Management Accounting Section

Sponsored by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants 


Purpose: An award in the amount of $2,000 will be presented at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association to the early-career researcher with the best overall body of research in management accounting. The award is sponsored by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. The recipient will be selected by a committee made up of three individuals appointed by the President on the advice of the Executive Committee of the Management Accounting Section. Members of this year’s committee are Wendy Bailey, Laura (Yue) Li, and Raj Mashruwala (Chair).

Eligibility: Eligible research will have been completed at or near the end of a five-year period of having received the doctoral degree, so nominations for the award are to be submitted at or near the end of that five-year period. Thus, for the award given in 2020, the candidate must have received the doctoral degree on January 1, 2015 or later. The body of research to be considered must have been published or accepted for publication between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2019. In addition, the candidate must be a member of the Management Accounting Section of the AAA at the time of the award.

Evaluation criteria include:
•    Originality and innovative content
•    Relevance of the subject to management accounting theory, practice, education and/or advancement of research methods in management accounting
•    Contribution to management accounting knowledge and impact on the field
•    Evaluation of the likelihood that the body of work will stimulate benefits to management accounting research in the future

Nomination procedures: The nomination letter must clearly identify the nominee (including contact details), the body of work to be considered and a brief statement describing how the body of work has contributed to management accounting research. Letters of support for the nomination may also be included. While there is no standard nomination form, submissions should address, at minimum, the evaluation criteria listed above. Self-nominations are allowed.

Nominations should be emailed by March 1, 2020 to the Chair of the Award Selection Committee: Raj Mashruwala, University of Calgary,

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