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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business

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Babak Mammadov

Babak Mammadov

Assistant Professor

Office: 424B Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall


 Educational Background

    Ph.D. Accounting
    Florida Atlantic University 2018

    MA Accounting
    University of Central Missouri 2011

    BSBA Finance
    University of Central Missouri 2009

Courses Taught

  • Analytics for Accounting Decision Making (ACCT 3130)
  • Cost Accounting (ACCT 3030)
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2020)


My research papers investigate implications of various corporate governance factors on financial reporting quality, audit quality and tax. I investigate both internal governance factors (e.g., CEO social network, company corporate culture, executive compensation, employee financial stress) and external governance factors (e.g., social media, traditional media, institutional investors). My research contributes not only to academic literature but also has practical implications. For example, two of my research papers have been featured in CLS Blue Sky Blog of Columbia University Law School, which is an outlet closely followed by lawyers, investment bankers and other professionals in Wall Street. I have been teaching ACCT 3130 (Analytics for Accounting Decision Making) since Fall 2019. The course has become popular among students and employers of our students, who expect our students to have strong business analytics skills. I have incorporated the latest technology tools and case projects in this course so that our students would meet the labor market expectations. Further, I taught four sections of ACCT 3030 (Cost Accounting). I have also been serving as a faculty advisor for the IMA student organization since Fall 2022. Furthermore, I have actively participated in recruiting events, research workshops, and student organization meetings (e.g., BAP and IMA student organizations). I have also been in touch with industry and public accounting firms to make sure that our teaching materials meet the expectations of industry standards.

Research Interests

  • Archival research in financial accounting and auditing areas.

Research Publications

  • Bhandari, A., Mammadov, B., & Zykaj, B. B. (2023). Birds of a feather flock together: Institutional investors with disciplinary history and financial reporting. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 107057.
  • Mammadov, B., & Bhandari, A. (2023). Stressed About Money: The Effect of Employee Financial Pressure on Financial Reporting Outcomes. AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 42(1), 155-181.
  • Hossain, M. M., Mammadov, B., & Vakilzadeh, H. (2022). Wisdom of the crowd and stock price crash risk: evidence from social media. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 58(2), 709-742.
  • Bhandari, A., Mammadov, B., Thevenot, M., & Vakilzadeh, H. (2022). Corporate Culture and Financial Reporting Quality. Accounting Horizons, 36(1), 1-24.
  • Bhandari, A., Mammadov, B., Shelton, A., and Thevenot, M. (2018). It Is Not Only What You Know, It Is Also Who You Know: CEO Network Connections and Financial Reporting Quality. AUDITING: A Journal of Practice & Theory: May 2018, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 27-50.
  • Bhandari, A., Mammadov, B., and Thevenot, M. (2018). The impact of executive inside debt on sell-side financial analyst forecast characteristics. Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 51(2), 283-315.


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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business | 343 Chandler L. Burns Hall, Clemson, S.C. 29634