Best Early Career Researcher in Management Accounting Award

Sponsored by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants 


Call for Nominations – AAA MAS Best Early-Career Researcher in Management Accounting Award

Purpose:  The purpose of the award is to recognize and reward the early-career researcher with the best overall body of research in management accounting. The recipient is honored with a plaque and $2,000. The award is generously sponsored by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants.


•    Originality and innovative content

•    Relevance of the body of work 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

Eligibility:  Eligible researchers were within five years of receiving their doctoral degree at the end of the last calendar year. Nominations for the award are to be submitted at or near the end of that five-year period.

Thus, for the award given in 2023, the candidate must have received his/her doctoral degree on January 1, 2018 or later. The body of research to be considered must have been published or accepted for publication between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2022. In addition, the candidate must be a member of the Management Accounting Section of the AAA at the time of the award.

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 contributed to the 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.

Award Committee and Submission Instructions: Nominations will be evaluated by a Committee of faculty appointed by the MAS President. Nominations must be emailed by Wednesday, March 1, 2023 to the Chair of the Award Committee: Naomi Soderstrom, University of

Presentation of Award:  The Awards will be presented during the Management Accounting Section Business Meeting and Lunch at the AAA Annual Meeting in August.

Management Accounting Section Best Early Career Researcher Award Prior Recipients

2022 Carolyn Deller  
2021 J. Henry Eyring  
2020 Jeremy Bentley  
2019 Laura Wang and Adam Presslee  
2018 Henry Friedman  
2017 Martin Holzhacker  
2016 Isabella Grabner  
2015 Willie Choi  
2014 Ivo Tafkov  
2013 David Erkens  
2012 Jasmijn Bol  
2011 Gavin Cassar  
2010 Michael Williamson  
2009 Henri Dekker  
2008 Kristy Towry  

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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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