Dr Isabel Wang

Isabel Wang


Research School of Accounting

Senior Lecturer
Phone number
+61 2 612 55758
Room 2020, PAP Moran Bld (21)
Research areas

Auditing; Management accounting; Judgement and decision making in accounting.


Isabel Wang is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting.  Her research areas include auditing, management accounting and judgment and decision making in accounting. Isabel is particularly interested in how accountants and auditors make judgments and decisions in relation to fraud risk assessments, how they respond to management pressure, and their role in occupational fraud. She is also interested in companies’ use, and review, of management controls. Isabel’s work appears in leading academic journals including The European Accounting Review and Accounting and Finance.

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Research publications

Chong, V., G. Monroe, I. Z. Wang and F. Zhang, 2023, Performance measurement systems design choice: The roles of political connection and social networking on firm performance - Evidence from China, Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, forthcoming.

Ferdiansah, I., V. Chong, I. Z. Wang and D. Woodliff, 2022, The effect of ethical commitment reminder and reciprocity in the workplace on misreporting, Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.                         

Chong, V., I.Z. Wang, L. Strike, G. Monroe and F. Zhang, 2022, The effect of non-financial performance measures, organisational politics and political skill on job performance: Evidence from China, Accounting and Finance, forthcoming.

Chong V., C. Loy, I. Z. Wang and D. Woodliff, 2021, The effect of negotiators’ role, leadership tone and social value orientation on expected transfer prices: Additional evidence, Journal of Management Control, forthcoming.

Agrawal, P., I. Z. Wang and D. Woodliff, 2021, External auditors’ reliance on management’s experts: The effects of an early stage conversation and past auditor-client relationship, International Journal of Auditing, Vol 25 (1), pp.166-187.

Chong, V. and I. Z. Wang, 2019, Delegation of decision rights and misreporting: The roles of incentive-based compensation schemes and responsibility rationalization, European Accounting Review, Vol 28 (2), pp.275-307.

Wang, I. Z. and N. Fargher, 2015, The effects of tone at the top and coordination with external auditors on internal auditors’ assessments of the likelihood of financial misstatements, Accounting and Finance, Vol 57 (4), pp.1177-1202. 

Fukofuka, P., N. Fargher and Z. Wang, 2014, The influence of sunk costs, personal responsibility and culture on the tendency of accountants to facilitate escalation of commitment, Pacific Accounting Review, Vol 26 (3), pp.394-371.

Research grants and awards

Accounting and Finance of Association of Australian and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Research Grant 2018/2019 (with H. Wu and Z. Wang).

AFAANZ Research Grant 2016/2017 (with V. Chong, J. Chung, and G. Monroe).

AFAANZ Research Grant 2014/2015 (with V. Chong).

2014/2015 UWA Business School Research Development Awards (with V. Chong and G. Monroe).


Current Teaching:

BUSN7017 Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting


Other Teaching:

BUSN3008 Financial Reporting by Corporations

BUSN7049 Corporation Financial Reporting