HakJoon Song, Ph.D

HakJoon Song, Ph.D

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: GW Daverio School of Accountancy
Phone: (330)972-7644
Email: hjsong@uakron.edu


  • Ph.D. Temple University, Fox School of Business.
  • M.B.A. University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.
  • M.B.A. Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
  • B.B.A. Korea University, Seoul, Korea.


Professional & Academic Experience:

Academic Experience

  • Course Coordinator , Temple University, Philadelphia (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant , Temple University, Philadelphia (2009-2011)
  • Adjunct Lecturer , Myonggi College, Korea (2006-2007)
  • Teaching Assistant , University of Minnesota (2004-2005)

Professional Experience

  • Senior Manager, Investment Management Team, SK Telecom
  • Manager, Enterprise Resource Planning Team, SK Telecom
  • Employee, Treasury Team, SK Telecom

Professional Training

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Ohio

Teaching Interests:

  • Auditing
  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting

Research Interests:

  • Audit regulation
  • Audit quality
  • Internal control
  • Corporate governance
  • Financial accounting
  • International accounting

Research Accomplishments

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Hakjoon Song and Zhongxia (Shelly) Ye, “The impact of PCAOB Reports Containing Audit Deficiencies on Non-U.S. Audit Firms: Initial Evidence,” Current Issues in Auditing, 2014, Vol. 8, No. 1, In press.
  • Krishnan, Jagan, Jayanthi Krishnan, and Hakjoon Song. 2011. “The Effect of Auditing Standard No. 5 on Audit Fees” Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory 30(4): 1-27.

Research In Review

  • Krishnan, Jagan, Jayanthi Krishnan, and Hakjoon Song. “The impact of Auditing Standard No. 5 on Auditor’s Propensity to Issue Adverse Reports”
  • Steven, Balsam, David Ryan, and Hakjoon Song. “Stock Option Modifications post SFAS 123(R)”

Conference Presentations

  • “The Effect of Auditing Standard No. 5 on Audit Fees” (with Jagan Krishnan and Jayanthi Krishnan)

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Dissertation Completion Grant, Fox School of Business, Temple University
  • 2011 The Harry A. Cochran Research Center Award for Excellence in Research by a Doctoral Student, Fox School of Business, Temple University.
  • 2011 The Dean’s Outstanding Publication Award (Honorable Mention), Fox School of Business, Temple University.
  • 2009 PricewaterhouseCoopers INQuires Grant.
  • 2009 American Accounting Association/Deloitte/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium Fellow, Tahoe City, CA.
  • 2004 Curtis Olson Fellowship, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota.
  • Scholarship, Business Administration Department and Graduate School, Korea University.