the intrinsic reward of success. Yet, she is also their biggest supporter, taking concerted effort to get to know them as individuals. Sijing requests feedback after classes to check for student comprehension, and she encourages students to visit during office hours or after class.
 
In addition to helping her students grow “as whole persons,” Sijing is dedicated to adding to the body of accounting research. She has presented her dissertation and several working papers at many accounting annual and regional conferences. Her particular areas of interest are information as it pertains to voluntary disclosures, information transparency, textual analysis (MD&A of annual reports and earnings conference call), corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate reputation.
 
Beginning her career at Creighton is the “best choice I ever made in my life,” says Sijing, who finds the people here to be “abnormally nice” compared to either coast. “Being in the hallways, surrounded by teachers and students, balancing research and student interaction – I’ve found that perfect home.”

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Lee, M.D., Obonyo, T., & Wei, S. Do CEOs Get Rewarded for CSR Activities in the Director Labor Market? (Accepted Aug, 2021), Managerial Finance,, 2021
  • Feng, R., Kimbrough, M.D..& Wei, S. (In Press).The Role of Information Transparency in the Product Market: An Examination of the Sustainability of Profitability Differences. (Accepted Nov, 2020), Review of Accounting Studies, --Featured by the R.H. Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland in an article as The Cost of Being Transparent Competitors Seize on Clues Public Companies Reveal in SEC Disclosures Direct Link: https://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/smithresearch/research/cost-being-transparent --Has been listed on Social Science Research Network (SSRN)s Top Ten download list for: ERN: Information Asymmetry Models (Topic) Direct Link: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3794672, 2020

Presentations

  • Rice, D., Taylor, R., Wang, Y., & Wei, S. (2021). Amplifying the Female Advantage: The Impact of Female Representation in Top Management Teams on Employees Work Experiences. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association, Virtual Program, 2021
  • Jung, B, Wang Y., Wei, S, & Zhang, J. (2021). Employees voluntary disclosure about business outlook and labor investment efficiency. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association, Virtual Program, 2021
  • Price, R., Sun, Y., Wang, Y., & Wei, S. (2021). The Impact of Geographic Industry Clusters on MD&A Disclosure: MD&A Similarity with Local Industry Peers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association, Virtual Program, 2021
  • Taylor, R., Wei, S., & Wang, Y. (2021). Top management team diversity and employee perceptions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Virtual Program, 2021
  • Kimbrough, M.D., Wang, X, & Wei, S. (2021). The Brand Value of Earnings: An Event Study of Consumer Responses to Earnings Announcements. Paper presented at the invited workshops at the University of Maryland, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Minnesota, Carnegie Mellon University, and the City University of Hong Kong, 2021
  • Price, R., Sun, Y., Wang, Y., & Wei, S. (2021). The Impact of Geographic Industry Clusters on MD&A Disclosure: MD&A Similarity with Local Industry Peers. Paper presented at the Financial Accounting and Reporting Section (FARS) Midyear Meeting, Virtual Program, 2021
  • Kimbrough, M.D., Wang, X, Wei, S., (2019). Do Non-Investor Stakeholders Benefit from Voluntary Disclosure? Evidence from Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting. Paper Presented at the the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association, San Francisco, CA, 2019
  • Lee D., Obonyo, T, & Wei, S. (2019). Corporate Social Responsibility Activities and CEO Directorship Opportunities. Paper presented at the Global Jesuit Business Ethics Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, 2019
  • Lee D., Obonyo, T, & Wei, S. (2019). Corporate Social Responsibility Activities and CEO Directorship Opportunities. Paper presented at the Multinational Finance Society Conference, Santa Clara, CA, 2019
  • Kimbrough, M.D & Wei, S. (2019). An Examination of Individual Customers Use of Earnings Benchmarks. Presented at the invited workshops at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2019
  • Kimbrough, M.D. & Wei, S. (2019). Information Transparency and Profitability Convergence. Paper presented at the National Business and Economics Society Conference, San Juan, PR, 2019
  • Kimbrough, M.D. & Wei, S. (2019). Information Transparency and Profitability Convergence. Paper presented at the Hawaii Accounting Research Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2019
  • Kimbrough, M.D. & Wei, S. (2019). An Examination of Individual Customers Use of Earnings Benchmarks. Paper presented at the Hawaii Accounting Research Conference, Honolulu, HI, 2019
  • Kimbrough, M.D. & Wei, S. (2017). The Value Relevance of CSR: Evidence from the Association between Disagreement about CSR Performance and Disagreement About Firm Fundamentals. Paper presented at the American Accounting Association Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, 2017
  • Wei, S. (2017). An Examination of Non-Investor Stakeholders Use of Earnings Heuristics (Dissertation). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association, San Diego, CA, 2017
  • Wei, S. (2017). An Examination of Non-Investor Stakeholders Use of Earnings Heuristics (Dissertation). Paper presented at the American Accounting Association Mid-Atlantic Region Conference, Arlington, VA, 2017
  • Wei, S. (2016). An Examination of Non-Investor Stakeholders Use of Earnings Heuristics (Dissertation). Paper presented at the American Accounting Association Midwest Region Conference, Chicago, IL, 2016

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Voluntary Disclosure, Information Transparency, Product Market, Earnings Management, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Stakeholders, Corporate Reputation, Female Leadership, Textual Analysis (MD&A of Annual Report and Earnings Conference Calls), Accounting Comparability 

Awards and Honors

  • Being featured on Creighton Today for Summer Research Series, Creighton University, 2021
  • Creighton Atta Billy Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Heider College of Business, 2021
  • Dr. George F. Haddix President’s Faculty Research Fund Award, Creighton University, 2021
  • Union Pacific Research Fellowship, Heider College of Business , 2021
  • CURAS Faculty Research Fund Award, Creighton University, 2019
  • Creighton University IGGY Award, Creighton University, 2019
  • Featured as a “Faculty Face of Creighton” in the Publication of Faces of Creighton, Creighton University, 2018
  • Nominated for the Heider College of Business Faculty Member of the Year Award, Heider College of Business , 2018
  • CURAS Faculty Research Fund Award, Creighton University, 2018
  • Robert H. Smith School of Business Top 10% Distinguished Teaching Award, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2017
  • Robert H. Smith School of Business Top 10% Distinguished Teaching Award, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, 2016