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    Justin Fox, Editorial Director of the Harvard Business...
    featured session posted April 1, 2011 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2011 > Annual Meeting 2011 Features public
    speakers:
    Justin Fox, Editorial Director of the Harvard Business Review Group
    title:
    The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Plenary, August 9, 2011 ~ 8:30 am–9:45 am
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    Justin Fox is editorial director of the Harvard Business Review Group and the author of The Myth of the Rational Market, which Paul Krugman called "a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the mess we're in." Subtitled "A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street," Fox's book is a fascinating history of the flawed and dangerous theories that have come to dominate economic discourse in the last 50 years—most notably, the theory that markets are rational. More than one reviewer noted how it read like a thriller. A national bestseller, it was also named a New York Times Notable Book of 2009 and Amazon's Best Business Book of the Year.

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    A nimble economics and finance journalist, Fox writes about complex problems with an extraordinary depth and breadth, as well as a plain-spoken and illuminating accessibility. He blogs at the Harvard Business Review Group Blog and contributes regularly to Time, for which he previously wrote a weekly column. He also started that magazine's influential Curious Capitalist blog, at Time.com. For more than a decade before that, Fox was a writer and editor at Fortune, where he covered economics, finance, and international business. Fox is a regular commentator on the Nightly Business Report on PBS, and has appeared on NPR's Marketplace as well as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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    The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
    One of the many factors that led to the financial crisis was the widely held assumption that markets behave rationally. If markets are rational, how come they are prone to disasterous crashes? Why aren't markets able to react to forecasted problems before they happen, like rational entities should? Justin Fox takes square aim at the concept of market rationality and explains how this theory grew from academic theory to preeminent investor dogma. Fox combines business history, economics and politics into a narrative that is more like a Hollywood thriller than a University textbook, and shows audiences how the financial crisis was not a short term lapse, but a long term process. One of America's most trusted business journalists, Fox reveals market rationality for what it is: a hopeful myth.

  • AAA HQ
    Ruth McCartney, CEO of McCartney Multimedia, Inc.
    featured session posted April 1, 2011 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2011 > Annual Meeting 2011 Features public
    speakers:
    Ruth McCartney, CEO of McCartney Multimedia, Inc.
    title:
    The Role of Social Media in Education
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Luncheon, August 9, 2011 ~ 12:00 pm–1:45 pm
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    Ruth McCartney was born and raised in Liverpool in the "swinging 60's." She began to study guitar, singing and dance at the tender age of 4 and then continued with her musical education, adding piano lessons from the age of 7, and guitar from the age of 12. As the CEO of McCartney Multimedia, Ruth coordinates the online presence of many clients including country legend Clint Black, LeAnn Rimes, Steve Tyrell, Oleta Adams, REO Speedwagon and the company's technology babysits the databases of stars from Paula Abdul to Fleetwood Mac. Currently, Ruth is busy preparing a celebrity cook-book (see recipes section) to benefit "Feed the Children" and KidsCharities.org — a site which MMI developed; Ruth serves on the board of the Las Vegas based non-profit.

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    She is also busy writing titles with husband Martin Nethercutt for his up-coming release "Geistmusik; " she has appeared as a speaker at various "Beatlefests" in Chicago, New York, Kansas City, MO, Toronto and L.A., and if that wasn't enough, Ruth has recently returned from Liverpool and London where she narrated and co-produced a retrospective Beatles documentary entitled "Here, There and Everywhere" with Atlanta based cameraman / director Ken Barker. The footage features rare interviews with Cynthia Lennon, Neil Innes of Rutles fame, Bob Wooler — the original Cavern DeeJay, the Fourmost's Billy Hatton, Beatle sister Lou Harrison and more.

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    Stephen A. Zeff, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting,...3100%
    featured session posted April 1, 2011 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2011 > Annual Meeting 2011 Features public
    speakers:
    Stephen A. Zeff, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting, Rice University
    title:
    The Evolution of the IASC into the IASB, and the Challenges It Faces
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Plenary, August 10, 2010 ~ 8:30 am–9:45 am
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    Stephen A. Zeff is the Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting, Rice University. He is a past editor of The Accounting Review and a past President of the American Accounting Association. He was honored by the AAA in 1988 as an Outstanding Accounting Educator and by the International Accounting Section in 1999 as an Outstanding International Accounting Educator. In 2002, he was inducted as the 70th member of the Accounting Hall of Fame. In 2009, the European Accounting Association gave him the Anthony G. Hopwood Award for Academic Leadership. He is an honorary member of the Texas Society of CPAs, CPA Australia, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. In 2002, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland awarded him the title of ICAS Honorary Research Fellow. From 1962 to 1966 and again since 2006 he has been the book review editor of The Accounting Review.

