Management Accounting Section Dissertation Award

Sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants

This award recognizes outstanding dissertation research in the field of management accounting. The award is generously sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). This year's winner will be honored with a cash award of $1,000, and the runner-up will receive $250. The dissertation chairperson will also be recognized at that time.

Eligibility and Application Procedures:
An entry may be nominated by either the student who authored the dissertation or one or more members of the dissertation committee. All entries must include a letter from the dissertation chairperson stating that the dissertation has been completed and accepted by the degree-granting institution between January 1 and December 31 of 2017; that is, the 2018 award recipient must have completed his/her dissertation during 2017. The entry may NOT be simultaneously submitted to other dissertation competitions sponsored by other Sections of the American Accounting Association. The entry may, however, be simultaneously nominated for the Competitive Manuscript Award.

Please note that dissertations that have been considered for, or that have won, the AAA/Grant Thornton Doctoral Dissertation Award (which is intended to recognize innovative research of third or fourth year PhD students that have passed their proposal defense at the time of the award) are not excluded from having their completed dissertation considered for the Management Accounting Section Dissertation Award.

An electronic copy of the dissertation or a solo-authored working paper from the dissertation should be emailed to the Chair of the Dissertation Award committee. While the committee would prefer working paper submissions, no advantage will be given to submissions in that form.

Membership of the Dissertation Award Committee:
The Dissertation Award in Management Accounting is made by the Dissertation Award Committee of the Management Accounting Section. Typically, the Committee consists of at least three members, including the Chair, serving one-year terms.

Selection of Committee Members:
The President-Elect of the Section appoints the Chair of the Dissertation Award Committee to serve for the following academic year. The appointment begins at the Annual Meeting of the AAA. The Chair of the Committee appoints the other committee members.

Award Committee and Mailing Address:
Please ensure that all materials are received by the Chair of the Dissertation Award selection committee – Raj Mashruwala, by February 15, 2018.

Selection Process:
The Committee will review the submissions and determine the Award winner. The award winners will be notified in July 2018.

Presentation of Award:
The Award will be presented at the AAA Annual Meeting during the Management Accounting Section business luncheon.

Prior Award Winners


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