Dr Maryam Safari's research focuses on corporate social responsibility, diversity and inclusion, and social and human capital. She has a particular interest in these issues in corporate governance contexts. She has also conducted research in multidisciplinary teams on corporate governance, and diversity.
Maryam was awarded the Deakin University PhD research scholarship to conduct research on the Australian corporate governance, and financial reporting quality. She has served as a chair at international conferences, and as a reviewer for several journals including Corporate Governance: An international review, and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability journals.
Maryam is a member of CPA Australia, and has served as a Judge for a number of Australian accounting awards. Maryam's teaching experience spans a range of subjects in financial accounting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
- Corporate governance
- Corporate social responsibility
- Earnings management
- Accounting theories
- Diversity and inclusion
- Accounting in Organisations and Society
- Financial Accounting and Analysis
- RMIT School of Accounting, ECR Grant (2015)
- Deakin University, doctoral scholarship (2009- 2013)
Current Research projects
- Study of the board and audit committee composition and earnings management
- Study of the board composition, CSR practices and sustainable growth in Australian listed companies
- Study of theories underpinning corporate governance
- PhD in Accounting
- Masters in Business Administration, Human Resources, India, 2002
- Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Administration, India, 2000
- Safari, M.,Parker, L. (2017). Transitioning business school accounting from binary divide to unified national system: An historical case study In: Journal of Management History, 23, 1 - 37
- Safari, M.,Cooper, B.,Dellaportas, S. (2016). The influence of remuneration structures on financial reporting quality: evidence from Australia In: Australian Accounting Review, 26, 66 - 75
- Safari, M.,Mirshekary, S.,Wise, V. (2015). Compliance with corporate governance principles: Australian evidence In: Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, 9, 3 - 19
3 PhD Current Supervisions
- The Value Relevance of Segment Accounting Data to Private Equity Investors when Selecting Target Acquisitions: A Cross Country Analysis. Funded by: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Research Contract from (2016 to 2017)