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K-State Today

March 5, 2012

Research by accounting professors recognized by American Accounting Association

Submitted by Olivia Blanco

A paper by two accounting professors has received the McGraw-Hill Irwin Distinguished Paper Award from the American Accounting Association, Southwest region.

Joseph Ugrin and Stacy Kovar, both accounting professors in the College of Business Administration co-authored the paper “An Examination of the Relative Deterrent Effects of Legislated Consequences on Attitudes about Financial Fraud” with John Pearson of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Their research examined the effects of fraud deterrence mechanisms and produced insights and results that could be used to reduce fraudulent financial reporting.

The professors’ work was recognized by the association’s annual meeting in New Orleans.

Ugrin teaches managerial accounting and has been published in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy and Accounting Horizons among other publications.

Kovar is associate dean of the college, in addition to her administrative duties, she teaches accounting information systems and management accounting. She has been published in Issues in Accounting Education, the Journal of Information Systems and others.