2018 Accounting Behavior and Organizations Research Conference

2018 ABO Doctoral Consortium


The Accounting Behavior and Organizations Section of the AAA is pleased to announce its thirteenth Doctoral Consortium. The Consortium will be held in conjunction with the Annual ABO Research Conference in Phoenix, Arizona on October 11-13, 2018. The Consortium is designed for PhD students interested in conducting behavioral research. New faculty (i.e., those less than three years post PhD) also will be considered for attendance at the Consortium, space permitting.


The Consortium will begin with a reception on Thursday, October 11 from 5-7 pm. The Consortium will take place the morning of Friday, October 12 (immediately prior to the ABO Research Conference). Expert researchers will present talks on how to conduct and publish high-quality research as well as on how to manage academic careers. Participants also will have opportunities to ask questions and interact with the presenters.

The Consortium is free for student members of the AAA (although students need not be members of the ABO section). For student members, conference registration is $50 and includes breakfast and lunch Friday and Saturday, as well as early-evening receptions on Thursday and Friday. In addition, the ABO section will pay for two nights at the conference hotel (Thursday and Friday nights) for up to 30 PhD student participants. Students receiving free rooms will share a room with another student participant (hotel pairings will be made by ABO). For new faculty attending the Consortium, the standard Conference registration fee and accommodation costs apply.

For students receiving the hotel subsidy, the cost of the Consortium and Conference will be $50; you are then responsible for any transportation and dinner costs from Thursday to Saturday. Thus, attending the Consortium and Conference is a very affordable opportunity for students.

To apply to attend the Consortium, PhD students and new faculty should send the completed Application via email to by Tuesday, July 31. We will process qualifying applications in the order they are received; with only those doctoral students attending the doctoral consortium for the first time are eligible to apply for a hotel accommodation subsidy. Please ensure you apply early, since space at the Consortium is limited. You will be notified on August 20th whether you have been accepted for the Consortium.

With respect to the ABO Conference, PhD students will need to register, even if they are accepted for the Consortium. New faculty accepted for the Consortium will also need to register for the Conference separately and pay the standard Conference fee. Registration will be open on May 15.

The ABO Doctoral Consortium provides an exciting opportunity to bring together new and established behavioral researchers to exchange research ideas and career experiences. We hope that you will join us this October.

Linda Chang
2018 ABO Doctoral Consortium Coordinator

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