Kunsu Park, Ph.D.


Ph.D. in Business Administration, Accounting Emphasis, University of Hawaii at Manoa, August 2017
M.S. in Finance, University of Texas at Dallas, May 2011
M.S. in Management and Administrative Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, May 2009
M.A. in Economics, Chung-Ang University, February 2004
B.A. in Economics, Chung-Ang University, February 2002

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, College of Business and Public Management, Wenzhou-Kean University, 2021 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Bang College of Business, KIMEP University, 2018 – 2020
  • Researcher, Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), 2004 – 2005


Dr. Kunsu Park currently works at the College of Business and Public Management, Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU). Before joining WKU, he was an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Bang College of Business, KIMEP University. Dr. Park’s diverse background in accounting, economics, finance, and management science, as well as research/teaching experiences, has built a solid foundation for pursuing his academic career in accounting. He is an enthusiastic researcher with a keen interest in the areas of financial accounting and corporate finance. Financial accounting and corporate finance are interdependent and inseparable. In keeping with his spirit of curiosity, he would further like to pursue research topics that overlap between these two areas in order to better understand topics that have yet to be explored. He plans on actively presenting his papers at major accounting and finance conferences and getting them published in highly respected journals. More importantly, he will continue to nurture his curiosity and passion for making meaningful contributions to accounting research.

Research Interests

  • Empirical Financial Accounting
  • Theoretical/Empirical Corporate Finance

Selected Publications

Nurakhmet, D., and K. Park. 2022. Are CEO characteristics associated with income smoothing? Forthcoming in Applied Economics Letters. (SSCI Indexed; IF: 1.287)

Choi, Y. M., and K. Park. 2022. Zero-leverage policy and stock price crash risk: Evidence from Korea. International Review of Financial Analysis 81, 102102. (SSCI Indexed; IF: 5.373)

Choi, Y. M., and K. Park. 2022. Debt maturity structure of private lodging firms. Applied Economics Letters 29 (8): 706–712. (SSCI Indexed; IF: 1.157)

Park, K., J. Qin, T. A. Seidel, and J. Zhou. 2021. Determinants and Consequences of Noncompliance with the 2013 COSO Framework. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy 40 (6), 106899. (SSCI Indexed; IF: 2.815)

Choi, Y. M., K. Park, and W. S. Kim. 2020. Corporate hedging and dividend policy: An empirical study of Korean firms. Finance Research Letters 32, 101086. (SSCI Indexed; IF: 5.596)

Lim, S. H., D. J. Kim, Y. Hur, and K. Park. 2019. An empirical study of the impacts of perceived security and knowledge on continuous intention to use mobile fintech payment services. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction 35 (10): 886–898. (SSCI Indexed; IF: 3.353)

Choi, Y. M., and K. Park. 2019. Does foreign currency-denominated debt affect dividend payout policy? Evidence from Korea. Journal of Multinational Financial Management 49: 20–34. (SSCI Indexed; IF: 3.945)