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Sandra van der Laan

Sandra van der Laan

BCom (Acctg) MCom (Fin) W'gong; GradCertHEd PhD USyd; CPA; GAICD
Associate Professor

Rm 341
H69 - Economics and Business Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 6431
Fax +61 2 9351 6638
sandra.vanderlaan@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Sandra van der Laan joined Sydney University from Wollongong in 2001 after a career change in the 1990s. She has formal qualifications in accounting, finance and education.

Sandra's research interests lie in accounting in two broad strands of research. The first centres on accounting as a social discourse and accounting as a mechanism to discharge accountability. As such, she has been researching in the areas of social accounting and ethical investment.

Sandra's second strand of research is centred on her PhD research. Her thesis, entitled 'An Ineffective (De)regulatory Initiative: The Australian Class Order Deed of Cross Guarantee' examines the economic consequences of the financial reporting regulation that was first introduced in 1986. This has led to an interest in the regulation and reporting for corporate groups more generally. She has published her research in a number of top ranking international journals such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Journal of Business Ethics and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

Sandra has, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, been successful in gaining a large ARC Linkage Grant (valued at approximately $700,000) examining the role of accounting and accountants in sustainability reporting with linkage partner CPA Australia. Sandra has also been awarded grants to pursue her research from CPA Australia, the Institute Chartered Accountants of Australia, AFAANZ and ACCA.

Sandra teaches both introductory accounting and auditing at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. She has also been actively engaged in research into teaching and learning in order to promote improved student learning outcomes. Her research in this area has been presented at a number of international interdisciplinary conferences.

Sandra has reviewed papers for many international journals and conferences, such as Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and Abacus. She has also been a guest editor for a number of special issues of journals, such as the Journal of Business Ethics and the Australian Accounting Review.

Newsroom articles

  • Asbestos fight flares up again 12 Apr 2014

    The Australian

    Sandra van der Laan is quoted in the article about the recent case asbestos victim Stephen Wickham won against James Hardie and the minimal funds left in the AICF fund set up to meet future asbestos claims.

  • Accountability and asbestos: why the James Hardie compo model won't work for Telstra 09 Jul 2013

    The Conversation

    The Conversation website has published an article co-authored by Associate Professor Sandra van der Laan, Business School, on why calls to establish a James Hardie-style compensation fund for workers affected by asbestos are misguided.

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Publications

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Moerman L, van der Laan S and Campbell D 2014 Forthcoming 'A Tale of Two Asbestos Giants: Corporate reports as (auto)biography', Business History

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2014 Forthcoming 'Silencing the Noise: Asbestos liabilities, accounting and strategic bankruptcy', Critical Perspectives on Accounting

5
Conference Paper/s

van der Laan S and Moerman L 2014 Forthcoming 'Industrialists Views of Accounting in the Early 20th Century: A Case Study', 7th Accounting History Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand, 5th July 2014

2013

1
Book/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2013 'Accounting and long-tail liabilities: The case of asbestos - ACCA Research Report 130', Certified Accountants Educational Trust, London, United Kingdom

2
Book Section/s

van der Laan S 2013 'Are Auditors Effective Gatekeepers to Combat Corporate Crime?' in Financial Crime Risks, Globalisation and the Professions, ed. D Chaikin , Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 65-72 Link

4
Journal Article/s

Kaur H and van der Laan S 2013 'Auditing Litigation and Claims: Conflicts and the Compromise of Privilege', Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, vol.7:4, pp. 3-16 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

van der Laan S and Moerman L 2013 'Corporate Social Responsibility Through Transparency: Accounting Discourse as a Strategic Resource', 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

Moerman L, van der Laan S and Campbell D 2013 'Dust Covers: Samuel Turner’s Industrial Landscape', 5th Annual Conference of Academic Association of Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools AAHANZBS, University of Sydney, Australia, 8th November 2013

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2013 'Employing Accounting Discourse as a Strategic Resource', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference AFAANZ 2013, Perth, Australia, 9th July 2013

Huynh T, Christodoulou D, van der Laan S and Dean G 2013 'Market Reaction to Financial Reporting Relief: Deeds of cross guarantee', 6th EIASM International Workshop on Accounting & Regulation, Siena, Italy, 6th July 2013

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2013 'Alternative Accounts: Disclosing Asbestos', Alternative Accounts Conference, Toronto, Canada, 28th April 2013

