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Dr. Yu Cong

Dr. Yu Cong

Professor, Accounting

Office: GSBM 564
Phone: 443-885-1692



Ph.D. Rutgers University, Newark NJ, Accounting (Information System minor), 2004

Recent Publications

  • Xingxing Zu & Yu Cong (2021). Green at source: an empirical examination of the effectiveness and sustainability of operational-level environmental management practices in U.S. industry, Total Quality Management & Business Excellence, DOI: 10.1080/14783363.2021.1944084
  • Yu Cong, Hui Du, Miklos A. Vasarhelyi; (2021). Cloud Computing Start-ups and Emerging Technologies: From Private Investors' Perspectives. Journal of Information Systems. 2021; 35 (1): 47–64. doi:
  • Yu Cong, Hui Du; (2021). The Use of New Data Sources in Archival Accounting Research: Implications to Accounting Information Systems and Emerging Technologies. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting 2021; doi:
  • Omar, A., Tang, A.P. and Cong, Y. (2021), "Corporate governance, CEO turnover and say on pay votes", Accounting Research Journal, Vol. 34 No. 6, pp. 580-596.
  • Yu Cong, Martin Freedman, Jin Dong Park; (2020) Mandated greenhouse gas emissions and required SEC climate change disclosures. Journal of Cleaner Production. Volume 247, 2020, 119111, ISSN 0959-6526,
  • Cong, Y., Omar, A., & Sun, H. (2019). Does IT Outsourcing Affect the Accuracy and Speed of Financial Disclosures? Evidence from Preparer-Side XBRL Filing Decisions. Journal of Information Systems., doi:
  • Cong, Y., Du, H., & Vasarhelyi, M. (2018). Are XBRL Files Being Accessed? Evidence from the SEC EDGAR Log File Data Set. Journal of Information Systems.
  • Cong, Y., Du, H., & Vasarhelyi, M. (2018). Technological Disruption in Accounting and Auditing. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.
  • Du, H. & Cong, Y. (2015). Going Cloud for Agility: Beyond Financial, System, and Control Motives. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, 12 (1), 153-167.
  • Cong, Y., Freedman, M., & Park, J. (2014). Measuring Environmental Performance: Is Newsweek's Green Ranking the Solution? Advances in Environmental Accounting and Management, 5, 49-79, doi: Series ISSN: 1479-3598.
  • Cong, Y., Freedman, M., & Park, J. (2014). CEO environmental rhetoric and environmental performance. Advances in Accounting, 30, 322-327.
  • Cong, Y., Hao, J., & Zou, L. (2014). The Impact of XBRL Reporting on Market Efficiency. Journal of Information Systems, 28 (2), 181-207, doi:
  • Cong, Y. & Romero, J. (2013). On Information Systems Complexity and Vulnerability. Journal of Information Systems, 27 (2), 51-64, doi: 10.2308/isys-50562.
  • Cong, Y. & Krishnan, M. (2012). Measuring Firm-Specific Informational Efficiency Without Conditioning On A Public Announcement. Applied Financial Economics, 22 (1), 1799-1809.
  • Yao, D., Wang, Z., Mukhopadhyay, S., & Cong, Y. (2012). Dynamic pricing strategy for subscription-based information goods. Journal of Revenue & Pricing Management, 11 (2), 210-224.
  • Cong, Y. & Freedman, M. (2011). Corporate governance and environmental performance and disclosures. Advances in Accounting, 27 (2), 223232.
  • Du, H. & Cong, Y. (2010). Cloud Computing, Accounting, Auditing and Beyond. CPA Journal, The.
  • Cong, Y., Hoitash, R., & Krishnan, M. (2009). Event Study with Imperfect Competition and Private Information: Earnings Announcements Revisited. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting.
  • Cong, Y., Du, H., & Feng, J. (2008). Does Syndication-Enabled Technology Facilitate Investor's Decision Making? Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.
  • Cong, Y. (2008). The relationship between industry characteristics of firms and their financial presentation formats: An empirical study in the United States. International Journal of Management.
  • Cong, Y. & Du, H. (2008). Web Syndication Using RSS. Journal of Accountancy.
  • Cong, Y. & Du, H. (2007). Collaborate on the Web. Journal of Accountancy.
  • Cong, Y., Kogan, A., & Vasarhelyi, M. (2007). Extraction of structure and Content from the Edgar Database: A Template-Based Approach. Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.
  • Cong, Y. & Du, H. (2007). Welcome to the World of Web 2.0. CPA Journal, The.