Brian Cadman

Professor; David Eccles Faculty Scholar

School of Accounting

Faculty, Tenure Track

Brian Cadman earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Oregon. Before joining the faculty at the University of Utah, Professor Cadman was on the faculty at the Kellogg School of Management and The Wharton School. Professor Cadman’s research focuses on the use and implications of accounting information on compensation design as well as the role of external monitors and other governance mechanisms. His research on compensation consultants and CEO pay has been cited by the SEC in a recent ruling. His current research projects include studies on the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the role of venture capitalists in firms going public, and more recently, pension plans, severance agreements and the market for CEO talent. Dr. Cadman teaches managerial accounting at the master’s level, where his expertise on performance measurement and decision making brings great value to the classroom.

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  • Bachelor of Arts 2000, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
  • Doctor of Philosophy 2005, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Honors & Awards
  • Brady Faculty Superior Teaching Award. David Eccles School of Business, 06/2013
  • Masters Teaching Excellence Award. 2010
  • ACCTG 6801-010 Managerial Accounting I
  • ACCTG 7970-002 Thesis Research-PhD
  • ACCTG 7840-001 Corp. Gov. Seminar
  • ACCTG 7910-002 Special Studies-PhD
  • ACCTG 6001-001 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCTG 6001-010 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCTG 6101-011 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCTG 6101-030 Managerial Accounting
  • ACCTG 7910-002 Special Studies-PhD
  • ACCTG 7970-002 Thesis Research-PhD
  • Brian Cadman, Richard Carrizosa & Xiaoxia Peng (2014). Inducement Grants and New CEO Uncertainty. Journal of Accounting Research. Discipline based – refereed, Revise/resubmit(1), 10/2014.
  • “Are Ex-Ante CEO Severance Pay Contracts Consistent with Efficient Contracting?” Forthcoming at The Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.. In press, 09/2014.
  • “The Role of Defined Benefit Pension Plans in Executive Compensation” Forthcoming. European Accounting Review.. In press, 08/2014.
  • “Advice-taking and group judgment: The effects of the social context underlying executive compensation decision” 2014. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice 18: 302-318. Published, 08/2014.
  • “Investor Horizon and CEO Horizon Incentives” 2014. The Accounting Review 89(4): 1299-1328. Published, 07/2014.
  • Brian Cadman & Mary Ellen Carter (2014). Compensation Peer Groups and their Relation with CEO Pay. Journal of Management Accounting Research. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 03/2014.
  • Cadman, B., 2013. “Executive Equity Divestitures and Equity Granting Patterns”. The Journal of Management Accounting Research. Published, 12/01/2013.
  • Brian Cadman, Jayanthi Sunder & Tjomme Rusticus (2012). Economic Determinants of Stock Option Vesting Periods. Review of Accounting Studies. Discipline based – refereed, In press, 09/2012.
  • Brian Cadman, Mary Ellen Carter & Luann Lynch (2012). Executive Compensation Restrictions: Do They Restrict Firms’ Willingness to Participate in TARP?. Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. Vol. 39, 997-1027. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 08/2012.
  • Cadman, B., & Mary Ellen Carter and Stephen Hillegeist. (2010). The Incentives of Compensation Consultants and CEO Pay . Journal of Accounting and Economics. Discipline based – refereed, Published, 04/2010.…– opens new window
  • Cadman, B., & Sandy Klasa and Steve Matsunaga. (n.d.). Determinants of CEO pay: a comparison of ExecuComp and non-ExecuComp firms. The Accounting Review. Discipline based – refereed, In press, 2010.…
  • BRIAN D CADMAN (2015) National Taiwan University. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/15/2015.
  • European Accounting Review. Editorial Board. 12/01/2015 – 01/01/2017
  • American Accounting Association. Management Accounting Section Executive Committee Member. 01/01/2015 – 01/01/2017
  • Master’s Curriculum Committee. Chair, 06/01/2014 – 06/01/2016. College service.