Accounting Professor Awarded for Impact on the Practice


Shiva Sivaramakrishnan

Jones School accounting professor, Shiva Sivaramakrishnan, the Henry Gardiner Symonds Professor of Accounting, will receive the 2012 Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award along with his co-authors Ramji Balakrishnan (University of Iowa) and Eva Labro (University of North Carolina) on Friday during the awards luncheon at the Management Accounting Section Midyear Conference in New Orleans. The paper, entitled "Product costs as decision aids: An analysis of alternative approaches (Parts 1 and 2)," was published in 2012 in Accounting Horizons.

“Receiving this award is truly an unexpected honor for me,” he said. “Practical relevance has always been a key motivating factor for me in my research, and so it is gratifying to be recognized for my contributions to management accounting practice.”

The Impact on Managerial Accounting Practice Award recognizes a single article every year that is judged to have the greatest potential impact on managerial accounting practice. The award is sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Karen Nelson, the Harmon Whittington Professor of Accounting and Accounting Area Coordinator, said of her colleague, “We are very fortunate to have a scholar and colleague of Shiva’s caliber in the Jones School accounting group. For him to be recognized with this award shows the type of far-reaching impact he is having on the accounting profession.”

Prior to his current position at Rice University, Dr. Shiva Sivaramakrishnan held tenured faculty positions at Carnegie Mellon University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Houston. Most recently, he held the Peggy Pittman Eminent Scholar Chair at the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. Shiva has taught courses in management accounting and financial reporting at undergraduate and graduate levels and in MBA and Executive MBA programs, and has won awards for teaching excellence. He has coauthored a popular text book on managerial accounting