Management Accounting Section

Nominations for the Management Accounting Section Best Early-Career Researcher Award now open

An award in the amount of $2,000 will be presented annually at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association to the early-career researcher with the best overall body of research in management accounting. The award is sponsored by the AICPA. The recipient will be selected by this year's award committee.

For the award given in 2016, the candidate must have first joined a faculty on January 1, 2010 or later. The body of research to be considered must have been published or accepted for publication by December 31, 2015. In addition, the candidate must be a member of the Management Accounting Section of the AAA at the time of the award.

Evaluation criteria include:

  • Originality and innovative content
  • Relevance of the subject to management accounting theory, practice, education and/or advancement of research methods in management accounting
  • Contribution to management accounting knowledge and impact on the field
  • Evaluation of the likelihood that the body of research will stimulate benefits to management accounting research in the future.

Nomination procedure:
The nomination letter must clearly identify the nominee (including contact details), the body of research to be considered and a brief statement describing how the body of research has contributed to management accounting. Letters of support for the nomination may also be included. While there is no standard nomination form, submissions should address, at minimum, the evaluation criteria listed above. Please note that self-nominations are allowed.

Nominations should be emailed to Ramji Balakrishnan (Chair of committee) at by March 1, 2017.

Prior Award Winners

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