Pulichino Tong Business Center staircase
George Joseph is an Associate Professor in the Manning School of Business.
Dr. George JosephAssociate Professor

Research Interests

Strategic Cost Management and Systems

Professor Joseph’s current research interests include cost systems, strategic cost management and sustainability. He has made several research presentations at National and Regional conferences of the American Accounting Association and published a number of research articles and cases in such journals as International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Advances in Public Interest Accounting, Critical Perspectives in Accounting, Management Accounting Quarterly, Accounting Education: An International Journal and Journal of Business Research.

Education

  • Ph D: Accounting, (1997), Temple University - Philadelphia, PA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Information Usefulness of Accounting Measures in Determining Firm Value: An Examination of Some Special Areas
  • MBA: Accounting, (1990), Pittsburg State University - Pittsburg, Kansas
  • : Accounting, (1986), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India - Calcutta, India
  • , (1984), University of Calcutta - Calcutta India

Biography

Professor Joseph joined UMass Lowell in Fall 2005. His teaching areas are Managerial and Cost Accounting. He has published a number of research articles in such journals as Management Accounting Quarterly, Advances in Public Interest Accounting, Accounting Enquiries, and Journal of Business Research, and has presented research papers at National and Regional conferences of the American Accounting Association.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2018 Best Paper Award in Innovative Education (2018), Scholarship/Research - Green Cities Global Interdisciplinary Conference
  • 2014 Best Paper Award (2014), Scholarship/Research - American Accounting Association
  • 1st Annual Case Writing Competition, 3rd place prize (2011), Scholarship/Research - Institute of Management Accountants
  • Teacher Award Nomination (2010), Teaching - UMASS Lowell Student Government Association
  • 2009 TLC Best Manuscript award (2009), Scholarship/Research - American Accounting Association
  • Highly Commended Paper Award (2009), Scholarship/Research - Emerald Literati Network
  • Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Research in the College of Business (2004), Scholarship/Research - Savannah State University
  • Outstanding College of Business Faculty Member (2004), Scholarship/Research - Savannah State University

Selected Publications

  • Joseph, G., Hashmi, A. (2018) "Legitimacy and Institutionalization of Code of Conduct: The Management of Business Ethics," Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting 21: pp. 53-82
  • Joseph, G. (2017) "Institutional pillars and contextualizing public interest in the accounting profession," Advances in Public Interest Accounting 20: pp. 135-166
  • Joseph, G. (2016) "Globalization, Taxation and Ethical Dilemmas - The Vodafone Case," Global Perspectives on Accounting Education 13: pp. 81-93
  • Quayes, M.S., Joseph, G. (2016) "Legal Systems and Performance of Microfinance Institutions," International Review of Applied Economics 31:3 pp. 304-317
  • Joseph, G. (2016) "Theoretical Perspectives on Ethical Dilemmas in Globalization and International Taxation," Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy 17:3 pp. 683-719
  • Joseph, G. (2015) "Case Studies, Technology and Pedagogy: Delivering Cases Through Multiple Platforms," Accounting Instructors’ Report: A Journal for Accounting Educators 51
  • Joseph, G., George, A., Strickland, S. (2015) "Perspectives on Information Literacy in the Accounting Curriculum," Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations 16: pp. 89–111
  • Joseph, G., Myles, M. (2015) "The Moulder Company: Alternative Strategies for Toxics Use Reduction," Institute of Management Accounting Educational Case Journal 8:2
  • Joseph, G. (2012) "Ambiguous but tethered: An accounting basis for sustainability reporting," Critical Perspectives on Accounting 23:2 pp. 93-106
  • Joseph, G., George, A. (2011) "An integrative approach to planning and control using a stakeholder-based knowledge management system," Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research 9:1 pp. 1-19
  • Joseph, G. (2011) "Implementing Sustainability at Tata Steel," IMA Educational Case Journal 4:1 pp. 1-10
  • Joseph, G. (2009) "Mapping, measurement and alignment of strategy using the balanced scorecard: the Tata Steel case," Accounting Education: An International Journal 18:2 pp. 117–130
  • Joseph, G. (2008) "A rationale for stakeholder-based management in developing nations," Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change 4:2 pp. 136–161
  • Joseph, G., George, A. (2007) "A framework to integrate the enterprise domain ontology and organizational change application domain," International Journal of Accounting & Information Management 15:2 pp. 3-23
  • Joseph, G. (2007) "Implications of a stakeholder view on corporate reporting," Accounting and the Public Interest 7:1 pp. 50-65
  • Joseph, G., Lipka, R. (2006) "Distressed firms and the secular deterioration in usefulness of accounting information," Journal of Business Research 59:2 pp. 295-303
  • Joseph, G. (2006) "Understanding developments in the management information value chain from a structuration theory framework," International Journal of Accounting Information Systems 7:4 pp. 319-341
  • Joseph, G. (2006) "Understanding Management Accounting Techniques in the Context of Organizational Change," Management Accounting Quarterly 7:4 pp. 24-32
  • Joseph, G., George, A. (2005) "Merging Management Accounting with Database Design," Management Accounting Quarterly 6:2 pp. 34-43
  • Joseph, G., George, A. (2003) "Accounting Education Change, Information Technology, And Curriculum Integration," Review of Business Information Systems (RBIS) 7:3 pp. 23-34
  • Joseph, G. (2002) "An analysis of accounting for business combinations from decision-usefulness and accountability perspectives," Advances in Public Interest Accounting 9: pp. 97-126
  • Joseph, G., George, A. (2002) "ERP, learning communities, and curriculum integration," Journal of Information Systems Education 13:1 pp. 51–58
  • Joseph, G., George, A., Ofong, C. (2002) "Using ABC/balanced scorecard to implement ERP," Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives 28:2 pp. 46-60
  • Joseph, G. (2001) "An incremental and relative analysis of the valuation of R&D intensive firms," Accounting Enquiries 10:2 pp. 243–274

