Accounting Behavior and Organizations Sections Awards


ABO Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature

The ABO Section is pleased to invite nominations for the ABO Notable Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature.

This is a Lifetime Contribution Award given to an individual who has contributed substantially to the theory and practice of behavioral accounting research during the individual's academic career. Examples of accomplishments include, but are not limited to:

  • relevant contribution to behavioral accounting research (including the results of systematic inquiries: theoretical and/or methodological in the broad field of accounting)
  • scholarly publication in leading accounting, management, psychology, sociology and other behavioral accounting related disciplinary journals
  • citation of work in accounting, management, and social sciences indexes, abstracts and citations databases
  • impact or potential impact on other research in the field of accounting, including but not limited to managerial, financial, auditing, and other subject areas
  • overall distinguished achievement to merit the Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award to behavioral accounting research and knowledge

The names of previous award winners are shown here.

Please submit nominations electronically to Axel Schulz at  The deadline each year for submitting nominations is May 31.  All nominations must include curriculum vitae of the nominee and a detailed letter highlighting the individual's accomplishments and contributions. Self nominations are welcome. Once nominated, individuals are considered for three successive years.

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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