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2015 - 2016 Global Engagement Committee

The AAA's Vision is to be Thought Leaders in Accounting. This Committee is to determine how the AAA should pursue global engagement to enhance the global thought leadership and perspectives of all of its members and better serve its non-US members.

Charge
The Global Engagement Committee is charged with identifying ways for the AAA to enhance our ability to be global thought leaders in accounting.

To do this, the Committee shall:

  1. Determine how the AAA can better serve and integrate its non-US members.
  2. Review the range of AAA activities to assess whether any of the activities should be redesigned to enhance global engagement and perspective.
  3. Engage section leaders in this endeavor by sharing ideas and encouraging sections to increase their global engagement. Work with sections to determine their best practices regarding global engagement that can be shared throughout the AAA.
  4. Organize Global Gatherings, in conjunction with the AAA Annual Meetings, of leaders of accounting academic organizations-regardless of whether the organizations serve members from a single country or from multiple countries-to discuss matters of mutual interest and identify opportunities for cooperation.
  5. Plan at least one At-Large Panel session for the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Membership

  • The Committee consists of eight members, including the Director-Focusing on International who shall Chair the Committee, two International Council Members at Large, all of whom shall serve three-year terms; the Current President of the International Accounting Section of the AAA at the time of the Annual Meeting, and Presidents of four Accounting Academic Organizations, all of whom would serve one-year terms.
  • The AAA President who took office on Wednesday of the Annual Meeting serves as the Board of Directors Liaison.

Meetings

  • The Committee meets annually during the Annual Meeting.
  • Other meetings of the committee may be scheduled and can be online, as appropriate.

Responsibilities

  • The Committee should ensure that the relevant responsible AAA committee, Professional Staff member, or individual is consulted before making any recommendations for change.
  • Barbara Brady, (barbara@aaahq.org)Director, Executive and Board Services Team, will provide staff support for the Global Engagement Committee.
  • If the Chair has any questions about the charge or responsibilities of this committee, s/he should contact the Executive Director, the President, or the committee’s Board of Directors Liaison.
  • The Chair will have the opportunity three times every term-year to prepare and send a progress report which will be available for the Board of Directors to review at their next meeting. This report should include accomplishments and suggested modifications and should be sent to the AAA President, the committee's Board of Directors Liaison, and Governance Manager, Barbara Gutierrez (barbara.gutierrez@aaahq.org).

Members

Name / Affiliation

Contact

Term Length

Term Expires

Chair 
Gary Biddle 
University of Hong Kong
Director–Focusing on International

 
biddle@hku.hk

 
3

 
08/2017

Lakshmanan Shivakumar
London Business School
International Council Member-at-Large

lshivakumar@london.edu

 3

08/2018

Dan Elnathan
The College of Management – Academic Studies
International Council Member-at-Large

danel@colman.ac.il

1

08/2016

F. Greg Burton
Brigham Young University
2014-15 International Accounting Section President

fgb@byu.edu

1

08/2016

Merridee Bujaki
Carleton University
President, Canadian Academic Accounting Association

Merridee.Bujaki@carleton.ca

1

08/2016

Kevin Chen
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
President, Hong Kong Academic Accounting Association Ltd.

acchen@ust.hk

1

08/2016

Ling-Tai Lynette Chou
National Chengchi University
Past President, Taiwan Accounting Association

chou@nccu.edu.tw

1

08/2016

Paul de Lange
Curtin Business School
President (New Zealand), Accounting & Finance Association of Australia & New Zealand

paul.delange@curtin.edu.au

1

08/2016

Board of Directors Liaison
Bruce Behn
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

bbehn@utk.edu

 1

08/2016

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