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2013 'Long-tail Liabilities: Weaving Accounting Constructs into an ‘intertextual’ Web', 49th British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference BAFA 2013, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, 11th April 2013

van der Laan S, Huynh T, Christodoulou D and Dean G 2013 'Market Reaction to Financial Reporting Relief: Deeds of cross guarantee', 6th Meeting on Methodological and Empirical Advances in Financial Analysis, University of Sydney, Australia, 1st February 2013

8
Magazine Article/s

van der Laan S 2013 'Accountability and asbestos: why the James Hardie compo model won’t work for Telstra', The Conversation - 9 July

11
Seminar Paper/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2013 'The 2001 James Hardie Restructure: Strategic Bankruptcy?, University of Tasmania, School of Accounting and Corporate Governance Seminar Series, Hobart, Australia, 6 September 2013

van der Laan S 2013 'Good Corporate Governance: Accounting, Accountability and the James Hardie 'affair', 2013 Kate Stanton Memorial Lecture, Hobart and Launceston, Australia, 15 August 2013

Moerman L, van der Laan S and Campbell D 2013 'Early industrialists conceptions of accounting: Evidence from the writings of Samuel Turner III, 6th Accounting History Symposium, Perth, Australia, 6 July 2013

van der Laan S, Huynh T, Christodoulou D and Dean G 2013 'Market reaction to financial reporting relief: deeds of cross guarantee, University of British Columbia Seminar Series, Vancouver, Canada, 27 May 2013

van der Laan S 2013 'Audit reporting: current trends and associated issues, Accounting Foundation Town & Gown Seminar Series in association with ICAA, Sydney, Australia, 25 February 2013

2012

4
Journal Article/s

van der Laan S and Christodoulou D 2012 'Audit Fees and Deeds of Cross Guarantee: An Empirical Evaluation', Abacus, vol.48:3, pp. 293-315 Link

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2012 'Risky Business: Socialising Asbestos Risk and the Hybridisation of Accounting', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol.23:2, pp. 107-16 Link

van der Laan S 2012 'Corporate Groups: Unresolved Issues', Australian Accounting Review, vol.22:2, pp. 115-16

Huynh T, Christodoulou D and van der Laan S 2012 'Legally-Recognised Group Structures: An Exploratory Analysis', Australian Accounting Review, vol.22:2, pp. 155-76 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Esslemont C and van der Laan S 2012 'Dialogical concept mapping of threshold concepts to validate assurance of learning', Higher Education Research and the Student Learning Experience in Business International Conference- HERSLEB, University of Melbourne, Australia, 11th December 2012

van der Laan S, Moerman L and Campbell D 2012 'The Rise and Fall of Asbestos: A tale of two companies', 11th Australasian Centre on Social and Environmental Accounting Research A-CSEAR Conference 2012 - “People & Place”, Wollongong, Australia, 4th December 2012

Moerman L, van der Laan S and Campbell D 2012 'The Metonymy of Asbestos: A Commentary on the changing meaning', 13th World Congress of Accounting Historians, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, 19th July 2012

Huynh T, Christodoulou D and van der Laan S 2012 'Regulatory Influences on Group Composition: An Australian Perspective', 35th European Accounting Association EAA Annual Congress 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11th May 2012

Esslemont C and van der Laan S 2012 'Exposing a gap – Using concept mapping in direct assessment for assurance of learning in an accounting knowledge space', AACSB International 2012 Assessment Conference, Houston, Texas, United States, 21st March 2012

2011

4
Journal Article/s

van der Laan S 2011 'Vale to Paul Preda', Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, vol.5:4, pp. 3-4

Gunz S and van der Laan S 2011 'Actuaries, Conflicts of Interest and Professional Independence: The Case of James Hardie Industries Limited', Journal of Business Ethics, vol.98:4, pp. 583-96

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2011 'Accounting for long-tail asbestos liabilities: Metaphor and meaning', Accounting Forum, vol.35:1, pp. 11-18

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2011 'Accountability, Asbestos and Indigenous Rights: The Case of Baryulgil', Accounting History, vol.16:4, pp. 439-57

5
Conference Paper/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2011 'Social Accounting: Asbestos in Australia', 10th Australasian CSEAR Conference, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, 7th December 2011

Moerman L, van der Laan S and Campbell D 2011 'A Comparative Longitudinal Study of Narrative Disclosures of asbestos: James Hardie (Australia) & Turner & Newall (UK)', Accounting History Symposium, AFAANZ Conference 2011, Darwin, Australia, 2nd July 2011

