Demski Honored for Lifetime Achievement in Management Accounting

Joel Demski, Ph.D., received the 2010 Lifetime Contribution Award from the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.


Sponsored by the AICPA, the award recognizes individuals who have made an important mark on management accounting education, research and practice. Demski was honored for his research and teachings on applications of information economics and agency theory to accounting.


“Demski’s research has helped management accountants better evaluate how compensation systems and the design and structure of information affects the overall operation of their organization,” said Carol Scott, AICPA vice president–Business, Industry & Government, in a press release.


Demski is the Frederick E. Fisher Scholar at the University of Florida and has been a professor at Stanford and Yale universities.


His work has appeared in 60 journals, five books and 25 papers, including “The Use of Models in Information Evaluation,” a paper that won the 1970 AICPA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Accounting Literature. In 2000 he was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame, and in 1986 he received the AAA’s Outstanding Educator Award.


Photo courtesy of Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida


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