BCom (Hons) W'gong; PhD, W'gong; CPA
H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Jane Andrew joined the University of Sydney in 2010. Prior to that she had held a variety of academic roles at the University of Wollongong.
Jane has a particular interest in the relationship between accounting information and public policy and has written extensively on public accountability, carbon accounting, immigration detention, prison privatisation and whistleblowing. The policy relevance of her work means she is often called upon to contribute to discussions of public policy at the State and Federal level. All of Jane’s work has considered the impact of accounting on issues of equity, justice and well-being within the context of neoliberalism.
In 2016, Jane released a report titled Prison Privatisation in Australia: The State of the Nation providing the first comprehensive review of the costs, performance and accountability of Australian private prisons.
Jane is an Associate Editor for two leading international journals, Abacus and Critical Perspectives on Accounting and is a member of the Editorial Board’s for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Advances in Public Interest Accounting and Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal. She is also a member of CPA Australia, The Sydney Institute of Criminology and The Imprisonment Observatory.
Jane teaches financial accounting to postgraduate students and is an active PhD supervisor.
Jane’s work explores the relationship between accounting information and public policy, with a particular focus on climate change and public service delivery. Given Jane’s belief that accounting information is increasingly influential in all spheres of decision making, much of her work considers the ways in which this information enables and obscures particular policy pathways, and the impact this has on our ability to meet contemporary social and environmental challenges.
Jane is interested in the interaction between accounting information and public accountability and role accounting plays in the changing dynamics between organisations, governments and society. Her most recent work has explored the relationship between accounting and processes of neoliberalisation, including the privatisation of public services.
Much of Jane’s research has focused on areas of public service that have traditionally been viewed as core activities of the government, and she is now well known for her work on prison privatisation in Australia. This work has considered a variety of issues, including the veracity of the accounting information used to inform policy decisions; the influence accounting has on the changing shape of prison privatisation over time; the use of accounting information in public debates over policy direction and the ways in which accounting is used to evaluate performance within the sector.
Jane has also published extensively on the emergence of climate change related reporting and disclosure regulation and has contributed to the literature on social and environmental accounting. This work has explored the growth of private forms of environmental reporting regulation, such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board, and the influence non-governmental voluntary reporting frameworks have on any subsequent mandatory requirements. Jane is particularly interested in the ways coalitions of private actors are formed, the influence these have on the construction of climate related reporting norms, and whether these have helped produce greater transparency with regard to climate matters.
In addition, Jane has researched the connections between neoliberalism and changing International Financial Reporting Standards; the accounting profession and accounting regulation in China; and climate related reporting regulation. She is also engaged in a project that explores the connections between new technologies, whistleblowing and new forms of accountability.
Jane is involved in the supervision of a number of interesting research projects, including work that focuses on accountability within micro finance organisations (with Dr Lisa Marini and Professor Sandra van der Laan); the time budgeting practices within knowledge intensive consulting firms (with Dr Puja Ladva and Dr Cornelia Beck); and the interplay between accounting practices and architectural design (with Rob Morley and Professor John Roberts).
Much of Jane’s work is interdisciplinary, and she has collaborated with colleagues from political economy, law and science to research public policy as it relates to climate change, immigration detention and prisons. Jane has collaborated extensively with Associate Professor Damien Cahill, Dr Max Baker, Dr Eagle Zhang and Dr Corinne Cortese.
As a researcher, Jane aims to reach as many audiences as possible. Her work has been published in high quality international journals; she has made submissions to a number of public inquires; she has authored policy relevant research reports; and has written many media articles. Jane actively engages in evidence based policy discussions with a variety of industry partners and government departments.
