Freeman professor earns AICPA Best Early Career Researcher Award

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has named Jasmijn C. Bol, associate professor of accounting at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business, recipient of this year’s Best Early Career Researcher Award.

Jasmijn Bol
Jasmijn C. Bol, associate professor of accounting, is the recipient of this year’s Best Early Career Researcher Award from the American Institute of CPAs.

The award, which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Accounting Association (AAA) in National Harbor, Md., 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) co-sponsored 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. Recent 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) and “The Dynamics of Incentive Contracting: The Role of Learning in the Diffusion Process” (2010). All were published in Accounting Review. The third paper 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, who presented the award. “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 of the Freeman School in 2012. She previously was assistant professor of accountancy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a PhD from IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain, and a master’s degree in International Business from Maastricht University, the Netherlands.