Faculty & Research

Brian P. Shapiro

Associate Professor : Accounting Department

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Brian Shapiro is a research fellow of the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought. He has published in accounting, psychology and business ethics journals. His current scholarly work focuses on understanding how organizations incorporate their espoused values into their everyday practices and the consequences of this for effective enterprise risk management and ethical financial reporting. He also investigates the integration of personal and professional commitments in work, and how this integration might help organizational participants perform socially meaningful work.

Shapiro serves on the editorial boards of Accounting and the Public Interest, Research on Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting, Accounting Forum, and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. He received  his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.


Academic Background

B.A., majors in Latin and ancient Near Eastern studies, University of Minnesota
Ph.D., business administration, with a concentration in accounting and a minor in cognitive psychology, University of Minnesota

Research Specialties

  • Internal control and corporate governance
  • Business ethics

Current Research

  • Sociological, cultural and philosophical perspectives on accounting and business practice 

Major Works

Significant Scholarly Honors

  • Research Fellow, John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Thought
  • Faculty Participant, American Accounting Association 2008 Doctoral Consortium
  • McLaughlin prize for best research paper in accounting ethics, University of Oklahoma, 2003

Community Relationships

  • Leadership Development Program co-chair, Bet Shalom Congregation (Minnetonka, MN)
  • Past treasurer and member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees, Bet Shalom Congregation