Accounting Behavior and Organizations Section Officers



To stimulate interchange and research on the relationship between behavioral science and accounting. This might include, for example, the behavioral impact of accounting information, the incorporation of behavioral and attitudinal measures in accounting and human resource accounting.

To promote the integration of organizational and general system theories with developments in accounting theory. The former might include such constructs as organizational effectiveness, open vs. closed systems, contingency theory, constituencies, organizational adaptability or resilience, and social responsibility accounting.

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Midyear Meeting Co-Chair
Tim Bauer
University of Waterloo
Doctoral Consortium-Chair
Tamara Lambert
Lehigh University
Nominations Committee-Chair
Katarzyna Rupar
Georgia Institute of Technology
Midyear Meeting Co-Chair
Nicholas Seybert
University of Maryland-College Park


Justin Leiby
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Donald Young
Indiana University - Bloomington

Past President

Katarzyna Rupar
Georgia Institute of Technology

Vice President

Vice President-Regions
Kris Hoang
University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa


Lindsay Andiola
Virginia Commonwealth University

Council Representative

Alisa Brink
Virginia Commonwealth University


AAA Annual Meeting Program Co-Coordinator
Jeremy Douthit
University of Arizona
AAA Annual Meeting Program Co-Coordinator
Yoon Ju Kang
University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Letter from the President

Dear Members of the Accounting Behavior and Organizations Section,

Our conference in San Antonio was smaller than usual given the unique circumstances, but all the more personal and engaging. Scott Asay did a commendable job leading the ABO through a year full of uncertainties, while Scott Emmett and Steph Grant put in a herculean effort to provide our section with an unmatched in-person experience. Thank you to the entire executive committee for overseeing our section’s health and operations amidst unprecedented times.

Looking forward, I am excited to continue supporting our mission of encouraging excellence in research and education at the intersection of accounting and behavioral and organizational sciences. Behavioral Research in Accounting, our section’s journal...

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Midyear Meeting

The 2021 Accounting Behavior and Organizations (ABO) Section Research Conference took place in San Antonio, TX last week from October 7-9. With COVID safety protocols in place, the meeting was a great success and paves the way for future engaging and successful AAA conferences! We are excited to be back together once again. As you attend future AAA in-person meetings, continue the connections by posting to #AAAbacktogether.


Behavioral Research in Accounting

A journal of the Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association

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