Behavior and Organization Section
Minutes of the AAA
August 15, 2002
San Antonio, Texas
Charles Davis presided.
Minutes were recorded by Stacey Whitecotton.
Davis called the meeting to order.
Whitecotton read the minutes from the August 13, 2001 business
meeting. John Rigsby moved that
the minutes be approved. Motion
Fisher provided information on the current state of our budget. He reported that the current cash
balance was approximately $30,000, which is roughly equivalent to the
Lipe will chair the 2002 Research Conference, which will be held in
Dallas, Texas on October 18 and 19.
Marlys thanked the large number of people who volunteered to review
for the conference and referred people to the ABO web site for further
details on the conference.
Peffer will organize the 2003 research conference.
Lowe presented the 2002 Outstanding Dissertation Award to Lisa Sedor, of
Notre Dame University. Lisa’s
dissertation, entitled “A Cognitive Explanation for Optimism in Analysts’
Earnings Forecasts” was completed at the University of Washington under
the supervision of Jane Kennedy.
Kaplan, the new editor of BRIA, reported that he had received
approximately 30 papers and was about to make his first acceptance.
Haka, the outgoing editor of BRIA, reported that there will be 5 papers in
the upcoming BRIA volume, partly due to the low volume of papers from last
year’s research conference.
also recommended that we reconsider having a BRIA supplement in
association with the research conference. In order to do so, she recommended that we consider raising
the member dues from their current level of $15. It was noted that other sections had
raised their dues and the ABO section was generally low.
Finn indicated that he believed an increase in the due would be
acceptable to members if it was justified as being necessary in order to
allow for the conference edition of BRIA.
was some discussion of who should edit the supplement (the editor of BRIA
or the conference organizer). The
consensus of those present was that this should fall to the BRIA
noted that the BRIA editor transition has been very smooth.
Davis thanked Sue for her service to the journal and presented her with a
elected officers were announced:
Stacey Whitecotton as Chair-Elect, Stacy Kovar as
secretary/treasure and Alan Lord as VP-Regions.
Davis called for regional reports.
There were no responses.
Magro will serve as the ABO representative on the AAA planning committee
for next year’s annual meeting.
Anne encouraged submissions, noting that the number of sessions
depends on the number of submissions.
Anne also asked for input into the best time for next year’s
business meeting. Although this
year’s meeting time appeared to work well, many members were concerned
about the overlap with other section’s business meetings.
Davis recognized the service of the outgoing officers and turned the
meeting over to Joe Fisher, the incoming Chair.
Fisher discussed the possibility of having a joint meeting in 2003-2004
with the managerial accounting section.
The response to this idea was generally positive. There was some concern about the
overlap in attendance at these meetings.
Dennis Bline volunteered to collect some data on the number of
members who attend more than one mid-year meeting.
Fisher recommended that we establish an award for the Best Paper in BRIA
over the past 3 year period. This
idea was acceptable to members since the only cost would be a plaque.
Rigsby is gathering information for the working paper series. He agreed to put abstracts or links to
authors on the ABO web site.
- The issue of raising the dues was once
again raised. Joe Fisher will
investigate the steps necessary to increase the dues to $25 annually.
Fisher thanked Charles Davis for his service to the section and presented
him with a plaque.
Lord called for volunteers to help with the regional meetings.
Bline moved to adjourn. Motion