Awards for MBS from British Accounting and Finance Association


Two A&F academics have been honoured by the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).

Chris Humphrey, professor of accounting, has been awarded the Association’s Distinguished Academic Award, while Norman Strong, professor of accounting and finance, has received a Lifetime Achievement Award. Both received their awards at BAFA’s annual conference in Manchester earlier this year and are the latest in a line of distinguished MBS academics to be honoured by the Association, following in the footsteps of Martin Walker, Bob Scapens and Andrew Stark.

Chris’ award is given to an individual who has made a substantial and direct contribution to UK academic accounting and finance life, and he will now present a paper during next year’s BAFA annual conference which will appear in the British Accounting Review.

Commenting on his award, Norman said: “During my academic career I have always aimed to publish high-quality research and I hope the award recognises the quality of my research publications in both accounting and finance. It is also testament to my research colleagues and co-authors over the years, and to a steady stream of PhD students who I have had the privilege to supervise.”

Among Norman’s most recent work was a paper he co-wrote with Ed Lee, Professor of Accounting and Finance, on Did the value premium survive the subprime credit crisis? The paper was awarded the British Accounting Review’s best finance paper for 2014 and provided evidence that value stocks significantly underperformed growth stocks during the subprime credit crisis. 


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