Management Accounting Section Dissertation Award

- to recognize outstanding dissertation research in the field of management accounting.

Sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants

Purpose:  The AAA Management Accounting Section is pleased to announce its 2020 dissertation award competition. The purpose of this competition is to recognize outstanding dissertation research in the field of management accounting. The award is generously sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). This year's winner will be honored with a cash award of $1,000, and the runner-up will receive $250. Both the winner and the runner-up will receive plaques at the Management Accounting Section Luncheon of the AAA Annual Meeting in August 2020.

Eligibility: An entry may be nominated by either the student who authored the dissertation or one or more members of the dissertation committee. The entry may NOT be simultaneously submitted to other 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 has been completed and accepted by the degree-granting institution between January 1 and December 31 of 2019; that is, the 2020 award recipient must have completed his/her dissertation during 2019.

Please note that dissertations that have been considered for, or that have won, the AAA/Grant Thornton Doctoral Dissertation Award (which is intended to recognize innovative research of third or fourth year PhD students that have passed their proposal defense at the time of the award) are not excluded from having their completed dissertation considered for the Management Accounting Section Dissertation Award.

Nomination procedures: An electronic copy of the dissertation or a solo-authored working paper from the dissertation should be emailed to the Chair of the Dissertation Award committee. While the committee would prefer working paper submissions, no advantage will be given to submissions in that form.

Please ensure that all materials are received by the Chair of the Dissertation Award selection committee – Drew Newman, andrew.newman@moore.sc.edu – by March 1, 2020.

Past Award Winners

Journal

Dear MAS members,

As the incoming Senior Editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research (JMAR) for the 2019-2021 term, I am excited to announce the team of Editors that will serve during my term. They are a group of 13 strong researchers that are ready to work with you, current and future authors and referees, on publishing high quality and relevant management accounting research.

Continuing on JMAR’s promise to include diverse methodological perspectives, we have editors covering all methods used to address management accounting issues, and have wide geographical representation with 46% of the editors not based in the US. Furthermore, the incoming Editorial Board which are relied upon to do the bulk of the reviewing will, for the first time in JMAR’s history, consists of a majority of non-US based researchers. I will announce the incoming Editorial Board members at the Management Accounting Section’s midyear meeting in January.

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Letter from the President

Allen Webb

Dear Members of the Management Accounting Section of the AAA;

As one of my first official duties as MAS President, it is a pleasure to provide this summary of recent news and events, highlights of some new initiatives planned for the coming year, and reminders of upcoming deadlines and activities. Doing all we do as a section requires tremendous dedication by our members. I am incredibly grateful for the over 100 members who readily agreed to volunteer their time and talent during my term as President. Thank you all for your commitment to the success of the MAS in the upcoming year!

On a personal note, I’d like to thank Annie Farrell, Past-President and Mina Pizzini, former Secretary Treasurer, for their exemplary service to the MAS. As with most leadership positions, there is a significant amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to keep the MAS running smoothly, as I am now learning! Both Annie and Mina worked tirelessly and enthusiastically in their roles and continue to provide ...

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