This annual award of $1,000 and a plaque is to recognize the author of the best book on an accounting historical topic published in the current or previous two years, i.e., 2015 through 2017. The winning publication will be based upon the selection of an awards committee established by the leadership of the Academy of Accounting Historians.
Award: Plaque and $1,000
Send nominations to: Academy Executive Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2018 Recipient!
Gary Giroux (Emeritus, Texas A&M University)
Gary Giroux retired in 2014 after 36 years at Texas A&M University, most recently as Shelton Professor of Accounting. He has continued to write books, including Executive Compensation: Accounting and Economic Issues (2015); Accounting History and the Rise of Civilization (2017); and a revision of Accounting Fraud: Maneuvering and Manipulation, Past and Present (forthcoming). Currently, Gary is working on a blog called “Median Voter Guy” on his web site www.garygiroux.net, which also includes a page on Accounting History. While at A&M, Giroux wrote six books and about 70 articles, including publication in Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations & Society, and Accounting and Public Policy. His teaching included financial analysis, governmental accounting, and a number of Ph.D. courses. Gary particularly enjoyed research projects with then current and former Ph.D. students.
Past recipients of the Award:
2017: Martin Persson, Western University
2016: Gary Spraakman, York University
2015: Warwick Funnell, University of Kent and Jeff Robertson, Massey University
2014: Trevor Boyns, Cardiff University and John Richard Edwards, Cardiff University