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Willem Buijink receives Anthony G. Hopwood Award for Academic Leadership

Published: 14th June 2019 Last updated: 14th June 2019

Professor Willem Buijink, emeritus Professor of Business Economics at Tilburg University, has received the Anthony Hopwood Prize 2019. The prize was awarded by the European Accounting Association (EAA) at a ceremony at the EAA Annual Congress in Pathos, Cyprus, 29th-31th May 2019.

"Willem's academic record is impressive", says de EEA. "He has produced and initiated a significant body of work, making a distinct and valuable contribution to the advancement of accounting thought. Apart from his leadership of European accounting departments, he has co-organised transnational EU funded research networks that have transformed the European accounting research landscape."

The Award was established in 2005 and renamed to honour Professor Anthony G. Hopwood, who played a prominent role in the creation and development of the EAA. The Anthony G. Hopwood Award is intended to recognize academic excellence, combined with academic leadership and contribution to the EAA.

Willem Buijink, emeritus Professor of Business Economics, teaches financial and management accounting and conducts research in financial accounting, tax accounting, auditing and accounting history. He was Vice Dean Education of TiSEM until the end from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that he was Vice Dean Research of TiSEM. He chaired the TiSEM Department of Accountancy from 2001 to 2005. Before coming to Tilburg, in 2001, Professor Buijink was Professor of Business Economics at Maastricht University where he chaired the Department of Accounting and Finance. He is co-founder of the research institute MARC. Professor Buijink started his academic career at the University of Antwerp. Since April 2015 he is Professor of Accounting (part-time) at the Dutch Open University in Heerlen.