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Srinivasan Ragothaman

Srini Ragothaman
Professor
Accounting and Finance, School of Business
UB Beacom Hall 330
Phone: 605-677-6430
Bio:
Dr. Srini Ragothaman is a Professor of Accounting at The University of South Dakota. He has published over thirty journal articles. He has won many awards including Governor’s technology grant and the PricewaterhouseCoopers grant.
Teaching Interests:
Undergraduate auditing, graduate auditing, principles of financial accounting, principles of managerial accounting and accounting information systems.
Research Interests:
Dr. Ragothaman’s research interests are in the areas of neural networks and data mining, XBRL reporting, corporate governance, asset writedowns, auditing and accounting issues, financial statement fraud, internal control, and issues in business education. Dr.Ragothaman has published over thirty articles in various refereed journals.
Education:
  • Ph D, Accounting, The University of Kansas, 1991
  • MS, Business Administrative Studies, Iowa State University, 1986
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Commerce, University of Madras, 1976
Research:
  • Identifying Corporate Acquisition Targets Using Financial Data: Use of Classification Models, Beacom Opportunity Fund, Beacom School of Business, (2010 - 2012)
Grants:
  • Beacom Opportunity Fund, Beacom School of Business, (2013 - 2013)
  • Data Acquisition from the Audit Analytics Database, Clifford Grease/KPMG Research Fund, (2012 - 2013)
  • BAP Naitonal Meeting, Beacom Opportunity Fund, (2011 - 2012)
  • BAP Regional Competition, Beacom Opportunity Fund, (2011 - 2012)
  • Cliffor Graese /KPMG grant, (2011 - 2011)
  • BAP National Competition, Beacom Opportunity Fund, (2010 - 2011)
  • BAP Regional Competition, Beacom Opportunity Fund, (2010 - 2011)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reports , Beacom Opportunity Fund, (2010 - 2010)
Publications:
  • Ragothaman, S., (2014), Moha Computer Services Limited: A Fraud Case, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, vol. 6, iss. 1, pp. 264-271.
  • Ragothaman, S., (2013), Characteristics of US Companies that Adopted SAB 108 and Corrected Prior Period Misstatements: An Empirical Analysis, AT Business Management Review, vol. 9, iss. 2, pp. 85-89.
  • Ragothaman, S., The Madoff Debacle: What are the Lessons?, Issues in Accounting Education, vol. 29, iss. 1.
  • Ragothaman, S., (2012), Voluntary XBRL Adopters and Firm Characteristics: An Empirical Analysis, The International Journal of Digital Accounting Research, vol. 12, pp. 93-119.
  • Ragothaman, S., Cornelsen, E., Van Sloten, P., (2011), Good Corporate Governance and Firm Characteristics: An Empirical Analysis, A.T. Business Management Review, vol. 7, iss. 3, pp. 41-47.
  • Naik, B., Ragothaman, S., (2011), Modeling Corporate Governance Rating: A Comparative Study, The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines Conference.
  • Naik, B., Ragothaman, S., (2011), Modeling Corporate Governance Ratings: A Comparative Study, International Journal of Business, Marketing, and Decision Sciences , vol. 5.
  • Ragothaman, S., (2010), Knottyville Country Club: An Auditing Case, Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting, vol. 2, iss. 2, pp. 308-320.
  • Ragothaman, S., Epping, L., (2010), Characteristics of US Firms with Revenue-Related Restatements, Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, vol. 6, iss. 3, pp. 76-82.
  • Ragothaman, S., (2010), Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reports by US Companies: An Empirical Analysis, 5th Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management , vol. 5.
  • Naik, B., Ragothaman, S., Ramakrishnan, K., (2010), Application of Classification Models for Predicting Corporate Acquisition Targets, International Journal of Business and Finance , vol. 4, iss. 2, pp. 70-83.
  • Naik, B., Ragothaman, S., Ramakrishnan, K., (2010), Application of Classification Models for Predicting Corporate Acquisition Targets, International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference.
  • Ragothaman, S., (2010), Green Accounting and Sustainability Reports: An Empirical Analysis, International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference.
  • Ragothaman, S., Carpenter, J., Davies, T., (2009), An Empirical Analysis of MPA Student Performance and Admissions Criteria, College Student Journal, vol. 43, iss. No. 3, pp. 879-885.
  • Ragothaman, S., Ramakrishnan, K., (2009), Characteristics of US Firms with Best Employee Commitment: An Empirical Analysis, A.T. Business Management Review, vol. 5:2, pp. 1-6.
  • Ragothaman, S., (2009), Knottyville Country Club, Proceedings of the 2009 American Accounting Association Nationa Meetingl .
  • Ragothaman, S., Gollakota, K., (2009), The Effect of Firms Characteristics on Corporate Governance: An Empirical Study in the United States, International Journal of Management, vol. 26, iss. 2, pp. 309-319.
  • Rosacker, K., Ragothaman, S., Gillispie, M., (2009), Financial Literacy of Freshmen Business School Students, College Student Journal, vol. 43:2, iss. June 2009, pp. pp. 391-399.
  • Ragothaman, S., Carr, D., Rosacker, K., (2008), Characteristics of Firms Releasing Toxic Waste into the Air, AT Business Management Review , vol. 4, iss. 3, pp. 1-9.
