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Brian Knox, Ph.D.

Brian Knox

Assistant Professor, Accountancy
bknox@boisestate.edu • (208) 426-6245
Office Number: MBEB 3117

Dr. Brian D. Knox joined Boise State University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor of Accountancy. He has a Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and is a CPA (Arizona). His accounting-related work experience includes work at a state government agency (reviewing cost-plus contracts) and work at a Fortune 500 company (serving as lead or support cost accountant for several departments). Dr. Knox’s research interests are mainly in managerial accounting, including strategic performance measurement systems (such as balanced scorecards and strategy maps), incentives, sunk costs and commitment, costing systems, corporate social responsibility, machine learning in accounting, and the crossover between managerial accounting and neuroscience.

Education

Ph.D. in Accounting, University of Pittsburgh. 2017

Master’s in Accounting, Southern Utah University. 2013

Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Arizona State University. 2011

Teaching Areas

Managerial Accounting

Featured Publications

“Semantic Processing Theory Could Help Explain the Effectiveness of Creativity Incentives: A Numerical Experiment.” Forthcoming at Journal of Management Accounting Research.

“A Strategy Map’s Effect on the Feedback Middle Managers Pass Along to Upper Management.” Journal of Management Control, 30, 381–404.

“Employee Volunteer Programs Are Associated with Firm-Level Benefits and CEO Incentives: Data on the Ethical Dilemma of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities.” Journal of Business Ethics, 162(2), 449–472.

The Open Cost Accounting Textbook