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Research with Impact

Patricia Dechow will receive AAA Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award

June 19, 2019
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Robert R. Dockson Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Accounting Patricia Dechow will receive the 2019 Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA) for her article, “Accounting Earnings and Cash Flows as Measures of Firm Performance: The Role of Accounting Accruals,” published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics in July 1994.

The Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature Award recognizes works that have stood the test of time and have contributed fundamentally to later research. The award. The award will be presented to Dechow at the AAA 2019 Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August.

“The paper receiving this award is particularly special to me because it is based on my dissertation. There are so many people who helped me achieve my dream of completing a Ph.D. in accounting and writing and publishing this paper.  I thank all of those people, and I am very grateful to be receiving this award.”Patty Dechow, Professor of Accounting

“The paper receiving this award is particularly special to me because it is based on my dissertation,” Dechow said. “There are so many people who helped me achieve my dream of completing a Ph.D. in accounting and writing and publishing this paper.  I thank all of those people, and I am very grateful to be receiving this award.”

One of the leading and most highly cited accounting researchers in the nation, Dechow focuses on accounting accruals, the quality of earnings, and the effect of analysts' forecasts on investors’ perceptions of firm value. She has also developed measures to determine whether a firm has manipulated its financial statements.

Dechow has previously earned two AAA Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature awards.