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Barney School's Lamberton Receives Award and Publishes Case & Article


Posted 06/14/2018
Category: Accolades

Barney School of Business Associate Professor of Accounting Barbara Lamberton recently received a distinguished service award and had two publications.

Barbara received the Distinguished Service Award from the SET Section of the American Accounting Association.  Founded over 100 years ago, the American Accounting Association is the leading professional organization for accounting academics.  The SET section fosters global communication and research about strategic and emerging technologies in accounting, auditing and taxation. 

She also had a case published in the IMA Case Journal. The IMA is a worldwide association with 100,000+ members including practicing accountants, financial professionals and academics. The IMA, founded nearly a century ago, is the premier professional organization for management accountants. The case, titled, “Bonnie Morgen: First Day on the Job and Facing an Ethical Dilemma” was published March 2018 in Volume 11, No1. 

Abstract: This case describes an ethical dilemma situation faced by a controller new on the job. On the first day on the job the newly appointed controller of a manufacturing business unit was approached by the senior accounting supervisor about a problem with the previous month’s reported results. Specifically, the supervisor states that the prior controller’s action had resulted in a material distortion of the unit business unit’s income. With end year approaching and incentive pay on the line, the controller is faced with tough problem where quick, decisive and ethical action is both critical and problematic.

In addition, Barbara had an article published by the Business Education Innovation Journal.  The article, titled “Encouraging participation in a management accounting classroom” was published in Volume 9, No 2.    

Abstract: An ongoing challenge in the college classroom is to keep students engaged and encourage participation in class discussions. This paper describes various techniques, that can be used in the classroom to draw out responses from students who are typically reluctant to participate in class discussions.