A Message from the
Hello to all members of the ABO
section. I am happy to report that plans are well underway for the Accounting,
Behavior and Organizations Section meeting in October. It will be held in St.
Louis, Missouri on October 12 and 13. I hope that you will all plan to attend.
Its central location should make it easier for members from both coasts to
travel. Ralph Greenberg is organizing this conference along with the staff at
the AAA. In this newsletter you will find his call for papers for the
conference. Please consider submitting a paper and volunteering to be a
discussant or a moderator.
Nearer on the horizon is the national
AAA Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The ABO section will be well represented there
as well. Jordan Lowe and Kathryn Kadous have put together five sessions with
three papers in each as well as a panel session. In addition there are eight
forum paper presentations. The papers span tax, audit, financial accounting and
other areas. Im sure there will be something for everyone.
My final request is that you vote for
your ABO officers. There are two officer positions open for re-election:
Chair-Elect and Secretary Treasurer. Voting is very easy to do electronically
through the ABO web site or the old-fashioned way. Please take a few minutes to
do this. Also, consider running for a position yourself next year or
volunteering to organize the conference, help with the newsletter, or
participate in many other activities of the section. We always need fresh ideas
and some help bringing you the functions that you value.
In closing, Ive enjoyed serving
as Chair of the section. I thank everyone who has helped me. I will pass the
torch along to the very able Charles Davis from Baylor University in August. I
hope that everyone has a great summer.
Jane Kennedy, Chair 20002001
University of Washington