James Guthrie

James Guthrie's research and teaching interests include public sector accounting, auditing, accountability and management, social and environmental reporting and auditing, management of knowledge and intellectual capital and the measurement of intangibles. He also consults on public and private sector management, management of knowledge, intellectual capital, budget performance, and annual reporting strategies. Areas of Expertise Public sector accounting Auditing, accountability and management Social and environmental reporting and auditing Management of knowledge and intellectual capital and the measurement of intangibles
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Australian accounting academics: challenges and possibilities

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a thought-provoking, attention-directing diegesis about the quality of the experience for those working as academic accounting scholars. Design/methodology/approach – Using storytelling by the authors as narrators and a literature review, this paper examines challenges to...
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Accounting for workplace flexibility: internal communication in an Australian financial institution

Purpose ‐ The purpose of this paper is to consider the impact of social accounting at the micro level and examines the use of social reporting for constructive purposes through internal communication devices. It explores the discourse adopted by a large organisation in social accounting...

Accounting education at a crossroad in 2010

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia has collaborated with the Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability (CAGS) in the School of Commerce at the University of South Australia, to produce this publication. Each chapter examines key challenges facing the profession, including:

Bridging the gap between academic accounting research and professional practice

Why is academic accounting research still lacking impact and relevance? Why is it considered so detached and worlds apart from practice and society? These and many more questions are tackled in this new publication commissioned by the Institute and the Centre for Accounting, Governance and...

The accounting profession’s engagement with Asia

Explores a number of challenges for the Australian accounting profession in terms of contemporary engagement with Asia. IntroductionThrough the geographic accident of being located close to what is the most extraordinary population and economic growth in human history, as we see in the Asian region...