Dr. Michael Alles is an associate professor at the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Rutgers Business School. Prior to Rutgers, he taught at the University of Texas at Austin, New York University and Southern Methodist University. Dr. Alles holds a PhD from Stanford Business School and a First Class Honors in Economics from the Australian National University. His research is on continuous auditing, management accounting and corporate governance. He is the editor of the International Journal of Disclosure & Governance, published by Palgrave Macmillan in London, and was associate editor of the International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, as well as serving on the editorial boards of various other governance and AIS journals. For many years he has chaired the World Continuous Auditing and Reporting Conference, held each November at Rutgers Newark. It is the premier worldwide conference on the application of technology to accounting, reporting and auditing and draws a wide audience of practitioners, vendors and researchers.
The Academic Track presents recent and ongoing research from around the world that examines the application of XBRL to meet various business needs, as well as the effect different applications and methodologies have on business reporting outcomes.