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Peter Wolnizer OAM

Peter Wolnizer OAM

BEc UTAS, MEc PhD Sydney, FCA FCPA
Professor Emeritus

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



Bio

Peter Wolnizer served as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at The University of Sydney from 1999-2010 and as Professor of Accounting until his retirement at the end of 2011. The University of Sydney Senate conferred on him the title Professor Emeritus taking effect from the date of his retirement.

Prior to returning to The University of Sydney, where he had been a lecturer and senior lecturer over eleven years, Professor Wolnizer served as Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Deakin University (1991-1998) following his appointment as Foundation Professor of Accounting and Finance in 1989. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Kansas, University of Glasgow, Czech Management Center, University of Canterbury and Korea University; and a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah.

Professor Wolnizer was appointed Chairman of the International Accounting Education Standards Board from 2012-14, having served as the first Australian member of the IAESB (2004-06). He served on the Board of Directors of AACSB International (2006-11); Strategic Board of the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies, CEMS (2008-10); Board of Directors of Capital Markets CRC Ltd (2007-10); Council of the Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools (2004-10); and as President of the Australian Business Deans Council (2004-05). He was a member of Australia's Corporations and Securities Panel from 1994-99.

His service to the wider educational community has included membership of the Councils of Scotch College (Melbourne), The Scots College (Sydney) and Moore Theological College (Sydney). He currently serves on the Board of the Sydney Diocesan Secretariat and the Glebe Administration Board of the Anglican Church in Sydney.

Professor Wolnizer was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List 'for service to higher education in business and economics as an academic and administrator'.

Publications

2013

4
Journal Article/s

Edwards JR, Dean G, Clarke FL and Wolnizer P 2013 'Accounting academic elites: the tale of ARIA', Accounting, Organizations and Society, vol.38:5, pp. 365-81 Link

2012

3
Edited Book/s

Previts G, Walton P and Wolnizer P 2012 'A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy: Eurasia, the Middle East and Africa', Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, pp. 200

4
Journal Article/s

Lee T and Wolnizer P 2012 'An intellectual memorial to Robert Raymond Sterling, accounting Reformer', Accounting Horizons, vol.26:1, pp. 135-46

2011

3
Edited Book/s

Previts G, Walton P and Wolnizer P 2011 'A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy: Asia and Oceania', Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom

Previts G, Walton P and Wolnizer P 2011 'A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy: The Americas', Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom

5
Conference Paper/s

Dean G, Clarke FL, Edwards D and Wolnizer P 2011 'ARIA - Pursuit of an Ideal', 34th European Accounting Association Annual Congress EAA 2011, Rome, Italy, 22nd April 2011

2010

3
Edited Book/s

Previts G, Walton P and Wolnizer P 2010 'A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy: Europe', Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P 2010 'Tribute to Robert Raymond Sterling', Abacus, vol.46:3, pp. 229-231 Link

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Dean G, Clarke FL and Wolnizer P 2006 'The R. J. Chambers collection – An archivist’s revelations of 20th century accounting thought and practice', Accounting Historian's Journal, vol.33:1, pp. 145-166

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Clarke FL, Dean G and Wolnizer P 2005 'More questions than answers—A rejoinder to the commentaries on Professor Chambers' 1999 paper "The poverty of accounting discourse"', Accounting Education, vol.14:1, pp. 39-51

Clarke FL, Dean G and Wolnizer P 2005 'Professor R.J. Chambers: A biographical note', Accounting Education: An International Journal, vol.14:1, pp. 17-18

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Dean G, Wolnizer P and Clarke FL 2005 'The R.J. Chambers Collection: An archivist's revelations of 20th Century accounting thought and practice', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Annual Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 5th July 2005

2004

4
Journal Article/s

Jones S, Rahman S and Wolnizer P 2004 'Accounting reform in Australia: Contrasting cases of agenda building', Abacus, vol.40:3, pp. 379-403

5
Conference Paper/s

Dean G, Wolnizer P and Clarke FL 2004 'RJ Chambers collection', 10th World Congress of Accounting Historians, St Louis/Oxford, United States, 5th August 2004

2003

4
Journal Article/s

Jones S and Wolnizer P 2003 'Harmonisation and the conceptual framework: An international perspective', Abacus, vol.39:3, pp. 375-387

2002

4
Journal Article/s

Dean G, Clarke FL and Wolnizer P 2002 'Editorial: Auditor independence reforms - Recycled ideas', Abacus, vol.38:2, pp. i-iv

10
Report/s

Dean G, Wolnizer P and Clarke FL 2002 'Review of independent auditing by registered public companies', Joint Parliamentary Committee and Accounts and Audit Inquiry

Dean G, Wolnizer P and Clarke FL 2002 'Tyranny of surprise', HIH Royal Commission of Inquiry

2000

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P and Dean G 2000 'Chambers as educator and mentor', Abacus, vol.36:3, pp. 243-254

1999

4
Journal Article/s

Carman J, Carnegie G and Wolnizer P 1999 'Is archaeological valuation an accounting matter?', Antiquity, vol.73:279, pp. 143-148

