A-CSEAR Conference 2022

Find out about the A-CSEAR Conference 2022

Democratising Accounting

12 — 14 December 2022

Emerging Scholars Colloquium — 12 December 2022
Conference — 13 and 14 December 2022

Call for Papers

The School of Accounting and Commercial Law (Te Kura Kaute, Ture Tauhokohoko), Wellington School of Business and Government (Ōrauariki), warmly invites  you to the 21st Australasian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (A-CSEAR) Conference and Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium to be held in-person at the Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The Emerging Scholars’ Colloquium will be held on 12 December 2022 and the main conference on 13-14 December 2022.

The conference theme for 2022 is “Democratising accounting”. Global initiatives such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are increasingly calling for more participatory forms of governance – at both organisational and institutional levels – to address key challenges such as climate change, financial austerity, rising inequalities and modern slavery. Faced with escalating social and ecological crises, civil society groups also highlight the need for accounts that provide citizens with space to voice concerns, aspirations and demands too often denied by dominant powerholders. In addition to contemporary issues such as the impact of the pandemic.

Developments such as these generate various de/repoliticising pressures impacting the way organisations, policymakers and civil society actors approach accounting. In particular, they affect what is (in)visible, (un)thinkable, (un)sayable and/or (un)governable.

We encourage a broad interpretation of “Democratising accounting”. This may include topics and themes relating, but not limited, to stakeholder engagement, the politics of value(s) and valuation, alternative and emergent accounts, counter-accounting and social movements, accounting education, the affective dimensions of accounting, barriers and facilitators of democratisation.

About A-CSEAR

The Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) is an international membership-based network that aims to mobilise accounting scholarship to enable a more sustainable society.

A-CSEAR (the Australasian division) aims to foster a supportive and inclusive community of emerging and established scholars investigating research on the social and environmental aspects of accounting theory and practice. The annual A-CSEAR conference provides an international forum in which to showcase this work and to foster much needed interdisciplinary research in accounting.

The A-CSEAR community is a vibrant and diverse group committed to the free exchange of ideas, rigorous debate and support for the growing of research collaborations and opportunities within social and environmental accounting and governance.

You can become a member of CSEAR at https://csear.co.uk/membership/

Plenary speakers

Associate Professor Gordon Boyce, La Trobe University

Gordon BoyceWith 30 years’ experience in the University sector, Gordon researched and taught across the spectrum of accounting, information systems, public sector ethics, and education.  He served in a variety of leadership, governance, and administrative roles across a wide range of academic activity and service, including journal editorial and editorial board roles.

Gordon developed and taught subjects encompassing introductory, financial, and management accounting, systems and audit, and accounting theory and research.  He developed new teaching units on accounting and society, and social and critical perspectives on accounting.

The ongoing development of social accounting forms a continuing research focus for Gordon.  He uses critical and interpretive perspectives to examine a range of interrelated social, political, and organisational dimensions of accounting and accountability.  He was the 2018 inductee into the ACSEAR ‘Hall of Fame’.


Associate Professor Nick McGuigan, Monash University

Nick McGuiganAssociate Professor Nick McGuigan is an award-winning educator and researcher who works as an innovator, instigator and disruptor to create future-oriented business education programs that focus on innovation, creativity and design thinking. He has a particular passion for interdisciplinary perspectives where he co-founded The Accountability Institute - a progressive platform aimed at fostering collaborations between art, science, technology and economics, bringing these fields into conversation to create a new language for business centered on accountability.

He researches in the areas of integrated thinking, diversity and social justice, learning design, systems networks, ecosystem restoration and regenerative accounting, where he is a sought-after international speaker. His interdisciplinary perspectives inform both his research and educational practice where he holds an Australian National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and a recipient of the prestigious 2019 Aspen Institute Global ‘Ideas Worth Teaching’ Award.

Nick works across Monash Business School as the Director of Equity, Diversity and Social Inclusion where he plays a leading role in the recently launched Masters of Indigenous Business Leadership program. He maintains a close association with global professional bodies, regularly working together to host events, contribute to panel discussions and create up-to-date, engaging member content. Nick founded Monash Business School’s Artist-In-Residency program, conceptually designed the world’s first-ever accounting perfume and is a Co-Instigator of the international ‘Queering Accounting’ movement.


