AICPA Best Early Career Researcher Award Winner

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By Deanna C. White

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) was pleased to announce that Jasmijn C. Bol, PhD, associate professor of accounting, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Award.

The award was presented at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA) in National Harbor, Maryland, by Scott Moore, AICPA senior manager of college and university initiatives.

The $2,000 grant is given to the researcher with the best overall body of research in management accounting. Eligible research must have been completed within the first five years of joining a faculty.

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in the United Kingdom and the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA) cosponsored the award. It was granted in collaboration with the Management Accounting Section of the AAA.

Bol's award-winning research includes the use of accounting information for managerial decision making, with a special focus on performance measurement and compensation systems. 

"I am honored to have received the Best Early Career Researcher Award; it is a great recognition of my work. I am happy that the AICPA is willing to support young researchers like me", Bol said. "I like doing research on compensation systems because it relies on psychology, sociology, and economic theory. It also has a lot of direct implications for practice, which allows me to use my research in the classroom." 

Her recently published papers include:

  • "Spillover Effects in Subjective Performance Evaluation: Bias and the Asymmetric Influence of Controllability" (2011)
  • "The Forward-Looking Role of Subjectivity in Performance and Promotion Evaluations: Evidence from Professional Services" (2011)
  • "The Dynamics of Incentive Contracting: The Role of Learning in the Diffusion Process" (2010)

Bol's papers were published in Accounting Review, and the third was also published in Accounting, Organizations and Society.

"This award reflects our commitment to the next generation of researchers that will advance the profession of management accounting", said Scott Moore, AICPA senior manager, college and university initiatives. "Bol's research will help CPAs and CGMAs working in business and industry, many of whom are CEOs and CFOs, make better financial decisions."

Bol joined the faculty at the Freeman School of Business in 2012. She previously was assistant professor of accountancy for the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a PhD from IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain; and a Master of International Business from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

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