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Edward Joyce



  • BSBA 1970
    accounting Ohio State University

  • MAS 1971
    accounting University of Illinois-Urbana

  • PhD 1976
    accounting University of Illinois-Urbana


  • Behavioral decision-making

Joyce joined the Carlson School in 1981 as a faculty member in the Department of Accounting. In 2006, he assumed the role of associate dean, in which he supervised significant enhancements in the MBA Program. Among the many accomplishments under his leadership are the implementation of new curricula in the Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs, a restructuring of the School's Enterprises to increase both their centrality in the curriculum and their academic content, the consolidation of the MBA program offices and increased synergies among MBA programs, and a marked increase in the quality of admissions processes.

Selected Works

"Mental Accounting and Outcome Contiguity in Consumer Borrowing Decisions," Edward Joyce, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Performance (1994).
"Internal Revenue Service Access to Tax Accrual Workpapers: A Laboratory Investigation," Edward Joyce, The Accounting Review (1990).
"Using the FASB Qualitative Characteristics in Accounting Policy Choices," Edward Joyce, Journal of Accounting Research (1982).
"Anchoring and Adjustment in Probabilistic Inference in Accounting," Edward Joyce, Journal of Accounting Research (1981).

Current Activities

Administrative Appointments

  • American Accounting Association

  • Notable Contributions to Accounting Literature Committee

  • MBA Steering Committee

  • MBA Functional Core Design Team

  • MBA Functional Core Faculty

  • Department MBA Advisor

  • MBA Program Coordinator

  • Doctoral Consortium Committee

Current Research

  • Cognitive skill acquisition in auditing

  • Outcome versus behavior-based control systems

  • Mental accounting principles

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial board, Journal of Accounting Research

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Kappa Psi Award for outstanding contribution to accounting literature, 1982