Selected Presentations

  • Gender, Exogenous Institutional Factors and the Performance of MFIs - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2018 - Washington DC
  • Institutional Theory Framework and Perspectives on Sustainability and CSR: A Review - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2018 - Washington DC
  • Café Solar® – Sustainable Coffee in Central America - Annual Green Cities Global Interdisciplinary Conference, June 2018 - Nancy, France
  • Gender, Exogenous Institutional Factors and the Performance of MFIs - Annual Green Cities Global Interdisciplinary Conference, June 2018 - Nancy, France
  • Institutional Theory Framework and Perspectives on CSR: A Review - Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, October 2017 - Providence, RI
  • Impact of Legal System on Social Outreach of Microfinance Institutions - Eastern Economic Association’s 43rd Annual Conference, February 2017 - New York
  • Achieving Financial Success for Microfinance Institutions (MFIs): The Role of Deposits - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2016 - New York
  • Influence of Legal Environment and Micro Finance Institutional Structures on MFI Performance - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2016 - New York
  • Theoretical Perspectives on Ethical Dilemmas in Globalization and Taxes - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2016 - New York
  • Globalization, Taxation and Ethical Dilemmas - Institute of Management Accountants’ Annual Conference, June 2016 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Globalization, Taxation and Ethical Dilemmas: The Vodafone Case - Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, October 2015 - Providence, RI
  • Institutional Environments, Logics and Corporate Social Responsibility: A Global Perspective - Faculty Research & Creative Works Symposium, March 2015
  • Case studies, technology and pedagogy: Delivering cases through multiple platforms - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2014 - Atlanta
  • Institutional Theory and Perspectives on Accounting Professionalization - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2014 - Atlanta
  • The Institutionalization of Business Ethics: The Tata Steel Case - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2014 - Atlanta
  • The Moulder Company: Alternative Strategies for Toxics Use Reduction - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2014 - Atlanta
  • The Moulder Company: Alternative Strategies for Toxics Use Reduction - Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, April 2014 - King of Prussia
  • The Institutionalization of Business Ethics: The Tata Steel Case - Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, October 2013 - Hartford, CT
  • Case studies, technology and pedagogy: Delivering cases through multiple platforms - Teaching & Learning Symposium, September 2013
  • Exploring Factors in the Growth of Accounting Professions and Professional Institutions (with K.Judge). - Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, October 2012 - Providence, RI
  • A Student-Centered Learning Approach to Using Lecture Capture Technology in an MBA Accounting Course - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2012 - Washington, D.C.
  • An Integration of Institutional and Structurational Factors in Explaining the Influence of Accountants in Organizations - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2012 - Washington, D.C.
  • Developments in Management Accounting Research: A Study of Finnish Doctoral Dissertations from the 1940s to 2010 (by Lili-Anne Kihn) - Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, April 2012 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Using lecture capture technology without a lecture: A student-centered learning approach - Echo 360 Grant Presentation Conference, February 2012
  • Information Literacy and Program Evaluation: A Stakeholder Perspective (with A. George) - Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, October 2011 - White Plains, NY
  • A Synergistic Approach to Planning and Control Using a Stakeholder-Based Strategy (with A.George and S. Collins) - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2010 - San Francisco, CA
  • Implementing Sustainability at Tata Steel - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2010 - San Francisco, CA
  • Assessment of Information Literacy – Incorporating Information Literacy Assessment into the Accounting Curriculum - First Annual Faculty Development Conference, April 2010
  • Implementing Sustainability at Tata Steel - Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, November 2009 - Cambridge, MA
  • Ambiguous But Tethered: An Accounting Basis for Sustainability Reporting - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2009 - New York City, NY
  • A Synergistic Approach to Planning and Control Using a Stakeholder Based Strategy - Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association, April 2009 - Long Branch, NJ
  • Mapping, Measurement, and Alignment of Strategy Using the Balanced Scorecard: The Tata Steel Case - Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, April 2008 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Organizational Change, Knowledge Structure Framework, and Conceptual Design Modeling - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 2007 - Chicago, IL
  • Consequences of a Stakeholder View on the Accounting Conceptual Framework - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 2006 - Washington, D.C.
  • Understanding Management Accounting Techniques in the Context of Organization Change - Annual Conference of the Institute of Management Accountants, June 2006 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Understanding Management Accounting Techniques in the Context of Organization Change - Northeast Regional Meeting, April 2006 - Portsmouth, NH
