25 November 2010
Accounting educators share research findings
Professor Alan Sangster, Middlesex University Business School, London.
Professor Donna Street, University of Dayton, Ohio.
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The inaugural RMIT University Accounting Educators’ Conference was held on 15 November.
More than 85 participants from Australian and New Zealand universities and professional accounting bodies came together to discuss accounting education research.
Professor Alan Sangster from Middlesex University and Professor Donna Street from the University of Dayton were welcomed as the plenary speakers.
Professor Sangster, an associate editor of Accounting Education: An International Journal, spoke about innovative ways to approach research in accounting education.
He reflected on his own experiences over the past 25 years and looked at alternative forms of research and the nature of research output. He also discussed the publication process and outlined the difficulties in shifting from a conference paper to an academic journal article.
Professor Sangster is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a bachelor degree in business studies, a master degree in operational research, and a doctorate in accounting education.
He has published more than 40 academic papers in refereed journals, presented his work at more than 70 conferences, and is the author of a number of books. His current research interests lie in education, emerging technologies, and in accounting history.
Professor Street, who is the President of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), spoke about teaching international financial reporting standards and the role of the IAAER.
Professor Street is active in several academic and professional organisations and is co-editor of the Institutional Perspectives section of the Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting.
She has been published in many leading journals and is the author or co-author of a number of monographs. Her research focuses on international accounting standards and financial reporting issues.
The conference was held at RMIT and sponsored by CPA Australia.