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Dale Tweedie

Dale Tweedie
  • Title: Doctor
  • Position: Senior Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Qualifications: B.A.(Hons), M.A.(Hons), Ph.D. Macq.

Contact Details

Areas of Expertise

  • Business and Professional ethics
  • Workplace organisation and governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Critical Theory and accounting / management


Dr Dale Tweedie researches in two main areas: professional ethics and corporate social responsibility; and, workplace organisation and governance. Prior to joining the Department, he was a Senior Research Fellow in the International Governance and Performance Research Centre (IGAP), and a Research Associate on an Australian Research Council funded investigation of workplace organisation in Australia.

Dale brings an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching drawn from his employment and education in diverse fields. After 2 years as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dale completed a B.A. (Hons) with majors in Economics and Philosophy, and an M.A. (Hons) by research into the ethical and methodological dimensions of education and workplace policy. His Ph.D. assessed economic, sociological and philosophical theories of work inlight of contemporary workplace trends. He has publications in leading international journals on business ethics and accountability, the sociology of work and applied philosophy, and has extensive teaching experience across these fields.

Research grants

External Grants

  • ‘Ethics in finance’ Funded by the Banking and Finance Oath (BFO) for $11,500 in 2016. With Dr James Hazelton.
  • 'Not-for-profit Board Performance: Building a best-practice framework'. Funded by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) for $19,921 in 2015-2016. With Prof. Nonna Martinov-Bennie (CI), Prof. David Gilchrist and Penny Knight.
  • 'Lifting the Lid on Integrated Reporting in Australia: In-depth insights from successful early adopters'. Funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) for $19,034 in 2014-2015. With Prof. Nonna Martinov-Bennie (CI), Dr Wendy Stubbs and Dr Colin Higgins.
  • 'Balancing organisational and professional obligations in management accounting'. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Centre of Excellence; Early Career Researcher Grant for $9,610in 2014-2015. With A/Prof Maria Dyball.

Internal Grants

  • 'Discipline and reward: Constructing an ethics of performance management'. Macquarie University Research Development Grant for $39,659 in 2015-16. With Prof. Carl Rhodes and Prof. Nonna Martinov-Bennie.
  • 'Not-for-profit Governance and the limits of agency'. Macquarie University New Staff Grant for $19,474 in 2014.
  • 'Exploring strategic and professional obligations in management accounting'. With A/. Prof Maria Dyball. Macquarie University Research Starter Grant for $5,000 in 2014.

Research areas

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Reporting
  • Not-for-profit governance
  • The ethics of performance management
  • Employment Insecurity


journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Tweedie, D. (2018) ‘After Habermas: Applying Axel Honneth’s Critical Theory in Accounting Research’ Critical Perspectives on Accounting.
  • Tweedie, D., Wild, D., Rhodes, C. and Martinov-Bennie, N. (2018) ‘How does Performance Management Affect Workers? Beyond Human Resource Management and its Critique’. International Journal of Management Reviews. DOI: 10.1111/ijmr.12177
  • Egan, M. and Tweedie, D. (forthcoming) ‘A “Green” Accountant is Difficult to Find: Can accountants contribute to sustainability management initiatives?’ Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.
  • Perkiss, S. & Tweedie, D. (2017). ‘Social Accounting into Action: Religion as Moral Source’. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 37(3), 174-189
  • Tweedie, D., Nielsen, C. and Martinov-Bennie, N. (2017). ‘The Business Model in Integrated Reporting: Exploring Concept and Application’. Australian Accounting Review. DOI:10.1111/auar.12196.
  • Tweedie, D. (2017), 'The Normativity of Work: Retrieving a Critical Craft Ethic', Critical Horizons. 18(1), pp. 66-84
  • Feng, T., Cummings, L. and Tweedie, D. (2017). Exploring integrated thinking in Integrated Reporting: An exploratory study. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 18(2),pp.330-353
  • Tweedie, D. and Holley, S. (2016) 'The subversive craft worker: Challenging 'disutility' theories of management control', Human Relations, 69(9), pp. 1877-1900.
  • Chan, S. and Tweedie, D. (2016) 'Precarious work and reproductive insecurity', Social Alternatives 34(4), pp. 5-13.
  • Tweedie, D. and Hazelton, J. (2015). 'Social accounting for Inequality: Applying Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century"'. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal 35(2), pp. 113-122
  • Martinov-Bennie, N., Soh, D. & Tweedie, D. (2015) 'An Investigation into the roles, characteristics, expectations and evaluation practices of audit committees'. Managerial Auditing Journal 30(8/9), pp. 727-755.
  • Tweedie, D and Martinov-Bennie, N. (2015) 'Entitlements and Time: Integrated Reporting's Double-Edged Agenda'. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal. 35(1), pp.49-61. Awarded Prof. Reg Mathews Memorial Prize for ‘most significant contribution’ to SEAJ in 2015.
  • Tweedie, D., Dyball, M., Hazelton, J. and Wright, S. (2013), 'Teaching Global Ethical Standards: A Case and Strategy for Broadening the Accounting Ethics Curriculum', Journal of Business Ethics, 115(1), pp. 1-15.
  • Tweedie, D. (2013), 'Making Sense of Insecurity: A Defence of Richard Sennett's Sociology of Work', Work, Employment and Society, 27(1), pp. 94-104.
  • Tweedie, D. (2013), 'Precarious Work and Australian Labour Norms', in The Economic and Labour Relations Review 24(3), pp. 297–315.
  • Tweedie, D. (2013), 'Is Call Centre Surveillance Self-Developing? Capacities and Recognition at Work', Travailler 30, pp. 87-104.
  • Review articles

