Accounting Behavior and Organizations Sections Awards


Call for Nominations



The Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA) Best Paper Award was established by the ABO Section Publications Committee to recognize annually a paper published in BRIA with the greatest impact or potential impact on behavioral and/or organizational research in accounting. Nominations for the award will be accepted from members of the ABO section. Self-nominations are encouraged.

The winning paper will be selected by the Publications Committee of the ABO section. The author(s) of the winning paper will be awarded $1,000, to be presented at the ABO Research Conference in October. All papers appearing in print in BRIA in the three years preceding the beginning of the nomination year are eligible. For 2020, papers appearing in print in BRIA in volumes 29 (2017), 30 (2018) and 31 (2019) are eligible. Nominations should include a brief statement (no more than 2-3 paragraphs) explaining why the paper should be considered for the award.

Nominations must be received by Kristina Rennekamp by email at by May 15 each year.


For your convenience, here are links to each volume’s issues on the AAA Digital Library:


Volume 29 (2017)

Volume 28 (2016)


Volume 27 (2015)



Nominations must be received by Kristina Rennekamp by email at by June 10, 2018.

Letter from the President

Dear Members of the Accounting Behavior and Organizations Section,

I am honored to serve the ABO section as president for the 2019‐2020 term. I look forward to following in the footsteps of Past-President Molly Mercer in actively seeking ways to ensure the continued financial health of our section, as well as working on AAA initiatives including the important topic of producing and disseminating more practice-relevant research.

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The deadline for submitting nominations for the ABO Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature is May 27, 2019.

Please email your nomination to Axel Schulz at  For more information, click here. 

The deadline for submitting nominations for the ABO Outstanding Dissertation Award is May 27, 2019. 

Please email your nomination to Axel Schulz at  For more information, click here


Behavioral Research in Accounting

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

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Midyear Meeting

2020 Accounting Behavior and Organizations Virtual Research Conference and Doctoral Consortium

October 1-3, 2020


We are happy to announce our in-person conference will now transfer to a virtual setting while also preserving the key elements of our traditional program. Our members from around the world will be able to attend the meeting, interact with each other, and strengthen the work being shared. To make this a reality, we’ve designed and built a conference that lets you participate in sessions in a flexible and personalized way. More details about the meeting along with meeting registration will be posted soon.