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Department of Accounting
Level 7, 198 Berkeley Street
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
After previous visiting positions at the University of Melbourne, Dr. Naomi Soderstrom joins the Department of Accounting full time. Naomi has received her PhD in Accounting and Information Systems from Northwestern University. Her primary research areas are managerial accounting and environmental accounting. Naomi's work has appeared in major journals including Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy in the U.S. and Accounting Organizations and Society and the European Accounting Review in Europe. She is on the editorial boards of five journals and a member of professional organisations and academic societies such as, the American Accounting Association, Institute of Management Accountants, Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, Dr. Soderstrom taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Washington and the University of Colorado at Denver. Naomi was also the visiting Professor at IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), the University of Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany) and the Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology.
- empirical managerial accounting with an emphasis on the health care industry
- corporate social responsibility issues
Jung, B., Soderstrom, N. and Yang, Y. S. (2013), Earnings Smoothing Activities of Firms to Manage Credit Ratings. Contemporary Accounting Research, 30 (2): 645–676.
Ernst C, Szczesny A, Soderstrom NS, Siegmund F & Schleppers A. 2012. Success of commonly used operating room management tools in reducing tardiness of first case of the day starts: Evidence from German hospitals. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 115 (3) : 671-677.
N. Soderstrom, L. Eldenburg, K. Gunny and K. Hee. (2011). The Accounting Review. Earnings Management through Real Activities Manipulation: Evidence from Nonprofit Hospitals. 86(5): 1605-1631.
Balakrishnan. R, Eldenburg. L, Krishnan. R, Soderstrom, N. Journal of Accounting Research. The Influence of Institutional Constraints on Outsourcing.Sep 2010, Vol. 48 Issue 4, p767-794.
N. Soderstrom, L. Eldenburg, V. Willis, and A. Wu. (2010). Accounting Organizations and Society. Behavioral Changes Following the Collaborative Development of an Accounting Information System. 35: 222-237.
N. Soderstrom, D. Johnston and S. Sefcik. (2008). European Accounting Review. University of Colorado at Boulder. The Value Relevance of Greenhouse Gas Emissions. 17(4): 747-764.(Invited article)
N. Soderstrom, R. Balakrishnan and T. West. (2007). Journal of Management Accounting Research. Spending Patterns with Lapsing Budgets: Evidence from US Army Hospitals. 19: 1-23. (Winner, 2009 JMAR Best Paper Award).
N. Soderstrom and K. Sun. (2007). European Accounting Review. A Review of the Accounting Quality after IFRS Adoption in the European Union. 16(4): 675-702.(Invited article)
N. Soderstrom, K. Campbell, D. Johnston and S. Sefcik. (2007). Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Executive Compensation and Non-Financial Risk: An Empirical Examination. 26(4): 436-462.
N. Soderstrom, R. Balakrishnan and M. Petersen. (2004). Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance. Does Capacity Utilization Affect the ‘Stickiness’ of Cost. 19(3): 1-23.
N. Soderstrom, K. Campbell and S. Sefcik. (2003). Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting. Disclosure of Private Information and Reduction of Uncertainty: Environmental Liabilities in the Chemical Industry. 21(4): 349-378.
N. Soderstrom and R. Balakrishnan. (2000). Journal of Management Accounting Research. The Cost of System Congestion: Evidence from the Health Care Sector. 12: 97-114.
N. Soderstrom, J. D’Souza and J. Jacob. (2000). Journal of Accounting and Economics. Nuclear Decommissioning Costs: The Impact of Recoverability Risk on Valuation. 29(2): 207-230.
N. Soderstrom, K. Campbell and S. Sefcik. (1998). Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Site Uncertainty, Allocation Uncertainty, and Superfund Liability Valuation. 17(4): 331-367.
N. Soderstrom, T. Thomas and A. Ilinitch. (1998). Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance. 17(4,5): 383-409.
N. Soderstrom, E. Balas, R. Kretschmer, W. Gnann, D. West, S. Boren, R. Centor, M. Nerlich, M. Gupta, and T. West. (1998). Journal of the American Medical Association. Interpreting Cost Analyses of Clinical Interventions. 279(1): 54-57.
N. Soderstrom and E. Noreen. (1997). Review of Accounting Studies. The Accuracy of Proportional Cost Models: Evidence from Hospital Service Departments. (2)1: 89-114.
N. Soderstrom, D. Conrad, T. Wickizer, C. Maynard, T. Klastorin, D. Lessler, A. Ross, S. Sullivan, J. Alexander and K. Travis. (1996). Health Services Research. Managing Care, Incentives and Information: An Exploratory Look Inside the ‘Black Box’ of Hospital Efficiency. 31(3): 235-259.
N. Soderstrom and L. Eldenburg. (1996). The Accounting Review. Accounting System Management by Hospitals Operating in a Changing Regulatory Environment. 71(1): 23-43.
N. Soderstrom and E. Noreen. (1994). Journal of Accounting and Economics. Are Overhead Costs Strictly Proportional to Their Activity: Evidence from Hospital Service Departments. 17(1,2): 255-279.
