Paul E. Nix, associate professor of accounting at MSU Bozeman College of Business was the lead author of "The Management of Research and Development and the Relevance of Financial Accounting." The article, published in the winter 2002 Journal of Applied Business Research, was a study that investigated alternatives to current financial accounting treatment of research and development expenditures in US public corporations. Nix was also published in a journal used at the 2002 Annual Conference of American Society of Business and Behavioral Science held in Las Vegas this past February. His feature article was titled "The Teaching Transition from Financial Accounting to Management Accounting."