October 16-17, 1998
Orlando, FL

Advance Meeting Announcement

The Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association invites you to attend and participate in the 1998 ABO Research Conference. The Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17, 1998, in Orlando, Florida. Final registration details will be available in future editions of the ABO Reporter and Accounting Education News.

Call for Papers

Academicians, practitioners, and doctoral students are invited to submit research papers for possible presentation at the meeting. Papers in all areas of behavioral accounting will be considered. Theoretical papers and papers based upon empirical research are appropriate. Diverse methodologies are encouraged, including field, experimental, and critical research. Replications and extensions of previously published studies will be considered. Special consideration will be given to papers that address the efficiency and effectiveness of performance in accounting and auditing contexts.

Call for Participants

Persons interested in serving as paper reviewers, paper discussants, or session chairs should send a letter or e-mail with name, position and affiliation, complete address, telephone number, e-mail address, and areas of interest to Professor Jeff Cohen, Boston College, at the address below.

Conference Facilities

The Conference will be held at Disney's newest resort, the Disney Coronado Springs Resort. A very reasonable rate of $115 per night (plus applicable taxes) has been negotiated for Conference participants. The Resort features a Southwestern motif and is highlighted by colorful plazas, palm-shaded courtyards, and a rocky shoreline surrounding a shimmering lake. There is a full-service restaurant and lounge, as well as a themed food court, on site. The Resort is centrally located near Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, and is a neighbor to Disney's Animal Kingdom Park (opening Spring 1998). Airport shuttle service is available, and there is free transportation from the Resort to all Disney venues. The reservation telephone number is 407-939-1020.

Conference Updates

Check the ABO's web site often for updates and further information on the conference.

Guidelines for Submission of Papers

  1. Papers should not have been published prior to the Conference.
  2. An original and four copies must be submitted. The four copies should not contain any author identification.
  3. The cover page should indicate the following information:
    1. Full names of authors.
    2. Positions and affiliations.
    3. Complete address.
    4. Telephone and fax numbers.
  4. Papers should be prepared according to the reference and footnote guidelines of the American Accounting Association (see Behavioral Research in Accounting).
  5. Papers accepted for presentation may, at the option of the author, be considered for publication in Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA) or Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research (AABR). Authors should indicate at the time of conference submission if the paper should also be considered for journal publication. Authors should indicate if they would like the paper to be considered for publication in BRIA, AABR, or both journals. Papers considered for journal publication will be reviewed in accordance with the review procedures for the selected journal.
  6. Papers should be sent to Professor Jean Bedard, Northeastern University, at the address below.

Important Dates

May 1, 1998 Final date for submission of papers and notice of participant's interest. Non-refundable submission fee for papers is $50, payable to AAA/ABO.
June 30, 1998 Notification of acceptance of papers.
September 11, 1998 Deadline for conference registration. Early registration fee is $195 ($145 for submitting authors, one per paper; $65 for doctoral students).
October 16-17, 1998 Conference dates.

Conference Coordinators

Professor Jean C. Bedard Professor Jeffrey Cohen Professor Dennis Hanno
Northeastern University Boston College University of Massachusetts
Department of Accounting Carroll School of Management School of Management
404 Hayden Hall Fulton Hall Department of Accounting
Boston, MA 02115 Chestnut Hill, MA 02167 Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 617-373-8368 Phone: 617-552-3165 Phone: 413-545-5658
Fax: 617-373-8814 Fax: 617-552-2097 Fax: 413-545-3858
e-mail: bedard@neu.edu e-mail: cohen@bc.edu e-mail: dhanno@acctg.umass.edu


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