11
Seminar Paper/s

van der Laan S 2011 'Getting published, School of Accounting and Corporate Governance Research Enrichment Symposium, University of Tasmania, Australia 2011

van der Laan S 2011 'Accounting & Auditing Profession and Corporate Crime/Securities Fraud, Financial Crime Risks, Globalisation and the Professions Forum, Hilton Hotel, Sydney, Australia, 2 November 2011

2010

4
Journal Article/s

van der Laan S and Dean G 2010 'Corporate Groups in Australia: State of Play', Australian Accounting Review, vol.20:2, pp. 121-33

5
Conference Paper/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2010 'Recognising Contingent Liabilities; Long Tails and Accounting Frameworks', 9th CSEAR Australasian Conference, Albury, Australia, 7th December 2010

van der Laan S 2010 'The History of a Regulatory Intervention: Creating closed groups', 6th Accounting History International Conference 2010 - "Accounting and the State", Wellington, New Zealand, 20th August 2010

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2010 'Accountability, Asbestos and Indigenous Rights: The Case of Baryulgil', 6th Accounting History International Conference 2010 - "Accounting and the State", Wellington, New Zealand, 20th August 2010

van der Laan S 2010 'A Microhistory of a Regulatory Intervention: Creating Closed Groups', 6th Accounting History International Conference 2010 - "Accounting and the State", Wellington, New Zealand, 20th August 2010

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2010 'Funding Asbestos Liabilities: An investigation of corporate and regulatory responses', 33rd European Accounting Association EAA Annual Congress 2010, Istanbul , Turkey, 21st May 2010

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Moerman LC and van der Laan S 2010 'The Baryulgi Mine: Asbestos and Aboriginality', 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference APIRA 2010, Sydney, Australia, 13th July 2010

Moerman LC and van der Laan S 2010 'James Hardie & The Final Funding Agreement', 6th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference APIRA 2010, Sydney, Australia, 13th July 2010

Kaur H and van der Laan S 2010 'The Auditor’s Paradox: Auditing Litigation Liabilities', 33rd European Accounting Association EAA Annual Congress 2010, Istanbul , Turkey, 21st May 2010

11
Seminar Paper/s

van der Laan S 2010 'Commentary on Adams, Hoque and Muir, Abacus Sustainability Forum, Sydney, Australia, 26 November 2010

van der Laan S 2010 'Has parent company reporting become obsolete?, Twilight Seminar Series: The Accounting Foundation and CPA Australia, 26 October 2010

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2010 'Funding Asbestos Liabilities: An investigation of corporate and regulatory responses, Monash University Seminar Series, Melbourne, Australia, 16 April 2010

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2010 'Funding Asbestos Liabilities: An investigation of corporate and regulatory responses, University of Sydney Discipline of Accounting Seminar Series, Sydney, Australia, 14 April 2010

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2010 'Strategic Bankruptcy: The Case of James Hardie, QUT School of Accountancy Seminar Series, Brisbane, Australia, 5 March 2010

2009

4
Journal Article/s

van der Laan S 2009 'The Role Of Theory in Explaining Motivation for Corporate Social Disclosures: Voluntary Disclosures vs ‘Solicited’ Disclosures', Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, vol.3:4, pp. 15-29

5
Conference Paper/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2009 'Strategic Bankruptcy: The Case of James Hardie', The 9th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, 11th July 2009

Christodoulou D, Dean G and van der Laan S 2009 'Contesting the Benefits of Executing a Deed of Cross Guarantee', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand AFAANZ 2009, Adelaide, Australia, 7th July 2009

Gunz S and van der Laan S 2009 'Actuaries and Professional Independence: The Case of James Hardie Industries Limited', Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, San Antonio, United States, 7th March 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

van der Laan S and Dean G 2009 'Corporate Groups in Australia', European Accounting Association Conference, Tampere, Finland, 15th May 2009

7
Thesis

van der Laan S 2009 'An Inefficient Deregulatory Initiative: The Australian Class Order Deed of Cross Guarantee', , University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

11
Seminar Paper/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2009 'Strategic Bankruptcy: The Case of James Hardie, Faculty of Law Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 25 November 2009

van der Laan S and Dean G 2009 'Corporate Groups in Australia: State of Play, School of Accounting and Corporate Governance Seminar Series, University of Tasmania, 21 August 2009

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2009 'Strategic Bankruptcy: The Case of James Hardie, School of Accounting and Finance Seminar Series, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, 31 July 2009

12
Newspaper Article/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2009 'Hardie given far too much wriggle room', Australian Financial Review, pp. 63

