Vancouver – Gerald Feltham, professor emeritus at the Sauder School of Business will be inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame, located at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University. The induction will be held on August 9, 2004 Florida at the Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association.
Professor Feltham, a professor emeritus, is considered a pioneer in information economic theory in the analysis of the decision-influencing and decision-facilitating roles of accounting. A chartered accountant, he obtained his PhD from the University of Califonia, Berkeley in 1967.
His development of 500 pages of lecture notes has lead to a collaborative two-volume book: The Economics of Accounting Volume I: Information in Markets and The Economics of Accounting Volume II: Performance Evaluation with Danish Professor Peter Christensen. In addition, he has authored or co-authored 28 major papers, four books and has a long history of professional service which includes editorships and editorial board memberships on countless journals and service to professional organizations.
His many honours and awards include four manuscript awards from the American Accounting Association, election as a Fellow of the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Royal Society of Canada and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia. In 2002, he was chosen to deliver the Presidential Scholar’s Address at the annual American Accounting Association meeting.
The Accounting Hall of Fame was established in 1950, and has since honoured over 76 influential and respected accountants from academe, accounting practice, government and business. The Hall of Fame’s international board of electors selects the honourees.