Margaret Christ

Assistant Professor

240 Brooks Hall
310 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Numbers
Work 706-542-3602
Email Address


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • Accounting
University of Texas
  • Accounting
Louisiana State University

Research Interests

  • Internal Audit
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Control Systems
  • Risk Management

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
Risk Consulting
Sr. Risk Consultant 2003 to 2004
Business Process Risk Consultant
Sr. Risk Consultant 1999 to 2003


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Information Systems Section Best Paper Award for "Integrated Information Systems, Risk Sharing and Alliance Risk"
American Accounting Association
Management Accounting Section - Best Paper Award for "Framing Sticks as Carrots: An Experimental Investigation of Framing on Trust"
American Accounting Association
Management Accounting Section Best Dissertation Award (Runner-Up) for "An Experimental Investigation of the Interactions Among Control, Trust and Reciprocity"
American Accounting Association
Michael J. Barrett Doctoral Dissertation Award for "An Experimental Investigation of the Interactions Among Control, Trust and Reciprocity"
Institute of Internal Auditors

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Editorial Board Member
Accounting Horizons
2015 - 2018
Editorial Board Member
Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory
2014 - 2017
Editorial Board Member
American Accounting Association
Journal of Management Accounting Research
2013 - 2015
Editorial Board Member
Behavioral Research in Accounting
2013 - 2015

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Christ M. H., N. Mintchik, L. Chen and J. BIerstaker. Outsourcing the Information System: Determinants, Risks and Implications for Management Control Systems. Journal Of Management Accounting Research, forthcoming.
  • Anderson, S. W., M. H. Christ, H. Dekker, K. L. Sedatole. The Use of Management Controls to Mitigate Risk in Strategic Alliances: Field and Survey Evidence. Journal Of Management Accounting Research, 26(2014).
  • Margaret Christ. An Experimental Investigation of the Interactions Among Intentions, Reciprocity and Control. Journal Of Management Accounting Research, 25(2013):169-197.
  • Bierstaker, Chen, Christ, Ege and Mintchik. 2013. Obtaining Assurance for Financial Statement Audits and Control Audits when Aspects of the Financial Reporting Process are Outsourced. Auditing: A Journal Of Practice And Theory, 32(Supplement):209-250.
  • Margaret H. Christ, Karen L. Sedatole, and Kristy L. Towry. November 2012. Sticks and Carrots: The Effect of Contract Frame on Effort in Incomplete Contracts. The Accounting Review, 87(6):1913-1938.
  • M. H. Christ, S. Emett, S. Summers, D. Wood. The Effects of Preventive and Detective Controls on Employee Performance and Motivation . Contemporary Accounting Research, 29(2):432-452.
  • U. Anderson, M. H. Christ, K. Johnstone, L. Rittenberg. A Post-SOX Examination of Factors Associated with the Size of Internal Audit Departments . Accounting Horizons, 26(2):167-191.