Past Recipients:Inaugural Award, 1996: Professor Philip Brown, University of Western Australia and Professor Ray Chambers, University of Sydney1998: Professor Ken Trotman, University of New South Wales2000: Professor Ron Weber, University of Queensland2002: Professor Ian Zimmer, University of Queensland2009: Professor Robert H. Chenhall, Monash University; and Professor Wai Fong Chua, University of New South Wales
Aim:The aim of this award is to recognise outstanding contributions to accounting and finance research literature by members of AFAANZ.
Eligibility:Only current (financial or life) members of AFAANZ are eligible for nomination. Nominees should demonstrate outstanding contribution over a sustained number of years. An individual recipient may receive this award once.
Criteria:An outstanding contribution to accounting and finance research literature may be demonstrated in several ways. The primary criterion for judging nominations will be the extent to which nominees can demonstrate contribution to knowledge in the relevant discipline by way of theory development and/or improvement to practice through their research. This will be most often evidenced by a sustained record of high quality peer-reviewed research publications. In assessing the publication record of the nominees, the advisory panel will consider the:
In establishing the contribution to accounting and finance research literature made by the nominee, the following are examples of additional criterion which may also be considered:
Nominations:Nominations must be made by two current members of AFAANZ and must contain the signed consent of the nominee. Nominations should address the criteria for the award and where appropriate, include examples of contributions and supporting documentation. This should include citations for key publications, detailed information about the competitive research funds received, the details of research higher degree students supervised and any other relevant activities undertaken. It is envisaged that the text addressing the criteria be no more than 5 single-sided A4 pages excluding supporting documentation. Nominations must also include the current vitae of the nominee.
Nominating Committee: Nominations for this award will be reviewed in the first instance by a nominating committee. The nominating committee will comprise the current and immediate past presidents of AFAANZ and the Chair of the Research portfolio of the AFAANZ Board. The nominating committee will determine the nominations to be forwarded to the advisory panel for consideration. The decision to forward the nominations to the advisory panel will be made based on a majority vote by the members of the nominating committee.
The Advisory Panel:The nominations will be reviewed by an advisory panel appointed by the AFAANZ Board. The panel comprises the current Chair of the Research Portfolio of the AFAANZ Board; one Australian and one New Zealand representative from the Platinum Sponsors of AFAANZ, and past award recipients. The advisory panel will recommend to the AFAANZ Board as to whether the award should be made in respect of any nomination received. In order for the panel to recommend to the AFAANZ board that the award be made, a 75% majority vote of advisory panel members is required.
Whether the award is made in any year remains the responsibility of the AFAANZ Board. For the award to be made in any year, a 75% majority vote of the AFAANZ Board is required.
Nomination deadline:Nominees will be finalised by way of written submissions from proposers addressing the selection criteria. Nominations for the 2012 award are to be received by the AFAANZ office by 15 December 2011. Please email all nominations to Ms Cheryl Umoh, Executive Director at
Award:The award will be presented at the 2012 Annual Conference.
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