2016 BRIA Best Paper Award

The Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA) Best Paper Award has been established by the ABO Section Publications Committee to recognize annually a paper published in BRIA with the greatest impact or potential impact on behavioral and/or organizational research in accounting. Nominations for the award will be accepted from members of the ABO section. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The winning paper will be selected by the Publications Committee of the ABO section. The author(s) of the winning paper will be awarded $1,000, presented at the ABO Research Conference in October 2016. All papers appearing in print in BRIA in the three years preceding the beginning of the nomination year are eligible. For 2016, papers appearing in print in BRIA in volumes 25 (2013), 26 (2014) and 27 (2015) are eligible. Nominations should include a brief statement (no more than 2-3 paragraphs) explaining why the paper should be considered for the award.

For your convenience, here are links to each volume’s issues on the AAA Digital Library:

Volume 27 (2015)

Volume 26 (2014)

Volume 25 (2013)

Nominations must be received by Kathryn Kadous by email at kathryn.kadous@emory.edu by June 10, 2016.

Award Recipients


Nicole P. Ang
Ken T. Trotman


Jeffrey R. Cohen
Lori Holder-Webb
Valentina L. Zamora


Marietta Peytcheva
Arnold Wright
Barbara Majoor


Douglas F. Prawitt
Nathan Y. Sharp
David A. Woods


Terrence Pitre


Robert Pinsker


Robert Pinsker
Robin Pennington
Jennifer Schafer
Khim Kelly


Wray Bradley

Letter from the President

ABO Members:

Hello! It is an honor to serve the ABO section as president for 2017-2018. 

I would like to offer my sincere appreciation to all of the current and former ABO officers and section volunteers who spend countless hours to organize conferences and doctoral consortia, review papers, provide discussant feedback, and serve on committees. The ABO section is truly an amazingly collegial group of individuals who actively support each other in the pursuit of behavioral accounting research.

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The deadline for submitting nominations for the ABO Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature is May 28, 2018. Please email your nomination to Axel Schulz at A.Schulz@latrobe.edu.au  For more information, click here. 

The deadline for submitting nominations for the ABO Outstanding Dissertation Award  is May 28, 2018. Please email your nomination to Axel Schulz at A.Schulz@latrobe.edu.au  For more information, click here

The deadline for submitting nominations for the BRIA Best Paper Award is June 10, 2018. Please email your nomination to Kathryn Kadous at Kathryn.Kadous@emory.edu For more information, click here



Behavioral Research in Accounting

A journal of the Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association

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Midyear Meeting

The 2018 ABO Research Conference

October 11-13, 2018 -- Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Phoenix, AZ.  

The 2018 ABO Research Conference will be held at The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel in the vibrant downtown of Phoenix, Arizona October 11-13, 2018. The Doctoral Consortium will be held on October 11-12. The Research Conference will commence with a luncheon on Friday, October 12 and continue throughout the day on Saturday, October 13.

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