Ramji Balakrishnan

University of Iowa - Department of Accounting

108 Pappajohn Business Building

Iowa City, IA 52242-1000

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

22

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4,187

SSRN CITATIONS

13

CROSSREF CITATIONS

33

Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

Cost Stickiness and Core Competency: A Note

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Mar 2008
Ramji Balakrishnan and Thomas S. Gruca
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting and University of Iowa - Department of Marketing
Downloads 1,282 (20,122)
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cost structure, sticky cost, hospitals

Is the Opportunity Cost of Idle Capacity Zero? Coase (1938) Versus Managerial Accounting Circa 2000

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 21 Jul 2001
Ramji Balakrishnan, Shyam Sunder and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, Yale University - School of Management and Rice University
Downloads 1,037 (27,054)
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Opportunity Cost, Resource Management, Time-Based Costing, Resource Granularity, Decision-Making

Is the Opportunity Cost of Idle Capacity Zero? Coase (1938) Versus Managerial Accounting Circa 2000

Posted: 23 Sep 2002
Ramji Balakrishnan, Shyam Sunder and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, Yale University - School of Management and Rice University

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The Value of Coordination in Sophisticated Cost Systems

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Sep 1998
Ramji Balakrishnan and Stephen C. Hansen
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting and University of Southern Maine - School of Business
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Granularity, Time and Control of Economic Resources

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 13 Apr 1999
Ramji Balakrishnan, Shyam Sunder and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, Yale University - School of Management and Rice University
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Task Assignment, Relative and Absolute Performance Evaluation

AAA 2015 Management Accounting Section (MAS) Meeting
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Aug 2014
Ramji Balakrishnan, Haijin Lin and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, University of Houston and Rice University
Downloads 247 (158,698)
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Contracting, Agency Theory, Ranking Performance Evaluation

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The Influence of Institutional Constraints on Outsourcing

Journal of Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 24 Mar 2010
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, University of Arizona, Michigan State University - Department of Accounting & Information Systems and University of Melbourne
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Institutional constraints, transaction costs, outsourcing

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A Framework for Conducting Numerical Experiments on Cost System Design

Journal of Management Accounting Research 31(1): 41-61. Doi.org/10.2308/jmar-52057 , AAA 2018 Management Accounting Section (MAS) Meeting
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 29 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2020
Vic Anand, Ramji Balakrishnan and Eva Labro
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy, University of Iowa - Department of Accounting and Kenan-Flagler Business School University of North Carolina
Downloads 211 (184,419)
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cost systems, numerical experiments, simulation, managerial accounting

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On the Value of Public Predecision Information in Principal-Agent Models

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 13 Apr 1999
Shiva Sivaramakrishnan and Ramji Balakrishnan
Rice University and University of Iowa - Department of Accounting
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On the Relative Efficacies of Ranking and Absolute Performance Evaluation Systems

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 25 Aug 2016
Ramji Balakrishnan, Haijin Lin and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, University of Houston and Rice University
Downloads 113 (307,423)

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Incentives, Measurement System, Relative Performance Evaluation, Promotion

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CEO Overconfidence, Moral Hazard, and Investment

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, Texas Christian University, Rice University and University of Waterloo - School of Accounting and Finance
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Feedback, Feedforward, overinvestment, underinvestment

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Obtaining Informationally Consistent Decisions When Computing Costs with Limited Information

Production and Operations Management 26 (2): 211-230
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 23 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2018
Vic Anand, Ramji Balakrishnan and Eva Labro
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Accountancy, University of Iowa - Department of Accounting and Kenan-Flagler Business School University of North Carolina
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Costing Systems, Numerical Experiment, Cost Accounting, Heuristics, Dynamical Systems

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Screening Talent: Absolute or Percentile Thresholds?

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 20 Aug 2020
Ramji Balakrishnan, Haijin Lin and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, University of Houston and Rice University
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Incentives, Measurement System, Relative Performance Evaluation

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Screening Talent for Task Assignment: Absolute or Percentile Thresholds?

Journal of Accounting Research, Volume 58, Issue 4, September 2020
Posted: 02 Dec 2020
Ramji Balakrishnan, Haijin Lin and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, University of Houston and Rice University

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Incentives, Measurement System, Relative Performance Evaluation

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The Effects of Biasing Performance Measurement Systems on Incentives and Retention Decisions

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 02 Aug 2018
Ramji Balakrishnan, George Drymiotes and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, Texas Christian University and Rice University

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incentive, retention, bias

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A Resource Granularity Framework for Estimating Opportunity Costs

Accounting Horizons, Vol. 18, No. 3, September 2004
Posted: 11 Sep 2015
Ramji Balakrishnan, Shiva Sivaramakrishnan and Shyam Sunder
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, Rice University and Yale University - School of Management

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opportunity cost, resource management, time-based costing, resource granularity, costing and decision-making, cost systems

16.

Cost Structure and Sticky Costs

Journal of Management Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 03 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2014
Ramji Balakrishnan, Eva Labro and Naomi S. Soderstrom
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, Kenan-Flagler Business School University of North Carolina and University of Melbourne

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Sticky costs, cost structure

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Evaluating Heuristics Used when Designing Product Costing Systems

Management Science, Forthcoming
Posted: 25 Jul 2008 Last Revised: 19 Sep 2012
Ramji Balakrishnan, Stephen C. Hansen and Eva Labro
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, University of Southern Maine - School of Business and Kenan-Flagler Business School University of North Carolina

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costing system design, simulation, rules of thumb, heuristics

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The Effect of Task Interdependence and Type of Incentive Contract on Group Performance

Journal of Management Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 28 Mar 2008
Ronald N. Guymon, Ramji Balakrishnan and Richard M. Tubbs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa - Department of Accounting and University of Iowa - Department of Accounting

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incentive contract, task interdependence, group performance, goal commitment

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On the Efficiency of Cost-Based Decision Rules for Capacity Planning

Posted: 13 Jul 1998
Bala Balachandran, Ramji Balakrishnan and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, University of Iowa - Department of Accounting and Rice University

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The Effect of Service Capability on Operating Costs: An Empirical Study of Ontario Hospitals

Posted: 28 Jun 1998
Ramji Balakrishnan, Thomas S. Gruca and Deepika Nath
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting, University of Iowa - Department of Marketing and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Is Assigning Capacity Costs to Individual Products Necessary for Capacity Planning?

ACCOUNTING HORIZONS, Vol 10, No 3, September 1996
Posted: 19 Jun 1998
Ramji Balakrishnan and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting and Rice University

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Full Costing and Pricing Decisions

Posted: 15 Mar 1998
Ramji Balakrishnan and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan
University of Iowa - Department of Accounting and Rice University

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