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2012 Seminars


15th Feb 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Federica Farneti, University of Bologna, Italy

Title: Sustainability Reporting in Italian Local Governments


29th Feb 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Indra Abeysekera, University of Wollongong

Title: The effect of disclosure transparency on intangibles and analysts' stock pricing forecasts


7th Mar 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Jan Bebbington, University of St Andrews Scotland

Title: Accounting For Sustainable Development: (Re)Constructing the Agenda


14th Mar 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Doris Merkl-Davies, Bangor University, UK

Title: Text Analysis Methodologies in Corporate Narrative Reporting Research


28th Mar 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Chris Nobes, University of London, UK

Title: Improving the Measurement of Book-Tax Conformity


18th Apr 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Stephen Walker, Cardiff Business School, UK

Title: Accounting and Rehabilitation


2nd May 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Max Baker; Stefan Schaltegger, The University of Sydney; Leuphana University

Title: Pragmatism and Sustainability


16th May 2012 - 11:00 pm

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Ken McPhail, La Trobe University

Title: The Geography of Professionalism: An Introduction to the Specialization of Professional Accounting Practice in the City


30th May 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Paul Spee, The University of Sydney

Title: The Relation of Key Performance Indicators and Strategy Development Revisited



20th Jun 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Anna Young, The University of Sydney

Title: What the Models Cannot See: Integrating Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Information in Investment


26th Jul 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 7

Speaker: Danny Chow, Durham University UK

Title: The privileged status of new public management reforms: The decontextualization of UK whole of government accounts


8th Aug 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Joshua Ronen, New York University

Title: Unfair "fair value" in an opaque credit default swap market: How marking-to-market may have pushed the international credit crunch


22nd Aug 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Geoff Frost; Cornelia Beck, The University of Sydney

Title: Material legitimacy: Blending organisational and stakeholder concerns through management action and reporting


29th Aug 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 7

Speaker: Michael Bromwich, The London School of Economics

Title: A comparison of historical cost and fair value accounting systems: General and some regulatory concerns.


5th Sep 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Bruce Gurd, University of South Australia

Title: Management control systems in organizations in far from equilibrium conditions


19th Sep 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Matthew Egan, The University of Sydney

Title: Responses to water scarcity in the absence of economic incentive


17th Oct 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Timothy Wang, The University of Sydney

Title: A linguistic evaluation of accounting representation


31st Oct 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Bino Catasus, School of Business, Stockholm University

Title: Behind open doors: Auditors face-work at the annual general meeting


14th Nov 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Christian De Cock, Essex Business School, University of Essex

Title: Imagining finance capital


28th Nov 2012 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre, School Building, Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Colin Clubb, King's College, London

Title: Payout Policy Relevance and Accounting Based Valuation


6th Mar 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: New Law Seminar 102

Speaker: Paul Blayney, The University of Sydney

Title: Complexity - the other side of the expertise coin


20th Mar 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/215 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Elisabetta Barone, King's College London

Title: Effects of IFRS adoption


17th Apr 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: New Law Annexe SR 342

Speaker: Maria Serena Chiucchi, Polytechnic University of the Marche, Italy

Title: Un-locking intellectual capital


24th Apr 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre School Building Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Phillip Schreck, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich

Title: Revealing or substituting for corporate social performance? ¿¿¿ distinguishing functions of CSR disclosures


1st May 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: New Law Annexe SR 344

Speaker: Brad Potter, The University of Melbourne

Title: Is the reporting entity concept an appropriate basis for differential reporting in Australia?


8th May 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: Darlington Centre School Building Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Anna Azriati Binti Che Azm, University of Malaya

Title: Related party transactions and government-linked companies


15th May 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Abdul Razeed, The University of Sydney

Title: Longitudinal analysis of US resource company environmental disclosure practices - A changing landscape


29th May 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Ravi Seethamraju, The University of Sydney

Title: Antecedents and challenges in the adoption & use of management accounting techniques in enterprise systems environments


12th Jun 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Ronita Ram, The University of Sydney

Title: Exploring the role of staff in the IASB¿¿¿s standard setting process: The case of IFRS for SMEs


