Academy of Accounting Historians


The Best Paper Award
At the beginning of each year, the editor of the AHJ chooses a recipient of the Best Paper Award from the previous year's journals.  The recipient(s) receives a plaque and a check for $300.  The editor also selects two recipients for Awards of Excellence, these recipient(s) receive a check for $100.

Congratulations to the 2014 Recipients!

     Richard Fleischman (Emeritus, John Carroll University)

     Thomas Tyson (St. John Fisher College)

     David Oldroyd-McCollum (Durham University)

"The U.S. Freedman's Bureau in Post Civil War Reconstruction" Accounting Historians Journal vol. 41, no. 2 (December), 2014.

Award for Excellence: Joan Hollister (SUNY at New Paltz) and Sally Schultz (SUNY at New Paltz, Emerita)

"The Delaware and Hudson Canal Company: Forming, Financing and Reporting on an Early 19th Century Corporation." Accounting Historians Journal vol. 41, no. 2 (December), 2014.

Award for Excellence: Garen Markarian (Otto Beisheim School of Management)

"The Crisis and Fair Values: Echoes of Early Twentieth Century Debates?" Accounting Historians Journal vol. 41, no. 1 (June), 2014.

Past recipients of the Award:

2013     Dale L. Flesher, University of Mississippi and Gary J. Previts, Case Western Reserve University

           "Donaldson Brown (1885-1965):  The Power of an Individual and His Ideas Over Time."

2012     Jacques Richard, University Paris Dauphine

“The Victory of the Prussian Railway Dynamic Accounting Over the Public Finance and Patrimonial Accounting Models (1838-1884): An Early Illustration of the Appearance of the Second State of Capitalist Financial Accounting and a Testimony Against the Agency and the Market for Excuses Theories"

2011     Jesse Dillard, Portland State University and Linda Ruchala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 “Veblen’s Placebo Another Historical Perspective on Administrative Evil”

2010     Warwick Funnell, University of Kent

“On His Majesty’s Secret Service: Accounting for the Secret Service in a Time of National Peril 1782-1806”

2009     Norman B. Macintosh, Queen’s University

“Effective Genealogical History: Possibilities for Critical Accounting History Research”

2008     Valerio Antonelli, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Trevor Boyns, Cardiff Business School and Fabrizio Cerbioni, University of Padua

“The Development of Accounting in Europe in the Era of Scientific Management: The Italian Engineering Conglomerate, Ansaldo, 1918 – 1940”

2007     Charles W. Wootton, Eastern Illinois University and Barbara E. Kemmerer, Eastern Illinois University

 “The Emergence of Mechanical Accounting in the U.S., 1880 – 1930”

2006     Richard K. Fleischman, John Carroll University and Thomas Tyson, St. John Fisher College

“Accounting for Interned Japanese-American Civilians during World War II: Creating Incentives and Establishing Controls for Captive Workers”

2005     Fernando Gutiérrez, Carlos Larrinaga and Miriam Núñez

 “Cost and Management Accounting in Pre-Industrial Revolution Spain”

2005     Sarah A. Holmes, Sandra T. Welch and Laura R. Knudson

“The Role of Accounting Practices in the Disempowerment of the Coahuiltecan Indians”

2004     Warwick Funnell

“Accounting and the Pursuit of Utopia: The Possibility of Perfection in Paraguay”

2003     Richard K. Fleischman and R. Penny Marquette

“The Impact of World War II on Cost Accounting at the Sperry Corporation”

2002     Alan J. Richardson

“Professional Dominance:  The Relationship Between Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting”

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