Andrew J 2016 'Prison Privatisation: The State of the Nation (Keynote Presentation)', Prison Officers Association of Australasia Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 19th September 2016
Andrew J and Baker M 2016 '“Evidence of the truth”: Accountability Lessons From Wikileaks', 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting APIRA Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 15th July 2016
Ladva P, Andrew J and Beck C 2016 'All Your Time, All The Time: Management Control Change and Rhetoric', 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting APIRA Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 15th July 2016
Salekin M, Murthy V and Andrew J 2016 'Enacting Controls for Managing Knowledge - A Study of Management Controls and Project Workers', 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting APIRA Conferene, Melbourne, Australia, 15th July 2016
Xu G, Andrew B, Cortese C and Andrew J 2016 'Greenhouse and energy auditing – more technical or financial? An exploration of its translation from the lobbying processes and after', 8th Asia-Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting APIRA Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 15th July 2016
Andrew J 2016 'Where’s the Evidence? Accounting and Public Policy (Keynote Address)', PSA Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia, 27th May 2016
Andrew J, Baker M and Roberts P 2016 'Prison Privatisation in Australia: The State of the Nation - Accountability, Costs, Performance and Efficiency', The University of Sydney Business School
Salekin M, Murthy V and Andrew J 2016 'Enacting Controls for Managing Knowledge - A Study of Management Controls and Project Workers, Discipline of Accounting Research Presentation Day – The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 10 June 2016
Andrew J 2015 'Prison Privatisation: The State of the Nation (Keynote Presentation)', CPUS Federal Council Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 3rd December 2015
Andrew J 2015 'The Political Potency of Accounting (Keynote Presentation)', Kate Stanton Memorial Lecture: University of Tasmania and CPA Australia, Launceston, Australia, 27th August 2015
Andrew J 2015 'The Political Potency of Accounting (Keynote Presentation)', Kate Stanton Memorial Lecture: University of Tasmania and CPA Australia, Hobart, Australia, 26th August 2015
Andrew J 2015 'The cost of commissioning and the proposed reforms to prisons in Western Australia (Keynote Presentation)', WAPOU State Conference, Perth, Australia, 17th August 2015
Andrew J and Baker M 2015 'Accountability as Ideology: Exploring the Lessons of Wikileaks', Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting 30th Anniversary Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, 10th July 2015
Andrew J 2015 'Submission to the Inquiry into the Efficiency and Performance of Western Australian Prisons', Prepared for the Economic Regulation Authority
Andrew J, Baker M and Roberts P 2015 'The Cost of Commissioning: Research Report on the Proposed Reforms to Western Australian Prisons Sector', Prepared for the Western Australian Prisons Sector Union & CPSU
Andrew J and Baker M 2015 'Can Wikileaks be used to improve corporate accountability?, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 9 October 2015
Andrew J and Baker M 2015 'Wikileaks and Corporate Accountability in Nigeria, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 9 October 2015
Andrew J and Baker M 2015 'Exploring corporate accountability with the use of Wikileaks, University of Tasmania Presentation, Hobart, Australia, 28 August 2015
Andrew J 2015 'Private Power and Public Service: The Role of Costs in Public Policy (Keynote Presentation), Sydney Ideas, University of Sydney, Australia, 28 April 2015
Andrew J and Baker M 2015 'Private prisons carry risk of hidden costs', The West Australian - 21 August 2015
Andrew J 2014 'Incorporating Human Rights into the Sustainability Agenda' in Sustainability in Accounting Education, ed. M Cadiz Dyball, I Thomson and RMS Wilson, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 126-8
Ladva P and Andrew J 2014 'Weaving a web of control: “The Promise of Opportunity” and work-life balance in multinational accounting firms', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol.27:4, pp. 634-54
Zhang Y and Andrew J 2014 'Rethinking China: Discourse and Fair Value Accounting', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Toronto, Canada, 9th July 2014
Andrew J and Cahill D 2014 'The Uneven Geography of Costs', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Toronto, Canada, 9th July 2014
Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'The Global Accountability Gap: The Case of an International Oil Company, Organisational Discourse, Strategy and Change Workshop, University of Sydney, Australia, 27 November 2014
Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'Accounting and Wikileaks, The University of Adelaide Seminar Series, Australia, 31 October 2014
Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'Accounting as Ideology: The case of Wikileaks, The University of Melbourne Seminar Series, Australia, 10 October 2014
Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'Accounting as Ideology: Lessons from Wikileaks, RMIT Melbourne Seminar Series, Australia, 26 September 2014
Andrew J and Baker M 2014 'Wikileaks and Accountability, University of Wollongong Seminar Series, Australia, 30 May 2014
Andrew J and Baker M 2013 'Senate run must be more than a get-out-of-jail card for Assange', The Conversation – 2 April
Andrew J 2013 'Incorporating Human Rights into the Sustainability Agenda: A Commentary on ‘Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights and Business Schools Responsibility to Teach It’', Accounting Education, vol.22:4, pp. 418-20
Andrew J and Cahill D 2013 'The Geography of Costs', 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference APIRA 2013, Kobe, Japan, 28th July 2013
Zhang Y and Andrew J 2013 'Exploring the Discursive Construction of Fair Value Accounting in China', 7th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference APIRA 2013, Kobe, Japan, 28th July 2013
Andrew J and Baker M 2013 'Wikileaks and Accountability, University of Sydney Seminar Series presentation, 16 October 2013
Andrew J 2013 'Accounting and public policy: the relationship between geography and costs, University of Wollongong seminar presentation, 31 May 2013
Zhang Y, Andrew J and Rudkin K 2012 'Accounting as an Instrument of Neoliberalisation? Exploring the Adoption of Fair-Value Accounting in China', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol.25:8, pp. 1266-89
Andrew J and Cahill D 2012 'Accounting, Public Policy, and the Hegemony of ‘Cost’: The Framing of Prison Privatisation in NSW', 11th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research A-CSEAR 2012 - “People & Place”, Wollongong, Australia, 4th December 2012
Andrew J and Cahill D 2012 'Accounting, public policy and the hegemony of cost: The framing of prison privatisation in NSW', Prague Conference on Political Economy, Prague, Czech Republic, 27th October 2012
Andrew J and Cortese C 2012 'Accounting for Climate Change: An examination of carbon disclosure regimes', Institute of Chartered Accountants
Andrew J and Cortese C 2011 'Carbon Disclosures: Comparability, the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol', The Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, vol.5:4, pp. 5-18
Andrew J and Cortese C 2011 'Accounting for climate change and the self-regulation of carbon disclosures', Accounting Forum, vol.35:3 (Special issue: Social and Environmental Accounting and Accountability), pp. 130-8
Andrew J and Eden D 2011 'Offshoring and outsourcing the ‘unauthorised’: The annual reports of an anxious state', Policy and Society, vol.30:3, pp. 221-34
Ladva P and Andrew J 2011 'Management control, work life balance and the promise of opportunity', 10th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research CSEAR 2011, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 7th December 2011
Andrew J and Cortese C 2011 'Free market environmentalism: the case of the climate disclosure standard board', 18th Annual International Business Ethics Conference, New York, United States, 28th October 2011
Andrew J and Cortese C 2011 'Accounting and Greenhouse Gas Reporting: An Examination of the Carbon Disclosure Project', Global Conference on Business and Finance GCBF 2011, Las Vegas, United States, 5th January 2011
Andrew J 2011 'Prisons and profits: A story of costs, accountability and public policy, University of Western Sydney seminar series, 20 May 2011
Kaidonis MA, Stoianoff NP and Andrew J 2010 'The Shifting Meaning of Sustainability' in A Handbook of Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility, ed. Güler Aras & David Crowther, Gower Publishing Limited, Farnham, United Kingdom, pp. 83-90
Andrew J, Kaidonis MA and Andrew B 2010 'Carbon Tax: Challenging neoliberal solutions to climate change', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol.21:7, pp. 611-18
Andrew J 2010 'Prison Privatisation: The (Ir)Relevance of Accounting', Accounting and the Public Interest, vol.10:1, pp. 122-137
