Karen Sedatole, associate professor of Accounting and Information Systems, recently won the 2009 Notable Contribution to the Management Accounting Literature Award for her paper, “The Effect of Control Systems on Trust and Cooperation in Collaborative Environments,” (co-authored with Kristi Towery and Angela Coletti) that was published in The Accounting Review in 2005.

“The competition was very tight, and (Karen) should be very proud of this award,” says Northern Illinois University Accountancy Associate Professor Tim West, the chair of the MAS Notable Contribution Award committee.

Sedatole’s research focuses on the role of non-financial performance measures as a performance management tool, and on the determinants and consequences of management control mechanisms, both within the firm and across firm boundaries. Her research has been published in The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, and Accounting, Organizations and Society. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Management Accounting Research. Sedatole received her PhD from the University of Michigan.