The ABO Reporter

Call For Submissions
2001 ABO Outstanding Dissertation
Award Competition

The AAA Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section is pleased to announce its 2001 Outstanding Dissertation Award competition. The purpose of this competition is to recognize outstanding dissertation research in a behavioral accounting/organizations topic. The assessment of what constitutes an outstanding contribution to behavioral accounting research will be based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:

  • relevance and originality of the research question(s);
  • development of a theoretical framework;
  • appropriateness of the research method and analyses;
  • quality of writing;
  • potential for publication in a scholarly journal; and
  • potential for the results to have practical implications for accounting practitioners and organizations.

An entry may be nominated by either the student who authored the dissertation or one or more members of the dissertation committee. The entry may not be simultaneously submitted to dissertation competitions sponsored by other sections of the American Accounting Association. All entries must include a letter from the dissertation chairperson stating that the dissertation has been completed and accepted by the degree-granting institution during calendar year 2000.

Four copies of a working paper from the dissertation that meets the criteria for papers submitted to Behavioral Research in Accounting (refer to the latest issue for requirements related to length and other matters) should be sent to the Chair of the Award Committee. Submissions will not be returned to the author. Please send all materials to:

Professor Rich Houston
Chair, ABO Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Committee
Culverhouse School of Accountancy
Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0220

All entries must be received by Monday April 2, 2001. The award recipient will be notified by July 2, 2001. The AAA/ABO Section Dissertation Award carries with it a plaque for the award recipient and for his/her dissertation chair. The award recipient will be announced at the ABO Business Meeting at the American Accounting Association's Annual Meeting in August 2001.

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