MAS News Archive

2019 Management Accounting Section Award Winners

Best Management Accounting Paper at a Midyear Meeting

  • Ochan Kwon and Jee-Eun Shin “Managing Through Organizational Change: Employee Alignment in the Presence of Unexpected Career Concerns ”

Impact on Management Accounting Practice

  • Christopher Inner and Jeremy “Michels Risk-based forecasting and planning and management earnings forecasts ”

JMAR Best Paper Award

  • Ella Mae Matsumura and Jason Schloetzer “The structural and executional components of customer concentration: Implications for Supplier Performance ”

Lifetime Contribution Award

  • Harry Evans

JMAR Editor Service Award

  • Karen Sedatole

Outstanding JMAR Reviewer Award

  • Will Demere, Dirk Black, David Maber, and Melissa Martin

2018 Management Accounting Section Award Winners

Best Early Career Researcher Award

  • Henri Friedman

Best Management Accounting Paper at an AAA Conference

  • Arthur Morris “The Relationships Between Risky Projects, Convex Compensation, and Project Selection: Evidence from the War on Terror”

Best Management Accounting Paper at a Midyear Meeting

  • Eunhee Kim “The Market for Reputation: Repeated Matching and Career Concerns”

Best Management Case at a Midyear Meeting

  • Gillian Vesty, Albie Brooks, Michael Taouk “Lucro Island: Strategic Budgeting”

IMA Jim Bulloch Award

  • Kimberly Swanson Church, Kelvie Crabb, Gail Hoover King  “Launch Learning: A Compendium of Cases for Students to Create, Collaborate and Comprehend Managerial Accounting”

IMA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation

  • Eunhee Kim; supervisors are Carlos Corona and Jonathan Glover “The Market for Reputation: Repeated Career Concerns and Matching”

IMA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Runner Up

  • Henry Eyring; Advisor is Dennis Campbell “Disclosing Physician Ratings: Performance Effects and the Difficulty of Altering Ratings Consensus”

Impact on Management Accounting Practice

  • Mark Young, Fei Du, Kelsey Dworkis, Kari Olsen “It’s All about All of Us: The Rise of Narcissism and Its Implications for Management Control System Research”

JMAR Best Paper Award

  • Dennis Campbell, Srikant Datar, Susan Kulp, V.G. Narayanan “Testing Strategy with Multiple Performance Measures: Evidence from a BSC at Store24”

Lifetime Contribution Award

  • Mike Shield

Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature

  • Shane Dikolli, William James Mayew, Dhanajay Nanda “CEO tenure and the performance-turnover relation”

The Section is pleased to announce the following awards presented at the 2016 MidYear Section Meeting:

MAS and IMA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2016

David Tsui
“Risk-Return Tradeoffs and Managerial Incentives”

MAS and IMA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2016 – Supervision

Wayne Guay for supervising David Tsui

MAS and IMA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2016 – Co-Runners Up

Jeremiah Bentley
“Decreasing Operational Distortion and Surrogation through Narrative Reporting”

Eric Chan
“Promotion, Relative Performance Information, and the Peter Principle”

MAS and IMA Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award 2016 – Supervision (Co-Runners Up)

Robert Bloomfield for supervising Jeremiah Bentley
Donald Moser for supervising Eric Chan

MAS Leadership, Initiative, and Service Award

Monte Swain
President 2015-2016

MAS 2016 AAA Annual Meeting Outstanding Management Accounting Paper Award

Andrew H. Newman, Ivo Tafkov, and Flora Zhou
“The Effect of Incentive Scheme and Task Type on Psychological Entitlement and Altruistic Behavior”

MAS Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award

Fei Du, Guliang Tang, and S. Mark Young
“Influence Activities and Favoritism in Subjective Performance Evaluation: Evidence from Chinese State-Owned Enterprises”

MAS and IMA Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Management Accounting Education 2016

Wendy Tietz

MAS with CGMA, AICPA and CIMA – 2016 Best Early Career Researcher in Management Accounting