2nd Jul 2013 -

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Rajendra P. Srivastava, The University of Kansas, USA

Title: Evaluation of attributes that constitute board of directors strength: An analytical and experimental investigation


3rd Jul 2013 -

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Niamh Brennan, University College Dublin

Title: A typology for exploring the quality of explanations for non-compliance with UK corporate governance regulations


11th Jul 2013 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/215, H69 - Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Jim Rooney, The University of Sydney

Title: Embodied classification and the regulation of migrant worker health: Filipino workers at the Hamakua Mill Company, 1921-39


24th Jul 2013 -

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Building

Speaker: David Johnstone, University of Sydney

Title: The effect of information on certainty and the cost of capital


7th Aug 2013 -

Venue: Darlington Centre School Building Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Le Luo; Qingliang Tang, UWS

Title: A global investigation and assessment of corporate carbon management systems: Motivation and effectiveness


21st Aug 2013 -

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Building

Speaker: Vijaya Murthy, University of Sydney

Title: Socio-ideological control in Ancient India


4th Sep 2013 -

Venue: Darlington Centre School Building Meeting Room 6

Speaker: John Dumay, University of Sydney

Title: Putting the creative (back) into academic writing for business


18th Sep 2013 -

Venue: Darlington Centre School Building Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Mahmoud Ezzamel, Cardiff University UK

Title: A multiplicity of management systems: Performance management work, recognition and accommodation in a multi-national corporation


25th Sep 2013 -

Venue: Room 214/5, H69, Economics & Business Building

Speaker: Peter Vassallo, UNSW

Title: Strategic and joint determination of financial and organizational design choices


16th Oct 2013 -

Venue: Darlington Centre School Building Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Jane Andrew; Max Baker, University of Sydney

Title: Wikileaks and accountability


30th Oct 2013 -

Venue: Darlington Centre School Building Meeting Room 6

Speaker: Hans-Ulrich Kupper, University of Munich, Germany

Title: Accounting, neurobiology and ethics


13th Nov 2013 -

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Building

Speaker: Garry Carnegie, RMIT

Title: Further evidence from the "margins of accounting": Financial reporting of the library collections of Australia's public universities, 2007-2011


27th Nov 2013 -

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Building

Speaker: Lachlan Tuite, University of Sydney

Title: Accounting and markets


19th Feb 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Ülle Pärl, Estonian Business School, Estonia

Title: Management control systems as medium for dialogical communication


5th Mar 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Jochen Runde, University of Cambridge, UK

Title: Uncovering Unknown Unknowns: Towards a Baconian Approach to Management Decision-Making


19th Mar 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: David Campbell, Newcastle University, UK

Title: Executive remuneration disclosure and a retrospective on the Greenbury provisions: The curious case of the missing executives


2nd Apr 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Martin Messner, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Title: Collective sensemaking in the planning process


16th Apr 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Michael Power, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Title: Organizations and audit trails


23rd Apr 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: New Law School Annexe SR 446

Speaker: Prem Sikka, University of Essex, UK

Title: Accounting for the mirage of shareholder ownership of large companies


30th Apr 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Kaying Ji; Neal Arthur, University of Sydney; University of Sydney

Title: Yes I will, wait, no I won't: capital expenditure commitments and subsequent capital expenditure as signals of future cash flows


14th May 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Paul Blayney, University of Sydney

Title: Application of cognitive load theory for teaching fundamental inventory budgeting concepts: Consideration of student level of preparation for improved learning efficiency


28th May 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Hayley Le Ma, PhD student, University of Sydney

Title: The impact of real activities management on earnings quality


11th Jun 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Helen Tregidga, AUT University, New Zealand

Title: "Speaking truth to power": on the preparation, dissemination and perceived impacts of a shadow report


25th Jun 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Juergen Seufert, University of Wollongong

Title: Contribution of the Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) to Social and Environmental Accounting


16th Jul 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: New Law Seminar Room 028

Speaker: Brendan O'Dwyer, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Title: Regulating the accounting profession: Identity formation in the regulatory oversight of accountants


23rd Jul 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: New Law Annexe SR 444

Speaker: Encarna Guillamon-Saorin, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Title: Are auditor opinions on internal control effectiveness influenced by corporate social responsibility?


