Supervisors and areas of research interest


Assoc Professor Manzurul Alam

Current research interests focus on management...
performance management, knowledge management and risk management in both
the private and public sectors, with an emphasis ...
South Asia region. Other research interests include: financial reporting including cash
flow, EPS, audit fee determination...
Professor Imad Moosa

Areas of interest are:

1. International Financial Management
2. Financial Forecasting
3. Financial ...
Dr Martin Samy

School Effectiveness, School Accountability and Reporting Mechanisms, Financial
Performance Data and Schoo...
Auditor Independence, ethical decision-making, organisational justice and career
advancement of women in accounting firms,...
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Supervisors and areas of research interest

  1. 1. Supervisors and areas of research interest Assoc Professor Manzurul Alam Current research interests focus on management accounting information and control systems, strategic performance measurement, public sector accounting issues, and SME accounting and performance measurement. Professor Mohamed Ariff Financial economics of stock markets; capital market behaviour; valuation modelling and testing; mergers, financial restructuring and governance; international finance; investment and mutual fund behaviour; bank risk analysis; tax compliance cost studies; management accounting; derivative financial product design and valuation; financial liberalisation and economic development; capital market equilibrium; scale, scope and technical efficiency; total factor productivity application to corporate performance; Islamic finance and modern finance theories. Dr Balasingham Balachandran Behavioural Finance, Market Efficiency, Market Anomalies and Market Microstructure; Price Adjustment Process and Asset Pricing; Earnings Quality and Earnings Management and their impact on long term price reactions. Assoc Professor Keryn Chalmers Financial accounting and financial reporting matters including: examining firms' discretionary accounting policies, accounting valuation methods, and disclosure choices; the impact of accounting regulation on firm value; executive remuneration and corporate governance. Professor Robert Chenhall Relating management accounting systems to the strategic and operational needs of organizations. Dr Keong Choong Applied quantitative accounting and finance with a high content of mathematics, econometrics and modelling applications. Research areas include equity (share) prediction and understanding why share prices and the values of firms differ, use of financial accounting and other information in the capital markets, computer modeling, integrated databases and the use of information technology in management and businesses. Assoc Professor Leonid Churilov Business information and Decision Support Systems. Computer models for decision making and process management in business systems - decision analysis, optimisation, simulation, systems dynamics, and workflow modeling. Business intelligence and data mining applications to process and knowledge discovery. Knowledge representation and reuse via domain specific ontologies. Health care and emergency services and systems. Dr Paul Collier Behavioural consequences of accounting, broadly defined. Ethnographic and case studies in management accounting and control systems, financial and non-financial
  2. 2. performance management, knowledge management and risk management in both the private and public sectors, with an emphasis on policing. The links between the performance management, risk management and knowledge management literatures, emphasising the role of governance in balancing the ‘accounting regime’ with alternative modes of management control. Assoc Professor Michael Dempsey Behaviour of risky assets; the cost of capital; option pricing. Dr Piyadasa Edirisuriya Banking performance in emerging markets, corruption and financial deregulation and financial developments in South Asia. Professor Robert Faff Asset pricing; risk modelling; managed fund performance; behavioral finance; corporate governance; risk management. Dr Victor Fang Interest rate swaps and credit risks, currency risk management, term structure of interest rates and models, swap spreads and credit spreads analysis and modelling volatility. Dr Aldonio Ferreira Performance measurement and management; Management control systems; Contingency theory; Strategic aspects of Management Accounting; Supply chain Management; Environmental management accounting; Not-for-profit organizations. Assoc Professor Grant Gay The audit expectation gap; audit reporting; internal control, audit risk and assurance framework; consolidations and accounting for company groups. Assoc Professor Roger Gay Stochastic processes in finance; asset valuation; pricing the cost of bearing risk; general and life insurance; financial planning and superannuation. Dr Philip Gharghori Asset pricing, with a focus on the risk-based nature of contemporary asset pricing models. Funds management, with a focus on fund performance. Default risk measurement. Capital markets research, with a focus on the relationship between firm characteristics and earnings management. Professor Jayne Godfrey Earnings management: theoretical explanations and statistical modelling; role of accounting in transferring wealth between contracting parties and in increasing the value of the firm; impact of accounting regulation on firms' financing and investment decisions; impact of accounting regulation on firm value. Auditor choice and auditor industry specialization. Dr Mahendra Goyal Financial Accounting and Reporting: For example, performance indicators, EPS and cashflow reporting, organisational, environmental and behavioural aspects affecting organisations' management and accounting information systems and control. Recently, Mahendra has also been involved with the Audit fee determinants in the