Professor Helen Tregidga, Royal Holloway, University of London

Helen TregidgaHelen Tregidga is a Professor of Accounting at Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom and is currently the Co-Director of CRIS (Centre for Research into Sustainability).

Helen’s research focus can be defined by an interest in issues related to the interface of organisations, society and the natural environment. Underlying all her research is an interest in social and environmental issues and critical aspects of organisations and work. Her research has, for example, focused on the constructions of sustainable development/sustainability within the corporate context, its consequences, and the role of academics and others in countering or resisting this discourse.

Helen’s work has appeared in international journals including Accounting, Organizations & Society, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Business & Society, and Organization & Environment.  Helen is currently an Associate Editor at Critical Perspectives on Accounting and serves on several editorial boards including: Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Accounting Forum; Social and Environmental Accountability Journal; Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal; and, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management. Helen is an active member of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) including being a member of its Executive Council.


Emerging Scholars Colloquium

The A-CSEAR 2022 Conference is pleased to invite submissions for the Emerging Scholars Colloquium (ESC) – a one-day event for emerging scholars working in the  social and environmental accounting space.

This year’s colloquium will take place in-person on 12 December 2022, immediately preceding the A-CSEAR 2022 conference that will be held at the Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand from 13 to 14 December 2022. The participants of the ESC also have the opportunity to join the A-CSEAR 2022 conference after the colloquium.

The aim of the colloquium is to provide an opportunity for emerging scholars in social and environmental accounting and accountability research (SEA) to present and discuss their research projects alongside a cohort of distinguished faculty. The colloquium will be relatively informal with the aim of promoting engaging discourse.

Criteria and Submission Process

Submissions will be selected according to the quality and relevance of the research or project proposal to SEA.

Interested emerging scholars wishing to participate in this event are invited to apply by submitting ONE single Word file containing:

  1. An extended abstract (maximum 1,000 words) that summarises any of the following that is applicable.
    • the title of the project and a summaryof the research question
    • the theoretical and methodological framework(s) utilised or considered;
    • the expectedcontribution;
    • the potentialimplications from the research;
    • the discussion of the results to date (if any); and
    • any challenges encountered.

    Appropriate bibliographical references outlining the positioning of the work should also be included but will not be tallied towardsthe maximum word count.

  2. A maximum one-page personal summary including name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, research interests,  and years in the doctoral program to date (if applicable).

Submissions should be submitted no later than 31 August 2022 to a-csear2022@vuw.ac.nz indicating “A-CSEAR EmergingScholars Colloquium 2022 Submission” in the e-mail subject line. Submission outcomes will be notified by 30 September 2022.

Conference co-convenors

Dr Sendirella George

Sendirella GeorgeDr Sendirella George is a lecturer at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law (Te Kura Kaute, Ture Tauhokohoko), Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand (Te Herenga Waka). Sendirella completed her PhD in 2016 and has since published her work in top ranking journals – such as Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA), Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), & Accounting Education Journal – and undertaken various research projects motivated by an emancipatory conceptualisation of accounting and accountability. Specifically, Sendirella’s research is focused on developing critical dialogic accounting and accountably (CDAA) and democratising accounting, by exploring the potential for accounting to effect meaningful social change through social movements and counter-accounting. Sendirella is currently the co-lead of the Accounting Teaching Team at  Te Kura Kaute, Ture Tauhokohoko She is also the Social Media Network Leader for the Alternative Accounting Research Network (AARN) and the Social Medial Leader (Academic) for Critical Perspectives on Accounting Journal.

Email: Sendirella.George@vuw.ac.nz


Dr Yinka Moses

Yinka MosesDr Yinka Moses a lecturer at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law (Te Kura Kaute, Ture Tauhokohoko), Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand (Te Herenga Waka). Yinka’s teaching interests focus on accounting for strategy, performance, and value. His research  considers how accountability is implicated in management accounting and sustainability reporting. Yinka is a member of the CPA Australia ESG Committee (NZ Division) and a key facilitator for the Wellington Uni Professional Enterprise Sustainability & Strategy Programme.

