Indra Abeysekera


Registered to supervise postgraduate research

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Research interests

Professor Abeysekera has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles across a range of academic disciplines: emotional capital, intellectual capital, integrated reporting, financial and non-financial accounting, knowledge management, and accounting education. Additionally, he has authored nine books: five research books, one textbook, and three other teaching books. He has supervised nine doctoral students from start to completion, and eight of them as principal and/or sole supervisor. Prior to joining academia, Professor Indra worked in 18 different organisations spanning the private and public sectors, both overseas and in Australia. While in academia he has consistently engaged with the accountancy profession, holding various governance roles and has delivered keynote speeches at international conferences.

External positions

Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting

May 2015Apr 2016

Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Ton Duc Thang University

Mar 2015 → …

Visiting Professor of Accounting, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics

Sep 2014Oct 2014

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student Social Sciences
Sri Lanka Social Sciences
firm Social Sciences
Disclosure Business & Economics
learning Social Sciences
Intellectual capital Business & Economics
annual report Social Sciences
curriculum Social Sciences

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Research Output 2001 2018

  • 50 Article
  • 5 Book
  • 3 Conference paper presented at Conference (not in Proceedings)

Board Diversity and Corporate Social Disclosure: Evidence from Vietnam

Hoang, T. C., Abeysekera, I. & Ma, S., Sep 2018, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 151, 3, p. 833-852 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

corporate governance

Earnings Quality and Corporate Social Disclosure: The Moderating Role of State and Foreign Ownership in Vietnamese Listed Firms

Hoang, T. C., Abeysekera, I. & Ma, S., 9 Oct 2018, In : Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Earnings quality
Foreign ownership
State ownership
Managerial opportunism

Effect of non-IFRS earnings reporting guidelines on underlying earnings reporting quality: The case of Australian listed firms

Yang, Y. & Abeysekera, I., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting. 29, 3, p. 312-338 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Financial reporting
International Financial Reporting Standards

Undergraduate accounting students instructional preferences in Australia and Zimbabwe: A comparative study

Sithole, S. T. M. & Abeysekera, I., 2018, p. 1-40 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference paper presented at Conference (not in Proceedings)Researchpeer-review

Open Access

Accounting education: A cognitive load theory perspective

Sithole, S. T. M. & Abeysekera, I., 9 Jan 2017, 1st ed. Taylor and Francis AS. 138 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Accounting education
Cognitive load
Instructional design