Introduction

JAMES L. CHAN

At the end of 2007, James L. Chan retired from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he was Professor, the Ernst & Young Professor, head of the Department of Accounting, and director of the government accounting program. Professor Chan founded and edited nine volumes of Research in Government and Nonprofit Accounting, and co-founded the Comparative International Government Accounting Research (CIGAR) Network, in addition to writing 75 journal articles, book chapters and research reports. He was honored with the Enduring Lifetime Contribution Award by the American Accounting Association Government and Nonprofit Section in early 2008. In his retirement, Chan has become a student of constitutional law and world history, and a roving scholar in China and Europe.

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