Zhang Y and Andrew J 2010 'Land in China: Re-considering comparability in financial reporting', Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, vol.4:1, pp. 53-75
Andrew J 2010 'Accounting information and the privatisation of prisons', Contesting Markets Symposium, University of Sydney, Australia, 1st October 2010
Zhang Y, Andrew J and Rudkin K 2010 'Fair Value Accounting in China: Neoliberalisation and Accounting Change', 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research In Accounting Conference APIRA 2010, Sydney, Australia, 13th July 2010
Andrew J and Cortese C 2010 'Greenhouse gas reporting and the Carbon Disclosure Project', 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research In Accounting Conference APIRA 2010, Sydney, Australia, 13th July 2010
Funnell W, Jupe R and Andrew J 2009 'In Government We Trust: The Paradox of the Market State', University of NSW Press/Pluto Press
Zhang Y, Andrew J and Collier H 2009 'The convergence of international financial reporting standards in china: A view on the influence of political ideology on the Chinese accounting profession' in WTO Accession and Socio-Economic development in China, ed. P.K. Basu and Y.M.Y. Bandara, Chandos Publishing, pp. 135-49
Andrew J and Cahill D 2009 'Value for Money: Neoliberalism and NSW Prisons', Australian Accounting Review, vol.19:2, pp. 144-52
Zhang Y, Andrew J and Rudkin K 2009 'Fair Value Accounting and Chinese Capital Markets', 21st Annual Conference of the Association for Chinese Economic Studies Australia ACESA 2009, Melbourne, Australia, 1st January 2009-31st December 2009
Kaidonis MA, Leitch S and Andrew J 2009 'Strategic Discourse and Australia’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme', Global Dialogue on Sustainability, Denmark, 1st January 2009-31st December 2009
Andrew J and Cortese C 2009 'Carbon Reporting and the Greenhouse Gas Protocol', SiNET Conference, Wollongong, Australia, 29th September 2009
Andrew B, Kaidonis MA and Andrew J 2009 'Carbon Taxation – The Alternative to a Market-Based Approach to the Climate Change Problem', SiNET Conference, Wollongong, Australia, 29th September 2009
Andrew J 2009 'Plenary Address: Accountability and the Privatisation of NSW Prisons', Conference on Prisons – Human Rights, Health and Privatisation, NSW State Library, 5th September 2009
Andrew J 2009 'Plenary Address: Privatisation and the future for Better Services in NSW', Unions NSW Annual Public Sector Conference, NSW Teachers Federation Building, 25th June 2009
Andrew B, Kaidonis MA and Andrew J 2008 'Pollution Taxes to Protect the Environment', Asia Pacific Journal of Taxation, vol.12:2, pp. 67-76
Andrew J and Cortese C 2008 'Corporate Strategy and the Climate Disclosures Standards Board', Asia Pacific CSEAR Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 8th December 2008
Andrew J and Cahill D 2008 'Privatisation and New South Wales Prisons: ‘Value for Money’ and Neo-liberal Regulation', Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Regulation and Governance, Utrecht, Netherlands, 7th June 2008
Kaidonis MA, Stoianoff NP and Andrew J 2008 'Discourse and Institutions of Sustainability and The Role of Accounting', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, New York, United States, 17th April 2008
Andrew J and Cahill D 2008 'Neoliberalism and New South Wales Prisons: Re-regulation through Value for Money reporting', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, New York, United States, 17th April 2008
Zhang Y, Andrew J, Collier H and McGowan CB 2008 'A View of the Process of Accounting Standard Setting in the People’s Republic of China', Clute Institute of Accounting Research, Florida, United States, 5th January 2008
Andrew J 2007 'The Ideal Accounting Report: A PhD or a McJob' in Balancing Act: The Creative Writing Pathway to Understanding Accounting (Special Issue of the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal), ed. S. Evans and L. Parker, Emerald Publishing
Andrew J 2007 'Prisons, the Profit Motive and Other Challenges to Accountability', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol.18:8, pp. 877-904
Andrew J 2007 'The Carbon Disclosures Project: Greenhouse Gas Accounting Information Beyond 2007', Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Accountability, vol.13:2, pp. 6-10
Andrew J 2007 'The Equator Principles, Project Finance and the Challenge of Social and Environmental Responsibility', Issues in Social and Environmental Accounting, vol.1:1, pp. 40-53
