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Lancaster Professor elected to top US Accounting Association role

04/03/2008 11:58:17

Professor David Otley
Professor David Otley

Professor David Otley has been elected President-Elect of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. This is the first time that a non-North American will have held the position and represents a significant commitment of the world's premier academic accounting body to internationalisation.

The American Accounting Association promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research and practice. Founded in 1916 as the American Association of University Instructors in Accounting. The Association is a voluntary organisation of persons interested in accounting education and research.

David Otley is Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Management at Lancaster University Management School. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management and gained the British Accounting Association’s Distinguished Academic Award in 2001. He was also the founding editor of the British Journal of Management from 1989 to 1999, and has been a member of the European Accounting Association since its formation in 1976 and of the AAA for over thirty years. He chaired the committee for the Management Accounting section’s outstanding doctoral dissertation award for 2006. He currently chairs the main panel for the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, covering economics, finance, accounting, information systems, business and management, which will conclude its work in October 2008.