University of Essex professor honoured with prestigious accounting award

  • Date

    Fri 2 Dec 22

Profile pic of Ileana Steccolini standing in Essex Business School

Professor Ileana Steccolini, of Essex Business School, has been awarded the 2022 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal’s Research Hall of Fame award.

The award, which is only presented once every three years, recognises her “distinguished service contributions” to the accounting research community.

The interdisciplinary movement in accounting research has now become well-established, with literature that reflects several decades of the research community’s methodological and theoretical experience and development.

The Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) and the Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) conferences/webinars are important contributors to the interdisciplinary accounting research journey.

The award honours those who have made significant contributions to the success of the AAAJ, the APIRA conference, and the interdisciplinary accounting research community.

On receiving the award, Professor Steccolini said: “I am really humbled and honoured to have received this award, as this is not only about the “visible” things that academics do – like speeches or publications or getting funding – but rather about the thousands of things that we do silently to serve our scientific communities, and to support our colleagues, which is something that usually goes unnoticed.

“I really hope awards like this one will encourage new generations to fully engage with the interdisciplinary accounting community.”

Dean of Essex Business School, Professor Claudia Girardone, added: “I am delighted for Professor Steccolini to be recognised for this prestigious award for all her valuable contribution to the progress of interdisciplinary accounting research.

“This is testimony of the outstanding research environment at Essex Business School and particularly our accounting group”.