Kristy L. Towry

Emory University

Assistant Professor

Goizueta Business School

1300 Clifton Road

Atlanta, GA 30322

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

The Effect of Control Systems on Teams and Alliances: Trust and Cooperation in the New Collaborative Environment

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 04 Oct 2004
Angela Coletti, Karen Sedatole and Kristy L. Towry
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting, Goizueta Business School and Emory University
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collaboration, strategic alliance, joint venture, teams, control system, attribution theory, framing, trust, cooperation

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Flattening the Organization: The Effect of Organizational Reporting Structure on Budgeting Effectiveness

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 08 Jun 2005
R. Lynn Hannan, Frederick W. Rankin and Kristy L. Towry
Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business, Colorado State University, Fort Collins - College of Business and Emory University
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The Effect of Information Systems on Honesty in Managerial Reporting: A Behavioral Perspective

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Sep 2003
R. Lynn Hannan, Frederick W. Rankin and Kristy L. Towry
Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business, Colorado State University, Fort Collins - College of Business and Emory University
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Quantification and Persuasion in Managerial Judgment

McCombs Research Paper Series No. ACC-11-04
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Jul 2003 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2008
Kathryn Kadous, Lisa Koonce and Kristy L. Towry
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, University of Texas and Emory University
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Quantification, accounting, persuasion, measurement

Quantification and Persuasion in Managerial Judgment

Posted: 01 Jun 2005
Kathryn Kadous, Lisa Koonce and Kristy L. Towry
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, University of Texas and Emory University

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Quantification, accounting, persuasion, measurement

Quantification and Persuasion in Managerial Judgment

Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 2005
Posted: 05 Jun 2005
Kathryn Kadous, Lisa Koonce and Kristy L. Towry
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, University of Texas and Emory University

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Quantification, accounting, persuasion, measurement

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The Limitations of Experimental Design: A Case Study Involving Monetary Incentive Effects in Laboratory Markets

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 28 Feb 2004
Steven J. Kachelmeier and Kristy L. Towry
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting and Emory University
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experimental design, monetary incentives, market power

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Dividing the Pie: Do Managers Fully Incorporate Non-Contracted Information into Full and Partial Discretionary Bonus Allocations?

AAA 2007 Management Accounting Section (MAS) Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Aug 2006
Wendy J. Bailey, Gary Hecht and Kristy L. Towry
Thunderbird School of Global Management, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Emory University
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discretionary bonus plans, anchoring and adjustment, non-contracted information, subjective performance evaluation

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Sticks and Carrots: The Effect of Contract Frame on Effort in Incomplete Contracts

Accounting Review, 2012, Vol. 87, No. 6
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 20 Jun 2012 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2012
Margaret H. Christ, Karen Sedatole and Kristy L. Towry
University of Georgia - Terry College of Business, Goizueta Business School and Emory University
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framing, incomplete contracts, control systems, trust, formal control, informal control, bonus, penalty

Recordkeeping Alters Economic History by Promoting Reciprocity

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 08 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 22 May 2014
Temple University - Department of Accounting, Chapman University (Deceased), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emory University and Emory University - Department of Accounting
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Reciprocity, accounting, recordkeeping

Recordkeeping Alters Economic History by Promoting Reciprocity

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 106, No. 4, pp. 1009-1014, January 27, 2009
Posted: 21 Jan 2009
Temple University - Department of Accounting, Chapman University (Deceased), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Emory University and Emory University - Department of Accounting

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accounting, economic institutions, trust, memory, image score

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Sooner or Later: The Effects of Timing on Managers’ Discretionary Weighting of Multiple Performance Measures

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 21 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2018
Emory University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Brigham Young University and Emory University
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subjectivity, performance evaluation, discretion, contracting, compensation

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Bring the Noise, But Not the Funk: Does the Effect of Performance Measure Noise on Learning Depend on Whether the Learning is Experiential or Vicarious?

