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Linlin Shi Named Lean Accounting Student of the Year

MUM Ph.D. Candidate, Ye Shi (Linlin), was awarded the 2013 Lean Enterprise Institute’s Annual Lean Accounting Student Award at the 2013 Lean Accounting Summit in Orlando, Florida on October 17-18 (http://leanaccountingsummit.com/). Included in her award was a complimentary registration at the Summit and $500 towards her travel expenses. 

The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) recognizes students and professors who have been actively engaged in research, education, and the development of lean accounting and accounting for lean. This award continues a pattern of recognition from LEI.  In 2009 Dr. Bargerstock was named Lean Accounting Professor of Year.  In 2011, Manjunath Rao was named Student of the Year for his PhD dissertation at MUM.  And, now Lin Lin received the same award for 2013.

Dr. Andrew Bargerstock had nominated Linlin for this year’s award based on her accomplishments in lean accounting. Linlin completed the MBA in Accounting (2011) and the Post-graduate Certificate in Lean Accounting (2012) at MUM. In September 2013 she began her second year of teaching three of the two-credit courses in the Lean Accounting Certificate program. In collaboration with Dr. Bargerstock, Linlin has developed case studies to illustrate how to implement kaizen methodologies to improve accounts payable processing. Linlin is currently taking coursework in the Ph.D. program at MUM and expects to begin her dissertation next year. 

Upon learning of Linlin’s award Dr. Bargerstock commented, "We are very happy that Lin Lin's accomplishments are recognized by one of the biggest names in Lean Accounting, i.e., James Huntzinger in his role as the chair of the Student of the Year selection committee for Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) and the Lean Accounting Summit."  The Lean Accounting Summit is produced by Lean Frontiers and the Lean Enterprise Institute. Mr. Huntzinger is president and founder of Lean Frontiers and author of the book  Lean Cost Management: Accounting for Lean by Establishing Flow (2007). 

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