Abraham Carr, PhD, PhD
Abraham Carr, PhD, PhD

Abraham Carr, PhD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Heider College of Business

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Accounting

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Publications and Presentations

Presentations

  • AAA Annual Meeting- Washington, D. C. 

    Paper Accepted:  Carr, A. H., “Improving the Quality of Auditors’ Motivation: Insights from Self-Determination Theory.”
     , 2018
  • AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium 
    Presented: Carr, A. H., “Improving the Quality of Auditors’ Motivation: Insights from Self-Determination Theory.”, 2017
  • AAA Audit Midyear Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2017
  • AAA ABO Midyear Meeting & Doctoral Consortium Albuquerque, NM, 2016
  • BYU Accounting Research Symposium Provo, UT, 2016
  • AAA Audit Midyear Meeting Scottsdale, AZ, 2016
  • AAA Annual Meeting Chicago, IL, 2015
  • AAA Audit Midyear Meeting & Doctoral Consortium Miami, FL, 2015

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Primary interest is in the area of Auditing. Specific areas of interest include: auditor motivation, audit documentation, and workplace stress.

Current Research Projects

  • “Improving the Quality of Auditors’ Motivation: Insights from Self-Determination Theory”. Dissertation.

    “Can Documentation of Contradictory Evidence Help Auditors Overcome the Tendency to Accept Clients’ Preferred Aggressive Accounting Choices?” with Brian Mayhew and Tyler Thomas.  Awarded a research grant from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)

Awards and Honors

  • Doctoral Consortium Fellow, AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium , 2017
  • Douglas Clarke Memorial Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Accounting Department , 2016
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Wisconsin School of Business , 2015
  • E.J. Blakely Memorial Ph.D. Fellowship, 2015