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Foong Soon Cheong

Assistant Professor of Accounting

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


Dr Cheong has published in Management Science, Journal of Accounting Research (JAR), Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Int’l Journal of Financial Studies, and he has presented at the University of Chicago's JAR annual conference, where only six papers were selected for presentation.

He received a University Fellowship from Yale University for his PhD studies, and a scholarship from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for his Master's degree. During his undergraduate studies, he spent a year at Carnegie Mellon University, supported by the Bechtel Grant.


PhD, Management, Yale University

M.E., High Performance Computing, National University of Singapore

B.E., Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore

Areas of Instruction

Accounting for Managers (MBA), Automation, Coding, and Computational Thinking for Managers (MBA), Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation (MBA).

Research Interests

Corporate governance, Analyst forecast, Management guidance, Investor responses.

Selected Publications

Cheong F.S., C. Lee, and D. Palmon. (2019). Coverage Changes and Earnings Forecast Accuracy. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 34(4).

Cheong F.S., and J. Thomas. (2018). Management of Reported and Forecast EPS, Investor Responses, and Research Implications. Management Science, 64(9).

Cheong F.S. (2016). Debunking two myths of the weekend effect. International Journal of Financial Studies, 4(2).

Cheong F.S., and J. Thomas. (2011). Why do EPS forecast error and dispersion not vary with scale? Implications for analyst and managerial behavior. Journal of Accounting Research, 49(2).

Professional Qualification

Chartered Accountant (Singapore) and CPA (ASEAN)

Willamette University

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

Portland Center

200 SW Market Street, Suite 101
Portland Oregon 97201 U.S.A.