Rahat Munir


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Dr Rahat Munir is a Professor, Head of Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Macquarie University. With over 30 years of industry and academic experience, Professor Munir offers an unbeatable track-record of excellence in curriculum development, research leadership, change management, building teams, effective human resource and financial management. Professor Munir is a target driven professional with the mission to deliver excellence in research and teaching.


His research and teaching is across management accounting and related subjects. He supervises Master of Research and Ph.D. students. His research interests range from management accounting systems, performance measurement systems, CSR, corporate governance, management control systems, banking systems in emerging markets and SMEs. He has published in leading international journals as well as presented at international conferences and seminars in many parts of the world. He is affiliated with several professional bodies including the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, Professional Risk Managers International Association, USA, American Accounting Association and European Accounting Association.


Professor Rahat Munir serves on the various committees of the University, Faculty and the Department, including the Academic Standards and Quality Committee, Faculty Standards and Quality Committee, the Faculty Board and the Research Committee of the Faculty. Professor Munir has also served on the TAFE NSW Higher Education Academic Board. Professor Munir has earned numerous national and international level research and teaching awards during his career, including – "2015 VC's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning" and "2013 VC's Award for Programs that Enhance Learning" at the University level and at the Faculty through the "2012 Dean's Teaching Excellence". His teaching contributions have also been recognized at the national level through awarding "2015 NSW Division President's Award for Excellence – Achievement in Academia" by CPA Australia, and "2014 Business/Higher Education Roundtable (B/HERT) Award for Excellence in Accounting Teaching Collaboration". Professor Munir's contribution has also been recognized at the international level through shortlisting of his project for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Award 2015 at the University of Pennsylvania in the Nurturing Employability Award category for the most innovative pedagogical approach to learning and teaching. He has served on the judging panel of QS Stars -Wharton, University of Pennsylvania’s 2017 Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education global award in higher education and member judging panel of the Momentum Media and Accountants Daily’s Australian Accounting Awards. Professor Munir's case study - The Ethics of Profit in the Australian Retail Industry was shortlisted amongst the top 4 teaching cases globally by the Decision Sciences Institute, Washington DC for the ‘Best Teaching Case Studies Award’ competition. He has also served as Deputy Head of Department and Program Director in the past.

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Projects 2012 2013

Research Outputs 2009 2019

Environmental management accounting practices in Australian cotton farming: The use of the theory of planned behaviour

Tashakor, S., Appuhami, R. & Munir, R., 20 Jun 2019, In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 32, 4, p. 1175-1202 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Theory of planned behavior
Environmental management accounting

Levers of control, management innovation and organisational performance

Baird, K., Su, S. & Munir, R., 5 Aug 2019, In : Pacific accounting review. 31, 3, p. 358-375 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Management innovation
Innovation performance
Organizational performance
Management control systems

Mediating role of quality performance on the association between organisational factors and competitive advantage

Ferdousi, F., Baird, K., Munir, R. & Su, S. X., 2019, In : International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management. 68, 3, p. 542-560 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Competitive advantage
Organizational factors
Employee involvement
Top management support

Performance measurement systems in banks

Munir, R. & Baird, K., 2019, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group. 156 p. (Routledge international studies in money and banking; vol. 99)

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Performance measurement system
Systems change
Influence factors

Strategic management accounting: CPA program

Clarke, B., Collier, P., Munir, R., Oliver, G., Robinson, P., Steenkamp, N. & Zwikael, O., 2019, 2nd ed. Melbourne: CPA Australia. 731 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Strategic management accounting
Strategy implementation
Management accountant
Strategic management


project studies

2017 Member Judging Panel

Rahat Munir (Recipient), Jul 2017

Prize: Honorary award


Activities 2009 2018

  • 14 Oral presentation
  • 3 Membership of committee
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

The influence of institutional pressures on the use of CSR and its impact on competitive advantage

Faruk Bhuiyan (Speaker), Rahat Munir (Speaker), Kevin Baird (Speaker)
15 Nov 201816 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

The association between environmental management accounting practices and improving environmental and economic performance

Shamim Tashakor (Speaker), Ranjith Appuhamilage (Speaker), Rahat Munir (Speaker)
1 Jul 20183 Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Cheryl Susan McWatters

Rahat Munir (Host)
2017 → …

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Cratered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (External organisation)

Rahat Munir (Chair)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

The role of management control systems in sustainability capabilities: a levers of control perspective

Rahat Munir (Speaker), Ranjith Bala Appuhamilage (Speaker)
30 Sep 20152 Oct 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Press / Media

2018 Member Judging Panel by the Momentum Media

Rahat Munir


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Public Accounting Course: Be Different

Rahat Munir


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Other