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Helen Gernon

Professor Emerit of Accounting | School of Accounting Gifts Officer

Affiliations: Accounting
Phone: 541-346-5127
Office: Anstett 391A



Helen Gernon is a professor emerit of accounting and School of Accounting gifts officer at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. Her teaching interests include effective leadership, international accounting, federal income taxation, and managing and understanding cash flow from the entrepreneur's perspective. Her research interests pertain to multinational corporation financial reporting practices and the impact of capital market pressure on disclosure.

Degree History:
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1978
  • CPA, Florida Atlantic University, 1972
  • MBA, Florida Atlantic University, 1972
  • BBA, University of Georgia, 1968
Honors and Awards:
  • Outstanding International Accounting Educator, 2001
  • Outstanding Second-Year MBA Faculty, 2001
  • Spring Business Advisory Council Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2000
  • OSCPA/AICPA Lifetime Achievement Educating Aspiring Accountants Award, 1998

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Areas of Expertise

  • Federal taxation
  • Leadership
  • Multinational financial reporting and disclosure
  • Understanding and managing cash flow

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Journal Articles:

Gernon, Helen, Clive Emmanuel, and Sidney J. Gray. "An Approach to Teaching International Management Accounting and Control: Integrating Corporate Strategy, Organizational Structure and Culture." Journal of Accounting Education 16, no. 1: 65-84.

December 1998

Gernon, Helen, and R. S. Olusegun. "International Accounting Research: A Review of Its Ecology, Contending Theories and Methodologies." Journal of Accounting Literature 14: 54-106.

December 1995

Gernon, Helen. "Discussion of An Investigation of the Reporting of Questionable Acts in an International Setting." Journal of Accounting Research 31: 104-110.

January 1993
Book Chapters:

Gernon, Helen, and Kathleen R. Bindon. "The European Union: Regulation Moves Financial Reporting Toward Comparability." In Research in Accounting Regulation, edited by Gary John Previts, 23-47. Greenwich, Connecticut: Jai Press Inc.

January 1995

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