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Deborah Smith
Conference Organiser
Faculty of Economics & Business
University of Sydney
Phone: (612) 9351 1913

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Virtual Conference

As part of APIRA 2010's commitment to lowering the conference's carbon footprint, videos of the plenary speakers are being made available so that non-conference attendees can participate in the conference "virtually".

Virtual conference participants can also be part of the discussion at the conference via the APIRA 2010 Blog.

Day 1

APIRA 2010 Conference Welcome
Professor James Guthrie (Chair)

APIRA Conference Welcome from APIRA 2010 on Vimeo.

Professor Jan Bebbington

Prof. Jan Bebbington from APIRA 2010 on Vimeo.

For further information, read the presentation abstract and teaching resources, available from the St. Andrews Sustainability Institute, University of St. Andrews.

Professor Barbara Czarniawska

Prof. Barbara Czarniawska from APIRA 2010 on Vimeo.

New Plots Are Badly Needed in Finance

Professor Barbara Czarniawska is Professor of Management Studies at Gteborg University, School of Business, Economics and Law (Gothenburg Research Institute). She is a well-known researcher of organizational practices and organization cultures. Her work is interdisciplinary, combining organization and management theory with other social sciences such as anthropology in order to understand organizations as complex cultural entities.

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Professor Chris Chapman

Prof. Chris Chapman from APIRA 2010 on Vimeo.

Costing The Evil Twin of Caring?

Reflections on Costing in UK Healthcare

Chris Chapman is Professor of Management Accounting at Imperial College Business School. He is Editor in Chief of Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Day 2

Professor John Roberts

Prof. John Roberts from APIRA 2010 on Vimeo.

Why Accounting Is Not Accountability And Why We Keep Imagining That It Is

John Roberts is a Professor in the Discipline of Accounting at The University of Sydney. His recent research has focused on corporate governance and, in particular, on understanding the dynamics of roles and relationships both within boards and between boards and institutional investors. His wider research interests include corporate social responsibility, organisational processes of control and accountability, narcissism and ethics.

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Professor Dean Neu

Prof. Dean Neu from APIRA 2010 on Vimeo.

Organising Social Spaces: The complexities of Accounting in Action

Professor Dean Neu is a faculty member in the Schulich School of Business at York University, Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining the faculty, he was the Director of the Centre for Public Interest Accounting and faculty member at the University of Calgary. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Alberta, the University of Toronto and Universidad de Autonoma del Estado de Morelos in Mexico. He is currently the co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

As an accounting scholar and activist Dean is committed to unveiling the presence of accounting where we might not otherwise expect to find it, he has in numerous articles and public appearances revealed how accounting plays a mediative role between governments and population segments.

Professor Roy Suddaby

Prof. Roy Suddaby from APIRA 2010 on Vimeo.

Professions & Field Level Change:
Insitutional Work & the Professional Project

Roy Suddaby is the Eric Geddes Professor of Business in the department of Strategic Management and Organization at the Alberta School of Business. Professor Suddaby researches organizational and institutional change using, primarily, qualitative methods. His main empirical context is professional service firms and creative industries.

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Professor Jane Broadbent

Prof. Jane Broadbent from APIRA 2010 on Vimeo.

The Impact of Accounting for Impact

Professor Jane Broadbent is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Roehampton University.

Professor Broadbent gained her PhD from Sheffield in 1995 and has over 40 refereed publications and numerous professional articles aligned to management and accounting change in the public sector. She is joint editor of three books, two of which are related to the area of management control, the third relating to the changing role of the professions.

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