Michael Maher, professor at the University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management, received the 2015 Lifetime Contribution Award from the AICPA and the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.
The award recognizes individuals who have made an important mark on management accounting education, research, and practice.
Maher focuses on the efficiency of recent developments in management accounting, including activity-based costing, benchmarking, and theory constraints. He develops profiles on companies and managers that commit corporate misconduct, and studies and lectures on corporate ethics and the responsibilities of business and auditors to stakeholders.
Maher also has authored or contributed to numerous publications and teaches courses on management accounting and on performance management and motivation.