Michael W. Maher
Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Davis
Ph.D., University of Washington
Summary of Experience
Professor Maher's research interests include the efficiency of recent developments in managerial accounting, including activity-based costing, benchmarking, and theory constraints. He has also conducted research on fraud, bribery, and antitrust issues; causes and consequences of corporate misconduct; health care costs; and the cost-effectiveness of online education. He has published widely in leading academic accounting journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, Management Accounting, and The Accounting Review. His coauthored article on the relationship between corporate misconduct and higher audit fees was published in the March 2005 issue of the Journal of Accounting Research. Professor Maher has consulted to companies in a number of industries, including computer software, automobile, defense, health care, government, and pharmaceuticals. He is a frequent speaker at meetings and conferences of the American Accounting Association.