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Benjamin Luippold

Assistant Professor

Academic Division: Accounting & Law
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Bio

Ben Luippold is an assistant professor in the Accounting and Law division. He currently teaches managerial accounting in the undergraduate Sophomore Management Experience (SME) curriculum and Measuring and Managing Strategic Performance in both its one-year MBA and its Masters of Science in Management in Entrepreneurial Leadership programs. Teaching at Babson is particularly special for Professor Luippold, as he is an alumnus of Babson (BS 2001) and, therefore, is a product of its integrated curriculum. Professor Luippold’s research interests focus on how accounting information affects the judgments and decisions of managers, auditors, investors, etc. His dissertation examined how managers may attempt to manage the audit by diverting auditors away from discovering managed earnings. He has published in several academic and practitioner journals including, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, the Journal of Accountancy, and the Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance. In addition, he has presented his research and served as a discussant for other research papers at several prestigious conferences including the American Accounting Association, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, and the Kansas University Auditing Symposium. Furthermore, he has served as a reviewer for Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Managerial Auditing Journal, as well as several conferences. Professor Luippold holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2009). While at UMass, he served as both a research assistant and an instructor, primarily teaching Managerial Accounting. Prior to joining Babson, he served on the faculty at Georgia State University (GSU), where he primarily taught Auditing and Assurance Services to accounting majors. Before entering a PhD program, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in its Assurance and Global Risk Management Solutions divisions.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • BS, Babson College

Academic Interests

Management Accounting; Auditing

Awards & Honors

  • 2014 - 2014 MSA Fund Research Award, Babson College Accounting & Law Division
  • 2014 - 2013 Fund MSA Research Award, Babson College Accounting & Law Division

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • ACC 7201: MEASURING AND MANAGING STRATEGIC PERFORM
  • SME 2001: MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Riley, T.J., Luippold, B.L. (2015). Managing Investors' Perception through Strategic Word Choices. Journal of Corporate Accounting and Finance, 26(5)
  • Luippold, B.L., Stephen, P., James, W. (2015). Five Ways to Overcome a Confirmation Bias. Journal of Accountancy(February), 30.
  • Luippold, B.L., Kida, T., Piercey, M.D., Smith, J.F. (2015). Managing Audits to Manage Earnings: The Impact of Diversions on an Auditor's Ability to Uncover Earnings Management. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 41(1), 39-54.
  • Luippold, B.L., Kida, T. (2012). The Impact of Initial Information Ambiguity on the Accuracy of Analytical Review Judgments. Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, 31(2), 113-129.

Presentations

  • Does error management climate impact auditor reporting decisions? An investigation into the inter-organizational effects of tone at-the-top
    Luippold, B., Perreault, S., Wainberg, J. Does error management climate impact auditor reporting decisions? An investigation into the inter-organizational effects of tone at-the-top Public Interest Section Mid-Year Meeting, San Diego, CA (2014)
  • The Effect of Client Error Management Culture and Client Cooperation on Auditors’ Reporting Decisions
    Luippold, B., Perreault, S., Wainberg, J. The Effect of Client Error Management Culture and Client Cooperation on Auditors’ Reporting Decisions American Accounting Association Annual Meeting and Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting, Anaheim, CA (2013)
  • Audit Partner Disclosure: Potential Implications for Investor Reaction and Auditor Independence
    Lambert, T., Luippold, B., Stefaniak, C. Audit Partner Disclosure: Potential Implications for Investor Reaction and Auditor Independence 2013 Auditing Section Midyear Conference and Doctoral Consortium, New Orleans, LA (2013)
  • Audit Partner Disclosure: An Examination of Investor Reaction to Negative Information and Potential Implications for Auditor Independence
    Luippold, B., Lambert, T., Stefaniak, C. Audit Partner Disclosure: An Examination of Investor Reaction to Negative Information and Potential Implications for Auditor Independence American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC (2012)
  • Audit Partner Disclosure: An Examination of Investor Reaction to Negative Information and Potential Implications for Auditor Independence
    Luippold, B., Lambert, T., Stefaniak, C. Audit Partner Disclosure: An Examination of Investor Reaction to Negative Information and Potential Implications for Auditor Independence International Symposium on Audit Research (ISAR), Tokyo, Japan (2012)
  • Audit Partner Disclosure: An Examination of Investor Reaction to Negative Information and Potential Implications for Auditor Independence
    Luippold, B., Lambert, T., Stefaniak, C. Audit Partner Disclosure: An Examination of Investor Reaction to Negative Information and Potential Implications for Auditor Independence Oklahoma University Conference on Regulation and the Audit Industry , Norman, OK (2012)
  • Audit Partner Disclosure: An Examination of Investor Reaction to Negative Information and Potential Implications for Auditor Independence
    Luippold, B., Lambert, T., Stefaniak, C. Audit Partner Disclosure: An Examination of Investor Reaction to Negative Information and Potential Implications for Auditor Independence Deloitte Foundation/KU Auditing Symposium, Lawrence, KS (2012)