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Jones S, van der Laan S, Frost G and Loftus J 2008 'The Investment Performance of Socially Responsible Investment Funds in Australia', Journal of Business Ethics, vol.80:2, pp. 181-203

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

11
Seminar Paper/s

van der Laan S and Dean G 2008 'Corporate Groups in Australia, Discipline of Accounting Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Australia, 30 July 2008

2007

2
Book Section/s

Mladenovic R and van der Laan S 2007 'State of the Environment reporting by local government: Australian evidence on compliance and content' in Water Wind Art and Debate, ed. G Birch, Sydney University Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 70-94

4
Journal Article/s

van der Laan S, Dean G and Esslemont C 2007 'Towards constructive alignment: Mapping the territory', Accounting Instructors Report:Houghton Mifflin College Division Link

Jones S, Frost G, Loftus J and van der Laan S 2007 'An Empirical Examination of the Market Returns and Financial Performance of Entities Engaged in Sustainability Reporting', Australian Accounting Review, vol.17:1, pp. 78-87

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2007 'Pursuing Shareholder Value: The Rhetoric of James Hardie', Accounting Forum, vol.31:4, pp. 354-369

5
Conference Paper/s

Esslemont C, van der Laan S and Dean G 2007 'Embedded Concept maps in Support of Meaningful Learning: A learner-centric model', Learning Symposium, Melbourne, VIC, 11th December 2007

van der Laan S, Newberry S and Brennan D 2007 'The McDonalization of Child Care: Easy as ABC', Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 4th December 2007

Brennan D, Newberry S and van der Laan S 2007 'The corporatisation of child care in Australia: easy as ABC', Paid Care Network Symposium on For-Profit Providers of Paid Care, Sydney, Australia, 30th November 2007

van der Laan S and Esslemont C 2007 'Rethinking Lecture Presentations', Accounting Educator’s Forum, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 23rd November 2007

Esslemont C, van der Laan S and Dean G 2007 'Bridging the Abyss – Open Content to Meaningful Learning', OpenLearn 2007, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, 31st October 2007

Esslemont C, van der Laan S and Dean G 2007 'Meaningful Learning – sorting the wheat from the chaff', e-Portfolio International Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands, 19th October 2007

Esslemont C, van der Laan S and Dean G 2007 'Your Move – supporting the forgotten aspect of E-learning', 4th Annual Open Education Conference, University of Utah, United States, 28th September 2007

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2007 'Silencing the ‘Noise’ of Corporate Responsibility: James Hardie, asbestos and strategic bankruptcy (winner of best paper award)', AFAANZ Conference, Gold Coast, QLD , Australia, 3rd July 2007

van der Laan S, Esslemont C and Dean G 2007 'Concept Mapping as a Means of Navigating Personal Learning', Innovation in Accounting and Corporate Governance Education, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2nd February 2007

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2007 'Exposing Organisational Rhetoric: The Case of James Hardie', Fifth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 10th July 2007

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2006 'TRIPS and the pharmaceutical industry: Prescription for profit?', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol.17:8, pp. 1089-1106

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2006 'Accounting for intellectual property: Inconsistencies and challenges', Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, vol.11:4, pp. 243-248

5
Conference Paper/s

van der Laan S 2006 'Voluntary Corporate Social Disclosures: Mapping the Territory', 5th Australasian CSEAR Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 24th November 2006

van der Laan S, Dean G and Esslemont C 2006 'Assessment to encourage meaningful learning in groups: Concept mapping', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference Accounting Education Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand, 4th July 2006

Mladenovic R and van der Laan S 2006 'Accountability or compliance: State of the environment reporting of NSW local government', British Accounting Association Annual Conference, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 13th April 2006

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Esslemont C, Dean G and van der Laan S 2006 'Blended student services - Servicing the offline user', Information Management for Global Access - International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL), New Delhi, India, 8th December 2006

Esslemont C, Dean G and van der Laan S 2006 'In support of deep learning - Personal learning centres', Information Management for Global Access - International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL), New Delhi, India, 8th December 2006

Esslemont C, Dean G and van der Laan S 2006 'Developing a communication framework for a unit of study using concept maps', 6th Biennial Communication Skills in University Education (CSUE) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 1st December 2006

Esslemont C, Dean G and van der Laan S 2006 'Navigating the icebergs of online learning', The Power of Online Learning: Realizing the Vision - 12th Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, Orlando, United States, 10th November 2006

Dean G, Esslemont C and van der Laan S 2006 'e-Learning - Organising the aftermath', European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL), Winchester, United Kingdom, 12th September 2006

