Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Krishnamurthy Surysekar

Krishnamurthy Surysekar

Director, Master of Accounting Program

School of Accounting

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, MANGO 341
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-3259


  • Ph.D. in Business Administration
    University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • Master of Business Administration
    Indiana Institute of Management Calcutta, Calcutta, India
  • Bachelor of Engineering
    Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, India

Areas of Expertise

  • Healthcare
  • Not-for-Profits
  • Performance Evaluation

Courses Taught

  • Accounting for Decisions
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Accounting for Planning and Control
  • Creating Economic and Social Value
  • Financial Accounting I
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Management Accounting
  • Managerial Control and Controllership
  • Navigating in a Globalizing World
  • Research in Management Accounting
  • Seminar in Managerial Accounting
  • Seminar: Information Value and Agency Research Accounting
  • Special Topics in Accounting

Refereed Journal Articles

Angelo, B., Myring, M., Stanfield, J., & Surysekar, K.


Analyst forecast accuracy during commodity price crashes: The effect of full-cost and successful efforts accounting in the oil and gas industry.

Oil Gas and Energy Quarterly

, 71(1)


Lee, C., Surysekar, K., & Tian, T.


Financial Restatement and Selling, General and Administrative (SGA) Cost Stickiness.

Journal of Forensic Accounting Research

, 7(1)


Surysekar, K., & Tian, T.


Asymmetric Selling, General and Administrative Cost Behavior in Oil, Gas, and Energy Sector.

Oil Gas and Energy Quarterly

, 70(2)


Belina, H., Surysekar, K., & Weismann, M. F. (2019). On the medical loss ratio (MLR) and sticky selling general and administrative costs: Evidence from health insurers. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 38(1). View Article

Surysekar, K. (2016). Incentives when Environment and Unobservable Managerial Effort Complement. International Academic Research Journal of Business and Management, 4(5). View Article

Surysekar, K., Weismann, M. F., Forgione, D. A., & Carmenate, J. (2015). The Legal Environment of Physician Compensation. Journal of Health Care Finance, 42(2). View Article

Surysekar, K., Turner, E. H., & Wheatley, C. M. (2015). On The Association Between Donor-Imposed Financial Inflexibility And Future Donations To Charitable Organizations. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 27(1). View Article

Surysekar, K., & Turner, E. H. (2012). The association between fundraising efficiency, financial vulnerability and subsequent donations to not-for-profits. Review of Business Information Systems, 16(3).

Chacar, A., & Surysekar, K. (2009). A survey of new product development: Can decentralization alone deliver? Review of Business Information Systems, 13(4).

Chacar, A., Coff, R. W., & Surysekar, K. (2007). Research note on the incremental value of knowledge workers. Review of Business Information Systems, 12(3).

Lee, C., Surysekar, K., & Wang, T. (2007). The role of project success in the relationship between accountability and is process documentation. Review of Business Information Systems, 11(2).

Forgione, D., Vermeer, T., Surysekar, K., Wrieden, J., & Plante, C. (2005). Drgs, cost and quality of care: An agency theory perspective. Financial Accountability & Management, 21(3).

Natarajan, R., Sethuraman, K., & Surysekar, K. (2005). Reducing incremental costs associated with the delegation of incentive contracting decisions: An analysis of planning and control decisions in a manufacturing setting in the presence of moral hazard. European Journal of Operational Research, 162(3).

Balakrishnan, R., Surysekar, K., & Sivaramakrishnan. (2004). Short-term contracts, long-term actions, and information system design. Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, 19(2).

Forgione, D. A., Vermeer, T. E., Surysekar, K., Wrieden, J. A., & Plante, C. A. (2004). The impact of DRG-based payment systems on quality of health care in OECD countries. Journal of Health Care Finance, 31(1).

Melick, C. F., Buchbinder, D., Coll, D. P., Moore, S., & Lee, C. (2004). The effects of knowledge management on surgeon behavior. Journal of Health Care Finance, 31(1).

Surysekar, K. (2003). A note on the interaction effects of non-financial measures of performance. Management Accounting Research, 14(December).

Surysekar, K., & Ramesh, B. (2003). On the role of accountability and incentives in obtaining quality process documentation. Review of Business Information Systems, 7(4).

Surysekar, K. (2000). Payment ceilings in incentive contracting for sole source procurement. Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, 8(0).

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