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And the winner (or loser in some folks minds) is

Yes indeed I am going on sabbatical to a classic Canadian winter location!

So those of you who know Canadians can narrow it down quickly! Is it ASU, UA, FSU, or UF??????

And the winner is University of Florida in Gainesville! Looking forward to working with Robert and the folks there in the new year!

I am hoping to come to the European Accounting Association in Glasgow in late April! Looking for a place to hang my hat before that for a few days! Takers???

My sabbatical’s lack of progress

Allegedly I have been on sabbatical since July 1!! Since that time I finished two courses in process at July 1, did half of a doctoral seminar, filled in for the month of September the MCS classes for an ill colleague, lead the hiring for a new program assistant at the CPA Governance Centre that I am the director of, . . . . . . . .

But all that is coming to an end very soon. an interim director for the centre has been appointed, hiring for the program assistant is nearing completion AND best of all I have my invite letter to visit a more southern university for the winter term!!

Where will I spent the winter??? Coming soon . . . . . .

Miami AAA accounting rookie camp and “other”

Vestiges of the original emphasis of the university of Miami’s narrow view of accounting ( recall in the first year it was really an archival financial accounting camp with space for others only on an “as available” basis) still linger. When registering for the camp candidates face a choice Under research methods of: archival, analytical, experimental and “OTHER”!!

Well maybe that is the old version of accounting diversity US style but what about field studies? Surveys? History? Other qualitative methods???

Given there are no substantive space constraints on a computerized form – surely it is not too much to ask to be a little more expansive about relevant research methods – even if only a small minority of US institutions currently support them. They are much more common in the ROW ( rest of the world) and if the AAA wants to promote this as more than a US centric event then it should be recognized!

Institutional barriers to research diversity have to fall in order for the broad domain of social science research to be fully incorporated into accounting.

Replication editorial finally reproduced

Well, well, well!! At long last CAR has published my mini- forum on replication research in accounting!! For a while it looked like the editorial was going to be “lost” in the system but luckily I have a few friends and many allies on the current list of editors and consulting editors that did not flinch to stand up for publication.

The replication theme is particularly relevant in that the December issue is in the issue where CAR finally retracted one of the articles by Hunton published in CAR. Mind you there are two other articles, identified in my editorial just published, that warrant retraction.

But unfortunately things are moving at a very slow pace at CAR these days ( as could have been fully predicted ex ante – see careditorsteve blog for frequent predictions of this occurring based on past track record of the EIC). however I continue to hear how some CAR editors are performing GREAT service to the academic community, but the issue of slowness comes down to the person at the top. So who knows when these articles will be retracted!?!?!

So if you think you understand to what extent we do or do not do replication research in accounting, read my editorial in the December issue of CAR!!!!! It may well change how you think about this issue!

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