Dean G, Esslemont C and van der Laan S 2006 'Teaching and learning in large classes: Methods and tools to assess and promote meaningful learning', American Accounting Association Annual Meeting Effective Learning Strategies Forum, Washington DC, United States, 9th August 2006

Jones S, van der Laan S, Frost G and Loftus J 2006 'The investment performance of ethical funds in Australia', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 4th July 2006

Jones S, Frost G, Loftus J and van der Laan S 2006 'An empirical examination of the market returns, financial performance and distress risk profiles of entities engaged in sustainability disclosure', 29th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Dublin , Ireland, 24th March 2006

Jones S, van der Laan S, Frost G and Loftus J 2006 'The investment performance of ethical funds in Australia', 29th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Dublin, Ireland, 24th March 2006

10
Report/s

Jones S, Frost G, Loftus J and van der Laan S 2006 'Sustainability reporting: Perspectives on regulatory and professional initiatives across the Asia Pacific', CPA Australia Link

11
Seminar Paper/s

Mladenovic R and van der Laan S 2006 'Accountability or compliance: State of the environment reporting of NSW local government, School of Accountancy Seminar Series, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 25 August 2006

van der Laan S, Dean G and Esslemont C 2006 'Assessment to Encourage Meaningful Learning in Groups: Concept Mapping, School of Accounting and Finance Seminar Series, University of Wollongong, Australia, 21 July 2006

Mladenovic R and van der Laan S 2006 'Accountability or compliance: State of the environment reporting of NSW local government, University of Wollongong School of Accounting and Finance Seminar Series, Wollongong, Australia, 10 March 2006

Mladenovic R and van der Laan S 2006 'Accountability or compliance: State of the environment reporting of NSW local government, Local Government Corporate Planning Network, Warringah, Australia, 17 February 2006

2005

1
Book/s

Frost G, Loftus J, Jones S and van der Laan S 2005 'Sustainability/Triple bottom line reporting research - Task 5 final report', CPA Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Jones S, Frost G, Loftus J and van der Laan S 2005 'Sustainability reporting: Practices, Performance and Potential', CPA Australia, Melbourne VIC, Australia, pp. 27

2
Book Section/s

van der Laan S and Cornelius B 2005 'Supporting SMEs through venture capital policy' in Sustaining growth and performance after the Asian financial crisis: The role of small and medium enterprises, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 341-358 Link

4
Journal Article/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2005 'Social reporting in the tobacco industry: All smoke and mirrors?', Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol.18:3, pp. 374-389

Frost G, Jones S, Loftus J and van der Laan S 2005 'A survey of sustainability reporting practices by Australian reporting entities', Australian Accounting Review, vol.15:1, pp. 89-96

5
Conference Paper/s

Dean G, van der Laan S and Esslemont C 2005 'e-Portfolios in support of deep learning through timely feedback and reflection', American Accounting Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, United States, 10th August 2005

Dean G, van der Laan S and Esslemont C 2005 'e-Portfolios in the management of learning outcomes', Higher Education in a Changing World - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Univeristy of Sydney, Australia, 6th July 2005

van der Laan S and Mladenovic R 2005 'Compliance and content: State of the environment reporting by NSW local government', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Annual Conference, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 5th July 2005

Frost G, Jones S, Loftus J and van der Laan S 2005 'A survey of sustainability reporting practices of Australian Companies', International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Hawaii, United States, 28th February 2005

van der Laan S and Esslemont C 2005 'Using technology to assist student feedback: Integrated technology assisted student feedback', International Conference on Innovation in Accounting Teaching and Learning, Hobart, TAS, Australia, 8th February 2005 Link

6
Conference Proceeding/s

van der Laan S, Dean G and Esslemont C 2005 'New teaching for new students in a new context: Pushing the boundaries in assessment', Higher Education in a Changing World - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Conference, Sydney, Australia, 6th July 2005

Dean G, van der Laan S and Esslemont C 2005 'Evaluation of a student assessment technology implementation', First International Conference on Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Assessment, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, (China), 15th June 2005

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2005 'Prescription for profit: Is the pharmaceutical industry making a killing?', Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, New York, United States, 30th April 2005 Link

11
Seminar Paper/s

Mladenovic R and van der Laan S 2005 'Compliance and content: State of the environment reporting by NSW local government, Accounting and Finance Seminar Series, Victoria University, Australia, 03 November 2005

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2005 'Prescription for profit: Is the pharmaceutical industry making a killing, Victoria University of Technology Seminar Series, Victoria University, Australia, 12 October 2005

