Meditari Accountancy Research Conference 2016
Prof David Hay
David Hay is the Professor of Auditing at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. Before his academic career, David had extensive professional experience in New Zealand and in the City of London. David has a substantial role in auditing research at two leading auditing journals as an Editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and as the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Auditing. He has also served as an editorial board member of many other accounting and auditing research journals. David’s research interests include auditing issues internationally and in New Zealand. A co-authored paper, “Audit Fees: A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Supply and Demand Attributes” published in Contemporary Accounting Research is very widely cited. He is co-author of the recent reference book on auditing and auditing research, The Routledge Companion to Auditing, published in 2014. David was President (New Zealand) of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand from 2009 to 2011. He has played an active part in the admission requirements for Chartered Accountants in New Zealand, including serving as Chief Examiner of the Final Qualifying Examination for Chartered Accountants, and as an Education Board member.
Prof Lee Parker
Professor Lee Parker is a Professor in Accounting in the School of Accounting at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and Visiting Professor at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Previous academic posts include the Universities of Glasgow, Dundee, Monash, Griffith, Flinders, Adelaide, South Australia, St Andrews, and London (Royal Holloway) as well as visiting professorships in the USA, UK, Australasia, Asia and the Middle East. His research has been published in over 200 articles and books on management and accounting internationally. Professor Parker is joint founding editor of the internationally prominent ISI listed interdisciplinary research journal Accounting Auditing & Accountability Journal and serves on over 20 journal editorial boards internationally. His academic leadership roles have included President of the Academy of Accounting Historians (USA), the American Accounting Association Public Interest section and Vice-President International of the American Accounting Association. Professor Parker is a specialist qualitative, interdisciplinary researcher in:
- Strategic Management and Corporate Governance
- Accounting and Management History
- Social and Environmental Accountability
- Public/Nonprofit Sector
- Qualitative and Historical Research Methodology
Prof jeffrey Unerman
Jeffrey Unerman is Professor of Accounting and Corporate Accountability and Head of the School of Management at Royal Holloway, University of London. Before joining Royal Holloway’s School of Management in September 2011, he was a professor at Manchester Business School. His research and public policy work focuses on the role of accounting and accountability practices in helping organizations become more sustainable, recognizing the interdependencies between economic, social and environmental sustainability. A particular emphasis of this research is the potential and actual use of accounting in making the social and ecological impacts of organizational activities more transparent and in encouraging the embedding of sustainability within organizational decision-making. Jeffrey is co-editor of Sustainability Accounting and Accountability (2014), co-author of Financial Accounting Theory – European Edition (2011) and coeditor of Accounting for Sustainability: Practical Insights (2010). He is an Associate Editor of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal and from 2012 to 2014 was President of the British Accounting and Finance Association, the UK learned society for accounting and finance. He holds a PhD in social and environmental accounting from the University of Sheffield, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and an honorary member of CPA Australia. Since June 2014 he has been a co-opted member of the ICAEW Council.