On June 26, Dr. Son Jae-sung, who earned his doctorate from the Graduate School of Accounting at SSU, won the 2020 Best Accounting Thesis Award at the Korean Accounting Association’s academic conference. The Korea Accounting Association was established in 1973 with the aim of developing research and education in the field of accounting and promoting sound research activities and members’ general interests and mutual friendship.
The Korean Accounting Association hosts several academic conferences each year to collect research papers, such as the Summer Conference, the Winter Conference, the ManagementrelatedIntegrated Academic Conference, and the Accounting Research Society. The degree thesis award is based on a doctoral thesis recognized by a local university over the past year, and is aimed to confer on a thesis written by an academic advisor as a co-author. Moreover, this award was selected through a rigorous screening process by the Accounting Research and Editing Committee.
Based on the performance evaluation data of domestic bank branches, Dr. Son Jae-sung analyzed the method of setting targets and the causes of the efforts of the branches, and wrote a paper. Thus, the completed paper, An Empirical Study on Sawtooth Phenomenon and Sawtooth Effect in Performance Evaluation was praised for demonstrating economic feasibility. Accounting Professor Lee Yong-kyu also said that the findings of the paper have significant implications for studies related to accounting and economics.