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WSB’s Ella Mae Matsumura Wins Journal of Management Accounting Research 2019 Best Paper Award

By Clare Becker

March 8, 2019

Ella Mae Matsumura poses for a portrait in Grainger Hall.
Ella Mae Matsumura is the senior associate dean for academic programs at the Wisconsin School of Business. Photo by Bruce Fritz Photography

Ella Mae Matsumura, senior associate dean for academic programs at the Wisconsin School of Business, is the winner of the 2019 Journal of Management Accounting Research Best Paper Award, an honor given to a paper considered to have the greatest impact in the field of managerial accounting research over a three-year period. The Journal  is a publication of the Management Accounting Section (MAS) of the American Accounting Association.

Headshot of Ella Mae Matsumura
Ella Mae Matsumura

Matsumura’s study with co-author and Georgetown University Associate Professor Jason Schloetzer, “The Structural and Executional Components of Customer Concentration: Implications for Supplier Performance,” looks at the relationship between executional skills, supplier performance, and customer concentration for firms in the apparel industry.

“Ella Mae does everything you can ask of a faculty member and does it very well,” says interim Albert O. Nicholas Dean Barry Gerhart. “As senior associate dean, she is not only one of our most senior leaders in the School, she is also an award-winning teacher and researcher. This most recent award is just one more indicator of her tremendous contributions to the field of managerial accounting and to the School.”

Matsumura was recognized at the MAS national conference in January.

She received the Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Literature Award from MAS in 2010.

In addition to senior associate dean of academic programs, Matsumura is the Robert and Monica Beyer Professor in Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems. She is a co-author of Management Accounting: Information for Decision Making and Strategy Execution (6th edition). Matsumura has received numerous awards at WSB, including the Erwin A. Gaumnitz Distinguished Faculty Award and the Mabel W. Chipman Teaching Award.

Read more about Ella Mae Matsumura’s award-winning research on WSB’s Forward Thinking blog.