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Sid Gray

Sid Gray

BEc (Hons) PhD Lancaster FASSA FCCA (UK) CPA (Australia) ACIS (UK) MCMI (UK)
Chair of Discipline and Professor of International Business and Co-Director EIRG

Rm 439
H10 - Storie Dixson Wing
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 3552
Fax +61 2 9036 5378


Professor Sid Gray is Professor of International Business and Chair of the Discipline of International Business at the University of Sydney Business School. He is also Co-Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Group. He served as Head of the University's School of Business from 2003-2006 and Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of Economics and Business from 2006-2008. Prior to joining Sydney University in 2003 he was Associate Dean (Postgraduate) and the Foundation Professor of International Business in the Faculty of Commerce and Economics at the University of New South Wales (1997-2003). He was also formerly Professor of International Business (Foundation for Management Education Chair) at the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick (1993-97) in England; and Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Glasgow (1979-92) in Scotland where he served as Head of Department (1980-87), Director of the Glasgow Business School (1986-87) and Founder Director of the Centre for International Finance and Accounting (1988-92). Sid has also been a Visiting Professor in many universities around the world including the University of Amsterdam, Stockholm School of Economics, Kyushu University, University of Hong Kong, Waseda University, National University of Singapore, University of Malaya, University of Hawaii and Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan.

Sid Gray was educated at Bedford Modern School in England and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree from the University of Sydney and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Lancaster. Sid is also a qualified accountant (CPA and FCCA), chartered secretary (ACIS) and chartered manager (MCMI). Prior to becoming a university lecturer at the Lancaster University Management School in the 1970s, he was an executive with international companies in the U.K, India and Australia, where he was latterly with Burns Philp. His business experience includes a period of more than 4 years in India as an expatriate manager involved in the export of tea, coffee, spices and cashew nuts as well as shipping, insurance and travel agency work.

In his younger days, Sid was a keen sportsman, especially as a swimmer and rugby player. He played water polo for the Otter Swimming Club in London and swam butterfly for the Hertfordshire and Berkshire combined team in the southern counties tournament in England. He played rugby union at scrum half for a number of clubs including Mosman (first grade) in Australia and Lancaster University (1st XV) in England.

Sid's main teaching and research interests are in the areas of international accounting and corporate transparency, international business strategy, and cross-cultural management. He is the author/co-author of more than 200 publications including articles in leading international journals such as Journal of Accounting Research, Abacus, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, Accounting and Business Research, European Accounting Review, The International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Management International Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Relations and Journal of World Business. His books include International Accounting and Multinational Enterprises (John Wiley, USA), co-authored with Lee Radebaugh, Financial Accounting. A Global Approach (Houghton Mifflin, USA), co-authored with Belverd Needles and International Business. Asia-Pacific Edition (McGraw-Hill, Australia), co-authored with Peter Dowling, Peter Liesch and Charles Hill. He was a founding Editor (with Fred Choi) of the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting (published by Wiley-Blackwell in association with the Stern School of Business at New York University) in 1988 and is currently Co-Editor of the journal with Richard Levich. He is also a member of the editorial boards of a number of leading international accounting and international business journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, Abacus and China Accounting & Finance Review.

Sid has successfully supervised 46 PhD students to date - from many countries around the world: Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Fiji, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Jordan, Malaysia, Phillipines, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, and USA.

Sid was the first non-American to win the American Accounting Association's International Section award (in 1994) of "Outstanding International Accounting Educator" for his sustained contributions to research and teaching in the field of international accounting.

Sid has been honoured for his academic contributions in the fields of both accounting and international business. In 2006, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia for distinction in the field of accounting. In 2009, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business for his outstanding contributions to the field of international business. In 2012, he was conferred with the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan for his contribution to the advancement of culture and international accounting.

Sid has contributed to academia, the profession and the community in a number of service roles including serving as President of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) from 1992-97, Chairman of the British Accounting Association (1987), Secretary General of the European Accounting Association (1982-83) and Vice President-International of the American Accounting Association (2007-2009). He also served as a member of the peak accounting standard setting body for the U.K. and Ireland, formerly the Accounting Standards Committee (ASC), from 1984-87. More recently, he was a co-founder of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) serving as President from 2002-2004. In 2006, he was awarded the Founder's Award by the IAAER for distinguished service and currently serves as Chair of the IAAER Board of Advisors. He has also served as Chair of the Finance Committee (2004-2008) of Sydney University's International House, a residential college for both international and Australian students, serving on Council from 1999-2008. In 2010, he was elected a Fellow of International House for outstanding service to the life of the House. In 2011, Sid was elected Treasurer of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia for 2011-2013.

Research Expertise

  • Corporate transparency
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Information disclosure
  • International business strategy
  • Segment reporting