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Alisa Brink

KPMG Teaching Excellence Professor

Area: Accounting

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B3113


  • Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Experimental and Behavioral Accounting Research


Published Intellectual Contributions
Journal Article
  • Gao, L., Brink, A. G. (in press). A Content Analysis of the Privacy Policies of Cloud Computing Services. Journal of Information Systems. DOI: 10.2308/isys-52188
  • Brink, A. G., Coats, J. C., Rankin, F. W. (2018). Who's the Boss? The Economic and Behavioral Implications of Various Characterizations of the Superior in Participative Budgeting Research. (vol. 41, pp.89-105). Journal of Accounting Literature. DOI: 10.1016/j.acclit.2018.03.004
  • Brink, A. G., Eller, C. K., Green, K. (2018). The Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility and Wrongdoer Rank on Whistleblowing. (vol. 18 (1)). Accounting and the Public Interest. DOI: 10.2308/apin-52240
  • Brink, A. G., Gouldman, A., Victoravich, L. M. (2018). The Effects of Organizational Risk Appetite and Social Pressure on Aggressive Financial Reporting Behavior. (vol. 30(2)). Behavioral Research in Accounting. DOI: 10.2308/bria-51987
  • Rose, J., Brink, A. G., Norman, C. S. (2018). The Effects of Compensation Structures and Monetary Rewards on Managers' Decisions to Blow the Whistle. (vol. 150 (3), pp.853–862). Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-016-3222-7
  • Lehman, C., Abdullah, I., Brink, A. G. (2018). Pressure to Commit Fraud in the Workplace: Two Teaching Cases Addressing Fraud and Whistleblower Protection. (Special Issue ed., vol. 10 (2)). Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting.
  • Yang, L., Brink, A. G., Wier, B. (2018). The Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Auditor Judgment. (vol. 22, pp.83-97). International Journal of Auditing. DOI: 10.1111/ijau.12106
  • Brink, A. G., Coats, J. C., Rankin, F. W. (2017). Deceptive Superiors and Budgetary Reporting: An Experimental Investigation. (vol. 29 (3), pp.79-91). Journal of Management Accounting Research. DOI: 10.2308/jmar-51591
  • Brink, A. G., Tang, F., Yang, L. (2017). The Effects of Social Influence Pressure Source and Reporting Consequence on Financial Statement Preparers' Fair Value Estimate Choices. (vol. 6 (2), pp.168-187). International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance. DOI: 10.1504/IJBAF.2017.086462
  • Brink, A. G., Lowe, D. J., Victoravich, L. M. (2017). The Public Company Whistleblowing Environment: Perceptions of a Wrongful Act and Monetary Attitude. (vol. 17 (1), pp.1-30). Accounting and the Public Interest . DOI: 10.2308/apin-51681
  • Gao, L., Brink, A. G. (2017). Whistleblowing Studies in Accounting Research: A Review of Experimental Studies on Determinants of Whistleblowing. (vol. 38 (June), pp.1-13). Journal of Accounting Literature. DOI: 10.1016/j.acclit.2017.05.001
  • Abdullah, I., Brink, A. G. (2017). The Influence of Horizontal Equity, Self-Efficacy, and Ethical Position on the Creation of Budgetary Slack. (vol. 12 (2), pp.1-27). Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research..
  • Brink, A. G., Hobson, J. L., Stevens, D. E. (2017). The Effect of High Power Financial Incentives on Excessive Risk-Taking Behavior: An Experimental Examination. (vol. 29 (1), pp.13-29). Journal of Management Accounting Research. DOI: 10.2308/jmar-51533
  • Brink, A. G., Tang, F., Yang, L. (2016). The Impact of Estimate Source and Social Pressure on Auditors' Fair Value Estimate Choices. (vol. 28 (2), pp.29-40). Behavioral Research in Accounting. DOI: 10.2308/bria-51457
