Assistant Professor | Accounting and Information Systems
3104 Grainger Hall
(608) 263-7720

Biography

Tyler Thomas received his Ph.D. in accounting from Michigan State University. He previously taught at Washington State University in Vancouver and has four years of experience as an auditor for the Washington State Department of Revenue. Thomas’ research examines how management accounting information can influence individuals’ judgments, decisions, and motivations. He focuses on how cost accounting, performance measurement, and other accounting-related factors can affect individual motivation to exert effort and make decisions in line with organizational goals.

Research

Selected Accepted Journal Articles

Thomas, T. & Thornock, T. (2020). How Incomplete Information of Team Member Contributions Affects Subsequent Contributions: The Moderating Role of Social Value Orientation Journal of Management Accounting Research

Majerczyk, M. & Thomas, T. (2020). Superiors' Discretionary Allocations when Agents Face Disparate Performance Risk Journal of Management Accounting Research

Selected Published Journal Articles

Thomas, T. (2016). Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback Accounting, Organizations and Society

Luft, J. & Shields, M. & Thomas, T. (2016). Additional Information in Accounting Reports: Effects on Management Decisions and Subjective Performance Evaluation Under Causal Ambiguity Contemporary Accounting Research

Selected Submitted Journal Articles

Douthit, J. & Majerczyk, M. & Shi, B. & Thomas, T. (2020). The Effect of Performance on Workers’ Compensation Attitudes Journal of Accounting and Economics

Martin, R. & Thomas, T. & Yatsenko, D. (2019). Shielding the Workforce: Does Subordinate Contract Frame Induce Leniency in Superiors' Decisions? Journal of Accounting Research

Matsumura, E. & Thomas, T. & Yatsenko, D. (2019). Adverse Effects of Confidence in Complex Cost Systems amid Competition Accounting Horizons

Working Papers

Smith, S. & Thomas, T. (2019). Performance Effects of Strategic Alignment and Clarity

Presentations

AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting (2020) Performance Effects of Strategic Alignment and Clarity

AAA Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting (2020) The Effect of Performance on Workers’ Compensation Requests

Hawaii Accounting Research Conference (2020) Shielding the Workforce: Does Subordinate Contract Frame Induce Leniency in Superiors’ Decisions?

AAA Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Research Conference (2019) Performance Effects of Strategic Alignment and Clarity

AAA Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Research Conference (2019) Shielding the Workforce: Does Subordinate Contract Frame Induce Leniency in Superiors’ Decisions?

BYU Accounting Research Symposium (2019) Performance Effects of Strategic Alignment and Clarity

AAA Annual Meeting (2019) Performance Effects of Strategic Alignment and Clarity

AAA Annual Meeting (2019) Shielding the Workforce: Does Subordinate Contract Frame Induce Leniency in Superiors’ Decisions?

AAA Annual Meeting (2019) The Effect of Performance on Workers’ Compensation Requests

Global Management Accounting Research Symposium (2019) Performance Effects of Strategic Alignment and Clarity

Global Management Accounting Research Symposium (2019) Shielding the Workforce: Does Subordinate Contract Frame Induce Leniency in Superiors’ Decisions?

(2019) Shielding the Workforce: Does Subordinate Contract Frame Induce Leniency in Superiors’ Decisions?

Management Accounting Section Research Conference (2019) Shielding the Workforce: Does Subordinate Contract Frame Induce Leniency in Superiors’ Decisions?

Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Research Conference (2018) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

BYU Accounting Research Symposium (2018) Adverse Effects of Confidence in Complex Cost Systems amid Competition

AAA Annual Meeting (2018) How Incomplete Information of Team Member Contributions Affects Subsequent Cooperation: Insights from a Public Goods Setting

Management Accounting Section Research Conference (2018) Superiors’ Discretionary Allocations when Agents Face Disparate Performance Risk

AAA Midwest Region Meeting (2017) Adverse Effects of Confidence in Complex Cost Systems amid Competition

AAA Midwest Region Meeting (2017) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

AAA Midwest Region Meeting (2017) Superiors’ Discretionary Bonus Pool Allocations when Agents Face Disparate Performance Risk

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2017) As Long as Someone is Choosing: The Effect of Contract Frame and Subordinates’ Contract Choice on Superiors’ Compensation Decisions

BYU Accounting Research Symposium (2017) As Long as Someone is Choosing: The Effect of Contract Frame and Subordinates’ Contract Choice on Superiors’ Compensation Decisions

AAA Annual Meeting (2017) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

AAA Annual Meeting (2017) Superiors’ Discretionary Bonus Pool Allocations when Agents Face Disparate Performance Risk

Management Accounting Section Research Conference (2017) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

BYU Accounting Research Symposium (2016) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

BYU Accounting Research Symposium (2016) Superiors’ Discretionary Bonus Pool Allocations when Agents Face Disparate Performance Risk

Iowa State University (2016) Compensation Discretion as Insurance: How are Targets and Bonuses Affected when Superiors Have a Back-up Plan?

AAA Managerial Accounting Section Midyear Conference (2016) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Cooperation of Self-Regarding Individuals

UW-Madison Accounting Doctoral Alumni Conference (2015) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Cooperation of Self-Regarding Individuals

GMARS - Global Management Accounting Research Symposium (2015) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Cooperation of Self-Regarding Individuals

BRITE Lab Fall Research Symposium (2014) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Effort Allocation between Individual and Team Performance

BYU Accounting Research Symposium (2014) Me vs. We: The Effect of Incomplete Team Member Feedback on Effort Allocation between Individual and Team Performance

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014) Additional Information in Accounting Reports: Effects on Management Decisions and Subjective Performance Evaluations Under Causal Ambiguity

AAA Accounting, Behavior, and Organizations Research Conference (2013) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Revisions: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

GMARS - Global Management Accounting Research Symposium (2013) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

Cornell University (2013) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

Georgia Institute of Technology (2013) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

University of Waterloo (2013) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

AAA Managerial Accounting Section Midyear Conference (2013) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems

Queen's University (2013) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems: An Examination of Organizational Goals and Accounting Feedback

Accounting Rookie Conference (2012) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems

BYU Accounting Research Symposium (2012) Motivating Revisions of Management Accounting Systems

AAA Annual Meeting (2011) Effects of the Number of Performance Measures on Management Decisions and Subjective Performance Evaluations

AAA Managerial Accounting Section Midyear Conference (2011) Effects of the Number of Performance Measures on Management Decisions and Subjective Performance Evaluations

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting (MBA) (ACC 550), Spring 2008.

Advanced Cost Accounting (ACC 438), Spring 2008.

Advanced Accounting - Governmental and Nonprofit (ACC 430), Summer 2008.

Cost and Managerial Accounting (ACC 341), Fall 2009.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Summer 2008.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Spring 2008.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Fall 2007.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Spring 2007.

Cost Accounting (ACC 338), Fall 2006.

Introduction to Taxation (ACC 335), Fall 2007.

Cost Management Systems. (AIS 310), Spring 2015. Download Syllabus
Design of actual and standard cost systems for reporting product costs in job costing, process costing, and activity costing production environments. Overhead allocation methods. Budgeting and profit planning procedures. Techniques for variance analysis a

Service

Editorial and Reviewing Activities

Journal of Management Accounting Research - Since January 2016
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal of Management Accounting Research - January 2014 - December 2014
Ad Hoc Reviewer

Journal of Management Accounting Research - January 2014 - December 2015
Editorial Board Member

Accounting, Organizations and Society - Since January 2013
Ad Hoc Reviewer