John Dumay

Associate Professor

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I am an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Macquarie University, Sydney. I previously worked for over 15 years as an independent business consultant across a wide range of industries before joining Sydney University after completing my Ph.D. in 2008. My Ph.D. entitled Intellectual Capital in Action: Australian Studies won the prestigious Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for 2008 for the Knowledge Management category. I continue to research on the topic of intellectual capital, non-financial accounting and reporting, innovation, research methods and academic writing. My research activities link closely to management, accounting, and scholarly practice. I began working at Macquarie University in December 2013.

In addition to my PhD, I have the following qualifications:

  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education), Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney (2011)
  • Master of Arts in Management Research Methods, Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) (2006)
  • Master of Business Administration, Australian Graduate School of Management (2004)

Since starting my thesis in 2006, I have achieved an outstanding record as the author or co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed academic journal articles, publishing in prestigious journals such as Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, The British Accounting ReviewJournal of Intellectual Capital, Public Management Review, Financial Accountability and Management and The Journal of Business Ethics. I have co-authored with many authors from different countries such as Australia, Italy, USA, Canada, Russia and China. My current research activities include projects in Australia, China, Scandinavia and Europe.

I have many awards for my publications:

Highly Commended Paper 

  • Journal of Intellectual Capital (2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015)
  • Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (2014, 2016)
  • Journal of Knowledge Management (2016)
  • Meditari Accountancy Research (2019).

Outstanding Paper

  • Journal of Intellectual Capital (2008)

 Emerald Citations of Excellence

  • British Accounting Review (2015 for a paper published in 2012)
  • Journal of Intellectual Capital (2016 for a paper published in 2013)

Outstanding Reviewer

  • VINE journal (2013)
  • Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (2015)
  • Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (2016)

I am currently the Associate Editor of Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal and Meditari Accountancy Research. I am also a member of the Editorial Board of Advice for the Journal of Knowledge Management, VINE: The Journal of Information and Knowledge Management Systems, Managerial Auditing Journal, Accounting Education and Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change.

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Projects 2014 2017

Research Outputs 2006 2019

A journey towards a safe harbour: The rhetorical process of the International Integrated Reporting Council

La Torre, M., Dumay, J., Rea, M. A. & Abhayawansa, S., 19 Jul 2019, In : British Accounting Review. 100836.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


An Australian case study of stakeholder relationships in a merger and acquisition process

Segal, S., Guthrie, J. & Dumay, J., 2019, Advances in mergers and acquisitions. Cooper, C. L. & Finkelstein, S. (eds.). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing, p. 65-81 17 p. (Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions; vol. 18).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Mergers and acquisitions
Stakeholder relationships

A practice theoretical analysis of the irrelevance of integrated reporting to mainstream sell-side analysts

Abhayawansa, S., Elijido-Ten, E. & Dumay, J., Sep 2019, In : Accounting and Finance. 59, 3, p. 1621-1653 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sell-side analysts
Theoretical analysis
Business networks

Assurance on integrated reporting: A critical perspective

Corrado, M., Demartini, P. & Dumay, J., Jan 2019, Integrated reporting: antecedents and perspectives for organizations and stakeholders. Idowu, S. O. & Del Baldo, M. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 199-217 19 p. (CSR, sustainability, ethics & governance).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Critical perspective
Legitimacy theory

Developing trust through stewardship: Implications for intellectual capital, integrated reporting, and the EU Directive 2014/95/EU

Dumay, J., La Torre, M. & Farneti, F., 14 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Intellectual Capital. 20, 1, p. 11-39 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Corporate disclosure
Intellectual capital

Activities 2016 2019

  • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Jonkoping University

John Dumay (Visiting researcher)
16 Sep 201927 Sep 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Academic Research, Publishing and Writing Strategy

John Dumay (Speaker)
18 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Neyenrode University

John Dumay (Visiting researcher)
22 Sep 201822 Sep 2020

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

Intellectual Capital Accounting Research and Practice: A Structured Literature Review

James Guthrie (Speaker), Johannes Dumay (Speaker), Federica Ricceri (Speaker)
23 Aug 201624 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation