The Hourglass Award of the Academy of Accounting Historians is presented annually to an individual who has made a demonstrable and significant contribution to knowledge through research and publication in accounting history. The judging panel will echo the tradition of openness and flexibility associated with the Award and will emphasize the importance of contribution as the fundamental criterion. To that end there is no restriction as to who may make a nomination, the country in which the nominee is resident, or the paradigms and methodologies employed in the nominee’s work. Nominators are asked to supply a 200 word (maximum) statement summarizing the reasons why the nominee should be considered, full contact details of the nominator and nominee and a list of relevant contributions and any other relevant documentation supplied by the nominee who has agreed to be nominated.
Send nominations to: Academy Executive Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the 2020 Recipient!
Gary D. Carnegie
Emeritus Professor, RMIT University
As the sands of time pass through the funnel, when you flip the hourglass over the past becomes the future.
Each year the Academy of Accounting Historians section presents the Hourglass Award to an individual who has made a demonstrable and significant contribution to knowledge through research and publication in accounting history. This year’s recipient is Gary D. Carnegie. Although the award could not be presented in person due to the global pandemic, it was announced on August 11, 2020 at the AAH Section’s virtual Business Meeting during the AAA Annual Meeting.
Garry D. Carnegie, BCom MCom Deakin, PhD Flinders, FCPA, has been an Emeritus Professor of RMIT University since January 1, 2018, having previously served in the roles of Head, School of Accounting and Professor of Accounting at the University from 2010 to 2017. Recently, he served a continuous period of 18 months until December 2019 as Education Advisor, CPA Australia.
Professor Carnegie had been employed in Australian higher education institutions since 1985 and, prior to joining RMIT University, he held full-time professorial posts at Deakin University, Melbourne University Private/The University of Melbourne, and the University of Ballarat (now Federation University Australia). Before joining academe, Professor Carnegie gained experience in IT, public accounting, and in the financial services sector.
Professor Carnegie completed his PhD at Flinders University in 1994 on “The Structure and Usage of Pastoral Ac-counting Information in Pre-Federation Pastoral Industry Management in the Western District of Victoria (1836-1900)”, under the principal supervision of Lee Parker. He has published in a diversity of fields, comprising accounting, accounting history, archaeology, economic history, companies and securities law, management history, museum management, and public administration. His research is concerned with accounting, accountability and governance in both contemporary and historical contexts.
From 1995 to 2007, Professor Carnegie was Founding Editor of the New Series of Accounting History, which first appeared in May 1996 and, from 2008 to 2019, he was the journal’s Joint Editor. Apart from his editorship of the journal, he is well known for his development of specialist conferences and emerging scholars’ colloquia and symposia, and his personal mentoring of young researchers around the world. In July 2019, Professor Carnegie received an award from the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand “in recognition of the 25 years of excellent and dedicated service as Editor of Accounting History”. He is now the Consulting Editor of the journal.
Professor Carnegie joined the Editorial Board of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (AAAJ) in 1993 and became an Associate Editor of the journal in 2013. He convened the 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting conference held at RMIT University in 2016. In July 2019, he was presented the AAAJ Interdisciplinary Accounting Research Hall of Fame Award.
Past recipients of the Award:
1973 Stephen A. Zeff, Rice University
1974 Michael Chatfield, Southern Oregon State College
1975 Hanns-Martin Schoenfeld, University of Illinois
1976 Osamu Kojima, Kwansei Gakuin University
1976 Basil S. Yamey, London School of Economics
1977 Antonie van Seventer, San Francisco State University
1978 David A. R. Forrester, Strathclyde University
1979 Murray Wells, University of Sydney
1980 Barbara D. Merino, University of North Texas
1980 Gary J. Previts, Case Western Reserve University
1981 H. Thomas Johnson, Portland State University
1982 Williard E. Stone, University of Florida
1983 Richard P. Brief, New York University
1984 Esteban Hernandez Esteve, Bank of Spain
1985 Edgar Jones
1986 Leonard P. Spacek, The Ohio State University
1987 M. Ernest Stevelinck
1988 Peter L. McMickle, University of Memphis
1988 Richard G. Vangermeersch, University of Rhode Island
1989 Greg Whittred, University of Auckland
1990 Anne Loft, Copenhagen Business School
1991 Philip D. Bougen, University of New Mexico
1992 Basil Yamey, London School of Economics
1993 James Don Edwards, University of Georgia
1994 John Richard Edwards, Cardiff Business School
1995 Esteban Hernandez Esteve, Bank of Spain
1996 Michael Chatfield, Southern Oregon State College
1996 Richard C. Vangermeersch, University of Rhode Island
1997 Edward N. Coffman, Virginia Commonwealth University
1998 Robert H. Parker, University of Exeter, UK
1999 Richard K. Fleischman, John Carroll University
2000 Yannick Lemarchand, Universite de Nantes
2001 Stephen A. Zeff, Rice University
2002 Dale A. Buckmaster, University of Delaware
2003 Richard V. Mattessich, University of British Columbia
2004 Lee D. Parker, University of Adelaide
2005 Stephen P. Walker, University of Edinburgh
2006 Warwick N. Funnell, University of Wollongong
2007 Salvador Carmona, University Carlos III de Madrid
2008 Geofrey H. Burrows, University of Melbourne
2009 Mahmoud A. Ezzamel, Cardiff University
2010 Thomas N. Tyson, St. John Fisher College
2011 Oktay Guvemli, Marmara University
2012 Alan J. Richardson, University of Windsor
2013 David A. McCollum-Oldroyd, Durham University
2014 Dale L. Flesher, University of Mississippi
2015 Alan Sangster, Griffith University
2016 Massimo Sargiacomo, University g.d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara
2017 Royce Kurtz, University of Mississippi
2018 Hiroshi Okano, Osaka City University
2019 Richard (Rico) Mattessich, University of British Columbia