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Robin Radtke

Robin R Radtke

Director & Associate Professor

Office: 430B Wilbur O. and Ann Powers Hall
Phone: 656-1275


 Educational Background

    Ph.D. Accounting
    University of Florida 1992

    B.S. Mathematics
    Marquette University 1984

Courses Taught

  • ACCT 8540 - Ethical, Professional, and Societal Responsibilities
  • ACCT 4100 - Contemporary Reporting and Management Control Systems
  • ACCT 3030 - Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 2020 - Managerial Accounting Concepts


Dr. Radtke joined the faculty at Clemson in July, 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1992 and to date has published more than 30 academic articles and book chapters, with the majority focusing on accounting ethics related issues.

Research Interests

  • Dr. Radtke's research interests focus on behavioral and ethical issues in accounting.

Research Publications

  • Radtke, R.R., R.F. Speklé, and S.K. Widener, “Flourish or Flounder: Do Trust-Centric Management Controls Encourage Knowledge Sharing and Team Performance?” Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Volume 107, 2023, pp. 1-18.
  • Davis, P.L., A.M. Donnelly, and R.R. Radtke, “The Impact of Dark Triad Personality Traits and Gender on Whistleblowing Decisions,” Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Volume 25, 2023, pp. 77-102.
  • Bellora-Bienengräber, L., R.R. Radtke, and S.K. Widener, “Counterproductive Work Behaviors and Work Climate: The Role of an Ethically Focused Management Control System and Peers’ Self-Focused Behavior,” Accounting, Organizations and Society, Volume 96, 2022, pp. 1-21.
  • Davis, P., A.M. Donnelly, and R.R. Radtke, “Investigating the Ethical Implications of Whistleblowing within Accounting,” in The Routledge Companion on Accounting and Ethics, edited by E. Taylor and P. Williams, 2021, pp. 371-385.
  • Bobek, D.D., D.W. Dalton, A.M. Hageman, and R.R. Radtke, "An Experiential Investigation of Tax Professionals' Contentious Interactions with Clients," Journal of the American Taxation Association, Volume 41, Number 2, 2019, pp. 1-30.
  • Marshall, M.E., and R.R. Radtke, "The Ethics of Behavioral Accounting Research," in Routledge Companion to Behavioral Accounting Research, edited by T. Libby and L. Thorne, 2018, pp. 275-286.
  • Burney, L.L., R.R. Radtke, and S.K. Widener, "The Intersection of 'Bad Apples,' 'Bad Barrels,' and the Enabling Use of Performance Measurement Systems," Journal of Information Systems, 2017, Volume 31, Number 2, pp. 25-48.
  • Bobek, D.D., D.W. Dalton, B.E. Daugherty, A.M. Hageman, and R.R. Radtke, "An Investigation of Ethical Environments of CPAs: Public Accounting versus Industry," Behavioral Research in Accounting, 2017, Volume 29, Number 1, pp. 43-56.
  • Radtke, R.R., and S.K. Widener, "The Complex World of Control: Integration of Ethics and Uses of Control," in Performance Measurement and Management Control: Contemporary Issues, Studies in Managerial and Financial Accounting, edited by M. Epstein, S. Widener, and F. Verbeeten, 2016, Volume 31, pp. 17-38.
  • Bobek, D.D., A.M. Hageman, and R.R. Radtke, "The Effects of Professional Role, Decision Context, and Gender on the Ethical Decision Making of Public Accounting Professionals," Behavioral Research in Accounting, 2015, Volume 27, Number 1, pp. 55-78.
  • Bobek, D.D., A.M. Hageman, and R.R. Radtke, "The Influence of Roles and Organizational Fit on Accounting Professionals' Perceptions of their Firms' Ethical Environment," Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 126, Issue 1, January 2015, pp. 125-141.
  • Bobek, D.D., A.M. Hageman, and R.R. Radtke, "A Research Note on the Relationship Between Professional Skepticism and Client Advocacy," Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research, 2014, Volume 17, pp. 161-182.
  • Dalton, D., and R.R. Radtke, "The Joint Effects of Machiavellianism and Ethical Environment on Whistle-Blowing," Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 117, Number 1, September 2013, pp. 153-172.
  • Bobek, D.D., B. Daugherty, and R.R. Radtke, "Resolving Audit Engagement Challenges through Communication," Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Volume 31, Number 4, November 2012, pp. 21-45.
  • Bobek, D.D., A.M. Hageman, and R.R. Radtke, "The Ethical Environment of Tax Professionals: Partner and Non-Partner Perceptions and Experiences," Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 92, Number 4, April 2010, pp. 637-654.
  • Radtke, R.R., "Role Morality in the Accounting Profession: How do we Compare to Physicians and Attorneys?" Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 79, Number 3, May 2008, pp. 279-297. Reprinted in Accounting Ethics, edited by Ken McPhail, Volume 4, 2012.
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Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business
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