N. Soderstrom. (1993). Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. Hospital Behavior Under Medicare Incentives. 12(2): 155-186.
N. Soderstrom. (1990). Inquiry. Are Reporting Errors Under PPS Random or Systematic. 27(3): 234-242.
N. Soderstrom, S. Allen and R. Ramanan. (2012). International Research Journal of Applied Finance. Blue Mountain State University. A Case Study Selecting Socially Responsible Contractors for a New Building.
N. Soderstrom, J. D’Souza and J. Jacob. (2000). Journal of Accounting Education. Trident Utility: Accounting for Nuclear Decommissioning Costs. 18(2): 157-169.
N. Soderstrom, S. Sefcik and C. Stinson. (1997). Issues in Accounting Education. Accounting Through Green-Colored Glasses. 12(1): 129-141.
N. Soderstrom, R. Bowen and S. Sefcik. (1997). Journal of Accounting Case Research. Multi-Paint, Inc.: An Integrative Case in Environmental Accounting. 3(2)
N. Soderstrom and C. Burns. (2007). Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. Chief Executive Officier (CEO). R. Kolb ed. Sage Publications.
N. Soderstrom, L. Eldenburg and C. Ernst. (2006). Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis. Investigating Accounting Issues and Incentives in a DRG-setting. (Business Research and Practice). 58(6) 618-636. Invited article.
N. Soderstrom and L. Eldenburg. (2005). Handbook of Cost Accounting. Cost Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations. Weil, R. and M. Maher, eds. Wiley.
N. Soderstrom, J. Jacob and J. D’Souza. (2000). Journal of Accountancy. Meltdown-Or Not-For Utilities. 189(3): 57-62.
N. Soderstrom. (1994). Research in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting. Commentary on Carol M. Lawrence and Robin W. Roberts. 8.
N. Soderstrom, J. Fedorowicz and J. Clark. (1986) Proceedings of DSS-86. (International Decision Support Systems Conference, April). DSS Usage Patterns And The Decision-Making Process: A Research Methodology.
N. Soderstrom, H. Chen and P. Letmathe. (2011). University of Colorado at Boulder. Financial Analysis Used in Clean Development Mechanisms: Fact or Fiction?.
N. Soderstrom, B. Jorgensen and P. Patrick. (2011). University of Colorado at Boulder. Overhead Cost Measurement: Evidence from Danish Firms’ Switch from Variable to Absorption Costing.
N. Soderstrom, S. Byun and B. Jorgensen. (2011). University of Colorado at Boulder. On Compensation of Investor Relations Executives.
N. Soderstrom, R. Balakrishnan and E. Labro. (2010). University of Colorado at Boulder. Under review at Contemporary Accounting Research. Cost Structure and Sticky Costs.
N. Soderstrom, B. Jung and K. Sivaramakrishnan. (2010). University of Colorado. Debt Rating Changes and Stock Analysts’ Earnings Forecasts.
N. Soderstrom and R. Balakrishnan. (2009). University of Colorado. Cross-Sectional Variation in Cost Stickiness.
N. Soderstrom and B. Jorgensen. (2008). University of Colorado at Boulder. Environmental Disclosure Within Legal and Accounting Contexts: An International Perspective.
N. Soderstrom, P. Shane and S. Yoon. (2001). University of Colorado at Boulder. Earnings and Price Discovery in the Post-Reg. FD Information Environment: A Preliminary Analysis.
N. Soderstrom and R. McDonald. (2001). Dividend and Share Changes: Is There A Financing Hierarchy. NBER Working Paper No. 2029.
$5,000 Accounting MS Program Grant for integration of research into curriculum, 2011.
$15,000 Sustainability Research Grant, Leeds School of Business, 2010.
Excellence in Leadership Program Fellow, 2009-2010.
Outstanding Teaching Award, Instituto de Empresa, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010.
$12,000 Innovative Learning and Teaching Grant, from University of Colorado at Boulder to develop Jeopardy games to enhance student learning in managerial accounting classes (with F. Selto, C. Burns, and H. Chen), 2009
$3,800 from FZID, University of Hohenheim to study efficiency of high-cost cost centers in tertiary care medicine, 2007.
$3,500 EKS & H Research Award, 2007
$5,000 Auditing Alchemy, Inc. Grant, from PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2005.
Fulbright Senior Scholar, Germany 2003-2004.
$2,500 from the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants to study the impact of outsourcing on physician groups 1999.
$5,000 from the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants to study accounting issues associated with nuclear decommissioning costs 1998.
$10,000 from Environmental Protection Agency to sponsor an Environmental Accounting Research Conference in June 1995.
$165,178 from the Western Network Partnership for Healthcare Management Research (with Conrad, Klastorin, Lessler, Sullivan and Wickizer) 1991.
Teaching Responsibilities 2014
- ACCT40002 Research in Management Accounting
- ACCT90010 Strategic Performance Management