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Professor Monir Mir (Acting Head of School)

Academic Fellow at the Institute for Governance & Policy Analysis
School of Accounting and Finance
Highest Qualification – PhD
HDR Completions - 5

Contact Details
Phone No.: +61 (0) 2 6201 5841


Monir's research strengths are in public sector and not-for-profit accounting including sustainability accounting, and qualitative research methods. Monir has independently and collaboratively undertaken and successfully completed ten externally (including CPA Australia and the World Bank Projects in Bangladesh) and internally Faculty funded research projects and published in excess of seventy articles in the peer reviewed quality international and national academic and professional journals and conferences, including extensive research publications relevant to public sector, not-for-profit and voluntary organisations. Monir is the Editor-in-Chief of the Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal (

  • "Comparative Effectiveness of Audit Quality and Audit Committee in Mitigating the Earnings Management Behaviour of Australian Firms during Financial Crises", CPA Australia Global Research Perspective Program, 2014, grant amount $25,873.01.
  • "Audit Quality and Earnings Management: An Empirical Analysis of Australian Companies During the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis", CPA Australia Global Research Perspective Program, 2010, grant amount $23,373.00.
  • Mir, M. and Chatterjee, B. (2015), "Political competition and environmental reporting: Evidence from New Zealand Local Governments", Asian Review of Accounting, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 17-38.
  • Mir, M. and Rahaman, A. (2011), "In Pursuit of Environmental Excellence: A Stakeholder Analysis of the Environmental Management Strategies and Performance of an Australian Energy Company", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 24, No. 7, pp. 848-878.
  • Mir, M. and Rahaman, A. (2007), "The Role of Accounting Technologies in the Organizational and Cultural Transformation of a Government Department in NSW", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 237-268.
  • Mir, M. and Rahaman, A. (2005), "The Adoption of International Accounting Standards in Bangladesh: An Exploration of Rationale and Process", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp.816-841.


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Monir is available for a HDR supervision consultation to prospective students.

Areas of Research Interest

  • Social, political and cultural aspects of accounting.
  • Public sector and not-for-profit reforms, governance, performance and accountability.
  • Organisational change and corporate sustainability issues.
  • Accounting theory and financial reporting.

Research Theories/Models of Interest

  • Critical and post-modernist sociological theoretical frameworks.

Research Methods of Interest

  • Qualitative research methodological frameworks and qualitative case-study based approach.