For the second time, Karen Sedatole, a professor in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, is the recipient of the Notable Contribution to Management Accounting Literature Award, presented by the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.
Sedatole, associate professor of accounting, was selected for the paper, “An Empirical Examination of Goals and Performance-to-Goal Following the Introduction of an Incentive Bonus Plan with Participative Goal Setting,” co-authored by Shannon Anderson, UC-Davis Graduate School of Management, and Henri Dekker, VU University Amsterdam, and published in Management Science in 2010. She previously received the award in 2009.
The annual award recognizes a paper published in the past five years that is relevant to management accounting with broad appeal, is an original contribution to knowledge and has potential impact on other research.
Sedatole’s research focuses on the determinants and consequences of evaluation and reward systems; control in inter-organizational collaborations; and the measurement and use of non-financial performance measures for performance management. Her research has been published in numerous journals, including The Journal of Accounting Research, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, and Accounting, Organizations and Society. She is associate editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research and serves on the editorial board of The Accounting Review.