The Academy of Accounting Historians annually honors an individual as the recipient of the Thomas J. Burns Biographical Research Award. Dr. Thomas J. Burns, for whom the award is named, was a long-time professor at Ohio State University and a past president of the Academy of Accounting Historians. The Award is given for outstanding biographical research in the discipline of accountancy and can be for a single publication or for a lifetime of biographical work. Each nomination should be accompanied by a paragraph or more detailing why the nominee should be a candidate for the award. The award includes a plaque and a financial award.
Award: Plaque and $500
Send nominations to: Academy Executive Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2016 Recipient!
Martin Persson (Ivey Business School)
Martin E. Persson is an Assistant Professor of Managerial Accounting and Control at the Ivey Business School. He holds a BSc in Accounting, an MSc in Accounting, Organizations and Institutions from London School of Economics, and a PhD in Accounting from Royal Holloway University of London. Martin's research interests are broadly within the field of critical accounting research and accounting history. He is particularly interested in people, ideas, and institutions from the 1900s and is currently focusing on the development of economic models and calculative practices as well as classical accounting theory and measurement issues. His research interests have taken him to various archives, such as those found at the Universities of Northwestern, Columbia, and Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Martin has published several articles in the Accounting Historians Journal, Accounting History, and Meditari Accountancy Research, and he has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for journals such as Accounting History Review, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, and European Accounting Review. He has also published an edited book with Routledge, as part of their Studies in the Development of Accounting Thought Series, and has another book forthcoming. At Ivey Business School, Martin teaches Financial Fundamentals in the Honors Business Administration program and the research course in the Graduate Diploma program. For his teaching, he received the 2015 David G. Burgoyne Teaching Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Development.
Past recipients of the Award:
|| Tonya K. Flesher, University of Mississippi
|| Massimo Sargiacomo, University of Pescara, Stefania Servalli, University of Bergamo and Paolo Andrei, University of Parma
|| Stephen P. Walker, University of Edinburgh
|| No Award Presented
|| Edward Coffman, Virginia Commonwealth University
|| Laurie Barfitt, Western New Mexico University and Dan Jensen, The Ohio State University
|| E. Richard Criscione, Morehead State University
|| Stephen A. Zeff, Rice University
|| Donald E. Tidrick, Northern Illinois University
|| Richard G. Vangermeersch, University of Rhode Island
|| Dale L. Flesher, University of Mississippi