  • Ragothaman, S., Carr, D., (2008), The Impact of Environmental Information Disclosures on Shareholder Returns in a Company: An Empirical Study in the United States, International Journal of Management, vol. 25, iss. 4, pp. 613-620.
  • Ragothaman, S., Lavin, A., (2008), Restatements Due to Improper Revenue Recognition: A Neural Networks Perspective, Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting, vol. 5, pp. 129-142.
  • Ragothaman, S., Lavin, A., Davies, T., (2008), A Neural Networks Approach to Predicting Earnings Restatements, Journal of Forensic Accounting: Auditing, Fraud & Risk, vol. 9, iss. 1, pp. 95-114.
  • Ragothaman, S., Ramakrishnan, K., (2008), Is It or Is It Not An Acquisition Target? Identification Through Analysis of Firm Level Characteristics, International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Conference.
  • Ragothaman, S., Carpenter, J., Davies, T., (2007), MPA Student Performance and Admissions Criteria: Is There A Gender Difference?, Mountain Plains Management Conference.
  • Ragothaman, S., Lavin, A., Davies, T., (2007), Perceptions of Accounting Practitioners and Educators on E-Business Curriculum and Web Security Issues , College Student Journal, vol. 41, iss. 1, pp. 59-68.
  • Ragothaman, S., Davies, T., Carpenter, J., (2006), Predicting Academic Success of Students in a Master of Professional Accountancy Program, Proceedins of the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting.
  • Ragothaman, S., Davies, T., Carpenter, J., (2006), An Empirical Investigation of MPA Student Performance and Admissions Criteria, Proceedings of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences 13th Annual Meeting.
Awards and Honors:
  • Beacom Journal Publication Award, Beacom School of Business, 2013
  • Beacom Research Award, Beacom School of Business, 2013
  • Black Hills Corp. Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Beacom School of Business, 2012
  • 2011 George Krull/AICPA Teaching Innovation Award Nominee, AICPA / AAA, 2011
  • Research Publication Award, Beacom School of Business, 2011
  • Research Award, IABPAD Conference, 2011
  • Research Publication Award, Beacom School of Business, 2010
  • Best Paper Research Award, IABPAD Conference, 2010
  • Service Award, IABPAD Conference, 2010
  • Outstanding Research Award, Beacom School of Business, 2008
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Award, PricewaterhouseCoopers (a Big 4 accounting firm), 2005
  • Great Teaching Prize, Beacom School of Business, 2004
  • Governor's Advanced Teaching with Technology Award, Regents of South Dakota, 2002
  • Governor's Janklow's Teaching with Technology Award, Regents of South Dakota, 1999
  • Outstanding Service Award, USD School of Business, 1999
Presentations:
  • Ragothaman, S. (2013, October). Allen Stanford Ponzi Scheme: What are the Lessons?. Presented at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2013, October). Characteristics of Companies that Adopted SAB 108 and Corrected Prior Period Misstatements: An Empirical Analysis. Presented at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association , Chicago, IL.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2013, August). Impact of Federal Stimulus Spending on US Infrastructure Companies. Presented at the 8th CPPM International Conference , India.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2012, October). Financial Characteristics of Innovative Firms. Presented at the Beacom Research Workshop, Vermillion, SD.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2012, October). Discussion of an Audit Research paper. Presented at the MWAAA Regional Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2012, October). Lessons Learned from the Satyam Fiasco. Presented at the MWAAA Regional Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2012, April). Watching the Watchdogs: An Examination of the PCAOB Quality Control Inspection Reports on Triennially Inspected Firms and the AICPA Peer Review Reports” . Presented at the Deloitte Foundation / University of Kansas Auditing Symposium, Lawrence, KS.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2012, March). The Satyam Fiasco: What are the Lessons?. Presented at the AAA Forensic and Investigative Accounting Section Mid-Year Meeting , Chicago.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2011, August). Teaching Tips on Ethics and Fraud. Presented at the 2011 Conference on Teaching & Learning in Accounting, Denver, CO, USA.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2011, August). Voluntary Adoption of XBRL: An Empirical Analysis of Firm Characteristics. Presented at the American Accounting Association National Meeting, Denver, CO, USA.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2011, August). The Madoff Debacle: What Are the Lessons?. Presented at the American Accounting Association National Meeting (Effective Learning Strategies Forum), Denver, CO, USA.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2011, August).
  • Ragothaman, S. (2011, April). Voluntary XBRL Adopters and Firm Characteristics. Presented at the 5th University of Kansas International Conference on XBRL , Lawrence, KS, USA.
  • Ragothaman, S., Jepsen, E. (2010, November). India: The Other Big Challenge for the US. Presented at the USD International Forum, Vermillion, SD.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2010, October).
  • Ragothaman, S. (2010, August). Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Reports by US Companies: An Empirical Analysis. Presented at the 5th Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management , Bangalore, India.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2010, April).
  • Ragothaman, S., Naik, B., Ramakrishnan, K. (2010, April). Application of Classification Models for Predicting Corporate Acquisition Targets. Presented at the IABPAD Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Ragothaman, S. (2010, April). Green Accounting and Sustainability Reports: An Empirical Analysis. Presented at the IABPAD Conference, Dallas, TX.