Research news

The School’s research activities concentrate on the principal areas of social and environmental accountability, accounting education, corporate governance and auditing.

Staff direct their research efforts to attracting competitive and external research funds, publishing in quality journals and presenting and workshopping papers at domestic and international conferences.

Apart from the research within the above areas, staff within the School also regularly author textbooks that are leaders within their respective fields.

In recent times the School has undertaken efforts to attract quality research students. The results of this effort have led to a number of students enrolled in both our Research Masters degree and our PhD program.

Research projects

Excessive reliance on performance measurement and control

How close should accounting academics in management be with institutions?

Monday blues: Investors sell losses Monday mornings

Investors are consciously or unconsciously influenced by mood during trading.

Accounting problems: Over-relying on the construction of accounting profits could have damaging effects, physically and socially

School of Accounting Researcher Professor Alan Lowe and Lecturer Yesh Nama are in the final stages of completing a special issue in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability.


In May each year, the School of Accounting hosts the RMIT Accounting for Sustainability Conference.

In November each year, the School of Accounting hosts the RMIT Accounting Educators’ Conference.

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For enquires please contact the School’s Deputy Head, Research & Innovation, Professor Steven Dellaportas,

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