Professor Garry Carnegie is a Professor of Accounting and Head, School of Accounting at RMIT University.
Prior to joining academe, Professor Carnegie gained experience in IT, professional accounting services and in the financial services industry. He has been employed in higher education since 1985 and has held full-time professorial posts at Deakin University and Melbourne University Private/The University of Melbourne and at Federation University Australia (formerly University of Ballarat).
His published research appears in books and monographs as well as in articles in respected journals in the fields of accounting, accounting history, archaeology, economic history, companies and securities law, museum and library management and public administration.
Professor Carnegie's current research is broadly concerned with governance and accountability from both contemporary and historical perspectives.
He is joint editor of Accounting History, an awarded, internationally renowned journal, and is the author of Case Studies: Financial Accounting and Disclosure.
- “The Structure and Usage of Accounting Information in Pre-Federation Pastoral Industry Management in the Western District of Victoria (1836-1900)“, PhD Thesis, The Flinders University of South Australia, 1994.
- “Accounting for Goodwill on Consolidation“, MCom Thesis, Deakin University, 1987.
Research and teaching grants
CPA Australia awarded for the project "Shaping the future of accounting in business education in Australia", with Brendan O'Connell, 2014-2015.
CPA Australia Research Grants, Public Sector Research Grant ($10,000) awarded for the project "Price Setting within Australian Local Government", with B.P. West, 2006.
PETRONAS Project Grant ($10,000) awarded for the project “PETRONAS Formula One Motor Sports Participation: It’s More than a Race!“, 2005.
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant ($50,000 in 2004 and $45,000 in 2005) awarded for the project “A Longitudinal Study of Recurrent Audit Failure in Australian Corporate Collapses from 1885 to the Present“, with B. O’Connell.
Australian Research Council Large Grant ($39,425 in 2001 and $20,000 in 2002) awarded for the project “Accounting and Accountability in the Australian Household from the Early Nineteenth Century“, with S.P. Walker.
Deakin University School of Accounting and Finance Seeding Grant ($5,000) awarded for the project “Accounting and Accountability in the Australian Household During the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century“, with S.P. Walker, 1999.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (£2,000) awarded in 1995 and Deakin University Faculty of Management Research Grant ($3,850) awarded in 1995 for the project “Professional Segmentation: The Case of Co-membership of Australian and UK Accountancy Bodies to 1914“, with R.H. Parker.
Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants Project Grant ($5,000) awarded for the project “Intelligent Computer-Assisted Learning in Accounting Education“, team leader, with A. Bigelow, G. Boyce, D. Holt and J. Lourens, 1995.
Deakin University Faculty of Management Small Seeding Grant ($2,000) awarded for the project “Bibliography of pre-1901 Books on Accounting Located in Australia“, with B. Potter and L. Goldberg, 1994.
Deakin University Faculty of Management Small Seeding Research Grant ($2,000) awarded for the project “William Butler Yaldwyn and the Transfer of Accounting Technology to the Southern Hemisphere“, with R.H. Parker, 1994.
Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants Project Grant ($5,000) awarded for the project “Using Case Studies in the Teaching of Accounting“, team leader, with G. Boyce, R.W. Gibson and G. Wines, 1993.
Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants ($5,000) awarded in 1995 and 1997; Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (£3,450) awarded in 1995 and 1999; Deakin University Faculty of Management Small Seeding Research Grant ($2,000) awarded in 1993 for the project “A Profile of the Founding Members of the Incorporated Institute of Accountants, Victoria“, with J.R. Edwards, Cardiff Business School and, until 1996, J.H. Cauberg and, from 2001, B.P. West.
Australian Accounting Research Foundation Research Grant ($6,000) awarded for project “The Timing and Frequency of Financial Reporting“, 1989.
Arthur Andersen & Co. Research Fellow Grant ($500) awarded for the project “The Timing and Frequency of Financial Reporting“, 1988.
Deakin University Research Grant ($1,200) awarded as a member of the “Financial Reporting and Public Accountability Requirements Research Group“, 1988.
- Doctor of Philosophy, The Flinders University of South Australia, 1994
- Master of Commerce, Deakin University, 1988
- Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 1978
- Diploma of Business Studies, Gordon Institute of Technology, 1975
- Fellow, CPA Australia, 1990 - current
- Senior Associate, Australian Society of Accountants, 1983-1990
- Associate, Australian Society of Accountants, 1980-1983
- Member, The Academy of Accounting Historians.
- Member, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) and the Accounting History Special Interest Group (AHSIG).
- Member, European Accounting Association.
- Member, Societa Italiana di Storia della Ragioneria.
- Carnegie, G. (2016). The accounting professional project and bank failures: The case of the early 1890s Australian banking crisis In: Journal of Management History, 22, 389 - 412
- Carnegie, G. (2016). Robert William Gibson, an all-round accounting contribution In: Accounting History, 21, 419 - 444
- O'Connell, B.,Carnegie, G.,Carter, A.,De Lange, P.,Hancock, P.,Helliar, C.,Watty, K. (2015). Shaping the future of accounting in business education in Australia, CPA Australia, Melbourne, Australia
- Gomes, D.,Carnegie, G.,Rodrigues, L. (2014). Accounting as a technology of government in the Portuguese empire: The development, application and enforcement of accounting rules during the Pombaline Era (1761-1777) In: European Accounting Review, 23, 87 - 115
- Carnegie, G.,O'Connell, B. (2014). A longitudinal study of the interplay of corporate collapse, accounting failure and governance change in Australia: early 1890s to early 2000s In: Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 25, 446 - 468
- Carnegie, G. (2014). Historiography for accounting: Methodological contributions, contributors and thought patterns from 1983 to 2012 In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 27, 715 - 755
- Carnegie, G. (2014). The present and future of accounting history In: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 27, 1241 - 1249
- Carnegie, G.,Sidaway, S.,West, B. (2013). A chaotic field of practice: Financial reporting of the library collections of Australia's public universities, 2007-2011 In: Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 44, 195 - 216
- Carnegie, G.,Napier, C. (2013). Popular accounting history: Evidence from post-enron stories In: Accounting Historians Journal, 40, 1 - 20
- Carnegie, G. (2012). The special issue: AAAJ and research innovation In: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 25, 216 - 227
- Shaping the future of accounting in business education in Australia. Funded by: CPA Australia Grant 2015 from (2014 to 2015)
2 PhD Current Supervisions