Academy of Accounting Historians Annual Research Conference San Antonio, Texas August 13, 2002
The Academy of Accounting Historians held their annual research conference in San Antonio, Texas on August 13, 2002 at the University of Texas--San Antonio Downtown. The conference theme was "Accounting History: Bridging Time and Distance." Bill Samson and his program committee provided an interesting and challenging program. Sandy Welch at the University of Texas--San Antonio deserves special recognition for her work in organizing the conference. Elaine Sanders and Diane Cordova from UTSA organized the conference's facilities and food services. The Academy appreciates the great job that Sandy, Elaine, Diane, and UTSA did in making the conference such a success.
There were fifty registrants for the conference representing at least thirty colleges and universities. The conference was intended as an opportunity for young accounting history researchers to interact with more experienced researchers and have a chance to present accounting history research papers in conjunction with attending the American Accounting Association meeting. Given that much of the Academy's focus this year was on the 9th World Congress in Melbourne Australia, the presentation of eighteen papers far exceeded expectations. Additionally, accounting history researchers representing several countries, including England, Italy, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and South Africa, contributed greatly to the success of the conference program.
Lynn Turner, former Chief Accountant of the SEC, and Steve Walker, Editor of The Accounting Historians Journal, opened the conference. Turner spoke regarding past and present problems of financial accounting in Corporate America. Walker provided insights about how to improve accounting history research and increase the potential of publication. An outline of the program is provided:
James L. Boockholdt, Samson University, "Using the Railroads as Models for the …
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Publication information: Article title: Academy of Accounting Historians Annual Research Conference San Antonio, Texas August 13, 2002. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: Accounting Historians Journal. Volume: 29. Issue: 2 Publication date: December 2002. Page number: S12+. © 2009 Academy of Accounting Historians. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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