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||Teaching area of specialization is cost, managerial and financial accounting.
Research area of specialization is behavioral managerial accounting
||Professor Sean A. Peffer, CPA., comes to the University of Kentucky's Carol Martin Gatton College of Business and Economics from the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price School of Business where he was an Assistant Professor.
Professor Peffer interned with Touch Ross and Co. in Dayton, Oh and with General Electric Company in Evendale, Oh. After graduation, he worked with Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Mi., as the Central Property System Administrator and then with Dow's North American Agricultural Research and Development Section as a Financial Analyst. In 1989 he became Supervisor of Global Research Accounting for Dow's joint venture, DowElanco.
Professor Peffer has taught Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting and Cost Accounting. He has won teaching awards for his undergraduate teaching.
Professor Peffer's research interests are understanding and improving decision making in managerial accounting settings. His work examines the process and outcomes of decisions made by managers in setting budgets and the effects of employment contracts on subsequent employee performance. He has published in the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society and The Journal of Management Accounting.
He is a member of the Management Accounting and the ABO Sections of the American Accounting Association, the Canadian Academic Accounting Association and has been a Chapter Vice President in the Institute of Management Accountants.
||American Accounting Association
Institute of Management Accoutants
The Canadian Academic Accounting Association
Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Gamma Sigma
Phi Alpha Sigma
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||Judgment and decision making in managerial accounting
||Dr. Peffer has had several publications in top tier accounting journals and has an outstanding teaching record.
||"An Experimental Investigation of Objective and Subjective Performance Evaluation" (with Joe Fisher, Laureen Maines and Geoffrey Sprinkle). The Accounting Review, April 2005.