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Jim Rooney

Jim Rooney


Senior Lecturer

Rm 332
H69 - Codrington Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 3079
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
jim.rooney@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Since Jim’s appointment in December 2008, his research and teaching interests have included corporate governance, risk management, management control, supply chain sustainability and management decision-making topics. His doctoral thesis examined the dynamics of management control change in outsourcing relationships.

Jim has lectured on undergraduate and postgraduate accounting units in topics ranging from financial/management accounting through to corporate governance. Responsibilities have included coordination of corporate governance units at under-graduate and masters levels as well as coordination of masters level units in performance & reward and business start-ups. He has supervised HDR students (to completion) for 1 PhD, 1 masters and 3 honours degrees.

Jim has also completed appointments as a Research Fellow at the Weatherhead Centre for International Relations at Harvard University as well as the Sustainability Transparency Accountability Research (STAR) Lab at Sydney University, working with senior academics at Harvard, Stanford and Sydney Universities.

In terms of university and community service, Jim currently serves on NSW judging panels for the Telstra Business Awards and Telstra Businesswoman of the Year. He also serves on the Editorial Working Party of the Labour History journal and the Executive of the Sydney branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. Over the past five years, Jim has served in official capacities for the Genesis student entrepreneurial competition and on the technical committee of the Sydney University Economic Model.

Prior to his full time appointment at the University of Sydney, Jim has had 25 years business experience in general management, service operations, accounting, consulting and Information Technology roles, largely in the Financial Services industry. He has worked for and with a number of leading Australian and global financial institutions and consulting organisations including Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, KPMG, IBM, GE Money, Citibank, Abbey National, Westpac and NAB.

Research Interests

Jim's research concentrates on management and expert decision-making associated with organisational risk mitigation, management control and social responsibility. This includes corporate governance influences and implications. The empirical focus of this research is supply chain sustainability in a financial services, emergency services and philanthropic context. Accounting history of significant social movements such as labour migration is also a strong research interest.

Publications

2017

4
Journal Article/s

Murthy V and Rooney J 2017 Forthcoming 'The Role of Management Accounting in Ancient India - Evidence from the Arthasastra', Journal of Business Ethics Link

Rooney J and Dumay J 2017 Forthcoming 'Overcoming the symbolic violence of orthodox accounting practice: an intellectual capital perspective', Journal of Intellectual Capital

2016

4
Journal Article/s

Rooney J and Dumay J 2016 'Intellectual capital, calculability and qualculation', The British Accounting Review, vol.48:1, pp. 1-16 Link

Rooney J and Dumay J 2016 'Numbers versus Narrative: An examination of a controversy', Financial Accountability & Management, vol.32:2, pp. 202-31 Link

10
Report/s

Ford G and Rooney J 2016 'Emerging themes of corporate governance and firm performance', Australian Institute of Company Directors Link

2015

2
Book Section/s

Searle B and Rooney J 2015 'Diagnostic Cues in Finance' in Diagnostic Expertise in Organisational Environments, ed. Mark W Wiggins and Thomas Loveday, Ashgate Press, Farnham, United Kingdom, pp. 99-112 Link

4
Journal Article/s

Rooney J and Cuganesan S 2015 'Leadership, Governance and the Mitigation of Risk: a case study', Managerial Auditing Journal, vol.30:2, pp. 132-59 Link

2013

2
Book Section/s

Searle BJ and Rooney J 2013 'Proactivity at work: A path to organisational sustainability' in Fresh Thoughts in Sustainable Leadership, ed. Gayle Avery & Bronwyn Hughes, Tilde University Press, Prahran, Australia, pp. 84-96

4
Journal Article/s

Rooney J 2013 'Alternative Representation of Management Control Design: An empirical exploration and critical analysis', Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, vol.7:4, pp. 81-96 Link

Coyte R, Rooney J and Phua B 2013 'The Impossibility of Philanthropic Funding Decisions: The Australian Non-Government Funder Experience', Financial Accountability and Management (Special Issue: The Primacy and Complexity of Government Accounting), vol.29:4, pp. 397-418 Link

Dumay J, Rooney J and Marini L 2013 'An Intellectual Capital-based differentiation theory of innovation practice', Journal of Intellectual Capital, vol.14:4, pp. 608-33 Link

Rooney J and Cuganesan S 2013 'The Control Dynamics of Outsourcing Involving an Early-Stage Firm', Accounting and Business Research, vol.43:5, pp. 506-29 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Cadiz Dyball M and Rooney J 2013 'A Progressive Era Case Study of Accounting for Migrant Worker Health', 5th Annual Conference of Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools AAHANZBS, University of Sydney, Australia, 8th November 2013

Rooney J 2013 'Prosocial Behaviour and the Mitigation of Risk: an exploration of individual calculation and decision-making judgment', 36th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association EAA 2013, Paris, France, 8th May 2013

2012

2
Book Section/s

Rooney J 2012 'Inter-Organisational Relationships as a Complex Adaptive System' in Best Practices in Management Accounting, ed. Greg N Gregoriou & Nigel Finch, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom, pp. 20-32

Rooney J 2012 'Recent Progress in Management Control Depiction' in Best Practices in Management Accounting, ed. Greg N Gregoriou & Nigel Finch, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom, pp. 72-88

