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Manish Bansal
Manish Bansal
Assistant Professor (Grade – II)
  • Accounting & Finance


  • Ph.D. - IIM Kashipur (in Accounting)
  • Master of Commerce - Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

Teaching Areas

  • Financial Reporting and Analysis (PG)
  • Management Accounting (PG)
  • Financial Markets (PG)
  • Empirical Issues in Accounting Research (Doctoral)

Research Areas

  • Earnings Management
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Corporate Governance

Current Research Interests:

  • Mandatory CSR and Earnings quality.
  • Predictors of Revenue shifting and Expense shifting.
  • Betting against Earnings management

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

Journal Publications:
  • Manish Bansal and Ashish Kumar (2021), “Do high-quality standards ensure higher accounting quality? A study in India”, Accounting Research Journal.
  • Manish Bansal and Vivek Kumar (2021), "Forcing Responsibility? Examining earnings management induced by mandatory corporate social responsibility: Evidence from India", Review of Accounting and Finance.
  • Manish Bansal and Asgar Ali (2021), "Differential impact of earnings management on the accrual anamoly", Journal of Asset Management. 
  • Manish Bansal, Ashish Kumar, and K.N Badhani (2021), “Do Indian firms engage in classification shifting to report inflated core earnings?”, Managerial Finance.
  • Ajay Adhikari, Manish Bansal, and Ashish Kumar (2021), “IFRS Convergence and Accounting quality: A case in India”, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation (Accepted)
  • Manish Bansal (2021), “Influence of firm size and firm age on shifting practices: An empirical evidence from Indian listed firms”, Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting.
  • Manish Bansal (2021) “Board Independence and earnings management: Influence of family business generation”, Journal of Asia Business Studies.
  • Manish Bansal, Asgar Ali and Bhawna Chaudhury (2021), “Real earnings management and stock returns: Moderating role of cross-sectional effects”, Asian Journal of Accounting Research.
  • Manish Bansal, Taab Ahmad Samad and Hajam Abid Bashir, "The sustainability reporting-firm performance nexus: Evidence from a threshold model", Journal of Global Responsibility (Accepted).
  • Asgar Ali and Manish Bansal, “ Impact of Upward and Downward Earnings Management on Stock returns” South Asian Journal of Business Studies.
  • Working papers:
  • “Mandatory CSR Spending: An Opportunity for Brand-Building or a Quasi-Tax?” (with Ajay Adhikari and K.N Badhani).
  • Conferences:
  • 8th International Accounting Conference 2021, American Accounting Association.
  • International Conference on Accounting Standards and Creative Accounting 2021, World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology, London, United Kingdom.
  • Research Seminar Series 2021, Seoul National University, South Korea.
  • 30th Eurasia Business and Economics Society 2020, University of Malaysia, Malaysia.
  • 9th India Finance Conference 2019, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
  • 7th PAN IIM World Management 2019, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak.
  • 16th AGBA’s Annual World Congress 2019, Millikin University, USA.
  • 8th India Finance Conference 2018, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
  • 6th PAN IIM World Management Conference 2018, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
  • 1st Management Education and Research Colloquium (MERC), Indian Institute of Management Kashipur.


  • Awarded ‘Best Research Paper Award’ at AGBA's 16th World Congress 2019.
  • Awarded Gold Medal by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in graduation.
  • The Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) by the UGC, Government of India.
  • Awarded ‘Brilliant Performance Award’ by Indian Accounting Association in 2013.