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Article Type: Editorial From: Pacific Accounting Review, Volume 27, Issue 1
The Editors of Pacific Accounting Review (PAR) wish to bid farewell to Professor Jill Hooks, Massey University, from the team of editors and welcome Professor Rachel Baskerville, Victoria University at Wellington, as a new member of the team.
Jill has been an editor from 2011 to 2014. After stepping down as an editor, she will continue to be involved in the editorial process as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board. She is a prominent researcher in the area of corporate disclosure, including reporting by schools and electricity companies, social and environmental accounting and accounting history. The journal will benefit from her continued support. As an editor, she was instrumental in identifying and selecting papers that contributed in the areas in which she specialised and in other related areas. Jill also played an important role in securing sponsorships for PAR and in running the day-to-day business activities. During her tenure as an editor, the journal made the transition from a manual editorial processing system to the current electronic system, and moved from three issues to four issues each year. Jill steps down as an editor of PAR on 31 December 2014. We thank her for her many contributions and dedicated service to the journal.
Professor Baskerville is joining the team of editors from 1 January 2015. Rachael has research interests in the impact of ethnicity and cultural values on accounting and auditing practices, issues surrounding translation of International Financial Reporting Standards, accounting education, accounting for charities and accounting history. She has many years of experience as an author and a reviewer of papers for leading accounting journals. She is on the editorial board of several accounting academic journals, and has been on the PAR editorial advisory board since 2007. Please join us in welcoming Rachel to the editorial team.
As editorship of PAR no longer resides primarily at Massey University, we also say farewell to our editorial assistant extraordinaire, Nikki Batten, and our careful proof reader, Mary Rossiter. Nikki has provided outstanding support and management of the journal and ensured that everything runs smoothly and on time. She was also responsible for the operational aspects of the journal’s transfer from its manual editorial processing system to the ScholarOne electronic system. Mary has diligently read each paper prior to publication and ensured that the published papers are of the highest standard. Both these roles have been funded by the School of Accountancy, Massey University, and we thank Professor Fawzi Laswad for supporting PAR in this way.
Glenn Boyle, Asheq Rahman and Paul Rouse