This unit addresses global and sustainability issues as direct areas of study and as necessary implications arising from the materials, assessment and academic discussion and debate in classes/seminars. We promote sustainability by developing ability in students to research and locate information within the accounting discipline. We aim to provide students with an opportunity to obtain skills which will benefit them throughout their career.
The unit materials have a reference list at the end of each chapter/module/text containing all references cited by the author. These provide some guidance to references that could be used to research particular issues.
This unit uses research by Macquarie University researchers:
* Phan, T., Baird, K., and Su, S. (2018). “Environmental Activity Management: its use and impact on environmental performance”, Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal, Vol. 31 No. 2, pp. 651-673.
* Su, S., Baird, K. and Schoch, H. (2017). “Management control systems: The role of interactive and diagnostic controls from an organisational life cycle perspective”, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 2-24.
* Su, S., Baird, K., and Schoch, H. (2015). “The influence of interactive and diagnostic approaches to using controls on organisational performance across organisational life cycle stages”, Management Accounting Research, Vol. 26, pp. 40-53.
* Su, S., Baird, K. M., & Schoch, H. P. (2013). Management control systems from an organisational life cycle perspective : the role of input, behaviour and output controls. Journal of Management & Organization, 19 (5), 635-658.
This unit uses research from external sources
* Porter, M. (2008). The five competitive forces that shape strategy. Harvard Business Review, January, pp. 78-93.
* Hope, J. and Fraser, R. (2003). Who needs budgets? Harvard Business Review, February, pp. 108-115.
* Steele, R. and Albright, C. (2004). Games managers play at budget time. Sloan Management Review, Spring, pp. 81-84.