4
Journal Article/s

Dyball MC and Rooney J 2012 'Re-visiting the interface between race and accounting: Filipino workers at the Hamakua Milling Company, 1921-1939', Accounting History, vol.17:2, pp. 221-40 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Frost G, Rooney J and Lee P 2012 'Exploring Sustainability Considerations in Capital Budgeting Decisions', 11th Australasian Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting Research A-CSEAR Conference 2012 - “People & Place”, Wollongong, Australia, 4th December 2012

Rooney J 2012 'Management Control, Outsourcing Performance and Buyer Financial Outcomes', American Accounting Association Annual Meeting AAA 2012 - "Seeds of Innovation", Washington, D.C., United States, 8th August 2012

Rooney J 2012 'The Role of Accounting in Market Understanding of Derivative Asset Risk', 35th European Accounting Association EAA Annual Congress 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11th May 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

Dumay J and Rooney J 2011 '"Measuring for Managing?": An IC practice case study', Journal of Intellectual Capital, vol.12:3, pp. 344-55

Dumay J and Rooney J 2011 'Dealing with an ageing workforce: Current and future implications', Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting, vol.15:3, pp. 174-95

5
Conference Paper/s

Dumay J and Rooney J 2011 'Numbers versus narratives: An examination of a controversy', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference 2011, Clearwater Beach, United States, 12th July 2011

Dumay J and Rooney J 2011 'The Story of an Intellectual Capital Controversy: Deciding Between Numbers and Narratives', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ Conference 2011, Darwin, Australia, 5th July 2011

Rooney J 2011 'Accounting and Accountability in Evaluating Credit Risk: Insights from the Australian Residential Home Loan Industry Practice', 34th European Accounting Association Annual Congress EAA 2011, Rome, Italy, 22nd April 2011

Dumay J and Rooney J 2011 'Is "If it can't be measured it can't be managed" really true?', 3rd European Conference on Intellectual Capital ECIC-2011, Nicosia, Cyprus, 19th April 2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Rooney J and Hughes K 2011 'Intelligent Accountability: an empirical study of the interaction between philanthropic aims, funding decisions and improved outcomes for beneficiaries', 25th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM Conference 2011, Wellington, New Zealand, 9th December 2011

2010

5
Conference Paper/s

Rooney J and Dyball MC 2010 'Re-visiting the Interface between Race and Accounting: The Case of Filipino Workers in the Hamakua Milling Company, 1921-1939', 6th Accounting History International Conference 2010 - "Accounting and the State", Wellington, New Zealand, 20th August 2010

Rooney J and Hughes K 2010 'Emergency Response Organisations: eco-efficiency and 'compassionate' accountability', Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2010 - "Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research", Montreal , Canada, 10th August 2010

Dyball MC and Rooney J 2010 'Re-visiting the interface between race and accounting', 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research In Accounting Conference APIRA 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, 13th July 2010

Rooney J and Cuganesan S 2010 'Complex Adaptive Systems and Interorganisational Relationships: An Exploratin of the Australian Residential Home Loan Industry', 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research In Accounting Conference APIRA 2010, University of Sydney, Australia, 13th July 2010

Rooney J and Cuganesan S 2010 'The Emergence of Management Control Problems, Co-evolution & Path Dependency in Interorganisational Relationships: An Exploration in the Australian Residential Home Loan Industry', GLOBAL Management Accounting Research Symposium GMARS 2010, East Lansing, United States, 11th June 2010

Rooney J and Cuganesan S 2010 'Patterns of Change in Management Control of Outsourcing Relationships', 33rd European Accounting Association EAA Annual Congress 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, 21st May 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Rooney J and Cuganesan S 2009 'Contractual and Accounting Controls in Outsourcing Agreements – Evidence from the Australian home loan industry', Australian Accounting Review, vol.19:2, pp. 80-92

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Rooney J and Hughes K 2009 'Balancing sustainability and effectiveness in emergency response: an initial exploration using content analysis', 23rd Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management ANZAM Conference 2009, Melbourne, Australia, 4th December 2009

2008

5
Conference Paper/s

Rooney J and Hughes K 2008 'Structuring Emergency Response: How Organisational Design Facilitates The State Emergency Services (SES) Supply Chain (poster presentation)', Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management 22nd ANZAM Annual Conference 2008, Auckland, New Zealand, 5th December 2008

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Cuganesan S, Rooney J and Silvi R 2006 'Contractual and Accounting Controls in Outsourcing Agreements', Journal of Law and Financial Management, vol.5:1, pp. 8-17

5
Conference Paper/s

Rooney J and Hughes K 2006 'Operational Performance and Governance of Outsourced Logistics Service Providers in Humanitarian Supply Chains', Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management 20th ANZAM Annual Conference 2006, Rockhampton, Qld, Australia, 9th December 2006

Rooney J and Hughes K 2006 'Performance Measurement of Outsourced Logistics Service Providers in Disaster Relief Context', Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Operations Management Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, 1st - 30th June 2006

Hughes K and Rooney J 2006 'Outsourced Business Activities: Examining the Issues and Gaps in Performance Measurement (poster presentation)', Academy of Management 2006 Conference, Atlanta , United States, 1st - 31st January 2006

Selected grants

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2016

2015

Recent Units Taught

  • ACCT5002 Managerial Accounting and Decision Making

    2017: S1,
    2016: S2,

  • ACCT6120 Corporate Governance and Accountability

    2016: S1,
    2015: S1, S2,

  • WORK6030 Performance and Rewards

    2016: Int Jul,
    2015: Int Jul,