Professor Thomas Kida

Thomas Kida
 

Professor of Accounting


Telephone: 413-545-5650

Email: tkida@isenberg.umass.edu

Office: Isenberg 220C

 

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Education:

Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1978
M.S.B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1974
B.S.B.A., Western New England College, 1973

Research/Teaching Interests:

Behavioral decision theory

Decision heuristics & biases

Memory & encoding issues

Risky decision making

Hypothesis testing strategies

Critical thinking & decision making

Behavioral research in accounting

Financial accounting


 

Selected Publications:

"The Impact of Initial Information Ambiguity on the Accuracy of Analytical Review Judgments," with Benjamin Luippold, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, May, 2012, pp. 113-129.

"The Relative Effectiveness of Persuasion Tactics in Auditor-Client Negotiations," with Steve Perreault, Accounting, Organizations and Society, November, 2011, pp. 534-547.

"Investment Decision Making: Do Experienced Decision Makers Fall Prey to the Paradox of Choice?" with Kimberly Moreno and James Smith, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2010, pp. 21-30.

"A Comparison of Auditor and Client Initial Negotiation Positions and Tactics," with Charles Bame-Aldred, Accounting, Organizations and Society, August, 2007, pp. 497-511.

"Don't Believe Everything You Think: The 6 Basic Mistakes We Make in Thinking," Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York, 2006.

"Recall of Financial Information for Investment Decisions: The Impact of Encoding Specificity and Mental Imagery," with Ken Ryack, Journal of Behavioral Finance, 2006, Volume 7, Number 4.

"The Effects of Alternative Justification Memos on the Judgments of Audit Reviewees and Reviewers," with Christopher Agoglia and Dennis Hanno, Journal of Accounting Research, March, 2003, pp. 33-46.

"The Impact of Affective Reactions on Risky Decision Making in Accounting Contexts," with Kimberly Moreno and James Smith, Journal of Accounting Research, December, 2002, pp. 1331-1350.

"The Influence of Affect on Accounting Decision Making," with Kimberly Moreno and James Smith, Contemporary Accounting Research, Fall, 2001, pp. 477-494.

"The Impact of Hypothesis Set Size on the Time Efficiency and Accuracy of Analytical Review Judgments," with Sudip Bhattacharjee and Dennis Hanno, Journal of Accounting Research, Spring, 1999, pp. 83-100.

"The Effects of Encoded Memory Traces for Numerical Data on Accounting Decision Making," Accounting, Organizations and Society, with James Smith and Mario Maletta, July, 1998, pp. 451-466.

"The Encoding and Retrieval of Numerical Data for Decision Making in Accounting Contexts: Model Development," Accounting, Organizations and Society, with James Smith, December 1995, pp. 585-610.

"The Effect of Multiple Reference Points and Prior Gains and Losses on Managers' Risky Decision Making," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, with Kathryn Sullivan, October 1995, pp. 76-83.

"The Effect of Risk Factors on Auditors' Configural Information Processing," The Accounting Review, with Mario Maletta, July, 1993, pp.681-691.

"Heuristics and Biases: Expertise and Task Realism in Auditing," Psychological Bulletin, with James Smith, May 1991, pp.472-489.

"The Effect of Cue Categorization and Modeling Technique on the Assessment of Cue Importance," Decision Sciences, with Jeffrey Cohen and Laurence Paquette, Spring 1990, pp. 357-372.

Academic and Professional Activities:

Reviewer for The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting Literature, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and The National Science Foundation.