Category universities

Improving Collaboration & Innovation between Industry and Business Schools

The latest volume of the Academic Leadership Series has been published by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand: Guthrie, J., Evans, E. and Burritt, R. (eds.), (2017) Improving Collaboration & Innovation between Industry and Business Schools in Australia, Academic Leadership Series, Vol. 8, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, pp. 111. The publication also […]

Fifth Biennial Global Accounting and Organizational Change Conference 26-28 November 2017, Melbourne, Australia

Call for papers from: Professor Zahirul Hoque, Tel +61 3 9479 3433 e-mail: See here for full details. Keynote speakers: Professor Trevor Hopper (Sussex University, UK) and Professor Alan Lowe (RMIT University, Australia) Online submission deadline: 31 July 2017 “We are pleased to announce that the fifth biennial international conference of the Global Accounting […]

Accountancy and the UN Sustainability Development Goals

The Head of Professional Accountants in Business and Integrated Reporting at the International Federation of Accountants,  Stathis Gould, says it is Time to Act. In an article on their Knowledge Gateway entitled “Time to Act: The Accountancy Profession’s Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals” Stathis tries to awaken concern of accountants for one of the critical […]

Reducing the gap between practice and academia – the Chinese solution

Considerable effort is spent on making the messages of academic work understandable to non-academics who are not privy to the languages academics need to use to stay in the academic hierarchy. In accounting, Singleton-Green revved up the debate in an article ‘..why doesn’t accounting research make a greater contribution to debates on accounting policy?’ Kaplan […]

Academic productivity – no one best way to manage – but the administrators don’t listen?

The ongoing debate about the need for different measures of performance for academics in different disciplines appears to have hit a brick wall. Senior administrators of universities espouse the need for cross- or trans-disciplinary research while at the coal face in Faculties, Departments and Schools administration is largely through bonding and by discipline. In Australia the […]

Academic accountants: should you blog?

Competition for positions and promotion is running hot in academia, especially in accounting. We are drawn into the process of marketing our academic interests, skills and performance and the academic blog is one way of doing this. One aim is to reveal the relevance of our work to practitioners and to engage them in materials […]

When do you ditch a strategic partner? Universities, lawyers, auditors and accountants please note.

The sanctity of free speech by academics has yet again been challenged reports David Mathews  in “University of Warwick gags critic of ‘authoritarian’ sector”, the Times Higher Education, 19 June 2014. The University of Warwick seems to be more than lethargic in its communication process in relation to a professor allegedly prevented from speaking at […]