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Ivo D. Tafkov

Associate Professor    KPMG / E. Harold Stokes Professorship of Accountancy    

Ph.D., Emory University
M.B.A., Kennesaw State University
B.B.A., Sofia University, Bulgaria


Managerial accounting


Professor Tafkov’s research investigates the effect of economic and behavioral factors on managerial decision-making.

  • Choi, W., A. Newman, and I. Tafkov. “A Marathon, a Series of Sprints, or Both? Tournament Horizon and Task Complexity in Multi-Period Settings,” The Accounting Review, Vol. 91(5), 1391-1410.
  • Choi, W., G. Hecht, I. Tafkov, and K. Towry. “Vicarious Learning under Implicit Contracts,” The Accounting Review, Vol. 91(4), 1087-1108.
  • Newman, A. and I. Tafkov. 2014. “Relative Performance Information in Tournaments with Different Prize Structures,” Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 39(5), 348-361.
  • Hannan, L., G. McPhee, A. Newman, and I. Tafkov. 2013. “The Effect of Relative Performance Information on Performance and Effort Allocation in a Multi-Task Environment,” The Accounting Review, Vol. 88(2), 553-575.
  • Tafkov, I. 2013. “Private and Public Relative Performance Information under Different Incentive Contracts,” The Accounting Review, Vol. 88(1), 327-350.
  • Hecht, G., I. Tafkov, and K. Towry. 2012. “Performance Spillover in a Multi-Task Environment,” Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 29 (2), 563-589.