John Sweeney

Primary office:
Capitol Federal Hall
Room 4165
University of Kansas

Academic Area



Ph.D. in Business Administration, Accounting concentration. University of Missouri, 1992
M.B.A, Accounting concentration, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, 1979
B.S. in Accounting, Quincy University, 1977

Research Interests

My research interests include auditor judgment, organizational behavior, and ethical issues related to the practice of accounting.

Current Activities

Serving in the editorial boards of Behavioral Research in Accounting and Issues in Accounting Education

Recent Publications

Siefert, D,. J. Sweeney, J. Joirman, and J. Thornton. 2010. “Increasing the Likelihood of Whistleblowing: The Influence of Organizational Justice,” Accounting, Organizations & Society.

Sweeney, J., C. Bame-Aldred, and S. Thornburg. 2010. “Pricing in the Accountant Labor Market.” Journal of Finance and Accountancy.

Basoglu, A., M. Fuller, and J. Sweeney. 2009. “Technology Mediated Interruptions: The Effects of Task and Interruption Characteristics on Financial Performance.” International Journal of Accounting & Information Systems.

Sweeney, J. and J. Quirin. 2009. “Accountants as Survivors of Layoffs: A Research Note,” Accounting, Organizations & Society.

Bame-Aldred, C., J. Sweeney, & D. Seifert. 2007. “An Examination of the Effectiveness of Sarbanes-Oxley Whistle-Blower Protection.” Journal of Forensic Accounting

Bobeck, D., R. Roberts, & J. Sweeney. 2007. “The Social Norms of Tax Compliance: Evidence from Australia, Singapore, and the United States.” Journal of Business Ethics

Selected Publications

Trongmateerut, P. & Sweeney, J. T. (2013). The Influence of Subjective Norms on Whistle-blowing: A Cross Cultural Investigation. Journal of Business Ethics, 112(2013), 437-451. DOI:10.1007/s10551-012-1270-1

Siefert, D. Sweeney, J. T., Joireman, J. & Thornton, J. (2010). Increasing the Likelihood of Whistleblowing: The Influence of Organizational Justice. Accounting, Organizations & Society, 35(7), 707-717.

Sweeney, J. T., Bame-Aldred, C. & Thornburg, S. (2010). Pricing in the Accountant Labor Market. Journal of Finance and Accountancy.

Sweeney, J. T., & Quirin, J. J. (2009). Accountants as Survivors of Layoffs: A Research Note. Accounting, Organizations & Society, 34(6-7), 787-795.

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