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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


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.