Best Management Accounting Paper - Annual Meeting

Purpose: To recognize superior scholarship, the Section will present a Best Paper Award for the AAA Annual Meeting.

Eligibility and Selection Procedure:
Papers submitted to the Annual meeting are eligible for consideration for the Award. A Committee made up of a Chair and Section members will select the recipient.

Presentation of the Award:
A Plaque(s) will be presented to the winning author(s) at the Management Accounting Section Luncheon at the Annual Meeting.

This award generously sponsored by the IMA

Best Management Accounting Paper-Annual Meeting Prior Recipients

2022 Markus Arnold, Kai Bauch, and Eric Chan, "Ignorance is Bliss: Effects of Real Earnings Management by Rank-and-File and the Role of Managers"  
2021 Markus Brunner and Julia Holzmann; Felix Fritsch, Matthias Mahlendorf, and Utz Schäffer, "The Effects of Uncertainty in Tournaments on Sabotage and Effort"; "When Opportunism Mitigates Over-Expectations—Budgeting Biases and Profit Expectations"  
2020 Jason Brown, Patrick Martin, Geoffrey Sprinkle and Dan Way, "The Effect of Performance Measures on Risk in Capital Investment Decisions"  
2019 Jonas Heese and Perez Cavazos, "The Effect of Monitoring of Management on Corporate Misconduct"  
2018 Arthur Morris, "The Relationships Between Risky Projects, Convex Compensation, and Project Selection: evidence from the War on Terror"  
2017 Andrea Pawliczek, "The Effect of Performance Shares on Executive Incentives"  
2016 Drew Newman, Ivo Tafkov, and Flora Zhou, "The Effect of Incentive Scheme and Task Type on Psychological Entitlement and Altruistic Behavior"  

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The Management Accounting Section (MAS) is a diverse community of academics and practitioners from all over the world dedicated to advancing the practice, research, and teaching of management accounting. We have strong partnerships with several organizations, including the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA), CPA Canada, and Wiley. Through these partnerships, MAS offers a wide range of resources to support its members, and I encourage you to click on the tabs at the top of the webpage to learn more.

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Dear MAS members, As the incoming Senior Editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) for the 2022–2024 term, I am excited to announce the editorial team that will serve during my term. We will have a group of 13 Editors who are distinguished scholars ready to work with you, current and future authors and referees, on publishing high-quality and relevant management accounting research. We will also have a great new Editorial Advisory and Review Board with 44 accomplished members.

Continuing JMAR’s mission to promote diverse topics and methodological perspectives, the new editorial team covers all methods of management accounting research. Close to 50% of the team is based outside of the US, which also continues the tradition of a wide geographical representation.

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