Practices, Profession and Pedagogy in Accounting

Essays in Honour of Bill Birkett

Edited by Jane Baxter and Chris Poullaos

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Format: paperback
496 pages
ISBN: 9781920899202

Publication: 22 Oct 2009

Publisher: Sydney University Press

The essays contained in this volume canvass a broad range of issues, including accounting theory, accounting history, international accounting, management accounting, internal auditing, and accounting education. The contributions range in style from thought pieces to histories to cross-sectional and case study analyses.

The volume as a whole stands as a testament to the significant intellectual legacies of the late Professor Bill Birkett, both locally and globally, with respect to the development of accounting as an academic discipline informed by understandings of accounting practices and a profession informed by systematic and rigorous frameworks for cognition and action.

The unifying conclusion of the essayists included in this volume is that Bill was ahead of his time - he was visionary in his thinking about accounting and uniquely distinctive in terms of the voice that conveyed his ideas. Bill's ideas have and will continue to influence many as a result of personal interaction and exposure to the educational institutions that Bill shaped. As Bruce Grey (FTSE) has stated, these essays 'are a wonderful and appropriate tribute to great man missed by many'.

Chris Poullaos is an honorary associate professor of accounting at the University of Sydney.

Jane Baxter is an associate professor of management accounting at the University of New South Wales.

Notes on contributors

  1. Embodying a life of praxis
    Jane Baxter and Chris Poullaos
  2. Situating management accounting practice
    William Birkett and Wai Fong Chua
  3. Being in accounting for a time
    Michael Gaffikin
  4. History’s role in resolving accounting’s dilemmas
    Graeme Dean and Frank Clarke
  5. Transparency and corporate governance in Malaysia: before and after the Asian financial crisis
    Richard Morris, Tam Pham and Sid Gray
  6. Formal rationality in the Spanish empire: government accounting in the Philippine tobacco monopoly, 1769–1799
    Maria Cadiz Dyball
  7. Developing integrative performance management systems
    Robert H. Chenhall
  8. Intellectual capital statements and the development of organisational knowledge management strategies
    Jan Mouritsen and Christina Boedker
  9. Supply chain management: enhancing performance through performance measurement systems
    Kim Langield-Smith and David Smith
  10. Performance measurement and managerial behaviour
    Anne Lillis
  11. Framing strategic resource management
    Rodney Coyte
  12. Strategic resource management and technology innovation: an Australian story
    Paul Andon, Jane Baxter and Linda Chang
  13. Competency profiles for management accounting practice and practitioners
    Bill Connell
  14. Competency frameworks: a way forward for internal audit and practice
    Peter J. Roebuck and Maria R. Barbera
  15. Monitoring accounting education in higher education institutions by the professional accounting bodies in Australia 1944–1988
    Elaine Evans
  16. The study process questionnaire: theoretical and empirical issues for accounting education research
    William Birkett and Rosina Mladenovic
  17. Diversity and the student experience in business education
    Prem Ramburuth


Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 28 mm
496 pages
21 b&w tables and 36 b&w illustrations
ISBN: 9781920899202
Publication: 22 Oct 2009