Wisconsin School of Business

Tyler Thomas

Assistant Professor - Accounting & Information Systems

Tyler Thomas received his Ph.D. in accounting from Michigan State University. He previously taught at Washington State University in Vancouver and has four years of experience as an auditor for the Washington State Department of Revenue. Thomas’ research examines how management accounting information can influence individuals’ judgments, decisions, and motivations. He focuses on how cost accounting, performance measurement, and other accounting-related factors can affect individual motivation to exert effort and make decisions in line with organizational goals.
 

Selected Published Journal Articles


Thomas, T. (2016). Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback. Accounting, Organizations and Society (53), 1-16.

Working Papers


Martin, R. & Thomas, T. & Yatsenko, D. (2019). The Effect of Subordinate Contract Frame and Choice on Superiors' Target-Setting Decisions.
Matsumura, E. & Thomas, T. & Yatsenko, D. (2018). Adverse Effects of Confidence in Complex Cost Systems amid Competition.

Presentations


Management Accounting Section Research Conference ( 2018 ) Superiors’ Discretionary Allocations when Agents Face Disparate Performance Risk

AAA Midwest Region Meeting ( 2017 ) Adverse Effects of Confidence in Complex Cost Systems amid Competition

AAA Midwest Region Meeting ( 2017 ) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

AAA Midwest Region Meeting ( 2017 ) Superiors’ Discretionary Bonus Pool Allocations when Agents Face Disparate Performance Risk

University of Wisconsin-Madison ( 2017 ) As Long as Someone is Choosing: The Effect of Contract Frame and Subordinates’ Contract Choice on Superiors’ Compensation Decisions

Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Research Conference ( 2017 ) Adverse Effects of Confidence in Complex Cost Systems amid Competition

BYU Accounting Research Symposium ( 2017 ) As Long as Someone is Choosing: The Effect of Contract Frame and Subordinates’ Contract Choice on Superiors’ Compensation Decisions

AAA Annual Meeting ( 2017 ) Adverse Effects of Confidence in Complex Cost Systems amid Competition

AAA Annual Meeting ( 2017 ) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

AAA Annual Meeting ( 2017 ) Superiors’ Discretionary Bonus Pool Allocations when Agents Face Disparate Performance Risk

Management Accounting Section Research Conference ( 2017 ) Adverse Effects of Confidence in Complex Cost Systems amid Competition

Management Accounting Section Research Conference ( 2017 ) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

BYU Accounting Research Symposium ( 2016 ) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

BYU Accounting Research Symposium ( 2016 ) Superiors’ Discretionary Bonus Pool Allocations when Agents Face Disparate Performance Risk

Iowa State University ( 2016 ) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

AAA Managerial Accounting Section Midyear Conference ( 2016 ) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Cooperation of Self-Regarding Individuals

UW-Madison Accounting Doctoral Alumni Conference ( 2015 ) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Cooperation of Self-Regarding Individuals

GMARS - Global Management Accounting Research Symposium ( 2015 ) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Cooperation of Self-Regarding Individuals

BRITE Lab Fall Research Symposium ( 2014 ) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Effort Allocation between Individual and Team Performance

BYU Accounting Research Symposium ( 2014 ) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Effort Allocation between Individual and Team Performance

University of Wisconsin-Madison ( 2014 ) Additional Information in Accounting Reports: Effects on Management Decisions and Subjective Performance Evaluations Under Causal Ambiguity

AAA Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations Research Conference ( 2013 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Revisions: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

GMARS - Global Management Accounting Research Symposium ( 2013 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

Cornell University ( 2013 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

Georgia Institute of Technology ( 2013 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

University of Waterloo ( 2013 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

University of Wisconsin-Madison ( 2013 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

AAA Managerial Accounting Section Midyear Conference ( 2013 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems

Queen's University ( 2013 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

Accounting Rookie Conference ( 2012 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems

BYU Accounting Research Symposium ( 2012 ) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems

AAA Annual Meeting ( 2011 ) Effects of the Number of Performance Measures on Management Decisions and Subjective Performance Evaluations

AAA Managerial Accounting Section Midyear Conference ( 2011 ) Effects of the Number of Performance Measures on Management Decisions and Subjective Performance Evaluations


Undergraduate Courses


Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting (MBA) (ACC 550), Spring 2008.

Advanced Cost Accounting (ACC 438), Spring 2008.

Advanced Accounting - Governmental and Nonprofit (ACC 430), Summer 2008.

Cost and Managerial Accounting (ACC 341 Section 003), Fall 2009.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Summer 2008.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Spring 2008.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Fall 2007.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Spring 2007.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Fall 2006.

Introduction to Taxation (ACC 335), Fall 2007.

Cost Management Systems.
Course DescriptionDesign of actual and standard cost systems for reporting product costs in job costing, process costing, and activity costing production environments. Overhead allocation methods. Budgeting and profit planning procedures. Techniques for variance analysis a
(AIS 310 Section 001), Spring 2015. Download Syllabus



Editorial and Reviewing Activities


- Since January 2017
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal of Management Accounting Research - Since January 2016
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal of Management Accounting Research - January 2014 - December 2014
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal of Management Accounting Research - January 2014 - December 2015
Editorial Board Member

Accounting, Organizations and Society - Since January 2013
Ad Hoc Reviewer


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Tyler Thomas

 
Assistant Professor | Accounting & Information Systems
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