Lee Radebaugh

Lee Radebaugh

Emeritus Professor of Accounting and International Business, Accountancy, School of

Office: 360-D TNRB
Phone: 801-422-4368
Email: radebaugh@byu.edu


Professor Radebaugh is the Kay and Yvonne Whitmore Professor and Director of the Whitmore Global Management Center/CIBER at Brigham Young University. He received his DBA and MBA from Indiana University and his B.S. in Accounting from BYU. He taught at The Pennsylvania State University and was a visiting professor at Escuela de Administración de Negocios para Graduados (ESAN), in Lima, Peru, and at Glasgow University. He served as President of the Brazil Porto Alegre South Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from July 1, 2000 to July 1, 2003.

He is the co-author of several books, including International Business Environments and Operations, Globalization and Business, International Accounting and Multinational Enterprises, and Global Accounting and Control: A Managerial Emphasis. He has published several other monographs and articles on international business and international accounting in journals such as the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, and the International Journal of Accounting. He is the former Editor of the Journal of International Accounting Research and an Area Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies.

His primary teaching interests are international business and international accounting. He is active in the International Association of Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), the Academy of International Business (AIB), the American Accounting Association (AAA), and the European Accounting Association (EAA), and is past President of the International Accounting Section of the AAA and the Secretary-Treasurer of the AIB. He is former Vice President of Communications of IAAER and serves on the Executive Committee as Editor of Cosmos. He is active with the local business community as former President of the World Trade Association of Utah and former member of the Utah District Export Council.
His international accounting research interests include ethics and the accounting profession in a global context; the impact of exchange rates on operations, accounting, and financial reporting; the role of culture and institutional factors on financial reporting; foreign stock exchange listings; and segment reporting.

In 2007, he was given the Outstanding Service Award for the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association. In 1998, he was named the “Outstanding International Educator” of the International Section of the AAA and “International Person of the Year” by the World Trade Association of Utah. He was elected to the Fellows of the Academy of International Business in 1990.


    Academic - Post-Secondary
    • Visiting Professor, University of Glasgow-Scotland 1985 - 1985


  • Distinguished Service Award , Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University , 2007
  • Outstanding Service Award , International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association , 2007
  • Marriott School Citizenship Award , Brigham Young University , 1998
  • Outstanding International Accounting Educator , International Section of the American Accounting Association , 1998
  • International Person of the Year , District Export Council of Utah , 1997
  • KPMG Peat Marwick Professor of Accountancy, 1990-present , Brigham Young University , 1990
  • Outstanding Faculty Award , Brigham Young University , 1990
  • Arthur Andersen Excellence in Teaching Award , School of Accountancy - BYU , 1982
  • Exxon Distinguished Teaching Award , School of Accountancy - BYU , 1982


  • Portuguese

Administrative Assignments:

  • Director — Center for International Business Education and Research 2006
  • Other (Move to BYU Citizenship?) — Associate Director of the MBA Program: Helped recruit students for the MBA program, work on curriculum, entry and exit interviews of MBA students, work with teams on team effectiveness, serve on the policy committee to work with special problems involving students and faculty. 2004 - 2006
  • Department Chair — Director of the School of Accountancy and Information Systems 1998 - 2000