An article written by Tim V. Eaton, associate professor of accountancy in Miami University's Farmer School of Business, earned Eaton and his co-author one of three Max Block Distinguished Article awards given for 2007. The annual awards recognize "innovative and stimulating" articles published in The CPA Journal.
"Whistleblowing and Good Governance: Policies for Universities, Government Entities, and Nonprofit Organizations," by Eaton and Michael D. Akers of Marquette University, appeared in the journal's June 2007 issue. The article underscores the need for whistleblowing policies for those institutions, organizations and agencies, gives a practical framework for developing and implementing a whistleblower policy, and provides a broad range of authoritative resources.
CPA Journal editors receive hundreds of manuscripts annually. The journal's editorial board and editorial review board, representing dozens of professionals and professors in all fields of practice and study, judged this year's published articles.
The Max Block Distinguished Article Award has been given annually since 1975. It honors Max Block (1902-1988), a founding partner of Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, whose ideas, regarded as visionary by his peers, have formed the basis for many reporting and practice-management concepts in use today. Block was managing editor of the NYSSCPA's Journal (now The CPA Journal) from 1958 to 1972.
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