Midyear Meeting Outstanding Paper Award

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

Eligibility and Selection Procedure:
Papers submitted to the Midyear 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 Section Luncheon at the Midyear Meeting.


Midyear Meeting Outstanding Awards


2022 Gregory Distelhorst, University of Toronto and Jee-Eun Shin, University of Toronto, “Assessing the Social Impact of Corporations: Evidence from Management Control Interventions in the Supply Chain to Increase Worker Wages

2021 Andrew H. Newman, University of South Carolina, Ivo D. Tafkov, Georgia State University, Nathan Waddoups, University of Denver, and Xiaomei Xiong, University of South Carolina, “Does the Effect of Reward Frequency on Performance Depend on Reward Type?”

2020 Erina Ytsma, Carnegie Mellon University, “Effort and Selection Effects of Performance Pay in Knowledge Creation"

2019 Ochan Kwon, Harvard Business School and Jee-Eun Shin, University of Toronto, “Managing Through Organizational Change: Employee Alignment in the Presence of Unexpected Career Concerns.

2018 Eunhee Kim, City University of Hong Kong, “The Market for Reputation: Repeated Matching and Career Concerns.”

2017 Dirk E. Black, University of Nebraska at Lincoln; and Marshall D. Vance, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, “Do First impressions Last? The Impact of Initial Assessments and Subsequent Performance on Promotion Decisions.”

2016 Eric W. Chan, The University of Texas at Austin, "Promotion, Relative Performance Information, and the Peter Principle.”

2015 Dennis Campbell, Harvard Business School; David H. Erkens, University of Southern California; and Maria Loumioti, University of Southern California, "Exception Reports as a Source of Idiosyncratic Information."

2014 Gavin Cassar, INSEAD and Brian Cadman, The University of Utah, “Explicit and Implicit Incentives: Longitudinal Evidence from NCAA Football Head Coaches Employment Contracts.”

2013 Marshall D. Vance, University of Southern California, “Deferred Compensation Plan and Characteristics and Voluntary Employee Turnover.”

2012 Isabella Grabner, Maastricht University; and Frank Moers, Maastricht University, “Managers’ Choices of Evaluation Criteria in Promotion Decisions: An Analysis of Alternative job Assignments.”

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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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