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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.

  • AAA HQ
    Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics,...3
    featured session posted May 24, 2012 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2012 > Annual Meeting 2012 Features public
    speakers:
    Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication, University of Illinois at Chicago
    session/date/time:
    Monday Plenary, August 6, 2012 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    Deirdre McCloskey teaches economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago. A well-known economist and historian and rhetorician, she has written sixteen books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistics to transgender advocacy and the ethics of the bourgeois virtues. She is known as a "conservative" economist, Chicago-School style (she taught for 12 years there), but protests that "I'm a literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive Episcopalian, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man. Not 'conservative'! I'm a Christian libertarian."

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    Her latest book, Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World (University of Chicago Press, 2010), which argues that an ideological change rather than saving or exploitation is what made us rich, is the second in a series of four on The Bourgeois Era. The first was The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce (2006), asking if a participant in a capitalist economy can still have an ethical life (briefly, yes). With Stephen Ziliak she wrote in 2008, The Cult of Statistical Significance (2008), which criticizes the proliferation of tests of "significance," and was in 2011 the basis of a Supreme Court decision

  • AAA HQ
    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
    Karen Pincus, Doyle Z. and Maynette Derr Williams Professor...1
    featured session posted May 24, 2012 by AAA HQ, tagged Home Page Announcement in Annual Meeting 2012 > Annual Meeting 2012 Features public
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    Karen Pincus, Doyle Z. and Maynette Derr Williams Professor of Accounting, University of Arkansas
    title:
    Challenges on the Horizon
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 8, 2012 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm
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    Karen Pincus, the Doyle Z. and Maynette Derr Williams Professor of Accounting at the University of Arkansas, earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland in 1984 and came to Arkansas after 12 years on the faculty at the University of Southern California. Her research, which appears in U.S. and international journals, focuses on audit judgment, fraud detection, and accounting education; she has been a member of the editorial boards of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, and Issues in Accounting Education.

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    Professor Pincus received the AAA's Innovation in Accounting Education award for developing an innovative introductory accounting course; the AICPA's Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education award; and the AWSCPA's Educator of the Year award. She served as 2005-6 President of Beta Alpha Psi and currently is the U.S. member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board. Karen is a past president of the AAA Auditing Section and formerly served as AAA Vice President and as a member of the Board of Governors of the APLG. She currently serves on the AAA Bylaws Committee and the Governance Task Force and as a supply chain representative to the Pathways Commission. Her professional service includes current service as a member of the AICPA Board of Directors.

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    Description: What are the major challenges accounting faculty and accounting programs will face over the next decade? Are they insoluble problems or brilliantly disguised opportunities?

  • AAA HQ
    Mary E. Barth, Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at...
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    speakers:
    Mary E. Barth, Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at Stanford University
    title:
    Global Engagement and Perspectives
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Luncheon, August 7, 2013 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm
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    Mary E. Barth is the Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining Stanford, she was an Associate Professor at Harvard Business School and an audit partner in Arthur Andersen & Co. Mary’s research focuses on financial accounting and reporting issues, particularly topics of interest to accounting standard setters. Her research has received the AAA Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Award, the AAA Competitive Manuscript Award and, twice each, the AAA/Deloitte Wildman Medal Award and the AAA Financial Accounting and Reporting Section Best Paper Award. In addition, she has received the AAA International Section Outstanding International Accounting Educator Award. Mary has served the AAA as President-Elect, Vice President, and as the chair and a member of several committees. She currently is an Editor of Management Science and on the editorial boards of several journals, and was an Associate Editor of The Accounting Review.

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    Mary was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board, and subsequently its Academic Advisor, the AICPA Accounting Standards Executive Committee, and the FASB Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. She has served as Vice President of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research. She has been or is a visiting or honorary professor at several universities outside of the US. At Stanford, Mary has received the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award and PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award, and was Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Mary holds a BA from Cornell University, MBA from Boston University, PhD from Stanford University, and DSc(HC) from Lancaster University.

  • AAA HQ
    Brian J. Bushee, Gilbert and Shelly Harrison Professor of...
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    speakers:
    Brian J. Bushee, Gilbert and Shelly Harrison Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    title:
    The Future of Accounting Teaching/Learning
    session/date/time:
    Wednesday Plenary, August 7, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    Brian J. Bushee is the Gilbert and Shelly Harrison Professor of Accounting at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Wharton in 2000, he was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Business School and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago. He has also worked as a Senior Credit Analyst for CoreStates Financial Corp. and as a National Office Researcher for Coopers and Lybrand L.L.P. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and A.B. from Duke University. His research focuses on the impact of information intermediaries—such as institutional investors and the business press—on corporate disclosure decisions and on the stock market pricing of information. His dissertation won the American Accounting Association’s Competitive Manuscript Award. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting ResearchJournal of Accounting and EconomicsThe Accounting Review, and Review of Accounting Studies. He teaches an MBA elective called Problems in Financial Reporting and is launching a Coursera course called An Introduction to Financial Accounting in 2013. In 2009, he won the Helen Kardon Moss Anvil Award, which is awarded to the one faculty member "who has exemplified outstanding teaching quality during the last year."

