American Accounting Association

AUGUST 6-10, 2011  •  DENVER, COLORADO

CPE Session 40

Research Opportunities in Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting: Melding Academic Research and Practice

Sponsored By: Government and Nonprofit

Presented By:

William R. Baber, Georgetown University
Ronald Bossio, Senior Project Manager, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Dana A. Forgione, University of Texas at San Antonio
Dean M. Mead, Governmental Accounting Standards Board
Vaughan S. Radcliffe, University of Western Ontario

Description: This workshop is designed to identify and discuss research and publication opportunities for those interested in governmental and nonprofit accounting. Upon completing the workshop, participants should be able to:

• Identify research opportunities in the governmental and nonprofit arenas. • Understand the needs of practitioners for basic and applied research. • Understand the perspective of editors and reviewers when assessing research. • Avoid some of the common errors made by researchers and authors.

The workshop will include two panel sessions. One session will include individuals that work in governmental and nonprofit areas, who will discuss those topics that they believe need to be researched. They will make specific suggestions regarding the research needs of financial reporting standards-setters. The second session will include reviewers and editors of academic research, who will discuss the type of research that will add to the literature and that can be publlshed. They will discuss the strengths and weaknesses that they see in submissions, and discuss how to make research papers publishable.

Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)
Program Level: Basic
Method of Delivery: Group — Live

Intended Audience: This session will be valuable to anyone who has an interest in governmental and nonprofit accounting research. It will be of particular benefit to those who do not have a background in this type of research.

Format/Structure: The workshop will include two panel sessions. One session will include individuals that work in governmental and nonprofit areas, who will discuss those topics that they believe need to be researched. They will make specific suggestions regarding the research needs of financial reporting standards-setters. The second session will include reviewers and editors of academic research, who will discuss the type of research that will add to the literature and that can be publlshed.

Learning Objective: Upon completing the workshop, participants should be able to: • Identify research opportunities in the governmental and nonprofit arenas. • Understand the needs of practitioners for basic and applied research. • Understand the perspective of editors and reviewers when assessing research. • Avoid some of the common errors made by researchers and authors.

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Advanced Preparation Required:

 

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