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Jessica (Jin Hua) Chen

Jessica Chen
  • Position: Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance

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Areas of Expertise

  • Financial accounting


Dr Jessica Chen joined Macquarie University in 2007. Since then, she has been teaching a number of undergraduate units in the area of financial accounting. Jessica's research interest is in the fields of accounting and stakeholder management in the not-for-profit sector.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Accounting (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Accounting (Honours): Accounting and Business Law (Macquarie University)

Research grants

  • 2017-2019 Macquarie University Faculty of Business and Economics Early Career Researcher Support Scheme Award for “Partnership Accountability in Australian Not-for-profit Organizations”, $10,000
  • Chen, J. and Dyball, M., 2016, “Risk and Risk Management in Not-for-Profit Organizations”, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Centre of Excellence Australasia Early Career Researchers Funding Scheme, $9,928.50.
  • Butcher, K., Harrison, G., Chen, J. and Jiao, L., 2016, “The Effect of Emotional Intelligence and Work Values on Job Stress, Wellbeing and Academic Performance of Australian Accounting and Finance Academics”, Accounting and Finance Association Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Research Grant, $4,500.
  • Chen, J., 2016, “Performance Measurement in Not-for-Profit Organizations: the Role of Stakeholder Culture”, Macquarie University Restart Grant, $15,000.
  • 2011-2012 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Research Grant for "Stakeholder Salience and Accountability in the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector" with Professor Lorne Cummings and Associate Professor Maria Dyball


journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Jiao, L., Harrison, G., Dyball, M. and Chen, J., 2017, CEO values, Stakeholder Culture, and Stakeholder-based Performance, Asia-Pacific Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1007/s10490-017-9506-3.
  • Chen, J. (2015), Developing and Validating a Measure of Stakeholder Culture for the Not-for-Profit Sector. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 26, 4: 1189-1218
  • Cummings, L., Dyball, M. and Chen, J. H. (2010), Voluntary Disclosures as a Mechanism for Defining Entity Status in Australian Not-for-Profit Organisations. Australian Accounting Review, 20: 154-164.

publications toggle icon open Industry Publications

  • Cummings, L. S., Dyball, M., and Chen, J. H. 2007. Struggle for identity: Debate continues as to how to define the not-for-profit sector, Charter, December, Vol. 78, No. 11, pp.70-71.

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  • Chen, J. (2013), Developing and Validating a Measure of Stakeholder Culture for the Not-for-Profit Sector, the 8th International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Seoul, Korea, 24 - 26 October.
  • Chen, J., Dyball, M., Kilgore, A. & Cummings, L. (2013), Who and What Really Count? An Examination of Stakeholder Attributes and Salience in the Not-for-Profit Sector, 2013 Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference, Perth, Australia, 7-9 July.
  • Chen, J., Dyball, M. & Kilgore, A. (2013), The Effect of Stakeholder Power and Salience on Not-for-Profit Accountability, the 26th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association (EAA), Paris, France, 6-8 May.
  • Chen, J., Dyball, M. & Kilgore, A. (2013), Stakeholder Characteristics and Not-for-Profit Accountability Mechanisms, the American Accounting Association (AAA) Annual Meeting 2013, Anaheim, United States, 3-7 August.
  •   Cummings, L. S., Dyball, M., and Chen, J. H., "Identity and Self-Definition within the Australian Not-for-Profit Sector", Proceedings of 8th International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), Barcelona, Spain, 9-12 July, 2008.