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Michael G Williamson

Professor of Accountancy and Associate Head and A.C. Littleton Professor of Accountancy


Educational Background

Ph.D., Accounting, Indiana University, 2005
Master of Business, Indiana University, 2003
Master of Information Systems, Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, 1998
B.S., Accounting, Louisiana State University, 1996

Positions Held

Associate Head, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017 to present
A.C. Littleton Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
A. C. Littleton Professor of Accountancy, University of Illinois, 2015 to present
Graduate School of Business and Economics Extramural Fellow, Maastricht University, 2014-2018
Director, Ph.D. Program, Department of Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2017
Associate Professor of Accounting (EY Faculty Fellow), University of Texas at Austin, 2011-2015
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin, 2005-2011
Senior Consultant (Information Technology), Ernst & Young, 1998-2000
Tax Consultant, Ernst & Young, 1997

Recent Publications

Kachelmeier, S., Wang, W. , Williamson, M. Forthcoming. Incentivizing the Creative Process: From Initial Quantity to Eventual Creativity . The Accounting Review

Brueggen, A., Feichter, C., Williamson, M. 2018. Motivating Performance on Routine Tasks to Inspire Creativity: The Role of Management Control Systems. The Accounting Review, 29-43

Bruggen, A., Feichter, C., Williamson, M. 2018. The Effect of Input and Output Targets for Routine Tasks on Creative Task Performance. The Accounting Review, 93: 29-43

Honors and Awards

List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2016 and 2017 Ranked as Outstanding), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016, 2017, 2018

Service Activities

Editor of a Journal, The Accounting Review, 2017-present
Editor of a Journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society, 2016-2017
Editorial Board Member, The Accounting Review, 2011-2017
Editor of a Journal, Journal of Management Accounting Research, 2013-2016