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 winner.

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


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

2019 Ochan Kwon and Jee-Eun Shin “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.”


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 MAS Members;

Below you’ll find the first call for 2020-21 MAS volunteers and a full report of our very successful Midyear Meeting held in Houston, January 9-11.

Be a Volunteer!

It is that time of year when our President Elect, Isabella Grabner, is beginning to staff the various committees and other positions that will be doing the important work of the section when her term as President starts in August.

Isabella has over 100 positions for which she needs volunteers. So, don’t wait to be asked, do your part to help the MAS by emailing Isabella at isabella.grabner@wu.ac.at soon to volunteer! If there are certain roles you would most prefer taking on, let Isabella know when you contact her....

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