Sara Wick | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Sara Wick

Assistant Professor, Accounting
Department of Management
Phone number: 
ext. 52873
Macdonald Hall (MAC), Room 215

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Ph.D. in Management (Accounting), Wilfrid Laurier University

Chartered Professional Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario

Master of Business Administration, York University

Bachelor of Arts (Honours Economics and Accounting),

Sara Wick researches topics in behavioural management accounting. Her current work examines how the control system can affect employees' motivation and performance. For example, she studies subjective elements of the performance measurement system and how they influence managers' evaluations and employees' reactions to such evaluations. More recently, her work examines how the work-family challenges related to the pandemic have affected employees' productivity. 

Wick, S. (2021). Subjectivity in Performance Evaluations: A Review of the Literature. Accounting Perspectives. 20(4): 653-685

Baker, R., & Wick, S. (2020). Undergraduate accounting students’ perception of a course in accounting research and theory. Accounting Research Journal. 22 (1): 217 – 233.

Baker, R., & Wick, S. (2019). A narrative on integrating research and theory into undergraduate accounting curriculum. Meditari Accountancy Research. 27 (2): 325 – 344.

Wick, S., & Baker, R. (2013). An investigation into assurance of learning in an introductory financial accounting course. Teaching and Learning Innovations. University of Guelph.

McConomy, B.J & Stonehouse, S. (2011). Virtually perfect Corporation. Accounting Perspectives, 10(2): 139–149.

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