Membership Information

Become a member of the Public Interest Section to meet others with similar interests. Section membership is just $25 per year.

Please contact any PI officer or member for additional information about membership.

Section memberships are available for:

  1. American Accounting Association Members,
  2. Those not currently a member of The American Accounting Association

Student membership of the AAA is also possible - see further details here.

Journal

Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal takes the view that accounting is a social activity with far-ranging consequences for every citizen, welcoming innovation and eclecticism, alternative theories and methodologies, as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within a historical, social, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible

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Teaching

Teaching resources on Sustainability and CSR 

(Learn who is teaching Sustainability and CSR, and read their recommendations regarding pedagogical materials!)

  • Irene Herremanns teaches courses in UC’s interdisciplinary degree program in Sustainable Energy Development. Her pedagogical specialties are in accounting, tourism, and environmental management and design.Irene recommends a teaching resource that resides on the UCalgary Blogs platform. It is entitled Sustainability Reports: Making Sense of Sustainability,* and it encompasses modules on: (1) Basics, (2) Sections, (3) Credibility, (4) Performance, and (5) Assurances. It also includes a Glossary of important terms.
  • Michael Kraten's sustainability teaching case "Save The Blue Frog" is now available at SaveTheBlueFrog.com. Michael has used this case in his graduate accounting program's capstone class and his undergraduate interdisciplinary colloquium on sustainability.

Letter from the Chair

My name is Amy Hageman, and I am currently completing a two-year term (2016 to 2018) as Chair of the Public Inter-est Section. For the past two years, these wonderful Public Interest Section volunteers have done an outstanding job in the following roles...

Events

Save the Date!

The University of Central Florida’s Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting and Washington State University’s Hoops Institute of Taxation Research and Policy are hosting a one-day Research Symposium on Taxes, Transparency and Social Responsibility in Denver, Colorado, on May 17, 2019! You can learn more information here

Volunteer Opportunities for the Ethics Research Symposium!

Please consider to volunteer for the ethics research symposium here