AAA 2018 Management Accounting Section (MAS) Meeting
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Aug 2017
Willie Choi, Gary Hecht, Ivo Tafkov and Kristy L. Towry
University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Georgia State University and Emory University
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strategic learning; performance measure noise; experiential learning; vicarious learning

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Leading by Example: The Effect of the Leader's Compensation Contract on Following

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2019
Karl Schuhmacher, Kristy L. Towry and Jacob Zureich
Emory University - Goizueta Business School, Emory University and Emory University, Students
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Contracting, Incentives, Effort, Leadership, Leading by Example

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Vicarious Learning Under Implicit Contracts

Accounting Review, Forthcoming
Posted: 13 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 24 Sep 2015
Willie Choi, Gary Hecht, Ivo Tafkov and Kristy L. Towry
University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Georgia State University and Emory University

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vicarious learning, strategic performance measurement systems, psychological distance, construal level theory

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Turning Up the Volume: An Experimental Investigation of the Role of Mutual Monitoring in Tournaments

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 21 Aug 2012
R. Lynn Hannan, Kristy L. Towry and Yue May Zhang
Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business, Emory University and Northeastern University - Accounting Group

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mutual monitoring, collusion, competition, tournament

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Sticks and Carrots: The Effect of Contract Frame on Effort in Incomplete Contracts

Accounting Review, Vol. 87, No. 6, 2012
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 03 Sep 2013
Margaret H. Christ, Karen Sedatole and Kristy L. Towry
University of Georgia - Terry College of Business, Goizueta Business School and Emory University

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bonus, control systems, formal control, framing, incomplete contracts, informal control, penalty, trust

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In Search of Informed Discretion: An Experimental Investigation of Fairness and Trust Reciprocity

Accounting Review, Vol. 87, No. 2, 2012
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 13 Dec 2011
Victor S. Maas, Marcel Van Rinsum and Kristy L. Towry
University of Amsterdam Business School, RSM Erasmus University and Emory University

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subjective performance evaluation, incentive contracting, discretion, reciprocity, fairness, trust, third-party intervention

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Contracting on Contemporaneous vs. Forward-Looking Measures: An Experimental Investigation

Contemporary Accounting Research, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2008
Posted: 01 May 2008
Anne M. Farrell, Kathryn Kadous and Kristy L. Towry
Miami University Farmer School of Business - Department of Accountancy, Emory University - Goizueta Business School and Emory University

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Performance Measurement, Incentives, Effort Allocation, Employment Horizon

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The Effect of Information Systems on Honesty in Managerial Reporting: A Behavioral Perspective

Contemporary Accounting Research, Forthcoming
Posted: 08 May 2006
R. Lynn Hannan, Frederick W. Rankin and Kristy L. Towry
Tulane University - A.B. Freeman School of Business, Colorado State University, Fort Collins - College of Business and Emory University

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Information Systems, Honesty, Contracting, Impression Management, Participatory Budgeting, Slack

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The Effect of Control Systems on Trust and Cooperation in Collaborative Environments

Accounting Review, April 2005
Posted: 07 Sep 2004
Angela Coletti, Karen Sedatole and Kristy L. Towry
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting, Goizueta Business School and Emory University

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Collaboration, strategic alliance, joint venture, teams, control system, attribution theory, framing, trust, cooperation

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Control in a Teamwork Environment - the Impact of Social Ties on the Effectiveness of Mutual Monitoring Contracts

The Accounting Review, Vol. 78, October 2003
Posted: 12 Jun 2003
Kristy L. Towry
Emory University

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control systems, teams, mutual monitoring, incentives, social identity

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Negotiated Transfer Pricing: Is Fairness Easier Said than Done?

Accounting Review, Vol. 77, No. 3, July 2002
Posted: 21 Mar 2002
Steven J. Kachelmeier and Kristy L. Towry
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Accounting and Emory University

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Transfer pricing; Fairness; Negotiation