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 winner 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 2021, the candidate must have received his/her doctoral degree on January 1, 2016 or later. The body of research to be considered must have been published or accepted for publication between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2020.

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 has contributed to 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 March 1, 2021 to the Chair of the Award Committee: Markus Arnold, University of Bern,

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 Winners

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


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 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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