School of Business Faculty

Pradyot (PK) Sen

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Portrait of Pradyot (PK) SenPradyot (PK) Sen

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Professor P.K. Sen joined as a Professor of Accounting in 2012. Prior to UW Bothell, he has been a Professor at the Lindner College of Business at University of Cincinnati, and a faculty member at the School of Management at SUNY Buffalo and at the Haas School of Business U.C. Berkeley. He has also visited and taught at several institutions including George Washington University, Georgia State University, Washington University at St Louise and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Professor Sen has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (I.I.T. Kharagpur) and received a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (I.I.M. Calcutta), prior to obtaining his Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York.

Professor Sen has been the Ph.D. program director and coordinator in Accounting in University of Cincinnati, SUNY Buffalo and at U.C. Berkeley. He has chaired more than ten dissertations and has been a member of dissertation committee of several more doctoral students. His research has been in many areas of accounting including economic and game theoretic modeling of disclosure incentives, accounting policy choices, decentralized decisions, budget-based contracts, auditor selection and audit market structure as well as empirical analysis of strategic alliances, the January effect, geographical segment disclosure, and incentives for governmental accounting practices and pay. His work has been published, among others, in the Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Review, Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Public Choice, Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and the European Journal of Auditing. He contributes to the peer review process of these and other journals in Accounting, Finance and Economics. His current research interest also includes Fundamental Valuation Models and its application to empirical research. He has presented his research papers in major national and international conferences in places such as Athens, Bangkok, Brussels, Cambridge, Dubai, Istanbul, Jog Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London, Munich, Nagoya, New Delhi, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Prague, San Francisco, Santiago, Sydney, Toulouse, Turku and Washington D.C., among other places and received many awards and citations for his research. Currently, he is the Doctoral Colloquium Coordinator for the Asian Academic Accounting Association. He has featured in the Top Researcher’s Panel at the American Accounting Association’s Annual Meeting at Washington D.C. in 2012 and in Ohio Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association in 2010, and 2011.

Professor Sen teaches Strategic Cost management, Cost and Managerial Accounting, Accounting Theory, Accounting based Valuation and has been involved in International Business Programs for many years in different institutions and offered study abroad seminars at Austria, Czech Republic, India, South Africa, and Thailand. He has received several teaching awards and nominations in different institutions. Papers written for his class by his students won numerous awards at the Ohio American Accounting Association’s annual meetings in different years.

Professor Sen has been involved in Academic Administration at University of Cincinnati including Chairing the College of Business Tenure Review Committee, Senate Budget and Priorities Committee, and has been member of University Fiscal Oversight Committee, Budgets and Priorities Committee, University Recharge Council, College Strategic Planning Committee among others. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee at the Center for South and South East Asian Studies at U.C. Berkeley and has been a judge at the Ohio Awards for Excellence, a regional quality award modeled after the Balridge Award. He currently chairs the Curriculum Committee at the School of Business, U.W. Bothell.
Prior to his coming to U.S., Professor Sen worked for many years in India as a Management Consultant and Investment Banker at the Citibank and Grindlay’s Bank and has been a Divisional Finance Manager for a major corporation.