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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
Graduate School of Business and Economics Extramural Fellow, Maastricht University, 2014 to present
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

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

Kachelmeier, S., Thornock, T., Williamson, M. 2016. Communicated Values as Informal Controls: Promoting Quality While Undermining Productivity. Contemporary Accounting Research, 33: 1411-1434

Fisher, J., Peffer, S., Sprinkle, G., Williamson, M. 2015. Performance Target Levels and Effort: Reciprocity across Single and Repeated-Interaction Settings. Journal of Management Accounting Research, 145-164

Honors and Awards

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

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