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Research

Excellence In Accounting Research Acknowledged

The Discipline of Accounting within the University of Sydney Business School is home to a vibrant and diverse community of internationally recognised scholars. The Discipline continually strive to publish high level research in leading international journals and maintain administration of international accounting journals.

The Discipline undertakes research on fundamental issues of accounting affecting the business community and regulatory authorities. In particular our research focus embraces:

  • the role of accounting information in decision making generally and capital markets in particular;
  • the modelling of corporate failure and credit risk;
  • corporate takeovers and reconstructions;
  • corporate governance;
  • accounting standard setting, particularly the role international financial reporting standards in Australia;
  • market price accounting;
  • environmental and social reporting;
  • accounting history and critical accounting research;
  • public sector accountability and financial reporting.

The critical mass and relevance of our research agenda is reflected in our involvement in several major Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage projects, and in our substantial research consultancies with industry and government, as well as our active engagement with professional practice. As mentioned earlier the Discipline is also home to several well known and highly rated international accounting journals: Abacus; and the Australian Accounting Review. Each of the journals make a distinctive contribution to accounting theory and practice in the international arena.

In addition, many staff have authored scholarly books which have been published by major international publishing houses, as well as several leading textbooks in accounting.