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Karen Sedatole

Karen Sedatole

Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accountancy
Department: Accounting and Information Systems

Office: N217 Business College Complex

Telephone: 517-432-2919

Email: sedatole@broad.msu.edu



Karen L. Sedatole is a Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University. She earned her BSE in computer engineering from Baylor University in 1987, her MBA from The University of Texas at Austin in 1989, and her PhD from The University of Michigan in 2000. Prior to her doctoral work, she worked as a systems consultant, designing and implementing customized client information systems used in forecasting, planning, and decision-making.

Professor 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. Grants supporting her research have been awarded from the PriceWaterhouseCoopers Foundation, the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation, and the Institute of Management Accountants. Her research, which includes archival, field research, and experimental methodologies, has been published in The Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Management Science, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, and Accounting, Organizations, and Society. She is a two time recipient of the AAA Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Research Award (2009 and 2012) and a two time recipient of the AAA Management Accounting Section Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award (2012 and 2016).

Professor Sedatole is Senior Editor of Journal of Management Accounting Research, Editor of Accounting Horizons, and serves on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Management Accounting Research, and Accounting, Organizations, and Society.

Determinants and consequences of evaluation and reward systems; control in inter-organizational collaborations; the measurement and use of non-financial performance measures for performance management.

  • AAA Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Literature Award: 2009
  • AAA Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Literature Award: 2012
  • MSU Department of Accounting & Information Systems Outstanding Research Award: 2011
  • Broad College of Business John D. & Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar Award: 2010
  • AAA Management Accounting Section Research Conference Outstanding Paper Award: 2006
  • AAA Management Accounting Section Research Conference Outstanding Paper Award: 2010
  • Journal of Management Accounting Research Best Paper Award: 2014
  • AAA Management Accounting Section Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award: 2012
  • MBA 812: Accounting for Decision-making and Control
  • ACC 841: Management Control Systems
  • Senior Editor, Journal of Management Accounting Research: 2016-2018

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