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Chris Poullaos

Chris Poullaos

PhD UNSW; BEc (Hons); MEc FCPA
Associate Professor

Rm 302
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 9056
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
christopher.poullaos@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Chris Poullaos' recent research has focused on the emergence and development of the accounting profession, reflecting the position that historical analysis provides insight into present controversies while the present provides the spur for doing history. This view has informed papers published in Accounting, Organizations and Society (with W.F. Chua), Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal with M. Dyball and W.F. Chua and Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Abacus; and chapters contributed to IFAC Study 11 - A Profession Transforming: From Accounting to Management (2001, jointly edited with W.P. Birkett) and his Making the Australian Chartered Accountant (Garland, 1994) and Accountancy and Empire: the British Legacy of Professional Organization, New York & London: Routledge, 2010, (jointly edited with Suki Sian).

His teaching at undergraduate level has mostly focussed on financial accounting; but extends to accounting historiography and the application of critical perspectives to accounting issues at the honours and postgraduate levels. He has previously taught at the University of Wollongong, the University of New South Wales, the University of the South Pacific and Kuring-gai CAE (now part of University of Technology, Sydney).

Chris is presently on the editorial boards of Abacus, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting Business and Financial History, The Accounting Historians Journal, and Accounting History. In recent years he has also been an ad hoc reviewer for Accounting Organizations and Society; Australian Accounting Review and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

Publications

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Poullaos C 2013 'Review of Gleeson-White J: Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World – and How their Invention Could Make or Break the Planet', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.71:Winter, pp. 134-6

Poullaos C 2013 'Commentary on Smith D and Jacobs K: ‘Breaking Up the Sky’: The Characterisation of Accountants in Popular Music', Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, vol.33:1, pp. 53-5

2012

2
Book Section/s

Poullaos C and Uche C 2012 'Accounting Professionalization in Developing Countries' in Handbook of Accounting and Development, ed. T. Hopper, M. Tsamenyi, S. Uddin and D.Wickramasinghe, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 74-94

4
Journal Article/s

Poullaos C 2012 'Article Review: Class, Social Deprivation and Accounting Education in Scottish Schools: Implications for the Reproduction of the Accounting Profession and Practice', Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, vol.32:1, pp. 41-2

Evans E and Poullaos C 2012 'A Brief History of the Various Pathways to the Accounting Profession in Australia', Academic Leadership series-Emerging Pathways for the Next Generation of Accountants, vol.3, pp. 16-26

2011

10
Report/s

Beck C, Crawford F, Hamilton-Jessop WM, Hecimovic A and Poullaos C 2011 '2010-2011 Business and Professional Ethics Group Report', The Business and Professional Ethics Group Link

2010

2
Book Section/s

Poullaos C 2010 'The Self-Governing Dominions of South Africa, Australia and Canada and the Evolution of the Imperial Accountancy Arena During the 1920s' in Accountancy and Empire: The British Legacy of Professional Organization, ed. C.Poullaos and S.Sian, Routledge, New York & London, pp. 10-52

Poullaos C and Sian S 2010 'Accountancy and Empire: Connexions, Patterns and Suggestions' in Accountancy and Empire: The British Legacy of Professional Organization, ed. C.Poullaos and S.Sian, Routledge, New York & London, pp. 238-50

Sian S and Poullaos C 2010 'Accountancy and Empire: Setting the Stage' in Accountancy and Empire: The British Legacy of Professional Organization, ed. C.Poullaos and S.Sian, Routledge, New York & London, pp. 1-9

Poullaos C 2010 'The Profession/Academy Relationship and Entry to Professional Programs' in Accounting Education at a Crossroad in 2010, ed. E Evans, R Burritt and J Guthrie, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia/Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability, University of South Australia , Sydney, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 64-72

3
Edited Book/s

Poullaos C and Sian S 2010 'Accountancy and Empire: the British Legacy of Professional Organization', Routledge, New York & London

2009

2
Book Section/s

Poullaos C 2009 'Professionalisation' in The Routledge Companion to Accounting History, ed. R.J. Edwards & S.P. Walker , Routledge, London, United Kingdom, pp. 247-273

Baxter J and Poullaos C 2009 'Embodying a life of praxis' in Practices, Profession and Pedagogy in Accounting: Essays in Honour of Bill Birkett, ed. Jane Baxter and Chris Poullaos, Sydney University Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-18