Email: Yinka.Moses@vuw.ac.nz


Scientific and Organising Committee

Dr Clare Markham

Clare MarkhamDr Clare Markham is a lecturer in Accounting at the  School of Accounting and Commercial Law (Te Kura Kaute, Ture Tauhokohoko), Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand (Te Herenga Waka).  Clare teaches Management Accounting and Accounting Information Systems, where she draws on her previous work experience in auditing and IT programme management. Clare’s research focuses on the affective and emotional dimensions of the authority of accounting technologies, such as cost-benefit analysis, employing qualitative case-study methods and post-structural critical discourse theory analysis approaches.


Dr Isabella Li

Isabella LiDr Isabella Li is a lecturer in Accounting at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law (Te Kura Kaute, Ture Tauhokohoko), Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand (Te Herenga Waka).  Isabella completed her PhD in 2021 at the University of Auckland. Her research interests include, management control systems, performance measurement systems, and revenue and cost management


Dr Hang Pham

Hang PhamDr Hang Pham is a lecturer in Accounting at the School of Accounting and Commercial Law (Te Kura Kaute, Ture Tauhokohoko), Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand (Te Herenga Waka). Hang’s research interests are focused on organisations and climate change responses, carbon accounting for business activities, the analysis of corporate environmental disclosures, and business responses to environmental issues.


Dr Farzana Aman Tanima

Farzana Aman TanimaDr Farzana Aman Tanima is a lecturer at the Faculty of Business and Law, University of Wollongong, Australia, and a critical/qualitative researcher in accounting with an interest in the role that accounting plays in women's empowerment issues, particularly in developing country contexts. With personal interest in the growth and socio-political issues in her home country, Farzana’s PhD research focused on Bangladesh where poverty continues to be an overarching factor affecting poorer echelons of society. During her PhD, Farzana  worked full-time as an Assistant Lecturer and later Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, under the supervision of Professor Judy Brown, Victoria University of Wellington and Professor Trevor Hopper, Sussex University, UK. Farzana has publications within top ranked journals such as Accounting, Organisations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journals. Farzana’s teaching areas include management accounting, financial accounting and the study of accounting in a social and political context at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Farzana is involved in various governance roles, and is currently working as a co-network leader for Alternative Accounting Research Network, and Editorial Board Member and Social Media Leader - Academic for Critical Perspectives on Accounting Journal


Dr Binh Bui

Binh BuiDr Binh Bui is Associate Professor in Accounting at Macquarie University, and previously worked at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her research interests include the interface between strategy and management control systems, climate change and emission trading, risk management, and accounting education. She has published papers in top ranking accounting journals, including Management Accounting Research, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Accounting Education: an international journal, and Accounting History. Her past and ongoing research projects examine carbon accounting and assurance and the role played by accounting in reducing carbon emissions within organisations in New Zealand and around the world. Her recent projects concern issues regarding research practices, Covid-19 and accountability and sustainability implications, and fintech. Her research utilizes qualitative and quantitative methods, ranging from in-depth case studies to surveys and large database statistical analyses. She is currently the associate editor and editorial board member of some accounting journals, including British Accounting Review, Accounting & Finance, Meditari Accountancy Research, and Accounting Research Journal.


Dr Matt Sorola

Matt SorolaDr Matt Sorola is an assistant professor at Toulouse Business School, France, where her teaches financial and managerial accounting. Matt also teaches Masters and PhD level courses on research design, mixed methods and academic writing. His research can be generally defined as critical or interpretive in nature, and he is more broadly interested in the intersection between politics and accounting. More specifically, his research is set within the critical dialogic accounting and accountability project, where he aims to surface alternative and marginalised perspectives, and to foster critically pluralist and reflexive understandings. Matt serves as a reviewer for various journals in accounting and management, and he is  an editorial board member of Social & Environmental Accountability Journal. Matt is also actively involved in the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research community where he hosts a monthly research discussion forum.

Contact us

If you have any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us a at A-CSEAR2022@vuw.ac.nz