Management Accounting Section

Purpose: This award recognizes an outstanding contribution to the management accounting literature. The award provides a cash prize of $1,000 and plaque to the winner.

Eligibility and Application Procedures:  Any work published within the past five years (2015-2019) is eligible for this award. We will consider books, monographs, and journal articles on management accounting topics. We will employ the following criteria in determining the recipient.

  1. Relevance to theory, practice, or instruction of management accounting.
  2. Broad appeal to those interested in management accounting.
  3. Originality and potential contribution to knowledge.
  4. Impact or potential impact on other research.

No preference will be given to single-authored work. Any member of the American Accounting Association can nominate a work. To nominate a work for the 2020 award, please send a PDF file of the article, or a copy of the monograph or the book, and a short paragraph stating the reasons for nomination to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Justin Leiby ( Nominations for books or monographs will not be considered unless they are provided free of charge to all committee members. Self-nominations are permitted. Works in languages other than English must be translated prior to submission. Submitted works will not be returned.

All nominations must be received by March 1, 2020

Selection Process:  The Committee will review the submissions and determine the Award winner. The award winners will be notified in July. Winners need not be members of the Management Accounting Section to receive the recognition, but must be members of the Section to receive the cash prize.

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