Lorne Cummings

Professor

  • 214 Citations
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19992017
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Biography

Lorne is a Professor of Accounting and is currently Associate Dean - Research in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University. In his leadership role, he contributes to the Faculty Executive with respect to future planning and broader strategic matters and serves on various University and Faculty level committees. His previous roles included Associate Dean - Higher Degree Research for 8 years (2010-2018), Acting Head and Deputy Head of Department, Deputy Chair of the University’s Human Ethics Committee, and has been both the Departmental Director for postgraduate and undergraduate programs.

In his role as Associate Dean - Research, Lorne is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of research within the Faculty. This includes creating an environment that promotes innovation and supports research initiatives aligned to Faculty and University strategic priorities. This allows staff to achieve successful research outcomes as well as the maximisation of research impact. The position includes facilitating current and emerging areas of core research strength; overseeing research centres and research networks; ensuring research integrity and investigating research misconduct; identifying and promoting internal and external competitive grant funding applications; oversight of research project management; as well as managing the classification and reporting of all Faculty level research outputs as part of Commonwealth mandated institutional reporting requirements for research.

Lorne teaches in International and Financial Accounting and has researched across a wide spectrum of the financial accounting field, including Sustainability Accounting and Reporting, International Financial Reporting Standards, Not-for-Profit accounting, and Accounting History. He has led a major competitive grant on developing training materials on energy efficiency for accountants, funded by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage ($240,000), and has also been involved in grants on assessing the draft Australian Water Accounting Standard for the Australian Bureau of Meteorology ($28,000) and not-for-profit sector accountability ($7,000). He has supervised a number of PhD students to successful completion in the area of sustainability and international accounting.                                                             

Lorne has published in leading International and Australian academic and professional journals including Advances in Accounting, European Accounting Review, Financial Accountability and Management, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, The International Journal of Auditing, Accounting History, the Asian Review of Accounting and the Journal of Business Ethics. He has been involved in the development and delivery of professional development programs for CPA Australia.    

 

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA), CPA Australia

25 Mar 2008 → …

Chartered Accountant (CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants

18 Apr 2005 → …

Accounting, Master of Commerce, Australian National University

27 Feb 199526 Feb 1996

Accounting, Graduate Diploma in Accounting, Australian National University

28 Feb 199410 Feb 1995

Accounting, Bachelor of Business , Deakin University

1 Feb 198930 Nov 1987

Certified Practising Accountant (CPA), CPA Australia

6 Jul 200124 Mar 2008

Management, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Macquarie Graduate School of Management

1 Mar 199719 Jul 2002

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Projects 2010 2013

Research Outputs 1999 2017

Exploring integrated thinking in integrated reporting – an exploratory study in Australia

Feng, T., Cummings, L. & Tweedie, D., 2017, In : Journal of Intellectual Capital. 18, 2, p. 330-353 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

stakeholder
Exploratory study
Integrated
professional association
interview

Potential users’ perceptions of general purpose water accounting reports

Tello, E., Hazelton, J. & Cummings, L., 18 Jan 2016, In : Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. 29, 1, p. 80-110 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Water
Accountability
Financial accounting
Accounting standards
Research design
examination
learning
evidence
student
performance

Measuring Corporate Environmental Performance - Stakeholder Engagement Evaluation

Bhattacharyya, A. & Cummings, L., 1 Jul 2015, In : Business Strategy and the Environment. 24, 5, p. 309-325 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

stakeholder
evaluation
performance measurement
performance
studies (academic)

Attitudes towards environmental responsibility within Australia and India: a comparative study

Bhattacharyya, A. & Cummings, L., 2014, In : Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 57, 5, p. 769-791 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Factor analysis
comparative study
Managers
India
responsibility

Impacts

Circus in Australia

Lorne Cummings (Participant)

Impact: Cultural impacts