Isabella Grabner


Midyear Meeting Outstanding Case Award - James H. Long (Auburn University), LasseMertins (Johns Hopkins University), DeWayne Searcy (Auburn University) and Brian Vansant (Auburn University), “ Tiger Energy Drinks: Fueling Earnings Management”

Midyear Meeting Best Paper Award - Eric Chan, “Promotion, Relative Performance Information, and the Peter Principle”

Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) Best Paper Award - Mark Bagnoli and Susan Watt, “Knowing versus Telling Private Information about a Rival”, 2013

Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award - Anne M. Farrell, Susan D. Krische, and Karen L. Sedatole, “Employees’ Subjective Valuations of Their Stock Options: Evidence on the Distribution of Valuations and the Use of Simple Anchors,” Contemporary Accounting Research 28(3), Fall 2011, pp. 747-793

Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award - Susan Haka, Michigan State University

The Section presents the 2014 Lifetime Contribution to Management Accounting Award to Professor Stanley Baiman

Recipients of the 2013 Best Management Accounting Paper—Annual Meeting are Joseph G Fisher, Indiana University; W Timothy Mitchell, Georgia State University; Sean A Peffer, University of Kentucky; Alan Webb, University of Waterloo, for their paper "Detecting Misreporting in Subordinates' Budgets"

The winner of the 2013 Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Mgt. Accounting Education is Anne M. Farrell, Miami University, for her submission titled "Development of a Business Proposal as a Framework for Applying Management Accounting Concepts –A Field Research Project."

David Erkens, University of Southern California wins the 2013 Best Early-Career Researcher in Management Accounting Award (sponsored by the AICPA and CIMA). 

First place for the 2013 MAS Dissertation Award goes to Henry L. Friedman, University of Pennsylvania, for "ENDOGENOUS-QUALITY REPORTING SYSTEMS AND MANAGERIAL POWER IN A CEO-CFO SETTING" (Chair: Prof. Richard Lambert). Second place goes to Martin Holzhacker, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, for "Yardstick Competition and Managerial Accounting Practice: Evidence from Social Security Service Providers" (Chair: Prof. Jürgen Weber). 

The 2013 Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award goes to Joan Luft and Michael D. Shields, for their paper titled "Psychology models of management accounting," 2009, Foundations and Trends in Accounting, vol. 4, pp. 199-345. 

The recipient of the 2013 Best Case at the Midyear Meeting Award is "The Business of Battlefield," by Nicholas J. Fessler, Central Missouri State University.

The winner of the 2013 Midyear Meeting Outstanding Paper Award goes to "Deferred Compensation Plan Characteristics and Voluntary Employee Turnover," by Marshall D. Vance, University of Southern California.

Harry Evans (Pittsburgh), Kyonghee Kim (University of Illinois Chicago), Nandu Nagarajan (Pittsburgh), and Sukesh Patro (Kansas State University) win the 2012 Journal of Management Accounting Research Best Paper Award for "Nonfinancial Performance Measures and Physician Compensation," JMAR vol. 22, December 2010. 

The 2013 Impact on Managerial Accounting Practice Award goes to "Product costs as decision aids: An analysis of alternative approaches (Parts 1 and 2)," by Ramji Balakrishnan (Iowa), Eva Labro (UNC), and Shiva Sivaramakrishnan (Texas A&M), published in Accounting Horizons, March 2012. 

Ken Merchant (USC) is the 2013 Lifetime Contribution Award winner.

MAS Founding Member and Past-President William "Bill" Ferrara

Recipients of the 2012 Best Management Accounting Paper—Annual Meeting are John Harry Evans III, Donald V. Moser, Andrew H Newman, Bryan R Stikeleather (all from University of Pittsburgh) for their paper entitled: "Discouraging Honor Among Thieves to Limit Collusion."

The winners of the 2012 IMA Jim Bulloch Award for Innovations in Mgt. Accounting Education are Terry Campbell (Indiana University), Paul Goldwater (University Central Florida), and David E. Stout (Youngstown State University) for their Monte Carlo Simulation tool.