30th Jul 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Shams Pathan, University of Queensland

Title: How do 'busy' and 'overlap' directors relate to CEO pay?

Shams Pathan will present research which examines how and to what extent the monitoring capabilities of independent directors who sit on multiple boards (busy directors) and who serve on multiple committees of a board (overlap directors) relate to CEO pay structure.


13th Aug 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Chris Nobes, University of Sydney

Title: The effects of IFRS adoption on cross-country variation in book-tax conformity


27th Aug 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: George Shan, University of Adelaide

Title: Corporate governance and voluntary disclosure of related-party transactions in China


10th Sep 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Eagle Zhang, University of Sydney

Title: Ideology diffusion and the role of accounting: A Gramscian approach to understanding China's transition from 1949 to 1957


8th Oct 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Prabhu Sivabalan, The University of Technology, Sydney

Title: The change from ROA to EVA as the basis for performance measurement in China


22nd Oct 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Lai Ken Tan; Matthew Egan, University of Sydney; University of Sydney

Title: Utilising triple bottom line and benchmarking in the name of public accountability: A case study of performance reporting in the water sector


29th Oct 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: The Boardroom, Darlington Centre

Speaker: Anil Arya, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Title: A Supply-Side Explanation for the Use of Cause Marketing

Abstract: As the name suggests, cause marketing is believed to be a practice that helps boost market demand for a firm's products or brands. By linking charitable giving to sales a firm can spur consumer interest in its offerings and, at times, even their willingness to pay. In this paper, we demonstrate that this demand-side view of cause marketing does not fully capture its effects. Using a parsimonious model of supply chain behavior, we show that even if consumers are not swayed by cause marketing efforts, a firm can benefit from linking its charitable giving to product sales in order to influence supplier pricing. In viewing cause marketing as a strategic supply-side activity, the paper demonstrates the wider motivations for and consequences of corporate social responsibility.


5th Nov 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Peter Easton, University of Notre Dame, USA

Title: Estimating the cost of equity capital


19th Nov 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics & Business Bldg

Speaker: Qingliang Tang, University of Western Sydney

Title: Accounting for Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities


10th Dec 2014 - 11:00 am

Venue: Rm 214/215 Economics and Business Building (H69)

Speaker: Jee-Hae Lim, University of Waterloo, Canada

Title: The SEC’s XBRL Mandate and Credit Risk: Evidence on a Link between Credit Default Swap Pricing and XBRL Disclosure


11th Feb 2015 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Sven Modell, Manchester University Business School, UK

Title: Critical realsit accounting research: whence and whither


25th Feb 2015 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Torkel Strömsten, Stockholm School of Economics Sweden

Title: Accounting, shareholder value creation and inter-firm dynamics – a case study of the Ericsson-Vodafone relationship


11th Mar 2015 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Sheila Ellwood, Bristol University, UK

Title: Accounting for Heritage Assets: Does measuring economic value kill the cat?


1st Apr 2015 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Milica Simic Misic; Rosina Mladenovic, The University of Sydney

Title: Introducing a comprehensive model of learning and teaching


15th Apr 2015 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Edward Swanson, Mays Business School Texas A & M University USA

Title: Do shares sold but not delivered (“Fails-to-deliver”) by short sellers facilitate or impair price discovery?


29th Apr 2015 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Jeffrey Everett, York University, Toronto, Canada

Title: Praxis, Doxa and Research Methods: Reconsidering Critical Accounting


13th May 2015 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Cameron Esslemont; Sandy van der Laan, The University of Sydney

Title: Assurance of Learning: Mapping changes in student's understanding of threshold concepts

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27th May 2015 - 11:00 pm

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Abdul Razeed; Paul Blayney; Wes Hamilton-Jessop, The University of Sydney

Title: Embracing technology in an introductory accounting curriculum: a fresh perspecitive


10th Jun 2015 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Jonathan Jona, The University of Melbourne

Title: TBC


24th Jun 2015 - 11:00 am

Venue: Room 214/5, H69 Economics and Business Building

Speaker: Anna Young, The University of Sydney

Title: Materiality for whom: the multiple versions of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) integration in institutional investment