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James Guthrie

James Guthrie

BBus RMIT GradDipAcct Deakin GradDipEd S.Qld. MBus Curtin PhD UNSW, FCPA FCA
Honorary Professor

Phone: +61 2 9351 0046
Fax: +61 2 9351 6638

James Guthrie's research and teaching interests include public sector accounting, auditing, accountability and management, social and environmental reporting and auditing, management of knowledge and intellectual capital and the measurement of intangibles. He also consults on public and private sector management, management of knowledge, intellectual capital, budget performance, and annual reporting strategies.

James has published 145 articles in both international and national refereed and professional journals, and over 35 chapters in books. He has presented his ideas and research findings to 288 national and international gatherings. James is also co-editor of eight public sector management and accounting books.

James's involvement in professional and community bodies include roles as Associate Director of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Dundee University, Scotland, and as an International Associate of the International Public Sector Accounting Research Centre, Edinburgh University, Scotland. He is also a founding member of the International Public Management Network (IPMN) and the International Government Accounting Reports (CIGAR) network, and an International Associate of the International Public Sector Accounting Research Centre, Edinburgh University, Scotland. He is also the Director of the Asia Pacific Institute for Environmental Accountability, Sydney University branch. In addition he has been appointed to the board of the Performance Management Association special interest group on intellectual capital, Centre for Business Performance, Cranfield School of Management, UK. He was made an Honorary Fellow of Dundee University in 1993. He held the Tom Robinson Memorial Lectureship at the University of Edinburgh for 1993-94, has been visiting lecturer at the School of Management, Bath University (1987), and has been a visiting Professor at the School of Business, Stockholm University (1996), University of Siena (1998), University of Ferrara (2001/02), University of Bologna (2004), and the University of Bocconi SDA, Milan (2005).

He has previously held posts at the University of New South Wales and Deakin University, prior to taking up his professorship at the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in 1995. Before commencing his academic career, James worked in a chartered accounting firm and has been made a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Research Expertise

  • Corporate social reporting
  • Intellectual capital
  • Knowledge management
  • Public private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Public sector accounting
  • Public sector audit
  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Social and environmental reporting