  • Conceptual Design Modeling and IT (Information Technology) Induced Organizational Change - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 2005 - San Francisco, CA
  • Value Relevance of Earnings, Cash Flows and Book Values as Distressed Firms Approach Cessation of Operations (with R. Lipka) - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 2005 - San Francisco, CA
  • Developing a Strategy-Based Conceptual Database Design Framework Integrating the Balanced Scorecard and the REA (with A. George) - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 2004 - Orlando, FL
  • Stakeholder Theory of Management and Accountability as Foundations for an External Reporting Conceptual Framework - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 2004 - Orlando, FL
  • Integrating Online Content Within a Learning Community (with A. George and M. Whatley) - Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, August 2004 - Orlando, FL
  • Developing a Strategy-Based Conceptual Database Design Framework Integrating the Balanced Scorecard and the REA (with A. George) - 85th Annual Conference and Exposition, June 2004 - Chicago, IL
  • Understanding Developments in the Management Information Value Chain from a Structuration Theory Framework (updated version) - Mid-Year Meeting of the AAA (Information Systems Section), January 2004 - Clearwater, FL
  • Presented at the "Semantic Modeling of Accounting Phenomena" Workshop - Mid-Year Meeting of the American Accounting Association, January 2004 - Clearwater, FL
  • Developing an REA Framework for Integrating Accounting Information Systems (with A. George) - Annual Meeting of the American Association of Accounting and Finance, December 2003 - New Orleans, LA
  • Understanding Developments in the Management Information Value Chain from a Structuration Theory Framework - Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, April 2003 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Accountability, Stakeholder Theory, and the Future of Accounting: A Critical Theory Perspective - Southeast Regional Meeting, March 2003 - Charleston, SC
  • Using Structuration Theory of Technology to Understand the Flow of Knowledge in the Information Systems Area of Academe (with R. Leseane and A. George) - Annual Meeting of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute, February 2003 - Williamsburg, VA
  • Teaching Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP): Pros and Cons - Annual Meeting of the International Information Management Association, October 2002 - Savannah, GA
  • Technology, Accounting Education, and Accounting Curricular Change (with A. George) - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 2002 - San Antonio, TX
  • An ERP-Learning Community Model to Incorporate ERP into the Curriculum (with A. George) - Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Information Systems, March 2002 - Savannah, GA
  • Technology and Accounting Curricular Change (with A. George) - Annual Meeting of the AAA (Information Systems Section), January 2002 - Orlando, FL
  • Using ABC/Balanced Scorecard to Implement ERP (with A. George and C. Ofong) - Annual Meeting of the AAA (Information Systems Section), January 2002 - Orlando, FL
  • An Assessment of Accounting Doctoral Programs by Discipline and Concentration (with A. George) - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 2001 - Atlanta, GA
  • Distressed Firms and the Secular Deterioration in Usefulness of Accounting Information (with R. Lipka) - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 2001 - Atlanta, GA
  • An Assessment of Accounting Doctoral Programs by Discipline and Concentration (with A. George) - Southeast Regional Meeting, April 2001 - Tampa, FL
  • ERP and the Creation of Learning Communities in Business Education (with R. Leseane) - POMS Mastery in the New Millennium Conference, March 2001 - Orlando, FL
  • Waiting for ERP: Using ABC/Balanced Scorecard to Implement ERP (with C. Ofong and A. George) - SAM International Management Conference, March 2001 - Las Vegas, NV
  • An Examination of the Validity of Accounting Measures in the Valuation of R&D Intensive Firms - 7th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, February 2000 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Agency Theory, Opportunism, and Faith-Learning Integration (with R. Lewis) - Annual Conference of the Christian Business Faculty Association, October 1998 - Vancouver, Canada
  • Information Usefulness of Accounting Measures in Firm Valuation: An Examination of Financial Distress and R&D Intensive Firms - Annual Meeting of the AAA, August 1998 - New Orleans, LA
  • An Empirical Evaluation of the Acquisition Accounting Controversy Using Conceptual Framework Criteria of Information Usefulness - 39th Annual Ohio Regional Meeting, March 1998 - Columbus, OH
  • Information Usefulness of Accounting Measures In Determining Firm Value: An Examination of Some Special Areas - Annual Meeting of the Northeast Region of the American Accounting Association, 1996 - New York
  • A Study of Banks and Market Reactions to SFAS 96 - Annual Meeting of the AAA, 1994 - New York

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Sustainability Engagement and Enrichment Development (SEED) Grant (2017), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Joseph, G.
  • Echo360 Development Grant (2011), Grant - Echo 360
    Joseph, G.
  • Assessment Fellow (2009), Fellowship - UMASS Lowell Faculty Development Center
    Joseph, G.
  • IMA Foundation for Applied Research Grant (2008), Grant - Institute of Management Accountants
    Joseph, G.
  • Teaching & Learning (Title III) Mini-Grant (2002), Grant - Savannah State University
    Joseph, G. (Principal), George, A., Choi, H.