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    The Evolution of the IASC into the IASB, and the Challenges It Faces
    An historical analysis of the steps in the evolution of the IASC between 1973 and 2000, including external influences on its pace of progress, into becoming the IASB in 2001. The historical analysis continues to review the first ten years of the IASB and to examine the actions taken around the world to implement its standards in a sample of jurisdictions, together with the performance by auditors and securities market regulators. At the conclusion, some issues concerning the fact and appearance of worldwide comparability will be raised.

  • AAA HQ
    Gregory Waymire
    featured session posted April 1, 2011 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2011 > Annual Meeting 2011 Features public
    speakers:
    Gregory Waymire
    title:
    Incoming President — American Accounting Association
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 10, 2011 ~ 12:00 pm–1:45 pm
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    Gregory Waymire is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Accounting at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Indiana University (1978) and an M.B.A. (1980) and Ph.D. (1984) from the University of Chicago. He has been a member of the Goizueta faculty since 1990. His recent research investigates the economic function of basic accounting technologies such as recordkeeping, the relation between accounting principles and the brain’s evaluation of exchange, and the spontaneous emergence of norms in accounting practice. His research has been published in the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations & Society, Accounting Horizons, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Economics, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among others.

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    Kevin D. Stocks
    featured session posted April 1, 2011 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2011 > Annual Meeting 2011 Features public
    speakers:
    Kevin D. Stocks
    title:
    Outgoing President — American Accounting Association
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 10, 2011 ~ 12:00 pm–1:45 pm
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    Kevin D. Stocks is the KPMG Professor of Accounting and the Director of the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University. He previously served the American Accounting Association as Vice President—Education, as Chair of the Teaching and Curriculum Section, and as President of the Accounting Programs Leadership Group (APLG). He is currently the AAA President. He has led the AAA Doctoral Program Database project, co-chaired the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, and co-chaired the AAA-sponsored seminars for Aspiring PQ Faculty. He has served as President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and on numerous AICPA and AAA committees. His teaching and research has been in the field of management accounting and ethics.

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    Robert Bunting, Chair, Moss Adams' International...
    featured session posted May 28, 2010 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2010 > Annual Meeting 2010 Features public
    speakers:
    Robert Bunting, Chair, Moss Adams' International Services Group
    title:
    Accounting Education in a Global Environment
    session/date/time:
    Opening Plenary, Monday August 2, 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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    Robert Bunting is Chair of Moss Adams' International Services Group, which provides tax, accounting, and advisory services to more than 1,300 international clients. Bunting was Moss Adams' CEO for 23 years before stepping down in June 2004. Moss Adams is among the 11 largest accounting firms in the U.S. with offices in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

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    In November 2008, Mr. Bunting became President of the International Federation of Accountants for two years, after serving two years as IFAC's Deputy President. He also serves on the IFAC Board and chairs the Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee, and International Regulatory Liaison Committee. IFAC serves as the global voice of the accounting profession serving more than 2.5 million professional accountants, and acts as the global standard-setter for auditing, ethics, education, and public sector financial reporting.

    Mr. Bunting is also a past chair of the AICPA Board of Directors, having completed his term in October 2005.

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    In this plenary session, Robert L. Bunting—president of the International Federation of Accountants—discusses accounting education in a global environment. Topics to be covered include the globalization of standards, the reporting model of the future, and the implications of the sovereign debt crisis on government reporting.

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    James L. Kroeker, Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange...
    featured session posted May 28, 2010 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2010 > Annual Meeting 2010 Features public
    speakers:
    James L. Kroeker, Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission
    title:
    Current SEC Developments
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Plenary, August 3, 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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    James L. Kroeker is the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission. In this capacity, Mr. Kroeker serves as the principal advisor to the Commission on accounting and auditing matters.

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    Since joining the Commission as Deputy Chief Accountant in February 2007, Mr. Kroeker has played a key role in efforts to improve the transparency and reduce the complexity of financial disclosure. For example, he recently served as staff director of the SEC's congressionally mandated study of fair value accounting standards, and he has led the efforts of the Office of the Chief Accountant to address the current economic turmoil, including steps to improve off-balance-sheet accounting guidelines. Mr. Kroeker also served as the Designated Federal Officer responsible for the staff oversight of the SEC's Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting. He also has been responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office's accounting group, including resolution of accounting practice issues, rulemaking, and oversight of private sector standard-setting efforts.