3
Edited Book/s

Baxter J and Poullaos C 2009 'Practices, Profession and Pedagogy in Accounting: Essays in Honour of Bill Birkett', Sydney University Press, Sydney, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Poullaos C 2009 'Profession, race and empire: keeping the centre pure, 1921-1927', Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol.22:3, pp. 429-68

2008

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Poullaos C 2008 'Independence with a vengeance! – maintaining Canadian accountants’ symbolic capital, 1908-1912', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2008, New York, United States, 26th April 2008

11
Seminar Paper/s

Poullaos C and Evans E 2008 'The ICAA pathways project: Identifying the issues, University of Sydney Pacioli Society, University of Sydney, Australia, 27 November 2008 Link

2007

4
Journal Article/s

Dyball M, Poullaos C and Chua W 2007 'Accounting and empire: professionalisation as resistance, the case of the Philippines', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol.18:4, pp. 415-449

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Poullaos C 2007 'Profession, Race and Empire: Keeping the Centre Pure, 1921-1927', Fifth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 10th July 2007

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Dyball M, Chua W and Poullaos C 2006 'Mediating between colonizer and colonized in the American empire: Accounting for government moneys in the Phillipines', Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol.19:1, pp. 47-81

2005

2
Book Section/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 2005 'The Empire strikes back? An exploration of centre-periphery interaction between the ICAEW and accounting associations in the self-governing colonies of Australia, Canada and South Africa, 1880-1907' in Critical and Historical Studies in Accounting, ed. W Funnell and R Williams, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 417-468

4
Journal Article/s

Mladenovic R and Poullaos C 2005 'Obituary - Professor W.P. (Bill) Birkett (1940-2004)', Accounting Education: An International Journal, vol.14:1, pp. 113-117

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Dyball M, Poullaos C and Chua W 2005 'The phantom emergence of the Phillipine accounting profession', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, New York, United States, 30th April 2005

2004

4
Journal Article/s

Poullaos C 2004 'Globalisation, accounting critique and the university', Critical Perspectives in Accounting, vol.15:4-5, pp. 715-730

Poullaos C 2004 'Three Haikus about an idea attributed to Cardinal Newman', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol.15:6-7, pp. 766

5
Conference Paper/s

Dyball M, Chua W and Poullaos C 2004 'Good government and the prejudices of the people: The case of the Phillipine National Bank, 1916–1924', Academy of Accounting Historians and the Public Interest Section One Day Conference, Orlando, United States, 7th August 2004

Dyball M, Chua W and Poullaos C 2004 'Good government and the prejudices of the people: The case of the Phillipine National Bank, 1916–1924', 10th World Conference of Accounting Historians, St. Louis/Oxford, United States, 5th August 2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Dyball M, Chua W and Poullaos C 2004 'Good government and the prejudices of the people: The case of the Phillipine National Bank, 1916-1924', 4th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA), Singapore, 6th July 2004

2003

5
Conference Paper/s

Dyball M, Poullaos C and Chua W 2003 'The phantom emergence of the Phillippine accounting profession', 3rd Accounting History International Conference, Siena, Italy, 19th September 2003

2002

4
Journal Article/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 2002 'The Empire strikes back? An exploration of centre-periphery interaction between the ICAEW and accounting associations in the self-governing colonies of Australia, Canada and South Africa, 1880-1907', Accounting, Organizations and Society, vol.27:4-5, pp. 409-445

2001

2
Book Section/s

Poullaos C and Payne P 2001 'Managing change: The case of the Institute of Management Accountants' in Study 11 - A profession transforming: from accounting to management, IFAC Financial and Management Accounting Committee, New York, United States, pp. 195-205

Poullaos C 2001 'Transforming a generalist body: The case of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia' in Study 11 - A profession transforming: from accounting to management, IFAC Financial and Management Accounting Committee, New York, United States, pp. 43-58

Birkett W and Poullaos C 2001 'From accounting to management: a global perspective' in Study 11 - A profession transforming: from accounting to management, IFAC Financial and Management Accounting Committee, New York, United States, pp. 1-20

2000

2
Book Section/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 2000 'The dynamics of 'closure' amidst the construction of market, profession, empire and nationhood: An historical analysis of an Australian accounting association, 1886-1903' in History of Accounting: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, Vol. IV: Professionalisation of Accounting, ed. J.R. Edwards, Routledge, London & New York, United Kingdom, pp. 133-180