Zhang Y, Andrew J and Collier H 2007 'The convergence of IFRS in China', All China Economics ACE International Conference, Hong Kong, 14th December 2007
Islam MK, Andrew J and Cooper KA 2007 'A Voyage to Transparency” How Long to Anchor in Darling Harbour?', British Accounting Association Conference, London, United Kingdom, 5th April 2007
Andrew J and Cahill D 2007 'Value for Money?: Neoliberalism and NSW Prisons, Wollongong University Working Paper Series 2007
Andrew J 2006 'Prisons, the Profit Motive and Other Challenges to Accountability, Wollongong University Working Paper Series 2006
Andrew J 2005 'Chapter 15: The Environmental Crisis and the Accounting Craft' in Critical and Historical Studies in Accounting, ed. W.Funnell and R.Williams , Pearson, Australia, pp. 331-55
Andrew J 2003 'AUSFTA: Linking War, Free Trade and the Environment', Journal of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, vol.9:2, pp. 5-9
Andrew J 2002 'Environmental Accounting', Emirates Environment Group, Emirates Towers, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1st January 2002-31st December 2002
Kaidonis MA, Andrew J, Cooper K, Day MM, McCombie K, Perrin R and Rudkin K 2002 'Teaching and Learning Critical Accounting: Talking the Talk and Walking the Walk', e-workshop on Critical Accounting Education, 1st January 2002-31st December 2002
Andrew J 2002 'Punishment, Prisons and Profits: Incarceration (Un)Limited, Staff Research Group/Working Paper, The University of Wollongong 2002
Andrew J 2001 'Environmental Accounting and Accountability: Can The Opaque Become Transparent?', Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, vol.II:2, pp. 201-16
Andrew J 2001 'The Kyoto Protocol: Will Cheaters Prosper?', News Journal of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, vol.7:2, pp. 3-8
Andrew J 2001 'Environmental Reporting on the Web: An Initial Study of Disclosures by Publicly Listed Australian Companies, Staff Research Group/Working Paper, The University of Wollongong 2001
Andrew J 2000 'A Ph.D. or a McJob', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol.13:2, pp. 236-42
Andrew J 2000 'Accountability, Democracy and the World Economic Forum', News Journal of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, vol.6:3, pp. 4-8
Andrew J 2000 'Denying Accountability? Australia’s International Mining Shame', News Journal of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, vol.6:1, pp. 7-11
Andrew J 2000 'The Accounting Craft and the Environmental Crisis: Reconsidering Environmental Ethics', Accounting Forum, vol.24:2, pp. 197-222
Andrew J 2000 'Environmental Accounting and Accountability: Can the Opaque Become Transparent?', 6th Interdisciplinary Conference on the Environment, Montreal, Canada, 1st January 2000-31st December 2000
Andrew J 1999 'Measurement and Imperialism in the ‘New Millennium’', Pacific Accounting Review, vol.11:2, pp. 23-9
Andrew J and Kaidonis MA 1996 'Accounting for the Environment in Order for it to Count', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, New York, United States, 1st January 1996-31st December 1996
Andrew J and Kaidonis MA 1996 'Accounting for the Environment in Order for it to Count, Staff Seminar Series, The University of Wollongong 1996
2016 - 2017
- An investigation into the use of performance measures in private prisons: A national review; Max Baker; Jane Andrew; Research Grant.
- The Costs, Performance, Efficiency and Accountability of Australian Private Prisons; Jane Andrew; Max Baker; University of Sydney Business School Industry Partnership Grant 2015.
Recent Units Taught
The Conversation published an opinion piece authored by Associate Professor Jane Andrew, Dr Max Baker and Philip Roberts about the recent final report of Economic Regulation Authority into the efficiency and performance of Western Australian prisons.
Private Prisons carry risks of hidden costs 21 Aug 2015
The West Australian
The West Australian published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Jane Andrew and Dr Max Baker in an article about the hidden costs of private prisons.
Private Prisons carry risks of hidden costs 21 Aug 2015
The West Australian
The West Australian published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Jane Andrew and Dr Max Baker in an article about the hidden costs of private prisons.
Associate Professor Jane Andrew authors an opinion piece published by The Conversation about the break down of the cost of Australia's prisons.
Max Baker and Jane Andrew co-authored an op-ed piece examining the implications of the reforms of the National Security Agency announced by President Obama.