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Cornelia Beck

Cornelia Beck

PhD MAIBA Northumbria
Lecturer

Rm 343
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9036 6312
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
cornelia.beck@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Cornelia joined the University of Sydney from the UK having graduated with her PhD in June 2007. Her thesis documents the development of a matrix to evaluate information content of voluntary disclosures. Her recent research has included extending and improving methodological approaches to evaluate narrative content in accounting research. Her primary research interest lies in the narrative organisations use to demonstrate their efforts in relation to environmental impact minimization and maintaining a sustainable future.

Cornelia is a member of The Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) based in St Andrews, Scotland. Within the University, she is an active member of the Business and Professional Ethics Group (BPEG), the Sustainable Management of Organisations Group (SMOG) and the Women & Work Research Group.

Publications

2013

5
Conference Paper/s

Beck C 2013 'Reporting on corporate responsibility – a function of habitus?', 12th Annual Australasian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research Conference A-CSEAR 2013 - "Social and Environmental Accounting: Past, Present, and Future", Hamilton, New Zealand, 3rd December 2013

10
Report/s

Beck C, Frost G and Jones S 2013 'Sustainability Reporting: Practices, performance and potential', Report for CPA Australia

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Beck C 2012 'Commentary on Spash: The Brave New World of Carbon Trading’', Social and Environmental Accounting Journal, vol.32:1, pp. 40

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Beck C, Dumay J and Frost G 2012 'Sustainability Reporting – Inside out or Outside in?', 11th Australasian Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting Research Conference, Wollongong, Australia, 4th December 2012 Link

2011

5
Conference Paper/s

Beck C, Dumay J and Frost G 2011 'Reporting is legitimacy: A disconnect between reporting and action?', 23rd International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research CSEAR 2011, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom, 9th September 2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Beck C, Hecimovic A and O'Neill S 2011 'Independent Assurance of Corporate Social Disclosure: Producing “Certificates of Comfort” or Enhancing Credibility?', Proceedings of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Conference 2011, Darwin, Australia, 5th July 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

4
Journal Article/s

Beck C, Campbell D and Shrives P 2010 'Content analysis in environmental reporting research: Enrichment and rehearsal of the method in a British-German context', British Accounting Review, vol.42:3, pp. 207-22

10
Report/s

Beck C, Dumay J and Frost G 2010 'Corporate non-financial reporting processes. An analysis of the emerging modes by which organisations engage with their stakeholders',

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Beck C and van der Laan S 2008 'Editorial: Social and Environmental Accounting Research (SEA) - A Special Issue?', Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, vol.2:1, pp. 1-3 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Beck C, Campbell DJ and Shrives P 2008 'Content Analysis in Environmental Reporting Research: Enrichment and rehearsal of the method in a British-German context', The 2008 North American Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (1st CSEAR Summer School in North America), Montreal, Canada, 9th July 2008

2007

5
Conference Paper/s

Beck C, Campbell D and Shrives P 2007 'Content Analysis in Environmental Reporting Research: Enrichment and Rehearsal of the Method in a British-German Context', 6th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), Sydney, Australia, 4th December 2007

2006

5
Conference Paper/s

Beck C, Campbell D and Shrives P 2006 'The information content of environmental disclosures in UK and German companies’ annual reports', Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Lethbridge, Canada, 6th June 2006

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Campbell D, Beck C and Shrives P 2005 'A note on comparative language interrogation for content analysis: The example of English vs German', The British Accounting Review, vol.37:3, pp. 339-50

2004

4
Journal Article/s

Campbell D and Beck C 2004 'Answering allegations: the use of the corporate websites for restorative ethical and social disclosure', Business Ethics: A European Review, vol.13:2/3, pp. 100-16

Research Expertise

  • Sustainability Reporting and Disclosure
  • Corporate social responsibility accounting and reporting
  • Voluntary environmental reporting
  • Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Recent Units Taught