2023 Accounting Behavior and Organizations Doctoral Consortium

October 12-13, 2023 • Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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The 2023 ABO Doctoral Consortium will be held in conjunction with the 2023 ABO Research Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. The Consortium is designed for PhD students interested in conducting behavioral research.

We will host a welcome reception for participating doctoral students and faculty members on Thursday, October 12, at 6:00 pm. The Consortium will take place on Friday, October 13, from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm (immediately prior to the ABO Research Conference). 

Thursday, October 12, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Reception 

*This is not dinner.

Friday, October 13, 2023

7:30 am - 8:00 am


8:00 am - 8:45 am

Keynote Speaker, Ranjani Krishnan, Michigan State University
Don’t just jump on the bandwagon: thoughts on research topic selection

8:45 am - 9:00 am


9:00 am - 9:45 am 

Panel: Tips on writing effectively

Panelists: Kirsten Fanning, DePaul University 
Tracie Majors, University of Southern California 
Don Moser, University of Pittsburgh

9:45 am –10:00 am 


10:00 am – 10:45 am 

Using interviews as complements to other research methods

Christie Hayne, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:45 am – 11:00 am


11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Roundtable Q&A

Topics and Discussion Leaders
Erin Hamilton
Xinyu Zhang
Lori Bhaskar
Elaine Wang
Christine Gimbar
Theresa Libby
Tian Yu
Jackie Hammersley
Nick Seybert
Michael Majerczyk
Jeremy Douthit
Ken Trotman
Drew Newman
Victor Maas
Todd Thornock
Sue Yang


The Consortium is free for student members of the AAA. However, students need to be an American Accounting Association (AAA) member to apply. If you have not yet joined the AAA as a student member, you may do so at: http://aaahq.org/Membership. Please do this before applying to the Consortium. You will need your AAA Member number for the application.

The ABO Doctoral Consortium provides an exciting opportunity to bring together new and established behavioral researchers to exchange ideas, share experiences and build connections. We hope that you will join us this October.

Laura Wang
2023 ABO Doctoral Consortium Coordinator