  • Tweedie, D. (forthcoming). ‘Principles vs. practice: A Review of Mervyn King’s (with Atkins, 2016) Chief Value Officer: Accountants can Save the Planet’. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal.
  • Chan, S. and Tweedie, D. (2016) 'Understanding employment insecurity: Beck’s legacy', Work, Employment and Society,35(5), pp. 896-898 [Edited symposium]

publications toggle icon open Industry Publications

  • Tweedie, D. (2016) ‘Addressing practical barriers to not-for-profit accountability’. Governance Directions. 68 (9), pp. 522-525
  • Tweedie, D. and Dyball, M. (2016) Balancing organisational and professional responsibilities in management Accounting. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

chapters toggle icon open Book Chapters

  • Tweedie, D. (2016) 'Not for profit Accountabilty: Addressing potential barriers' in Butcher, J. & Gilchrist, D. (eds) The Three Sector Solution: delivering public policy in collaboration with not-for-profits and business. ANU press, pp. 215-233
  • Tweedie, D. (2012) "A Critical Assessment of Orthodox Economic Concepts of Work", in N. Smith and J.-P. Deranty (eds) New Philosophies of Labour, Leiden and Boston, Brill.
  • Tweedie, D. (2010) "Recognising Skills and Capacities," in Christiana Bagusat, William J.F. Keenan, Nadja Lobner and Clemens Sedmark (eds.) Decent Work and Unemployment, Wien—Berlin—Munster, LIT Verlag.

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  • ‘It’s nothing about the money’: Interrogating recognition theories of performance appraisal’. Australian Business Ethics Network, Brisbane, 2016. With Dr David Wild and Prof. Nonna Martinov-Bennie
  • 'Three Frameworks for Accounting for Inequality', with James Hazelton. Australasian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), Sydney, 2015.
  • 'The ethics of measuring performance: Applying recognition theory', with Prof. Carl Rhodes, Dr David Wild and Prof. Nonna Martinov-Bennie. 6th Australasian Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism, Sydney, 2015.
  • 'A hermeneutics of accountability in Not-for-profit organizations', with Dr Karina Luzia. Jill McKinnon Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2015.
  • Tweedie, D. 'Accountability by not-for-profit providers: Addressing potential disconnects between funders, clients and service providers'. Cross Sector Working for Complex Problems. ANZOG, Australian National Universtiy.'
  • 'The new model of social and environmental accountability in Integrated Reporting', with Prof. Nonna Martinov-Bennie. Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), Hamilton, New Zealand, 2013.
  • 'Precarious Work and Australian Labour Norms', Precarious Work Societies, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2012.
  • "Are Call Centres Self-Developing?", Work and Self-Development Interdisciplinary Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney, 2011.
  • 'Recognising Skills and Capacities', Decent Work and Unemployment, Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg, Austria, 2010.
  • 'Welfare through Work: Assessing Australian Workplace Reform' Australian Association of Philosophy Conference, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 2008.
  • Refereed Conference Papers

  • Tweedie, D. and Luzia, K. (2015) 'Information, action and Agency: Exploring what accountability means to Not-for-Profit Organisations'. Meditari Accounting Research, Italy.
  • Tweedie, D. (2014) Integrated Reporting: Symptom or Cure of New Capitalism's Ills? Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Quebec, Canada, 2014.
  • Tweedie, D., (2004) 'Economics in Social Policy: A Philosophical Analysis,' in Mobile Boundaries Rigid Worlds Conference Proceedings, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University

Affiliations / activities

  • Editorial Advisory Board of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.
  • Editorial Board of Accounting Forum.
  • Reviewer for journals including: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal; Journal of Management Studies; Journal of Management Inquiry; and, the Economic and Labour Relations Review.
  • Steering Committee of Australian NFPGov (Not-for-profit Governance) Research Network.