Indra Abeysekera

Chair of Accounting and Finance

Registered to supervise postgraduate research

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Research interests

Professor Abeysekera has presented and 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.

His continuing academic career began on 30 June 2003 as an Associate Lecturer in Accounting, in 2014 became the Professor of Accounting and Finance, and in 2016 became the Dean of the Doctor of Business Administration while working with five previous tertiary institutions in Australia which included Macquarie University, The University of Sydney, and University of Wollongong.

Professor Indra has gained experiences in 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.


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External positions

South East Asia Regional Advisory Panel Member, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

1 Jun 2019 → …

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
Disclosure Business & Economics
Intellectual capital Business & Economics
Sri Lanka Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
firm Social Sciences
curriculum Social Sciences
university teacher Social Sciences

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Research Output 2001 2019

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., 26 Jan 2019, In : Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. 55, 2, p. 272-288 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Earnings quality
Foreign ownership
State ownership
Managerial opportunism

Why Learners Found Transfer Pricing Difficult? Implications for Directors

Abeysekera, W. & Jebeile, S., 1 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Asian Finance, Economics and Business. 6, 1, p. 9-19 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
learning disorder

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

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
Small business
Web sites