The Glen McLaughlin (Endowed) Prize for Research in Accounting and Ethics


The John T. Steed School of Accounting at the University of Oklahoma is soliciting submissions for the 25th annual Glen McLaughlin Prize for research on ethics in any area of accounting. Two winning papers will be selected, and each will receive a $10,000 prize. The development of the ethical concepts in the paper may be rooted in ethical philosophy, but authors should feel free to draw upon ethical insights from other disciplines such as sociology, psychology, biology, economics, or the humanities. The paper is best viewed as an interdisciplinary work, contributing to the understanding of ethical concepts, and then applying this understanding to accounting issues in an effective way. Examples of topics suitable for the prize include (but are not limited to):
• Financial reporting, valuation, and corporate disclosure practices – stakeholders’ perspective (e.g., climate, human capital, lobbying, etc.)
• Performance measurement and management control systems
• Executive compensation structure and incentive issues
• Assurance services and litigation
• Corporate governance and internal control
• Forecasting and the role of financial analysts
• Tax reporting and disclosure

For a list of previous winners, please see:

Papers (unpublished at the time of submission) should be submitted by November 18, 2022, for consideration for the prize. The prize winners will be announced by January 16, 2023. One author of each of the winning papers is expected to present the paper at a research workshop at the University of Oklahoma campus on March 24, 2023. The award is presented at that time. Awards are given only if the committee agrees that a paper of sufficient quality to merit the prize is submitted. Please email your paper (MS WORDS or PDF format; paper and cover page separately) to In case of any questions, please contact: Dipankar Ghosh, David Ross Boyd Professor; Chair, Glen McLaughlin Research Prize Committee; Steed School of Accounting; Price College of Business; University of Oklahoma; Norman, OK 73019. Voice: +1 405-325-5777; Cell: + 1 405-312-9520.