ABO Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature

Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award

The Auditing Section seeks nominations for the Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award. The award recognizes a published work of exceptional merit that makes a significant contribution to auditing or assurance research, education, or practice. To be eligible for submission, a work must have been published during the ten-year period ended December 31, 2016 and at least one of the authors of the published article, chapter, book, or monograph must be a current member of the Auditing Section. Selection of the award recipient will be made by the Auditing Section's Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award Selection Committee. The award will be presented at the 2018 Auditing Section's Midyear Meeting.

Please submit nominations to Professor Rick Hatfield via email ( by the earliest possible date, but no later than July 15, 2017. All nominations must include curriculum vitae of the nominee and a detailed letter highlighting the individual's accomplishments and contributions.

Self nominations are welcome.

Notable Contributions to the Auditing Literature Award

First awarded 1999-2000

2016-17 (MYM 2017)
David Hay (University of Auckland), W. Robert Knechel (University of Florida), and Norman Wong (University of Auckland). Audit Fees: A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Supply and Demand Attributes. Contemporary Accounting Research, 23 (1) (Spring): 141-192. .
2015-16 (MYM 2016)
Constantinos Caramanis (Athens University of Economics and Business) and Clive Lennox (University of Southern California). 2008. Audit effort and earnings management. Journal of Accounting and Economics, 45(1): 116-138.
2014-15 (MYM 2015)
Jayanthi Krishnan, "Audit Committee Quality and internal Control: An Empirical Analysis," The Accounting Review 80(2), 2005, pp. 649-675.
2013-14 (MYM 2014)
James N. Myers, Linda A. Myers, and Thomas C. Omer,“Exploring the Term of the Auditor-Client Relationship and the Quality of Earnings: A Case for Mandatory Auditor Rotation,” The Accounting Review 78(3), 2003, pp. 779-799.
2012-2013 (MYM 2013)
Hollis A. Skaife, Ryan LaFond and Brian W. Mayhew, "Do Nonaudit Services Compromise Auditor Independence? Further Evidence," The Accounting Review (July 2003), Vol, 78, No. 3, pp. 611-639.
2011-2012 (MYM 2012)
Jeffrey Cohen (Boston College), Arnold Wright (Northeastern University), and Ganesh Krishnamoorthy (Northeastern University), "Corporate Governance and the Audit Process," Contemporary Accounting Research (Winter 2002), Vol. 19, No. 4: 573-594.
2010-2010 (MYM 2011)
Krishnagopal Menon (Boston University) and David D. Williams (The Ohio State University), "Former Audit Partners and Abnormal Accruals," The Accounting Review (October 2004), Vol. 79, No. 4: 1095-1118.
2009-2010 (MYM 2010)
J. Kenneth Reynolds (Indiana University) and Jere R. Francis (The University of Missouri), “Does Size Matter? The Influence of Large Clients on Office-Level Auditor Reporting Decisions,” Journal of Accounting & Economics (December 2000), Vol. 30, No. 3, pp.375-400.
2008-2009 (MYM 2009)
Mike Gibbins (University of Alberta), Steve Salterio (Queen’s University) & Alan Webb (University of Waterloo), “Evidence about Auditor-Client Management Negotiation Concerning Client's Financial Reporting,” Journal of Accounting Research (December 2001), Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 535 – 563.
2007-2008 (MYM 2008)
Jay S. Rich (University of Illinois at Urbana), Ira Solomon (University of Illinois at Urbana), and Ken T. Trotman (University of New South Wales). 1997. "The Audit Review Process: A Characterization from the Persuasion Perspective," Accounting, Organizations, and Society, vol. 22, no. 5, 481-506.
2006-2007 (MYM 2007)
Jere Francis (University of Missouri at Columbia), Ed Maydew (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), and Charlie Sparks (University of Alaska at Fairbanks), "The Role of Big 6 Auditors in the Credible Reporting of Accruals", Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Fall, 1999 p. 17-34.
2005-2006 (MYM 2006)
Connie Becker (University of Washington), Mark DeFond (University of Southern California), Jim Jiambalvo (University of Washington), and K. R. Subramanyam (University of Southern California), "The Effects of Audit Quality on Earnings Management", Contemporary Accounting Research, 15(1): 1-24.
2004-2005 (MYM 2005)
Kathryn Kadous (Emory University), "The Effects of Audit Quality and Consequence Severity on Juror Evaluations of Auditor Responsibility for Plaintiff Losses", The Accounting Review, 75(3): 327-341.
2003-2004 (MYM 2004)
Michael Gibbins (University of Alberta) and James D. Newton, "An Exploration Of Complex Accountability In Public Accounting", The Journal of Accounting Research. Autumn 1994: 165-186.
2002-2003 (MYM 2003)
Tim Bell (KPMG) and Arnie Wright (Boston College), Editors, 1996. "Auditing Practice, Research, and Education: A Productive Collaboration."
2001-2002 (MYM 2002)
Beasley, Mark S. (North Carolina State University). 1996. "An empirical analysis of the relation between the board of director composition and financial statement fraud," vol. 71, no. 4, (October) 443-465.
2000-2001 (MYM 2001)
Koonce, Lisa (University of Texas at Austin) and D. Eric Hirst (University of Texas at Austin). 1996. “Audit analytical procedures: A field investigation,” Contemporary Accounting Research, vol. 13, no. 2 (Fall) 457-487.
1999-2000 (MYM 2000)
Blackwell, David W. (Coopers & Lybrand), Thomas R. Noland (University of Houston), and Drew B. Winters (University of Central Florida). 1998. “The value of auditor assurance: Evidence from loan pricing, Journal of Accounting Research, vol. 36, no. 1 (Spring) 57-70.
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