Mladenovic R and van der Laan S 2005 'Compliance and content: State of the environment reporting by NSW local government, Accounting & Business Law Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Australia, 13 April 2005

2004

4
Journal Article/s

van der Laan S and Lansbury N 2004 'Socially responsible investing and climate change: Contradictions and challenges', Australian Accounting Review, vol.14:3, pp. 21-30

Michelson G, Wailes N, van der Laan S and Frost G 2004 'Ethical investment processes and outcomes', Journal of Business Ethics, vol.52:1, pp. 1-10

Frost G, Michelson G, van der Laan S and Wailes N 2004 'Bringing ethical investment to account', Australian Accounting Review, vol.14:3, pp. 3-9

5
Conference Paper/s

van der Laan S and Esslemont C 2004 'Integrated technology assisted student management', CPA Accounting Educators Forum, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 26th November 2004

van der Laan S and Moerman L 2004 'Prescription for profit: How the pharmaceutical industry is making a killing', British Accounting Association Conference, York, United Kingdom, 16th April 2004

van der Laan S 2004 'The role of theory in explaining motivation for corporate social disclosures: Voluntary vs solicited disclosures', European Accounting Association Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 3rd April 2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

van der Laan S 2004 'The role of theory in explaining motivation for corporate social disclosures: Voluntary vs 'solicited' disclosures', Fourth Asian Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Singapore, 6th July 2004 Link

10
Report/s

Jones S, Frost G, Loftus J and van der Laan S 2004 'Sustainability/triple bottom line reporting research report: Task 2 - Portfolio reporters and ethical fund performance (draft)', CPA Australia

Jones S, Frost G, Loftus J and van der Laan S 2004 'Sustainability/triple bottom line reporting research report: Task 3 & 4 (combined report) - An empirical examination of the Association between sustainability disclosure policies and market-adjusted returns financial performance and credit risk profiles (draft)', CPA Australia

11
Seminar Paper/s

van der Laan S and Moerman L 2004 'Prescription for profit: Is the pharmaceutical industry making a killing?, Victoria University of Technology (VUT) Seminar Series, VUT, Australia, 12 October 2004

2003

4
Journal Article/s

van der Laan S and Moerman L 2003 'Who is looking after the tobacco industry?', Journal of the Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability, vol.9:3, pp. 16-19

van der Laan S and Moerman L 2003 'How a tobacco company became sustainable', Social and Environmental Accounting Journal, vol.23:1, pp. 9-11

5
Conference Paper/s

van der Laan S and Moerman L 2003 'Social reporting by the tobacco industry: All smoke and mirrors?', 2nd Australian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Bathurst, NSW, Australia, 29th April 2003

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2003 'Social reporting by the tobacco industry? All smoke and mirrors', 7th Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Madrid, Spain, 15th July 2003 Link

11
Seminar Paper/s

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2003 'Social reporting by the tobacco industry: All smoke and mirrors, Macquarie University Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Australia, 15 April 2003

Moerman L and van der Laan S 2003 'Social reporting by the tobacco industry: All smoke and mirrors, Accounting & Business Law Seminar Series, University of Sydney, Australia, 02 April 2003

2002

4
Journal Article/s

van der Laan S 2002 'Ethical investment - Australian parliament legislates for greater accountability in the finance industry', Social and Environmental Accounting Journal, vol.22:2, pp. 1-2

van der Laan S 2002 'Australian government legislates for greater accountability for investment products', Social and Environmental Accounting Journal, vol.22:1, pp. 1-2

5
Conference Paper/s

van der Laan S and Frost G 2002 'Ethical investment: Australian regulation for greater accountability for products offered by the finance sector', British Accounting Association 2002 Annual Conference, Jersey, Channel Islands, Jersey, 5th April 2002

11
Seminar Paper/s

Frost G and van der Laan S 2002 'Screening: A growing question of credibility, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Investment Workshop, University of Sydney, Australia, 06 December 2002

2001

5
Conference Paper/s

van der Laan S 2001 'How green is my investment - an Australian perspective', Asian Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Adelaide, SA, Australia, 17th July 2001

2000

5
Conference Paper/s

van der Laan S and Cornelius B 2000 'The role of government policy in economic growth through venture capital: Lessons from the German experience', SMEs in a Global Economy Conference, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 17th June 2000

Research Expertise

  • Corporate social reporting
  • Ethical investment
  • Socially responsible investment
  • Financial accounting
  • Audit fee modelling
  • Accounting for corporate groups

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