Carolyn Deller

Carolyn Deller
  • Assistant Professor of Accounting

Contact Information

  • office Address:

    1311 Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365

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Overview

Professor Deller’s research focuses on the design and outcomes of management control mechanisms used by organizations to enhance employees’ motivation, ability, and opportunity to reach their full potential. Specific control mechanisms explored in her research include employee selection, incentive plans, employee evaluation systems, and the balanced scorecard.  Professor Deller’s research typically involves the econometric analysis of within-firm archival data, though she has also utilized experimental methodologies.

Prior to joining the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor Deller was a doctoral student at Harvard Business School. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and was previously a Chartered Accountant at KPMG.

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Research

Research interests: management accounting and control systems, performance measurement, organizational design, chain organizations

  • Carolyn Deller (Working), Beyond Performance: When Potential Matters to Employee Career Outcomes.

  • Carolyn Deller and Tatiana Sandino (Working), Tournament Incentive Plans Incorporating Objective and Subjective Criteria: Implications for a Geographically Dispersed Organization.

  • Pablo Casas-Arce, Carolyn Deller, F. Asis Martinez-Jerez, Jose Manuel Narciso (Working), The Performance Effect of Ranking Disclosure in Relative Performance Compensation Schemes.

  • Carolyn Deller, Susanna Gallani, Tatiana Sandino (Work In Progress), Implementing Core Values Through a 360-Degree Feedback System.

  • Carolyn Deller and V.G. Narayanan (Work In Progress), Employee Decision Making and Strategy Implementation using the Balanced Scorecard.

  • Carolyn Deller and Tatiana Sandino (Working), Who Should Select New Employees, the Head Office or the Unit Manager? Consequences of Centralizing Hiring at a Retail Chain.

Teaching

Past Courses

  • ACCT102 - STRATEGIC COST ANALYSIS

    The first part of the course presents alternative methods of preparing managerial accounting information, and the remainder of the course examines how these methods are used by companies. Managerial accounting is a company's internal language, and is used for decision-making, production management, product design and pricing and for motivating and evaluating employees. Unless you understand managerial accounting, you cannot have a thorough understanding of a company's internal operations. What you learn in this course will help you understand the operations of your future employer (and enable you to be more successful at your job), and help you understand other companies you encounter in your role as competitor, consultant, or investor.

Awards and Honors

  • 2010/2011 Victoria Candidate of the Year, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), 2011
  • Victoria Candidate of the Module and Pass with Merit, Ethics & Business Application Module, ICAA, 2011
  • Student Speaker at Dean’s Awards Night, The University of Melbourne, 2010
  • Pass with Merit, Management Accounting & Analysis Module, ICAA, 2010
  • Victoria Candidate of the Module and Pass with Merit, Taxation Module, ICAA, 2010
  • Kinsman Studentship Award, The University of Melbourne, 2010
  • Valedictorian, The University of Melbourne, 2009
  • Pass with Merit, Audit & Assurance Module, ICAA, 2009
  • Lou Goldberg Honours Prize in Accounting, The University of Melbourne, 2009
  • Accounting & Business Information Systems Honours Medal, The University of Melbourne, 2009
  • National Candidate of the Module, Victoria Candidate of the Module and Pass with Merit, Financial Accounting & Reporting Module, ICAA, 2008
  • Sothertons Prize for Studies in Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services, The University of Melbourne, 2008
  • Dean’s Honours List for Outstanding Academic Achievement, The University of Melbourne, 2006
  • CPA Australia Second Year Accounting Prize, The University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Charles Sindrey Prize for Cost Management, The University of Melbourne, 2006
  • Dean’s Honours List for Outstanding Academic Achievement, The University of Melbourne, 2005
  • Dean’s Honours List for Outstanding Academic Achievement, The University of Melbourne, 2004

Activity

Latest Research

Carolyn Deller (Working), Beyond Performance: When Potential Matters to Employee Career Outcomes.
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Awards and Honors

2010/2011 Victoria Candidate of the Year, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) 2011
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