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Raef Lawson

Vice President of Research; Professor-in-Residence; Editor, IMA Educational Case Journal

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  • The Accounting Profession and the Role of Management Accountants
  • Activity Based Costing
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Careers in Accounting
  • Costing Methodologies in the Peoples’ Republic of China
  • International Management Accounting Practices
  • Research
  • Strategic Cost Management
  • Sustainability/Green Accounting
  • Training, Education, and the Skills Gap

Raef Lawson, Ph.D., CMA, CPA, CFA, AICWA is vice president of research, professor-in-residence, and editor of the IMA Educational Case Journal. He also serves as staff liaison to the IMA’s Foundation for Applied Research (FAR) Committee.

Dr. Lawson has written extensively in the areas of management accounting practices in China, scorecards, activity based costing, and cost management.  He was the principal investigator for IMA’s China Costing Study. His work has been published in a variety of publications including the Accounting Review, Cost Management, CMA Management, and the CPA Journal. He is a coauthor of the recently published book, Scorecard Best Practices: Design, Implementation and Evaluation.

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“Aligning Boards for Improved Strategic Performance Oversight,” by Raef Lawson and Sandra B. Richtermeyer, Cost Management, March-April 2010.

“Analysis of Accounting Academe’s Response to Structural Changes in the Profession using the Disruptive Technology Framework,” by Raef Lawson and Saurav Dutta, International Journal of Critical Accounting (IJCA), Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010.

 “A System of Cost Variances to Evaluate Sustainability Efforts,” by Raef Lawson, Saurav Dutta, and Davaid Marcinko, Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance, March/April 2010.

“Enhancing Future Business Leaders’ Environmental Awareness,” by Raef Lawson, Saurav Dutta. and David Marcinko, International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Volume 9,  Number 1/2/3, 2010.

“Moving Ahead: The Evolving Role of the Finance & Accounting Function in China,” Strategic Finance, March 2009 (cover article).

“Costing Methodologies and Cost Management Practices in the Peoples’ Republic of China,” Institute of Management Accountants, 2009.

“Paradigms for Sustainable Development: Implications of Management Theory,” 2011 Las Vegas Global Conference on Business and Finance, January 2011

“Doing Business in Asia: What You Need to Know,” IMA North Jersey Shore Chapter meeting, March 2010, Freehold, NJ.

“Best Practices in Cost and Profitability Systems,” Shri Ganapthisubramanian Memorial Lecture, December 2009, Chennai, India.

“The State of Management Accounting in China: Use of Strategic Cost Management by Chinese Companies,” Keynote address at IIA Cost Congress 2009, December 2009, Chennai, India.

“An Examination of the Trade-offs between Social, Organizational and Managerial Goals under Alternative Management Theories,” AAA Annual Meeting, August 2009, New York.

“Planning and Control at Hongdou Industrial Stock Company,” AAA Annual Meeting, August 2009, New York.

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