Sedatole receives management accounting literature award

Publish Date: Friday, September 11, 2009

Karen Sedatole, associate professor of accounting and information systems in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, recently received 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."

The award was presented at the American Accounting Association annual meeting in August in New York City. The paper, co-authored with Kristy Towry and Angela Coletti, who at the time were doctoral students at the University of Texas-Austin, was published in The Accounting Review in 2005. Now in her fourth year at MSU, Sedatole previously was a faculty member at the University of Texas-Austin.

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 doctorate from the University of Michigan.

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