Von Allmen School faculty members Monika Causholli and Nicole Thorne Jenkins, and Scott Soltis from Gatton's Department of Management, along with co-author Theresa Floyd (University of Montana) were recognized with the 2017 Midyear Meeting Best Overall Paper Award by the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association. The Award recognizes an outstanding paper that was presented at the meeting.
Their paper, "The Ties that Bind: Knowledge-Sharing Networks and Auditor Performance," applies social network techniques to look at the dissemination of knowledge in audit firms, and documents the factors that determine the knowledge seeking activity of auditors.
The awards were presented at the 2017 Auditing Section Midyear Meeting, held in Orlando, Florida in January. A record number of 473 participants registered for the event. Speakers for the Midyear Meeting included current and former presidents of the Auditing Section, assurance partners and managers from KPMG and PwC, and senior accounting and finance executives from The Walt Disney Company. In total, four discussion panels were held and 139 research papers were presented across 33 concurrent research sessions and 17 research and education forums.