    Prior to joining the SEC, Mr. Kroeker was a partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP in the firm's National Office Accounting Services Group and was responsible for providing consultation and support regarding the implementation, application, communication and development of accounting standards, including disclosure and reporting matters. Mr. Kroeker was Deloitte & Touche's representative on the AICPA Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC). Mr. Kroeker also served as a Practice Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

    Mr. Kroeker received a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Nebraska in May 1992.

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    Betsy Rafael, Vice President, Corporate Controller,...
    featured session posted May 28, 2010 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2010 > Annual Meeting 2010 Features public
    speakers:
    Betsy Rafael, Vice President, Corporate Controller, Principal Accounting Officer — Apple
    title:
    The Future of Accounting: A Preparer's perspective of the uncertain and challenging future of accounting as convergence, regulation, and new business models meet
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Luncheon, August 3, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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    Betsy Rafael is currently the Vice President Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at Apple. She is responsible for global accounting activities as well as SEC reporting and compliance requirements. Her team is also responsible for providing financial support to the Sales, Service, Marketing, and Engineering organizations within Apple. She is also leading a Finance Transformation effort to drive future scalability requirements.

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    She has more than 25 years of finance and operations experience at Silicon Valley high-tech companies including Cisco, Sun, Aspect, and SGI with more than 10 years as a Senior Executive.

    Betsy is a member of the Echelon board of directors. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Santa Clara University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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    Robert S. Kaplan, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard...5
    featured session posted May 28, 2010 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2010 > Annual Meeting 2010 Features public
    speakers:
    Robert S. Kaplan, Baker Foundation Professor, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
    title:
    The Role for Academic Scholarship to Advance Professional Knowledge in Accounting
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Plenary Session, August 4, 8:30 am - 9:45 am
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    Robert S. Kaplan is Baker Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School, Harvard University. Previously, he was a faculty member and Dean at the Tepper Business School, Carnegie-Mellon University. Kaplan received a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T., and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Cornell University.

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    Professor Kaplan's research and teaching has linked performance and cost management systems to strategy implementation. He has helped to develop both activity-based costing and the Balanced Scorecard. He has written, with multiple co-authors, 14 books and 140 articles, including 20 in Harvard Business Review. Kaplan speaks to business and government audiences throughout the world on strategy execution and performance management systems.

    Professor Kaplan is a member of the Accounting Hall of Fame. He has received the AAA's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award, and its Seminal Contribution to Accounting Literature Award. He has also received multiple Wildman Medal and Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Awards and Lifetime Contribution Awards from the AAA Management Accounting Section and the Institute of Management Accountants.

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    Much accounting scholarship of the past five decades has taken a social science perspective, studying statistical and behavioral patterns in existing accounting practice and standard setting. Unlike other professions, such as medicine, engineering and law, accounting faculty have rarely taken the lead in advancing professional practice. Such a situation would be tolerable if there were few opportunities for innovation and if the demands on the profession were stable and predictable. But the recent financial crisis has revealed severe deficiencies in companies’ reporting of their asset positions and their risk management practices. Similar deficiencies have also occurred with governments; the financial crisis in several US states and in countries, such as Greece, has revealed weak financial reporting and inadequate management controls.

    The talk will provide several illustrations where academic research, grounded in documenting and influencing best practices, can play a much more constructive role to improve the accounting practices of companies, states, and countries. It will urge academics to play a leadership role in helping organizations adopt innovative practices based on sound theory and scholarship, and to improve their students’ education in the more complex models required for improved fair value reporting and risk management. All this will require major changes to the academic system of scholarship, including the incentive and rewards for faculty research, publication standards in academic accounting journals, the content of accounting courses and textbooks, and the recruitment and training of doctoral students. These innovations will not be easy nor will they initially be welcomed by many. But they are necessary if accounting research and education are to be responsive to contemporary and future challenges in their profession.

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    Kevin D. Stocks
    featured session posted May 28, 2010 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2010 > Annual Meeting 2010 Features public
    speakers:
    Kevin D. Stocks
    title:
    Incoming President — American Accounting Association
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 4, 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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    Kevin D. Stocks is the KPMG Professor of Accounting and the Director of the School of Accountancy at Brigham Young University. He previously served the AAA as Vice President–Education, as the Chair of the Teaching and Curriculum Section, and as the President of the Accounting Programs Leadership Group (APLG). He is currently the President-Elect.

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    He has led the AAA Doctoral Program Database project, co-chaired the Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, and co-chaired the AAA sponsored seminars for Aspiring PQ Faculty. He has served as President of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy and on numerous AICPA and AAA committees. His teaching and research has been in the field of management accounting and ethics.