Nicole Ang

Senior Lecturer

Dr Nicole Ang

Senior Lecturer

School of Accounting - Bcom, (Hons) UNSW | MA, Stanford | PhD, UNSW

About Nicole

Nicole teaches introductory and management accounting. Her current research interests are in the area of behavioural decision making in accounting, with a focus on decisions involving interactive groups, the use of accounting information in negotiation and capital investment, and the motivational effects of relative performance information. In 2017 she received the Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA) Best Paper Award.

Prior to joining the School, Nicole worked in economic consulting in San Francisco, and in the audit and business advisory services division of Arthur Andersen in Sydney.

Teaching and Supervision

Current Courses Taught

  • ACCT2522 Management Accounting 1
  • ACCT4852 Current Developments in Accounting Research - Managerial
  • ACCT5930 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT5952 Current Developments in Accounting Research - Managerial

Grants

  • 2014 CIMA Research Grant - “The impact of costing uncertainty and incentives on inter-firm negotiations”  (with L. Chang)
  • 2014 CIMA Research Grant - “Relative Performance Information and Financial Incentives in a Multi-task Environment”
  • 2014 AFAANZ Research Grant - “The impact of costing system accuracy and responsibility for others on risk-taking in negotiations” (with L. Chang)
  • 2009 AFAANZ Research Grant - “Do accounting systems encourage or destroy honesty? The effect of communicated values and control system design on capital investment decisions.” (with M.C. Cheng)

UNSW Business School profile: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/our-people/nicoleang

Journal articles
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Ang N; Cheng M, 2016, 'Does Self-certification Encourage or Reduce Escalation of Commitment?', Behavioral Research in Accounting, vol. 28, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.2308/bria-51468
2016
Ang NP; Trotman KT, 2015, 'The Utilization of Quantitative and Qualitative Information in Groups' Capital Investment Decisions', Behavioral Research in Accounting, vol. 27, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.2308/bria-50917
2015
Trotman KT; Ang N; Tan HC, 2011, 'Fifty-year Overview of Judgment and Decision-making Research in Accounting.', Accounting and Finance, vol. 51, pp. 278 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-629X.2010.00398.x
2011
Ang N; Gallery G; Sidhu BK, 2000, 'The incentives of Australian public companies lobbying against proposed superannuation accounting standards', ABACUS, vol. 36, pp. 40 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-6281.00053
2000
Ang NP; Gallery G; Sidhu BK, 1999, 'The value relevance of superannuation disclosures by Australian-listed firms sponsoring defined benefit plans', Accounting and Finance, vol. 39, pp. 205 - 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-629X.00024
1999
Conference Papers
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Izani R; Cheng M; Ang NP, 2015, 'Honesty in Managerial Reporting: The Impact of An Enabling Management Control System and Informal Cost Targets', in Honesty in Managerial Reporting: The Impact of An Enabling Management Control System and Informal Cost Targets, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, Hobart, Australia, presented at Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, Hobart, Australia, 05 July 2015 - 07 July 2015
2015
Ang N; Cheng M, 2011, '"Do Informal Controls Encourage or Reduce Escalation of Commitment? The Effect of Self-certification on Capital Investment Decisions"', in "Do Informal Controls Encourage or Reduce Escalation of Commitment? The Effect of Self-certification on Capital Investment Decisions", Accounting Behavior and Organizations conference, Kansas City, USA, presented at Accounting Behavior and Organizations conference, Kansas City, USA, 07 October 2011 - 08 October 2011
2011
Ang N; Trotman KT, 2009, 'The Utilisation of Quantitative Information in Groups' Capital Investment Decisions', in Behavioral Research in Accounting, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 1 - 24, presented at Accounting & Finance Australia and New Zealand Conference 2009., Adelaide, Australia, 05 July 2009 - 07 July 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.2308/bria-50917
2009
Theses / Dissertations
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Ang NP, 2009, The utilisation of Quantitative Information in Groups' capital investment decisions
2009

Behavioural decision making in accounting, management accounting.