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Bill Tayler

Associate Director, Robert J. Smith Professor,
School of Accountancy
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Biography

Bill Tayler joined the Marriott School of Business in 2012. Bill teaches in BYU’s School of Accountancy as well as in BYU’s Executive MBA program. Bill has also taught at Cornell University and Emory University and has received multiple teaching awards. Bill is a Certified Management Accountant specializing in healthcare research and consulting, professional judgment and decision making, performance measurement, the assignment of decision rights, incentive compensation, and cost accounting. Bill has presented his research as an invited speaker at universities and conferences across the globe. His work has been published in top journals, including Accounting Horizons, Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Diabetes Spectrum, Harvard Business Review, IMA Educational Case Journal, Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine, Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Finance, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Review of Financial Studies, and Strategic Finance. Bill currently serves as the chair of the BYU Healthcare Leadership Collaborative, as an editor at Behavioral Accounting Research, on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Management Accounting Research, and Accounting, Organizations, and Society, and as a director of the Institute of Management Accountants Research Foundation. Bill earned a Ph.D. and a master’s degree at Cornell University, and a master’s and an undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University, graduating with honors. Bill and his wife Sarah have eight children.

Education

  • Ph.D., Management, Cornell University, 2007
  • M.S., Management, Cornell University, 2006
  • B.S., Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2002
  • M.A., Professional Accounting, Brigham Young University, 2002

Selected Publications

Awards

  • Scholarly Excellence Award, Marriott School of Management, 2015
  • Teaching Honor Roll Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, 2005
  • Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association and the Institute of Managerial Accountants, 2008
  • Dean’s Research Grant Award, Goizueta Business School, 2010
  • Best Paper Award, Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, 2010
  • Outstanding Emerging Scholar Manuscript Award, Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association, 2011
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Research, Goizueta Business School, 2010
  • Crystal Apple Award: The William H. Fox Award for Emerging Excellence, Emory University, 2011
  • Best Paper Award, Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, 2011
  • Outstanding Emerging Scholar Award, Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations Section of the American Accounting Association, 2012
  • IMA Emerging Scholar Manuscript Award, Institute of Management Accountants, 2012
  • Excellence in Ethics Best Paper Award, Excellence in Ethics Research Conference at the University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award, American Institute of CPAs, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, 2014

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Professional Citizenship

  • Management Accounting Research, Editorial Review Board Member, January 2015
  • Accounting, Organizations, and Society, Editorial Review Board Member, May 2013
  • The Accounting Review, Editorial Review Board Member, January 2013
  • President’s Strategy Advisory Board, Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, Committee/Council Member, 2011–2013