I am a lecturer in accounting at the University of Western Australia. I am interested in the role of (management accounting) information in decision making and risk taking. My research investigate how verifiable and subjective information supports formal and informal contracts. My interest is easily piqued and as a result I am involved in a wide variety of projects such as field applications in target setting and cost of quality, lab experiments on negotiations, markets, and risk taking, survey research on integrity and quantitative field studies in the banking sector. I developed experience in a range of statistical methods such as meta-analysis, (Bayesian) multilevel models, and simulations.
PhD in Business and Economics, 2010
A series of experiments in which we investigate the role of accounting information and accounting setting on negotiation outcomes. We see negotiations as an interesting model for a lot of interpersonal interactions.
In recent years, management accounting researchers have become aware that management choices do not happen in a vacuum. Managers change incentives, decision making power, and information systems taking into account the systems that a firm is already using. The implications for quantitative analysis are only starting to be understood. This project uses simulations studies to investigate the robustness of current methods and proposes new methods consistent with new theories.
A series of experiments in which we investigate the link between anxiety and risk taking. One of my interests is how incentives inluence risk taking through increasing feelings of anxiety
I am the coordinator for the following units at the University of Western Australia. My teaching material is gathered here. Click on the links to access my lecture notes.