  • Brink, A. G., Norman, C. S., Wier, B. (2016). Attained Education and Promotion in Public Accounting. (vol. 31 (3), pp.301-320). Issues in Accounting Education. DOI: 10.2308/iace-51244
  • Collins, S., Brink, A. G. (2016). Fundamentals, Momentum, and Bubbles in Experimental Asset Markets. (vol. 8 (1), pp.17-38). Review of Behavioral Finance. DOI: 10.1108/RBF-02-2014-0016
  • Brink, A. G., Emerson, D., Yang, L. (2016). Job Autonomy and Counterproductive Behaviors in Chinese Accountants: The Role of Job-Related Attitudes. (vol. 15 (1), pp.115-131). Journal of International Accounting Research. DOI: 10.2308/jiar-51194
  • Abdullah, I., Brink, A. G., Eller, C. K., Gouldman, A. (2016). Pedagogical Training in Ph.D. Programs: How Does Accounting Compare to Similar Disciplines?. (vol. 18, pp.111-145). Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations.
  • Brink, A. G., Gan, H., Eller, C. K. (2015). Reporting Fraud: An Examination of the Bystander Effect and Evidence Strength. (vol. 18, pp.125-154). Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research. DOI: 10.1108/S1475-148820150000018004
  • Brink, A. G., Cereola, S., Menk, K. B. (2015). The Effects of Personality Traits, Ethical Position and the Materiality of Reporting on Entry-level Employee Whistleblowing Decisions. (vol. 7 (1), pp.180-211). Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting.
  • Brink, A. G., Gooden, E., Kohli-Mishra, M. (2014). The Impact of Rule Precision, Information Ambiguity, and Conflicting Incentives on Aggressive Reporting Decisions. (vol. 17, pp.1-29). Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research. DOI: 10.1108/S1475-148820140000017001
  • Brink, A. G. (2013). Nonprofessional Investors' Perceptions of Corporate Governance Factors. (vol. 14 (2), pp.289-330). Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy.
  • Brink, A. G., Lowe, J., Victoravich, L. (2013). The Effect of Evidence Strength and Internal Rewards on Intentions to Report Fraud in the Dodd-Frank Regulatory Environment. (vol. 32 (3), pp.87-104). Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory. DOI: 10.2308/ajpt-50449
  • Brink, A. G., Rankin, F. W. (2013). The Effects of Risk Preference and Loss Aversion on Individual Behavior under Bonus, Penalty, and Combined Contract Frames. (vol. 25 (2), pp.145-170). Behavioral Research in Accounting. DOI: 10.2308/bria-50408
  • Brink, A. G. (2013). The Impact of Pre- and Post-lecture Quizzes on Performance in Intermediate Accounting II. (vol. 28 (3), pp.461-485). Issues in Accounting Education. DOI: 10.2308/iace-50445
  • Brink, A. G., Glasscock, R., Wier, B. (2012). The Current State of Accounting Ph.D. Programs in the US. (vol. 27 (4), pp.917-942). Issues in Accounting Education. DOI: 10.2308/iace-50254
  • Brink, A. G. (2011). The Effect of Contract Frame on the Perceived Fairness and Planned Effort under Economically Equivalent Bonus, Penalty, and Combination Contracts. (vol. 1, pp.9). Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research.
Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research
  • Brink, A. G. (Co-Principal), Norman, C. S. (Co-Principal), Wier, B. (Co-Principal), The Impact of Graduate Accounting Education on Accounting Career Outcomes ($10,000), Sponsored by Federation of Schools of Accountancy, 10000. (2012).


  • Board of Directors, Central Virginia Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors. (January, 2018 - Present).
  • President, Accounting Behavior and Organizations. (2017 - 2018).
  • President Elect, Accounting Behavior and Organizations. (2016 - 2017).
  • Program Organizer, 2015 Accounting Behavior and Organizations Conference. (2014 - 2015).