Karen Sedatole completed her PhD in business administration at the University of Michigan in 2000. Prior to joining the Emory faculty, Sedatole was the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on the design and effectiveness of performance measurement and reward systems, the role of forecasting and budgetary systems within organizations, and control in interorganizational collaborations. Her articles have been published in a number of leading journals, including Management Science, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, and Accounting, Organizations, & Society. Sedatole is a two-time recipient of the American Accounting Association Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Research Award and previously served as senior editor of the Journal of Management Accounting Research.