The Accounting Hall of Fame Inducts Two New Members for 2006: Robert S. Kaplan and Robert R. Sterling
Honorees are selected by the Accounting Hall of Fame's international board of electors. Eighty influential and respected accountants from academe, accounting practice, government and business have been elected to the Accounting Hall of Fame since its establishment in 1950 at Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business.
Robert S. Kaplan
Robert S. Kaplan is Baker Foundation Professor at the Harvard Business School. An accounting scholar and author of international acclaim, his many books and articles have given new life to cost accounting and revitalized the role of accounting in business management and strategic planning. Prior to joining the HBS faculty, he was for fifteen years on the faculty of the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University, serving as Dean of the school for six years.
Robert R. Sterling
Robert R. Sterling is Professor Emeritus at Rice University where he served as the founding Dean of the School of Administration. An insightful writer, he argued eloquently for expanding the role of market values in financial reporting in his many books and papers on theoretical and conceptual accounting issues. Prior to joining Rice University, he served for seven years on the accounting faculty at the University of Kansas.
Members of Accounting Hall of Fame in attendance at induction ceremony on August 7, 2006): Back Row (left to right): William H. Beaver (Stanford University), Joel S. Demski (University of Florida ), Stephen A. Zeff (Rice University), James Don Edwards (University of Georgia), Arthur R. Wyatt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Charles A. Bowsher (General Accounting Office, retired), Front Row (left to right): Charles T. Horngren (Stanford University), Robert S. Kaplan (Harvard University), Robert R. Sterling (Rice University, retired), and Sidney Davidson (University of Chicago).