Pei, Ker-Wei (Buck) - Professor of Accountancy and Associate Dean, W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University
Professor Pei received his Ph.D. degree in Accounting from University of North Texas in 1986. He is Professor of Accountancy, and Associate Dean at W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Professor Pei is also the Director of W. P. Carey EMBA programs in China for both Beijing and Shanghai. The Beijing program delivers a high-tech MBA curriculum to managers of U.S. multinational firms such as Motorola. The Shanghai program enjoys its partnership with Shanghai National Accounting Institute – a National Executive Training Institute founded by China’s Premier Zhu Rongji and is under China’s Ministry of Finance.
Professor Pei currently serves on the Board of Directors of Baosteel Iron & Steel Co., as Chairman of the audit committee. Baosteel is a Fortune Global 200 company and is one of the largest steel maker in the world. Professor Pei also serves on the Board of Directors as Chairman of the nomination committee of Want-Want China Holding - one of the most recognized brand in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He also served as the chairman of Globalization Committee of the American Accounting Association in 1997 and as the President of Chinese Accounting Professors Association –North America in 1993 and 1994. Professor Pei consults to many multinational firms such as Motorola, Intel, Honeywell, Cisco and Bank of America on various projects relating to supply chain management, customer relationship management, business process reengineering, and e-business initiatives.
Professor Pei's research interests include strategic cost management, strategic innovations in information technology, supply chain integration, and behavioral decision-making. His current teaching interests are in the areas of strategic innovations in cost management, supply-chain management, and E-business. He has recently published articles in such leading academic journals as Management Science, Decision Sciences, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Accounting, Organization & Society, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making and Journal of Economic Psychology.
He has won a number of teaching awards at the W. P. Carey School including: Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 1996, and Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award 1997. He also received a state-wide teaching excellence award - Arizona Teacher of the Year (1998) - from Arizona CPA Foundation for his curriculum innovations in accounting.
ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.
ACC 594 - Conference and Workshop
Topical instruction, usually in compressed format, leading to academic credit. Often offered off campus to groups of professionals.
ACC 595 - Continuing Registration
Used in situations where registration is necessary but where credit is not needed. Replaces arbitrary enrollment in reading and conference, research, thesis, dissertation, etc. Used by students when taking comprehensive examinations, defending theses or dissertations, or fulfilling the continuous enrollment requirement in doctoral programs. Credit is not awarded, and no grade is assigned.
DBA 706 - Strategic Visioning Leadership
Addresses the interrelationship among organizational culture, leadership, and the management of change in order to promote continuous improvement of the organization's market position. Addresses the role of strategy, how strategy explicates vision, and how effective strategies are created.
DBA 709 - Finance and Law
Helps students learn about the philosophy of law, various legal systems, the relationships among law and economics and finance, the practice of law in a global context.
ECN 502 - Managerial Economics
Applies microeconomic analysis to managerial decision making in areas of demand, production, cost, and pricing. Evaluates competitive strategies.