  • AAA HQ
    Jorge Cham, Writer and Artist
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    speakers:
    Jorge Cham, Writer and Artist
    title:
    Hidden Opportunities
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Luncheon, August 5, 2013 ~ 12:00pm–1:45pm
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    Jorge Cham is the writer and artist of Piled Higher and Deeper, a comic strip about life, or the lack thereof, in academia. Often called "the Dilbert of Academia," the PHD Comics website receives over 8 million visitors a year. Additionally, it has appeared in The Stanford Daily, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and Caltech newspapers and it has appeared or been featured in the journal Nature, Science Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, IEEE Potentials magazine among others. It has also been linked to by USA Today's, The NY Times and The Washington Post's websites.

    Jorge was a Research Associate at Caltech from 2003-2005 and obtained a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, specializing in Robotics. His research at Stanford focused on dynamic legged "biomimetic" robots that incorporate novel manufacturing technologies and design lessons from biology. The resulting prototypes are among the fastest recorded running robots ever created (for their size), and achieve robust locomotion with no sensory feedback.

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    Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies LLC
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    speakers:
    Judy Luther, President, Informed Strategies LLC
    title:
    The Future of Academic Research
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Plenary, August 6, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    With both an Executive MBA (Emory University) and an MLS (Florida State University), Judy Luther created Informed Strategies to bring a customer-oriented perspective to the design and development of electronic products and services. Prior to consulting she managed sales at the Institute for Scientific Information (creator of the Impact Factor) and at the Faxon Company (a subscription agent), preceded by a career managing academic libraries (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Stetson University).

    Active professionally she was CoChair of the NISO Working Group that created SERU (Shared Electronic Resources Understanding) as a Best Practice to streamline licensing of content that has been adopted globally and she led the creation of the Juried Product Development Forums to collect buyer feedback on new products during the Charleston Conference.

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    Author of the seminal White Paper on Electronic Journal Usage Statistics, she serves on the International Advisory Board of COUNTER which coordinates best practices on usage data of digital content. Her articles on industry trends and innovations have been featured in Library Journal and she is a frequent speaker at both library and publisher meetings. A Past President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), Judy has served on the boards of several journals including the Journal of Electronic Publishing published by the University of Michigan.

  • AAA HQ
    Michael C. Jensen, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business...
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    speakers:
    Michael C. Jensen, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard Business School; Co-Founder and Chairman and Integrity Officer, Social Science Electronic Publishing
    title:
    The Future of Academic Research | The Future of Accounting Teaching/Learning
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Plenary, August 6, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am | Wednesday Plenary, August 7, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    Professor Jensen (Ph.D., University of Chicago 1967) has authored more than 100 scientific papers in addition to numerous articles, comments, and editorials on a wide range of economic, finance and business-related topics. See his Harvard Business School vita and his SSRN Author Page. He is author or editor of four books. His co-authored book with Kevin Murphy, CEO Pay and What to Do About It: Restoring Integrity to Both Executive Compensation and Capital-Market Relations will be published by Harvard Business School Press in 2014. In 1994 he co-founded and is currently Chairman and Integrity Officer of Social Science Electronic Publishing, Inc. (SSEP) which is devoted to the electronic publication of scholarly working papers in the social sciences (http://ssrn.com). Dr. Jensen has served as consultant and board member to various corporations, foundations and governmental agencies, has given expert testimony before congressional and state committees and state and federal courts, and has lectured widely throughout the world. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow and Past President of the American Finance Association and Past President of the Western Economic Association International. He has been awarded many prizes and recognitions including most recently the Morgan Stanley – American Finance Association Prize for Excellence in Financial Economics and selected the National Bureau of Economics Research, Harvard Business School and the U. of Rochester Simon School of Business as recipients of the $200,000 total cash grant. In May, 2011 he was awarded the "Economics for Management Lecture Series IESE-Fundacion BBVA Prize."

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    Gregg Gordon, President & CEO, the Social Science Research...
    featured session posted September 13, 2013 by AAA HQ in Annual Meeting 2013 > Annual Meeting 2013 Features public
    speakers:
    Gregg Gordon, President & CEO, the Social Science Research Network
    title:
    The Future of Academic Research
    session/date/time:
    Tuesday Plenary, August 6, 2013 ~ 8:30am–9:45am
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    Gregory J. Gordon is President and CEO of Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a leading multi-disciplinary online repository of scholarly research in the social sciences and humanities. SSRN is focused on the high quality, rapid, electronic dissemination of scholarly research at the lowest possible cost - Tomorrow's Research Today.

    Currently the number one repository in the world, SSRN provides a variety of electronic distribution and related services to help scholars create innovative research. More importantly, SSRN works with researchers to reduce the time needed to find relevant material, provide easy access to a broad array of interdisciplinary content, and significantly accelerate the cycle of research. Its eLibrary database has 475,000 papers from 220,000 authors and users have downloaded over 65,000,000 full text papers since inception.

    Prior to helping Michael C. Jensen found SSRN in 1994, he worked at KPMG and entrepreneurial companies in technology and health care. Gregg speaks around the world and writes regularly about scholarly research and the changes needed to create innovative research faster.