  3. 3. South Asia region. Other research interests include: financial reporting including cash flow, EPS, audit fee determination, and corporate governance. Dr Abdel K Halabi Accounting education, the use of technology in teaching accounting, not for profit reporting Dr Mohammad Hoque Bank Management, Loan default, corporate governance, Islamic banking and finance, and microfinance Assoc Professor Francis In Asset pricing theory, time-series modeling of financial market volatility, cross-listing and price discovery, optimal consumption and portfolio choices, performance of mutual fund and hedge management, dynamic modeling of credit default swap spreads, credit risk modeling, micro-banking, bank mergers and consolidation, and wavelet analysis in finance. Assoc Professor Chandra Krishnamurti Current research interests span the following areas: Market Microstructure, Corporate Governance, Issues in Emerging Markets, Behavioural Finance and International Finance. Dr Rod Lambert Banking Risk Management and Financial crises Professor Kim Langfield-Smith The design and implementation of performance measurement systems and management control systems; behavioural implications of management accounting systems. Dr Wei Lu Accounting history, value relevance of intangible asset measurement and disclosures, assets revaluation across different countries, globalisation of accounting standards and corporate governance Dr Vijaya Marisetty Funds management; performance measurement of managed funds; market micro structure; Asian capital markets and behavioural finance. Assoc Professor Paul Mather The use of covenants in debt contracts and related debt contracting processes; the role of corporate governance in mitigating agency problems; behavioural research in financial accounting; the use of financial accounting information in contracting; earnings and impression management in financial reports. Dr Patty McNicholas The critical and social analysis of accounting with a focus on accountancy and gender/ethnicity/culture/class issues. Related to this are issues concerning environmental accounting, sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement, and social and environmental accountability. As my teaching is primarily in the area of financial accounting more recently I have become involved in projects concerning accounting for income taxes.
  4. 4. Professor Imad Moosa Areas of interest are: 1. International Financial Management 2. Financial Forecasting 3. Financial and Operational Risk Management 4. International Monetary Economics 5. Financial Markets 6. Monetary and Financial Aspects of Economic Development Dr Robyn Moroney Auditing primarily; Behavioural (auditor decision-making processes); Economics of auditing fields (fraud, corporate governance, industry specialisation.) Assoc Professor Farshid Navissi Financial accounting/capital markets areas including Earnings Quality (Earnings management, Earnings persistence, Earnings response coefficient, Accruals quality) Corporate Governance, Securities price effects of regulatory changes, and application of auditing issues in financial accounting. Dr Ruvendra Nandan - Management accounting and control systems (MACS) in practice, particularly changes in MACS in historical, political and social contexts. - Multiple roles of MACS in organisations, particularly, budgets in sense making and sense giving roles. - Small accounting practice issues in rural and regional contexts. - Social and environmental reporting issues. Emeritus Professor Graham Peirson Regulation of financial reporting and accounting standards; accounting policy choice; international harmonisation and convergence of accounting standards and corporate governance. Dr Kok Fai Phoon Empirical finance focusing on asset pricing and the risk and performance management of hedge funds. Assoc Professor Alan Ramsay Financial accounting: impression management, earnings management and earnings quality and their interaction with corporate governance. Capital markets research in accounting including investigation of the determinants and capital market effects of management earnings forecasts. Professor Janek Ratnatunga Management accounting; small business entrepreneurship; financial management; accounting in competitive industries; the accounting-marketing interface.
  5. 5. Dr Martin Samy School Effectiveness, School Accountability and Reporting Mechanisms, Financial Performance Data and Schools’ Measurement of Effectiveness. Assoc Professor Peter Schelluch The audit expectation gap; audit independence; audit committees; audit risk, fraud and forensic accounting; new assurance services; earnings management; corporate accounting issues. Professor Michael Skully Bank and other financial institutions in Australia and the Asia Pacific; banking efficiency; financial development, banking and insurance, microfinance; Islamic banking and finance; prudential regulation; Corporate governance of financial institutions; dividend reinvestment plans and imputation; financial centres and international banking. Dr Ting Yean Tan International capital movements; options and futures. Dr George Tanewski Information technology, electronic commerce and value of the firm; capital markets and family business; voluntary audits, monitoring and control in SMEs; corporate governance issues in family controlled businesses; performance measurement in SMEs. Assoc Professor Madhu Veeraraghavan My research interests are in the following areas: 1. Asset Pricing (Empirical and Theoretical) 2. Behavioural Finance 3. Corporate Governance 4. Evaluation of Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Managers Dr J Wickramanayake Superannuation and pension funding; portfolio management and theory; arbitrage pricing theory; funds management; corporate finance and banking. Dr Carla Wilkin Enterprise systems and information technology use in accounting education; accounting information systems and management control; ICT use in knowledge based economies; decision support technologies. Assoc Professor Carolyn Windsor
  6. 6. Auditor Independence, ethical decision-making, organisational justice and career advancement of women in accounting firms, family balance issues in accounting firms, accounting issues and organisation culture, national culture. Assoc Professor Lee Yao Behavioural aspects of: Management accounting; Accounting information systems; Corporate governance; Auditors ethics; Audit failures (Forensic); Asian cultural effects.

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