Joseph G. Fisher


Titled Professor (2008)
Harry C. Sauvain Chair
Indiana University Bloomington
Kelley School of Business
Department of Accounting


Joseph Fisher is the Harry C. Sauvain Chair and Professor of Accounting in the Kelley School of Business. Previously, he was the Fed Ex and KPMG Faculty Fellow. He received his B.S. from Brigham Young University in 1981. He received his Ph.D. in accounting from the Ohio State University in 1987. He was formerly a faculty member at the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College and at the University of Arizona. He has been a visiting professor at Theseus Institute (France), the International University of Japan and The Helsinki School of Economics.

Professor Fisher's research interests focus on financial control in complex organizations and on the use of financial information in managerial decisions. His academic research has appeared in journals such as The Accounting Review, Decision Sciences, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Public Choice, Accounting, Organizations and Society, among other journals. He has served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review, Accounting Organizations and Society, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and Behavioral Research in Accounting.

Professor Fisher is co-author of the book Cost Management for Tomorrow sponsored by the Financial Executives Institute. He is also co-author of the Financial Management Program for the AICPA and has served on several AICPA task forces. He was a staff accountant for the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche and is a Certified Public Accountant.