Linda Smith Bamber
J.M. Tull School of Accounting

Professor Emeritus

Email Address

Education

PhD, Accounting, The Ohio State University, 1983

MBA, Accounting and Marketing, Arizona State University, 1978

BS, Accounting, Wake Forest University, 1975

Prior Professional Positions

Indiana University, Faculty of Accounting, Visiting Associate Professor, 1989 to 1990

University of Florida, School of Accounting, Assistant and Associate Professor, 1983 to 1989

R. J. Reynolds, RJR Foods, Management Accountant, 1975 to 1977

Awards

Outstanding Educator Award, American Accounting Association, 2009

Hugh Nourse MBA Outstanding Teacher Award, Full-Time MBA Class of 2007, 2007

Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2007

James Bulloch Award for Innovation in Accounting Education, American Accounting Association, 2007

Lily Senior Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia, 2007

Advisor’s Award for chairing recipient of the Best Dissertation Award, Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, 2006

Howard Teall Innovation in Accounting Education Award, Canadian Academic Accounting, Association, 2006

Hugh Nourse MBA Outstanding Teacher Award, Full-Time MBA Class of 2005, 2005

Percy B. Yeargen Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, J.M. Tull School of Accounting, 2004

Finalist for MBA Teacher of the Year, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2004

Outstanding Faculty Research Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2001

Bronze Medal on CPA Exam, North Carolina Society of CPAs, 1976

Service

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, MBA Director Search Committee, 2008 – 2008, University

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, 2008 – 2008, University

University of Georgia, University Appeals Committee, 1999 – 2002, University

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, J.M. Tull School of Accounting, Coordinator, Workshop Series, 1991 – 2000, University

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Dean Search Committee, 1996 – 1997, University

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Faculty Concerns Committee, 2005 – present, University

University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Terry-Sanford Summer Research Grant, Committee, 2005 – present, University

American Accounting Association, Chairman, Competitive Manuscript Award, 2009 – 2010, Professional

American Accounting Association, Publications Committee, 2007 – 2010, Professional

American Accounting Association, Invited Speaker, Doctoral Consortium, 2009 – 2009, Professional

Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Chairman, Best Paper Award, 2007 – 2008, Professional

American Accounting Association, Notable Contribution to Accounting Literature Award, Committee, 2005 – 2006, Professional

Financial Accounting and Reporting Section, Best Paper Award, 2005 – 2006, Professional

American Accounting Association, Invited Speaker, New Faculty Consortium, 1999 – 2005, Professional

American Accounting Association, Chairman, Competitive Manuscript Award, Committee, 2003 – 2004, Professional

American Accounting Association Financial Accounting and Rep, Steering and Advisory Board, 2002 – 2004, Professional

American Accounting Association, Research Advisory Committee, 1996 – 1998, Professional

American Accounting Association, Nominations Committee, 1996 – 1997, Professional

American Accounting Association, Governing Council, 1995 – 1997, Professional

American Accounting Association, Chairman, New Faculty Consortium Committee, 1995 – 1996, Professional

American Accounting Association, New Faculty Consortium Group Leader and Speaker, 1991 – 1994, Professional

Areas of Expertise

  • Management accounting -- Determining the profitability of products, services, and customers
  • Market reactions to accounting earnings announcements
  • Voluntary corporate disclosure
  • Peer review publication process

Research Interests

  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • Analysts' earnings forecasts
  • Trading volume reactions to earnings announcements

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Linda Bamber, John Jiang, and Isabel Wang. 2010What's My Style? The Influence of Top Managers on Voluntary Corporate Financial DisclosureThe Accounting Review, (85):1131-1162
  • Linda Bamber, Kai Wai Hui, and Eric Yeung. 2010Managers' EPS Forecasts: Nickeling and Diming the Market?The Accounting Review, (85):63-95.
  • Linda Bamber, John Jiang, Kathy Petroni, and Isabel Wang. 2010.Comprehensive Income: Who's Afraid of Performance Reporting?.The Accounting Review, (85):97-126
  • E. Michael Bamber and Linda S. Bamber. 2009Discussion of: Mandatory Audit Partner Rotation, Audit Quality, and Market Perceptions: Evidence from TaiwanContemporary Accounting Research, ( Vol. 20, No. 2):393-402
  • Mark Dawkins, Neil Bhattacharya, and Linda Bamber. 2007.Systematic Share Price Fluctuations after Bankruptcy Filings and the Investors who Drive Them Journal Of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, (42):399-419
  • E.M. Bamber and L.S. Bamber. 2006Using 10-K Reports Brings Management Accounting to Life!Issues In Accounting Education, (21):267-290
  • Linda Bamber, Ted Christensen, and Ken Gaver. 2000Do We Really 'Know' What We Think We Know? A Case Study of Seminal Research and its Subsequent Overgeneralization  Accounting, Organizations, And Society, (25):103-129
  • Linda Bamber, Orie Barron, Tom Stober. 1999Differential Interpretations and Trading VolumeJournal Of Financial And Quantitative Analysis:369-386.
  • Linda Bamber and Youngsoon Cheon. 1998Discretionary Management Earnings Forecast Disclosures: Antecedents and Consequences of Forecast Venue and Forecast Specificity Choices .Journal Of Accounting Research:167-190
  • Mark Dawkins and Linda Bamber. 1998Does the Medium Matter? The Relations Among Bankruptcy Petition Filings, Broadtape Disclosure, and the Timing of Price ReactionsJournal Of Finance:1149-1163
  • Linda Bamber, Orie Barron, Tom Stober. 1997Trading Volume and Different Aspects of Disagreement Coincident with Earnings Announcements The Accounting Review:575-597
  • Linda Bamber and Youngsoon Cheon. 1995Differential Price and Volume Reactions to Accounting Earnings AnnouncementsThe Accounting Review:417-441
  • Rowland Atiase and Linda Bamber. 1994Trading Volume Reactions to Annual Earnings Announcements: The Incremental Role of Information AsymmetryJournal Of Accounting And Economics:309-329
  • E. Michael Bamber, Linda Bamber, and Michael Schoderbek. 1993.Audit Structure and Other Determinants of Audit Report Lag: An Empirical Analysis&Nbsp;:1-23
  • Linda Bamber. 1987Unexpected Earnings, Firm Size, and Trading Volume Around Quarterly Earnings AnnouncementsThe Accounting Review:510-532
  • Linda Bamber. 1986The Information Content of Annual Earnings Announcements: A Trading Volume ApproachJournal Of Accounting Research:40-56.

Books

  • Linda Smith Bamber, Karen Braun, and W. Thomas Harrison. 2007.Managerial AccountingPrentice Hall.
  • Charles Horngren, W. Thomas Harrison, and Linda Bamber. 2005.AccountingPrentice Hall, (Sixth Edition).

Working Papers

  • Linda Bamber, Orie Barron, and Doug Stevens. 2012Trading Volume around Earnings Announcements and Other Financial Reports: Theory, Research Design, Empirical Evidence, and Directions for Future ResearchWorking Paper.
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