Assistant Professor, Managerial Accounting; Approved Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor

Adam Presslee, Assistant ProfessorOffice: 3161 Hagey Hall

Phone: 519-888-4567 x31088


Adam Presslee CV

Research Summary

My research applies theory from psychology and economics to understand how various incentive systems and control environments affect employee effort and performance.

Work experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo (2018 - current)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh (2013 - 2017)
  • Staff Accountant, Deloitte and Touche (2005 - 2009)

Education and certifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Alberta)
  • Ph.D. (Waterloo)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) (Alberta)


  • Burt, I., T. Libby, and A. Presslee. Forthcoming. The impact of superior-subordinate identity and possible ex post adjustment on subordinate expectancy and performance. Journal of Management Accounting Research.
  • Kelly, K., and A. Presslee. 2017. The interactive effect of winner proportion and tournament group identity on tournament performance. Accounting, Organisations and Society, 56: 21-34.
  • Kelly, K., A. Presslee and A. Webb. 2017. The effects of tangible versus cash rewards in consecutive sales tournaments: A field experiment. The Accounting Review, 92(6): 165-186.
  • Presslee, A., T. Vance and A. Webb. 2013. The effects of reward type on employee goal selection, goal commitment and performance. The Accounting Review, 88(5): 1805-1831.
  • Boritz, J., F. Borthwick, and A. Presslee. 2012. The effect of business process representation type on assessment of business and control risks: Diagrams versus narratives. Issues in Accounting Education, 27(4): 895-915.
University of Waterloo

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