5
Conference Paper/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 2000 'The Empire strikes back? An exploration of centre-periphery interaction between the ICAEW and accounting associations in the self-governing colonies of Australia, Canada and South Africa, 1880-1907', 8th World Congress of Accounting Historians, Madrid, Spain, 21st July 2000

Chua W and Poullaos C 2000 'The Empire strikes back? An exploration of centre-periphery interaction between the ICAEW and accounting associations in the self-governing colonies of Australia, Canada and South Africa, 1880-1907', 6th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, 12th July 2000

1999

4
Journal Article/s

Ford G and Poullaos C 1999 'Paccioli at the Pasta Palace or when the penne finally dropped', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, pp. 63

Poullaos C 1999 'From the East: Stories about Accountants in Asia', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, pp. 274-285

5
Conference Paper/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 1999 'Such other places: the CA within and without borders, 1880-1907', Accounting History International Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 6th August 1999

Chua W and Poullaos C 1999 'Such other places: the CA within and without borders, 1880-1907', AFAANZ Conference, Cairns, QLD, Australia, 7th July 1999

Chua W and Poullaos C 1999 'Such other places: the CA within and without borders, 1880-1907', Accounting Organizations and Society International Accounting Symposium, Hong Kong, (China), 5th January 1999

1998

4
Journal Article/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 1998 'The dynamics of 'closure' amidst the construction of market, profession, empire and nationhood: An historical analysis of an Australian Accounting Association, 1886-1903', Accounting, Organizations and Society, pp. 155-187

Poullaos C 1998 'The market sucks', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, pp. 4

Poullaos C 1998 'Telling stories about accounting history', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, pp. 701-710

1997

4
Journal Article/s

Poullaos C 1997 'Book review - "The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Foundation for a Profession" by J Grant', Accounting History Journal, pp. 123-126

Poullaos C 1997 'Book review - "The Foundation: A history of the Australian Accounting Research Foundation 1966-91" by G Burrows', Accounting and Business Research, pp. 358-359

1996

5
Conference Paper/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 1996 'The dynamics of closure amidst the construction of market, profession, empire and nationhood: An historical analysis of an Australian accounting association, 1886-1903', 7th World Congress of Accounting Historians, Ontario, Canada, 13th August 1996

1995

5
Conference Paper/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 1995 'Colonialism, closure and distance: An episode from Australian accounting history', Academy of Accounting Historians Annual Research Conference, Urbana, Illinois, United States, 4th November 1995

1994

1
Book/s

Poullaos C 1994 'Making the Australian Chartered Accountant', Garland, New York, United States

5
Conference Paper/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 1994 'Towards a finer understanding of professionalization projects: The perils of an open and shut case', AAANZ Conference, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 1st - 31st July 1994

Chua W and Poullaos C 1994 'Towards a finer understanding of professionalization projects: The perils of an open and shut case', 1994 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Manchester, United Kingdom, 1st - 31st July 1994

Poullaos C 1994 'Profession, state, context and history: The case of Australian Chartered Accountants', 17th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association, Venice, Italy, 1st - 30th April 1994

1993

4
Journal Article/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 1993 'Rethinking the profession-state dynamic: The case of the Victorian Charter attempt, 1885 to 1906', Accounting, Organizations and Society, pp. 698-721

Poullaos C 1993 'Making profession and state 1907 to 1914: The ACPA's first Charter attempt', Abacus, pp. 196-229

5
Conference Paper/s

Poullaos C 1993 'Profession and state 1907 to 1914: The ACPA's first Charter attempt', AFAANZ Conference, Darwin, NT, Australia, 1st - 31st July 1993

1992

4
Journal Article/s

Poullaos C 1992 'Book review: Accounting methodology and the work of RJ Chambers by MJR Gaffikin', Accounting Historians Journal, pp. 182-185

5
Conference Paper/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 1992 'Rethinking the profession-state dynamic: The case of the Victorian Charter Attempt 1885 to 1906', AAANZ Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 1st - 31st July 1992

1990

5
Conference Paper/s

Chua W and Poullaos C 1990 'Charting the Australian accountant 1885 to 1906 - charter, barter, closure and empire - invited paper', Accounting, Organizations and Society Conference, Texas, United States, 1st - 30th November 1990