Tasmanian Sustainability and Governance Network

Our Goals

  • To increase the profile and impact of sustainability and governance research within the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics.
  • To be a trusted and non-threatening environment for colleagues to share their ideas and learn together.
  • To develop a concentrated hub of like-minded people interested in pursuing research.
  • To foster relationship building and to promote inter-disciplinary research opportunities with researchers outside of the discipline (across UTAS, outside of UTAS, both within Australia and Internationally).
  • To circulate information of interest in the areas of sustainability and governance.

Projects & Collaborations

Collaboration Opportunities

  • Please contact us to find out more about current collaboration opportunities

Publications & Conferences

TSGN Member Title of Paper Journal/Conference DateCo-authors
Claire Horner Accounting for biodiverse wildlife corridor plantations: A test of the Natural Inventory Model A-CSEAR Conference, Melbourne 2018 
 Web-based reporting as a social and environmental accountability mechanismFinancial Reporting and Business Communication Conference, Bristol 2018 
 The relationship between accountability, social and environmental accounting, and social and environmental reporting: Where does integrated reporting fit in?  Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Edinburgh2015 
Patricia O'KeefeLegitimacy, accountability and impression management in NGOs: The Indian Ocean tsunamiAccounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 1075-1098. 2015Sue Conway, Sue Hrasky
Terese FiedlerCan integrated reporting have future orientation? The challenge of short-termism.Meditari Accounting Forum Conference, Korea2019Jia Bao
 Can integrated reporting have future orientation?  The challenge of short-termism.AFAANZ Conference, Brisbane2019Jia Bao
Mai NguyenPerceptions of independent directors about their roles of and challenges on corporate boards:
evidence from a survey in Vietnam
Asian Review of Accounting, Vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 66-962019Elaine Evans, Meiting Lu
 Independent directors, ownership concentration and firm performance in listed companies:
evidence from Vietnam
Pacific Accounting Review, Vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 204-2262017Elaine Evans, Meiting Lu
Jing JiaA finer-grained approach to assessing the ‘quality’ (‘quantity’ and
‘richness’) of risk management disclosures
Managerial Auditing Journal, Vol. 31 no (8/9) 2016Lois Munro, Sherrena Buckby
 Does risk management committee gender diversity matter: a financial distress perspective Managerial Auditing Journal (forthcoming)2019 
Brinda MahadeoA longitudinal study of the Implementation of the Corporate Governance Code in a Developing CountryBusiness & Society vol 55(5) pp. 738-7772016Soobaroyen T
 Community Disclosures in a Developing Country: Insights from a Neo-Pluralist PerspectiveAccounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 29,3 ,pp. 452-4822016Soobaroyen T
Bernadette SmithGeneric skills in accounting: perspectives of Chinese post-graduate studentsAccounting and Finance2018William Maguire, Haijuan Han
 Use of Resources, People and Approaches by Accounting Students in a Blending Learning EnvironmentJournal of University Teaching and Learning Practice2014Patricia O'Keefe, Jane Rienks
 Using pictorial mnemonics in the learning of tax: a cognitive load perspectiveHigher Education Research and Development2014Sonia Shimeld
 Analysing the underlying constructs and the influence of diversity on students’ perceptions and experiences of group work in accountingAFAANZ Conference Accounting Education Special Interest Group Symposium, Brisbane2019 
 A cross-institutional phenomenographic study of accounting students’ experiences of group workAFAANZ Conference, Auckland2018 
 Chinese accounting students’ perceptions of Australian graduate attributesAFAANZ Conference, Hobart2015William Maguire, Haijuan Han
Louise GrimmerDisrupting the giants: how independent grocers respond to the supermarket duopoly in TasmaniaCase Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution2019 
 The diminished stakeholder: examining the relationship between suppliers and supermarkets in the Australian grocery industryJournal of Consumer Behaviour2018 
Hein OosthuizenDo waste levies improve accountability for positive waste management outcomes?Meditari Accounting Forum Conference, South Africa2018 
 Accounting for National Waste data:  A Southern-Tasmania Outsourcing perspectivePublic Money and Management2018 
 The constraining effect of incomplete contracts on the public reporting of waste management dataAFAANZ Conference, Auckland2018 
Masoud AzizkhaniAudit Firm tenure and Audit Quality in a Constrained Market The International Journal of Accounting 2018Greg Shailer, Reza Daghani
 Specialized Corporate Disclosures and Information Asymmetry in U.S. Capital Markets European Annual Accounting Conference 2019, Cyprus 2019P. Gupta, H. Sami, and Shen Xu