Carnegie G and Wolnizer P 1999 'Unravelling the rhetoric about the financial reporting of public collections as assets: A response to Micallef and Peirson', Australian Accounting Review, vol.9:1, pp. 16-21

Wolnizer P 1999 'Eulogy delivered at the funeral of Raymond John Chambers, 17 September 1999', The Accounting Historians Notebook, pp. 26-27

1997

2
Book Section/s

Wolnizer P 1997 'Sterling on accounting education and research' in The quest for a science of accounting: An anthology of the research of Robert R. Sterling, ed. T.A. Lee and P.W. Wolnizer, Garland, New Works in Accounting History. New York and London, pp. 651-653

Wolnizer P 1997 'Sterling on conventional accounting' in The quest for a science of accounting: an anthology of the research of Robert R Sterling, ed. T.A. Lee and P.W. Wolnizer, Garland, New Works in Accounting History. New York and London, pp. 321-323

3
Edited Book/s

Lee T and Wolnizer P 1997 'The quest for a science of accounting: An anthology of the research of Robert R. Sterling', Garland, New Works in Accounting History. New York and London, pp. 856

4
Journal Article/s

Tabart-Gay J and Wolnizer P 1997 'Business firms as adaptive entities: The case of the major Australian Banks, 1983-94', Abacus, vol.33:2, pp. 186-207

Wolnizer P and Carnegie G 1997 'Accounting for publicly-owned collections: whither financial (market) values and contingent valuation estimates?', Australian Accounting Review, pp. 44-50

12
Newspaper Article/s

Wolnizer P 1997 'Heritage hangs in the balance', The Australian Financial Review, Sydney, Australia, pp. 16

1996

3
Edited Book/s

Wolnizer P, Parker R and Nobes C 1996 'Readings in true and fair', Garland, New York, United States, pp. 344

Wolnizer P and Carnegie G 1996 'Accounting history newsletter 1980-89 and accounting history 1989-94: A tribute to Robert William Gibson', Garland, New York, United States, pp. 416

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P 1996 'Enabling accountability in museums', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol.9:5, pp. 84-99

1995

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P 1995 'Are audit committees red herrings?', Abacus, pp. 45-66

Carnegie G and Wolnizer P 1995 'The financial valuation of cultural, heritage and scientific collections: An accounting fiction', Australian Accounting Review, vol.June, pp. 31 - 47

1991

4
Journal Article/s

Chambers R and Wolnizer P 1991 'A true and fair view of position and results: The historical background', Accounting, Business and Financial History, vol.1:2, pp. 197-213

1990

1
Book/s

Wolnizer P 1990 'Accounting - financial facts or phantasmagoria?', Deakin University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 27

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P 1990 'Diran Bodenhorn - Book Review', The Accounting Review, pp. 723-724

Wolnizer P and Orpen C 1990 'Outside directorships and conflicts of interest: A study among partners of major accounting firms', Australian Director, vol.Nov/Dec, pp. 25-28

Chambers R and Wolnizer P 1990 'A true and fair view of financial position', Company and Securities Law Journal, pp. 353-368

1989

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Wolnizer P 1989 'Audit committees and peer reviews in the public sector', South Pacific Regional Convention, 31st May 1989

1987

1
Book/s

Wolnizer P 1987 'Auditing as independent authentication', Sydney University Press, pp. 219

1985

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P 1985 'Correspondence with the facts- a recurrent theme in commentaries on the statutory quality standard of truth and fairness in accounts', Company and Securities Law Journal, vol.August:147-161

1983

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P 1983 'Market prices v. cost indexation in accounting for steel inventories', Abacus, vol.December, pp. 171-188

1982

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P and Austin W 1982 'Accounting for research and development expenditure - an examination of the Rolls Royce RB.211 project', Accounting and Finance, vol.November, pp. 19-32

Wolnizer P 1982 'Canadian institute of chartered accountants, audit committees: A research study - Book Review', The Chartered Accountant in Australia, pp. 54

1980

3
Edited Book/s

Wolnizer P, Stamp E and Dean G 1980 'Notable financial causes célèbres', Arno , New York, United States, pp. 200

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P 1980 'Corporate audit committees - evolution and evaluation', The Commercial Law Association Bulletin, vol.3:July, pp. 49-57

1978

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P and Dean G 1978 'The securities fraud of the century - lessons for Auditors', The Chartered Accountant in Australia, vol.March:22-31

Wolnizer P 1978 'Independence in auditing - an incomplete notion', Abacus, vol.June, pp. 31-52

Wolnizer P 1978 'Corporate audit committees and the independence question', The Chartered Accountant in Australia, vol.August :4-10

Wolnizer P 1978 'The accounting valuation of primary production inventories', The Accountants' Journal, vol.October, pp. 338-343

1977

4
Journal Article/s

Wolnizer P 1977 'An examination of the impact of research study M1A on the accounts of primary producers', The Chartered Accountant in Australia, vol.October, pp. 76-81

Wolnizer P 1977 'Primary production in inventories under current value accounting', Accounting and Business Research, vol.Autumn, pp. 303-311