Rice Professor Anderson chosen as 2009 CIMA visiting professor
Shannon W. Anderson, associate professor of Management at the Jesse H Jones Graduate
School of Business, has been selected as the 2009 visiting professor of the
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK (CIMA), the largest worldwide
professional body of management accountants. As part of the appointment, Dr.
Anderson will provide public lectures to a mixed audience of scholars and
practicing management accountants on “Management Accounting in Supply Chains
and Alliance Partnerships” at Cardiff University on September 30, 2009 and for
CIMA’s London offices on October 5, 2009.
"My CIMA appointment will be an excellent opportunity for the exchange
of ideas and I expect it to advance my research. Cardiff University is an
especially appropriate venue for the academic portion of this appointment as
senior faculty members are working in the area of interorganizational
Dr.Anderson is currently a professorial fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her
research focused on the design and implementation of performance measurement
and cost control systems and spans the fields of management accounting and
operations research has been published in top academic journals.
The lectures will focus on how firms are managing strategic alliances and
supply chain partnerships drawn from Dr. Anderson’s recently published July and
September 2009 series in the American Accounting
Association journal, Accounting Horizons. She will present evidence
on how management accounting data and control systems have been adapted to
the environment of alliances and partnerships drawing on prior published
work as well as two ongoing research projects.
She serves as an editor of The Accounting Review and on the editorial boards of the
Accounting Organizations and Society, Production and Operations Management, and
Management Accounting Research. She has served on numerous committees for the
American Accounting Association and the Management Accounting Section of the American
Accounting Association. She previously taught at the University of Michigan and
worked as an engineer at General Motors Corporation. She received a doctorate
and master’s degree in business economics at Harvard University and a B.S.E. in
civil engineering with a concentration in operations research at Princeton
CIMA offers outreach and research grant programs to support academic research. An
audiocast of her lecture will be available to both CIMA and The Society of Management Accountants Canada (CMA Canada) 5 p.m. (GMT) on October 6,
2009. Click here to register for the free audiocast.