Events and Seminars

Date SpeakerTopic
8 February 2019Professor Craig DeeganAccountability of global shipping corporations for end-of-life ships
22 February 2019Professor Greg SheilerDoes Corporate Citizenship Improve Financial Reporting Credibility?
1 March 2019Professor Charl de VilliersHow sustainability assurance engagement scopes are determined, and its impact on capture and credibility enhancement
15 March 2019Dr Terese FiedlerCan Integrated Reports have future orientation? The challenge of Short-termism
29 March 2019Nicola BeatsonThe Sheldon effect: fixed mindset does not always mean fragile confidence
9 April 2019Professor Phil HancockThe effectiveness of group assessment types in developing teamwork skills
12 April 2019Professor Brendan O'ConnellEmployment of Accounting Graduates: Australian Evidence
3 May 2019Associate Professor Linda SweetGetting the most out of NVivo – tips and tricks
10 May 2019Dr Philip SinnaduraiPrediction of Corporate recovery in Malaysia
24 May 2019Professor Michael BlissendenWork Integrated learning for Business and Law students: The challenges ahead for Australian Universities
31 May 2019Dr Alia AlshamariAn analysis of a-IFRS on foreign investment inflows to Australia using Structural Break Tests
21 June 2019Professor Natalie ChurykYou are thinking of developing an in-class exercise/case:  Now what?
19 July 2019Associated Professor Prem YapaThe effect of International Public Sector Accounting Standards in developing countries– Study on Sri Lanka
26 July 2019Professor Grantley TaylorBrand Capital and Stock Price Crash Risk
16 August 2019Professor Sandra Van Der LaanVisualising, Valuing and Mobilising Power to Perform Strategy: The case of James Hardie Industries Limited
23 August 2019Associated Professor Johannes DumayAccounting’s role in labour resistance: A labour process theory analysis of wage underpayment in Australia
20 September 2019Marc StoitisA New Work Order for our Business Graduates; The Work-Integrated-Learning Experience
4 October 2019Dr Louise GrimmerEngaging with the Media: Why is it Important for Academics?
13 November 2019Professor Sumit LodhiaQualitative Research in Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Date Speaker Topic
9 February 2018Professor Gary TianMandatory CSR Disclosure, monitoring and investment efficiency: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in China
2 March 2018Professor Craig DeeganWorkplace safety in the apparel industry: a study of institutional influences on social governance
16 March 2018Professor Sandra van der LaanGetting Published
20 April 2018Dr Sanja PupovacShell vs Friends of the Earth – a global dialectic of oil spills
04 May 2018Associate Professor Lee MoermanProfit from Loss: the logic of the death care industry
11 May 2018Professor Charl de VilliersInstitutionalising sustainability reporting: Exploring the work and challenges of sustainability reporting managers
17 August 2018Professor Carol TiltSustainability Reporting in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Project with GRI
24 August 2018Dr Dale TweedieAccountability in non-government organisations (NGOs)
29 September 2018Dr We QianPolitical Connection and Environmental Reporting Quality: The Case of China
12 October 2018Associated Professor Laura Sierra-GarciaImplementation of the New EU Directive on Non-Financial Reporting: Spanish context
19 October 2018Associated Professor James HazeltonA roadmap for Early Career Researchers in getting published
21 November 2018Professor Chris Van StadenThe influence of civil liberty and external assurance on corporate social and environmental transparency: a study of financial institutions
9 November 2018Dr Dianne McGrathAn investigation of accountability in the context of an Australian credit union
13 NovemberProfessor Sumit LodhiaSustainability Accounting and Reporting: Research and Teaching Opportunities
23 November 2018Professor Chris GuildingManagement accounting research on the hospitality and tourism industries
30 November 2018Dr Tapan SarkerImplementing Sustainable Development Gaols by Leveraging Social Innovation: A Case study of SELCO Solar India Ltd
7 December 2018Dr Darius PfitznerMicro and Small-Small Business: Economic and Social Benefits, Markets, Entrepreneurs, ABN’s, Cash Transactions and Tourism

To register for a Seminar, please contact Heinrich.Oosthuizen@utas.edu.au.


Contact us

Tasmanian Sustainability and Governance Network

Terese Fiedler, Secretary

Email: Terese.Fiedler@utas.edu.au