Christine Cooper is Professor in Accounting at the University of Strathclyde. Her research is broadly concerned with the impact of accounting in our everyday lives. This broad interdisciplinary arena has two dominant strands. The first is concerned with the probably unanswerable question - why do we do what we do. The second strand is concerned with the wider economic and social impact of accounting on people's lives. She published articles in Accounting, Organizations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting Forum, Human Relations, Production Planning and Control, and British Journal of Management.

Christine is a Co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Joint Editor of the Journal of the Association for Accountancy and Business Affairs, Associate Editor of Accounting and the Public Interest, and on the Editorial Board of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and Accounting Forum.

Raef Lawson is Vice President-Research and Policy and Professor-in-Residence for the Institute of Management Accountants(IMA), where he leads global thought leadership efforts and oversees student and academic relations programs.  He is also chair of the IMA-AAA Management Accounting Section’s Curriculum Task Force.

He received his MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University.  He holds a variety of professional certifications including CMA, CFA, CPA, and ACMA. 

Prior to joining IMA, Dr. Lawson was a professor and Chair of the Department of Accounting and Law at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany.  He has also held senior leadership experience in diverse settings, including academia, practice, and professional associations.



Mike Shields is the Schaberg Endowed Chair in Accounting at Michigan State University. He has published over 60 articles in Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, and Journal of Management Accounting Research.

Mike is an editor of Accounting, Organizations and Society and was the editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research. He was President of the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. He is a director of the IMA Foundation of the Institute of Management Accountants and a member of the Research Board of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Shahrokh  Saudagaran is Gary E. and James A. Milgard Endowed Dean for the Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma. He is Secretary General of the Asian Academic Accounting Association and Past President of the American Accounting Association's International Accounting Section (IAS).

Shahrokh has served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, and Issues in Accounting Education and as associate editor of the Journal of International Accounting Research. He currently serves as consulting editor of the International Journal of Accounting Auditing and Performance Evaluation, and on the editorial boards of several other journals.