Accounting Behavior and Organizations Sections Awards


Outstanding Dissertation Award

The ABO Section is pleased to invite nominations for the Outstanding Dissertation Award.

The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding dissertation research in a behavioral/organizations topic. The assessment of what constitutes an outstanding contribution to behavioral/organizational accounting research will be based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • relevance and originality of the research question
  • development of a theoretical framework
  • appropriateness of the research method and analysis
  • potential for publication in a scholarly journal
  • potential for the results to have practical implications for accounting practitioners and organizations

The names of previous award winners are shown here.

An entry may be nominated by either the author of the dissertation or by one or more members of the author's dissertation committee. The author must be a member of the ABO Section at the time of entry. The entry may not be simultaneously submitted to dissertation competitions sponsored by other sections of the American Accounting Association.

All entries must include a letter from the dissertation chairperson stating that the dissertation was completed and accepted by the degree-granting institution during the calendar year 2023. Entries must also include a copy of the dissertation, along with a working paper from the dissertation that meets the criteria for papers submitted to Behavioral Research in Accounting (refer to the latest issue for requirements related to length and other matters) and the related experimental or survey instrument,  Please send all materials in electronic form to Brian White at

All entries must be received by May 31st, 2024. The award recipient will be notified by August 2nd.

The AAA/ABO Outstanding Dissertation Award carries with it a $1,000 cash award for the recipient as well as a plaque honoring the recipient. The recipient’s dissertation committee chair will also be recognized with a plaque. The award recipient will be announced during lunch at the ABO Section Annual Research Conference.


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Midyear Meeting

2024 Accounting Behavior and Organizations Research Conference
October 18-19, 2024 • Montreal, QC, Canada

Join us for our Research Conference being held October 18-19 in Montreal, QC, Canada at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Montreal.

More details about the meeting to be posted soon.

We look forward to seeing you in Montreal!