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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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Research Outputs

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., Mar 2020, In : British Accounting Review. 52, 2, 22 p., 100836.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Being critical about intellectual capital accounting in 2020: An overview

    Dumay, J., Guthrie, J. & Rooney, J., 27 Apr 2020, In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 102185.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    1 Citation (Scopus)

    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 proceedingChapter

  • 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 journalArticle

  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    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 proceedingChapter

  • Activities

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

    Academic Research, Publishing and Writing Strategy

    John Dumay (Speaker)
    18 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Jonkoping University

    John Dumay (Visiting researcher)
    16 Sep 201927 Sep 2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    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