Accounting Behavior and Organizations Sections Research

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Annual Meeting 2017 SanDiego

Working Paper Series

The ABO section collects and shares information about working papers that deal with behavioral accounting research. If you’d like to see the full paper, please send your request directly to the author listed as the primary contact. Thank you to those members who share, it makes a positive impact to our community.

October 5-7, 2017 – The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA

The 2017 ABO Research Conference will be held at The Westin Convention Center in beautiful and exciting downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 5-7, 2017. The Doctoral Consortium will be held on October 5-6. The Research Conference will commence with a luncheon on Friday, October 6 and continue throughout the day on Saturday, October 7.

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ABO Research Conference

Thank you for attending the 2016 ABO Research Conference this past weekend. Given the value of the panel session on Saturday, Using Online Participant Platforms to Further Your Research, we have made the panelists' slides available below.

Using Online Participant Platforms to Further Your Research - Leiby Rennenkamp
Potential Pitfalls of On-line Platforms - Ken Trotman

Archive of Past ABO Conferences

2016 ABO Research Conference

2015 ABO Conference  

2014 ABO Conference 

2013 ABO Conference

2012 ABO Conference 

2011 ABO Conference

2010 ABO Conference 


Behavioral Tax Symposium

We are pleased to announce the 9th Annual Behavioral Tax Symposium to be held June 2-3 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA outside Washington, DC.  We encourage faculty and doctoral students to submit proposals and full papers for consideration in the Symposium program, but we also welcome attendance by those who are not on the program.  Details about the Symposium and how to register are below.  We offer a discounted registration rate of $100 for doctoral students.  A block of hotel rooms at a rate of $129 per night will been held until May 11.

Letter from the President

Sally Widener

Greetings ABO Members:

 Let me begin this message by thanking my two Presidential predecessors, Lisa Victoravich and Donna Bobek Schmitt, for their hard work and vast institutional knowledge. I would also like to thank the incredible section members who volunteer their time and efforts in serving as officers, chairing committees, coordinating programs, organizing doctoral consortia, and doing a host of other myriad activities. You are all the heart and soul of the section and without you the Section as we know it would cease to be. So pat yourselves on the back and know that your efforts are genuinely appreciated and valued.

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The deadline for submitting nominations for the ABO Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature is June 10, 2018. Please email your nomination to Axel Schulz at  For more information, click here. 

The deadline for submitting nominations for the ABO Outstanding Dissertation Award  is June 10, 2018. Please email your nomination to Axel Schulz at  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 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 2017 ABO Research Conference was a huge success!

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 ABO Research Conference in Pennsylvania. The meeting was a huge success! We look forward to seeing you all in 2018!

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