Nate Sharp

Nate Sharp, an associate professor of Accounting and a Mays Research Fellow, has
just been awarded the 2014 Best Paper Award for the journal Behavioral Research in Accounting.

His paper, published in 2011 and titled “Reconciling archival and experimental
research: Does internal audit contribution affect the external audit fee?” was chosen
by the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Publication’s Committee. The annual
award considers papers published during the past three years and recognizes
the publication with the greatest impact or potential impact on behavioral and
organizational research in accounting.

Sharp teaches intermediate accounting and conducts research in the areas of
financial reporting, financial misconduct and financial analysts. Along with
Behavioral Research in Accounting, Sharp’s research has been published in several
other leading scholarly journals including The Accounting Review, Review of
Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons and
Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory.


Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,600 students
in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing
and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public
business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for
faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and
developing ethical leaders for a global society.