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Accounting and the Public Interest (Editorial Policy and Style Information)

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2020 Public Interest Section Best Paper Awards

We are pleased to present our 2020 Public Interest Seciton best papers awards to the following recipients:

2020 American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting
Valuation Implications of Socially Responsible Tax Avoidance: Evidence from the Electricity Industry
Kerry Inger and James Stekelberg

2020 Forensic Accounting Research Conference
How Stock Options Influence Whistleblowing Intentions
Andrea M. Scheetz, Joe Wall, and Aaron B. Wilson

2020 Joint Midyear Meeting of the AIS, SET, and International Sections - AIS/SET
A Reasonable Assurance Framework for Ethical AI Systems
Deniz Appelbaum, Hussein Issa, and Ron Strauss

2020 Joint Midyear Meeting of the AIS, SET, and International Sections - International
Monitoring or Payroll Maximization? What Happens When Workers Enter the Boardroom?
Cristi A. Gleason, Sascha Kieback, Martin Thomsen, and Christoph Watrin


Alternative Accounting Research Network (AARN)

AARN is a global community of interdisciplinary accounting researchers with a commitment to independent, innovative and purposeful research that seeks to address contemporary social and environmental challenges. For more information, please vist: AARN 

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Accounting and the Public Interest

Accounting and the Public Interest is an academic journal published by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. The journal takes the view that accounting is a social activity with far-ranging consequences for every citizen, welcoming innovation and eclecticism, alternative theories and methodologies, as well as the more traditional ones. The common element in this diversity is the requirement that the study and its findings be linked to the public interest by situating them within a historical, social, and political context, and ultimately providing guidance for responsible

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Teaching

Teaching resources on Sustainability and CSR 

(Learn who is teaching Sustainability and CSR, and read their recommendations regarding pedagogical materials!)

  • Irene Herremanns teaches courses in UC’s interdisciplinary degree program in Sustainable Energy Development. Her pedagogical specialties are in accounting, tourism, and environmental management and design.Irene recommends a teaching resource that resides on the UCalgary Blogs platform. It is entitled Sustainability Reports: Making Sense of Sustainability,* and it encompasses modules on: (1) Basics, (2) Sections, (3) Credibility, (4) Performance, and (5) Assurances. It also includes a Glossary of important terms.
  • Michael Kraten's sustainability teaching case "Save The Blue Frog" is now available at SaveTheBlueFrog.com. Michael has used this case in his graduate accounting program's capstone class and his undergraduate interdisciplinary colloquium on sustainability.

Letter from the Chair

First, let me say how delighted I am that I am finally assuming the position of chair for the Public Interest section after serving as chair-elect for the past two years. Of course, it is my luck that I assume the position in the middle of the worse pandemic that the world has experienced in 100 years. Oh, well. Such is life. Anyway, I would like to thank Mitch Stein who has done such an outstanding job the last two years as section chair. Mitch has set the bar very high and I hope that I can come close to matching it...

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