Jasmijn C. Bol of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wins the 2012 Best Early-Career Researcher in Management Accounting Award (sponsored by the AICPA, CIMA, and CMA-Canada).

First place for the 2012 MAS Dissertation Award (sponsored by the IMA) goes to Dimitris Vrettos, for his dissertation entitled, "Are relative performance measures in CEO incentive contracts used to improve risk sharing and/or influence strategic interaction?" (Michigan State, Karen Sedatole Chair). Second place goes to David Huelsbeck, for his dissertation entitled, "Financial constraint and firms' propensity to accept contractual risk" (USC, Ken Merchant Chair).

The 2012 Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award goes to "An Empirical Examination of Goals and Performance-to-Goal Following the Introduction of an Incentive Bonus Plan with Participative Goal Setting" (Management Science 2010). The authors are Shannon W. Anderson, Rice University (now at University of California-Davis), and University of Melbourn, Henri C. Dekker, University Amsterdam, and Karen L. Sedatole, Michigan State University.

The recipients of the 2011 Journal of Management Accounting Research Best Paper Awardare Shane S. Dikolli, Christian Hofmann, and Susan l. Kulp, for "Interrelated Performance Measures, Interactive Effort, and Incentive Weights," published in Journal of Management Accounting Research, Volume 21 (2009).

The winners of the 2012 Midyear Meeting Outstanding Paper Award are Isabella Grabner and Frank Moers for "Managers' Choices of Evaluation Criteria in Promotion Decisions: An Analysis of Alternative Job Assignments."

The 2012 Midyear Meeting Outstanding Case Award goes to Dan Swenson, Arizona State University, and Patricia Everaert, Ghent University.

Two papers share the 2012 Greatest Impact on Practice: One by Alexander Bruggen, Ranjani Krishnan, and Karen Sedatole (CAR Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 2011), and the second by Scott Jackson (TAR Vol. 83, No. 2, 2008).

Rob Chenhall of Monash University wins the 2012 Lifetime Contribution Award

Gavin Cassar of the Wharton School wins the 2011 AICPA-sponsored Best Early-Career Researcher in Management Accounting Award

Eva Labro of the University of North Carolina and Mario Vanhoucke of Ghent University win the 2011 Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award

Sofia M. Lourenço from Harvard Business School and Timothy M. Keune from the University of Wisconsin-Madison win the 2011 IMA-sponsored Management Accounting Section Dissertation Award

Bob van den BrandEddy Cardinaels and Ivo van Amelsfoort from Tilburg University win the 2011 IMA-sponsored Jim Bulloch Award

Joel Demski awarded 2011 Management Accounting Section Lifetime Contribution Award

Letter from the President

Benjamin C. Ayers

To my colleagues in the Management Accounting Section of the AAA,

As my term begins, I’d like to provide a summary of the state of our Section. Below are updates on significant current and new MAS activities, and on our financial condition and fee changes that will take effect in 2019-2020. I’ve included names of some who lead these activities, but for those whose names are not mentioned, please know that it’s not because your efforts are not appreciated – it’s because we have over 135 volunteer positions staffed by more than 110 people so it’s simply impossible to list all the great things you do!

The MAS has long had its own distinct culture. Our colleagues have diverse research and teaching interests, geographies, tenure in the academy and experiences prior to joining it, personal stories, and more...

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Dear MAS members,

As the incoming Senior Editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) for the 2019-2021 term, I am excited to announce the team of Editors that will serve during my term. They are a group of 13 strong researchers that are ready to work with you, current and future authors and referees, on publishing high quality and relevant management accounting research.

Continuing on JMAR’s promise to include diverse methodological perspectives, we have editors covering all methods used to address management accounting issues, and have wide geographical representation with 46% of the editors not based in the US. Furthermore, the incoming Editorial Board which are relied upon to do the bulk of the reviewing will, for the first time in JMAR’s history, consists of a majority of non-US based researchers. I will announce the incoming Editorial Board members at the Management Accounting Section’s midyear meeting in January.

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