Bamber Accounting Workshop Held

Stanford University Accounting Professor Charles Lee       Michael Bamber & Linda Bamber

March 19, 2009

Professors Michael and Linda Bamber of the University of Georgia’s J.M. Tull School of Accounting presented a workshop at LSU on February 20, 2009 designed to educate research faculty and Ph.D. students on how to improve their chances of publication in top-tier academic journals. The workshop is part of the LSU Department of Accounting’s ongoing Regional Workshop Series, which is designed to bring together accounting researchers from across all of Louisiana’s universities.  

Sixteen doctoral students from LSU’s departments of accounting and finance attended the morning workshop session titled, “Survive & Thrive in Your Doctoral Program.” The presentation focused on helping Ph.D. students learn how to build a research framework, deal with comprehensive examinations, work with faculty, prepare for the job market and successfully present their own research.  

The afternoon workshop session drew more than 30 faculty and doctoral students from LSU, Tulane, Loyola, Southeastern Louisiana and the University of New Orleans. This second session, titled “Publishing Your Research,” helped faculty members learn how to avoid publication pitfalls, better structure their research papers and manage the peer-review process.  

Linda Bamber explained that learning to better position papers for publication is of particular interest to research faculty because 90 percent of submissions are rejected by the top-tier accounting journals. Following the day’s workshop presentations, more than two dozen faculty members and Ph.D. students attended a reception for the Bambers at the home Sam Tiras, chair of the LSU Department of Accounting.  

Linda Bamber earned her Ph.D. from Ohio State University and is the Tull Professor of Accounting at the University of Georgia. She was managing editor and editorial board member of The Accounting Review and an associate editor of Accounting Horizons. She has published in The Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Accounting Organizations and Society. She has also co-authored two textbooks—Accounting and Managerial Accounting. Her research interests include market reactions to accounting earnings announcements, voluntary corporate disclosure, peer review process and management accounting—determining the profitability of products, services and customers.

Michael Bamber earned his Ph.D. from Ohio State University and is the Harold M. Heckman Chair of Public Accounting at the University of Georgia. He served as a consulting editor of The Accounting Review and is currently an associate editor of the Journal of Accounting Literature. His research interests include auditing and attestation, management fraud, knowledge, judgment and decision making. He has published in Accounting Horizons, The Accounting Review, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Organizations and Society, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Contemporary Accounting Research, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Accountancy and the Journal of Accounting Research.

The Department of Accounting at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business strives for excellence in research, teaching and service to the accounting profession. With a mission of producing graduates at all levels who excel in their pursuits, the department offers undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students for careers in various fields including industry, auditing, finance, government and academia. For more information, visit Department of Accounting, call 225-578-6202, or e-mail


Angela McBride
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business