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March 27-28, 2020
Capital Hilton
Washington, DC

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The 2020 Joint Conference and Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium of the Public Interest  and Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Sections will be held in Washington, DC at the Capital Hilton from March 27-28, 2020.

This is the first joint meeting to be held between the Public Interest and Gender Issues and Worklife Balance Sections. Both Sections view accounting as a social activity, with important consequences for accounting professionals and a variety of stakeholders. This conference seeks to bring together these two AAA sections to promote knowledge sharing and research into a broad range of issues important to the public interest and contributing to the quality of our common life. The conference will encourage interdisciplinary exchanges between scholars examining a variety of issues, including (but not limited to): social and environmental accounting, government/profession regulation, ethics, gender issues in business and the accounting profession, and programs/policies that encourage successfully combining work and family lives.

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Updated Bylaws October 2012 - Amendment passed unanimously!

Please send any newsletter items to Lawrence Chui at lawrence.chui@stthomas.edu or Byron Pike at byron.pike@mnsu.edu

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Fall 2019

Journal

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


My name is Mitch Stein and I am the Chair of the Public Interest Section for the next two years (2018-2020). I am very excited for the opportunity to serve the section as Chair and look forward to working with a great group of section members who are serving the section in key position...

Events

 

25th Annual Ethics Research Symposium

Do accounting ethics inspire you? If so, then the 25th Annual Ethics Research Symposium is for you! All AAA members are invited to attend the Symposium on Sunday, August 9, 2020, preceding the Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Symposium encourages thoughtful research on the ethical applications of teaching, practice, and/or business that ultimately benefits the individual, government, or society. Accordingly, we challenge researchers in other accounting areas to identify and address the ethical implications of their research. The Symposium will recognize and award research in the following categories: Best Research Paper, Best Innovation for Teaching, Best Paper by a Current Doctoral Student, and Best Paper by a Recent Graduate (graduation from a doctoral program must have occurred within the last three years).

Questions can be sent to 2020 Ethics Research Symposium Co-Chairs: Lori Fuller, West Chester University, lfuller@wcupa.edu, and Tara Shawver, King’s University, tarashawver@kings.edu

Ethics Research Symposium registration fee includes: Breakfast and the Accounting Exemplar Award Luncheon.