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2010 APIRA Conference

Sydney, Australia

July 12-13, 2010

Plenary Speakers

The plenary speakers of the 2010 APIRA Conference included Jan Bebbington, Jane Broadbent, Chris Chapman, Barbara Czarniawska, Dean Neu, John Roberts and Roy Suddaby. Recorded videos of these presentations can be found below.

Jan Bebbington is a Professor of Accounting and Sustainable Development in the Department of Accounting at Birmingham Business School. Professor Bebbington qualified as a chartered accountant in New Zealand, where she also held her first academic post before moving to the UK to pursue her academic career. Previously Professor of Accounting at the University of Aberdeen, she is actively engaged in many aspects of the application of academic research in sustainable development to practice in industry, non-profit and political organisations. Since 2000 Professor Bebbington has been the Associate Director of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) and is the Chair of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants' Social and Environmental Committee.

At the time of recording, Professor Jane Broadbent had been the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Roehampton University since March 2006. Prior to that, she was formerly Senior Vice-Principal (Academic Affairs) at Royal Holloway, University of London. Professor Broadbent qualified as an accountant whilst working for the NHS before entering Higher Education as a mature student. She has over 40 refereed publications and numerous professional articles aligned to management and accounting change in the public sector. As of 2012, Professor Broadbent is currently a professor of accounting in the School of Management at the University of London.

At the time of recording, Chris Chapman was Professor of Management Accounting at the Imperial College Business School, London. He was then Editor in Chief of Accounting, Organizations and Society, and also sat on the editorial boards of Journal of Management Accounting ResearchManagement Accounting Research and Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal. 'The Handbook of Management Accounting Research' which Chris co-edited was awarded the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association 2008. Currently Chris Chapman is Professor of Management Accounting at the University of Bristol.

Professor Barbara Czarniawska holds an MA in Social and Industrial Psychology from Warsaw University and a Economic Sciences from Warsaw School of Economics. She is Doctor honoris causa at Stockholm School of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Helsinki School of Economics, and University of Aalborg. At present, she is Senior Professor of Management Studies at Gothenburg Research Institute, School of Business, Economics and Law at University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In her research she applies a constructivist perspective on organising, with the focus on action nets. Her methodological interests concern fieldwork techniques and the narrative approach in social science studies.

Professor Dean Neu is a faculty member in the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining the faculty, he was the Director of the Centre for Public Interest Accounting and faculty member at the University of Calgary. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Alberta, the University of Toronto and Universidad de Autonoma del Estado de Morelos in Mexico. He is currently the co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Accounting. As an accounting scholar and activist Dean is committed to unveiling the presence of accounting where we might not otherwise expect to find it. He has in numerous articles and public appearances revealed how accounting plays a mediative role between governments and population segments. 

John Roberts has been a Professor at the University of Sydney, Faculty of Economics & Business since 2007. His research has focused on corporate governance and, in particular, on understanding the dynamics of roles and relationships both within boards and between boards and institutional investors. He is a qualitative researcher who typically uses interview based research with executive and non-executive directors, CEO's and chairmen in FTSE companies, as well as with fund managers and investors to explore the actual processes through which corporate governance is effected and effective. His wider research interests include corporate social responsibility, organisational processes of control and accountability, narcissism and ethics.

At the time of recording, Roy Suddaby was the Eric Geddes Professor of Business in the department of Strategic Management and Organization at the Alberta School of Business.  Professor Suddaby is currently a professor and Chair in Organisation Studies at the University of Liverpool Management School. He is also the Winspear Chair of Management at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, Canada. His research focuses on the processes of change at the individual, organisational and institutional levels of analysis. Professor Suddaby is particularly interested in the critical role of symbolic resources - legitimacy, authenticity, identity and history - in improving an organization's competitive position. His current research examines the changing social and symbolic role of history in the modern corporation and the family firm. 



2010 APIRA Archived Videos

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