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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Position: Associate Professor - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Qualifications: BEc(Hons), MCom (Acc), PhD, CPA

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Areas of Expertise

  • Management Accounting

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Dr. Kevin Baird joined the Department in 1998. He has extensive experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in the management accounting area. He has also supervised numerous Honours and PhD students and conducted research covering many topic areas within the management accounting discipline including: Activity based management practices; Total quality management; Performance measurement systems; Management control systems; Outsourcing; Employee organizational commitment; and Employee empowerment.

Research grants

  • Learning & Teaching Grant for $3,914.20 for the project titled "Analysing Undergraduate Student Perceptions of a Seminar-based Learning Approach".
  • MQ DVC (Research) Discretionary Fund Grant for $5,453 for the project "The Influence of Institutional Pressures on the Adoption of the Balanced Scorecard and its Effectiveness".
  • $5000 grant from the CPA Australia Public Sector Centre of Excellence to undertake a project analysing the definition of community service obligations and the disclosure practices within government business enterprises.

Current projects

  • Su, S., and Baird, K. "The role of leaders in generating management innovation"
  • Tung, A., Baird, K. and Schoch, H. "The association between environmental performance measures and the effectiveness of environmental management"
  • Baird, K., Su, S. and Munir, R. "The association between Simons' (1995) lever of control, management innovation and performance"
  • Baird, K., Su, S. and Tung, A. "The association between organisational culture, environmental activity management practices, and performance"

Publications

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  • Baird, K. and Harrison, G. (2017). "The association between organizational culture and the adoption of management initiatives in the Australian public sector", Financial Accountability and Management (Forthcoming).
  • Su, S., and Baird, K. (2017). "The association between performance appraisal systems, work-related attitudes and academic performance", Financial Accountability and Management (Forthcoming). 
  • Su, S., and Baird, K. "The role of leaders in generating management innovation", Personnel Review (Forthcoming).
  • Baird, K. (2017). "The effectiveness of strategic performance measurement systems", International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (Forthcoming).
  • 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 (Forthcoming).
  • Su, S., and Baird, K. (2016). "The impact of collegiality amongst Australian accounting academics on work-related attitudes and academic performance", Studies in Higher Education, (Forthcoming).
  • Srour, M., Baird, K., and Schoch, H. (2016). "The role of strategic flexibility in the associations between management control system characteristics and strategic change", Contemporary Management Research (Forthcoming).
  • Ferdousi, F., Baird, K., Munir, R., and Su, S. (2016). "The effect of institutional pressures on quality management", A.T. Business Management Review (Forthcoming).
  • Nuhu, N., Baird, K., and Appuhami, R. (2016). "The association between the use of management accounting practices with organizational change and organizational performance", Advances in Management Accounting (Forthcoming).
  • Munir, R., and Baird, K. (2016). "Influence of institutional pressures on performance measurement systems", Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (Forthcoming).
  • 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.
  • Harrison, G., and Baird, K. (2015). "The organizational culture of public sector organizations in Australia", Australian Journal of Management, Vol. 40 No. 4, pp. 613-629.
  • Phan, T. N., and Baird, K. (2015). "The comprehensiveness of environmental management systems: The influence of institutional pressures and the impact on environmental performance", Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 160, pp. 45-56.
  • Baird, K., and Munir, R. (2015). "The effect of a change in teaching structure to a workshop (cooperative learning) based seminar", Asian Review of Accounting, Vol. 23 No. 3, pp. 293-312.
  • Munir, R., Baird, K., and Perera, S. (2015). "Performance measurement system change: Institutional pressures and strategic responses", A.T. Business Management Review, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 62-79.
  • Su, S., Baird, K., and Schoch, H. (2015). "Management control system effectiveness: the association between types of controls and employee organizational commitment across organisational life cycle stages", Pacific Accounting Review, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 28-50.
  • Tung, A., Baird, K., and Schoch, H. (2014). "The relationship between organisational factors and the effectiveness of environmental management", Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 144, pp. 186-196. 
  • Tung, A., Baird, K., and Schoch, H. (2014). "The association between the adoption of environmental management initiatives with environmental performance", Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 21 No. 3, pp. 281-296.
  • Phan, T.N., Baird, K., and Blair, B. (2014). "The use and success of activity based management practices at different organisational life cycle stages", International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 52 No. 3, pp. 787-803. 
  • Pop-Vasileva, A., Baird, K., and Blair, B. (2014). "The work-related attitudes of Australian accounting academics", Accounting Education: An International Journal, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp.1-21.
  • Su, S., Baird, K., and Schoch, H. (2013). "Management control systems from an organizational life cycle perspective: the role of input, behaviour, and output controls", Journal of Management and Organization, Vol. 19 No. 5, pp.635-658.
  • Munir, R., Baird, K. and Perera, S. (2013). "Performance measurement system change in an emerging economy bank", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Volume 26, No. 2, pp. 196-233.
  • Su, S., Baird, K. and Blair, B. (2013). "Employee organizational commitment in the Australian public sector", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Volume 24, No. 2, pp. 243-264.
  • Baird, K. and Schoch, H. (2013). "The adoption and success of outsourcing in the private sector", International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation, Volume 9, No. 3, pp. 199-223. 
  • Munir, R., Baird, K. and Si Z. (2012). "An examination of the factors associated with the use of multidimensional performance measures and the effectiveness of performance measurement systems", Asia Pacific Management Accounting Journal, Issue 7, No. 2, 2012.
  • Baird, K., Schoch, H. and Chen, Q. (2012). "Performance management system effectiveness in Australian local government", Pacific Accounting Review, Issue 24, No. 2, pp. 161-185.
  • Tung, A., Baird, K., and Schoch, H. (2011). "The effectiveness of performance measurement systems", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 31, No. 12, pp. 1287-1310.
  • Munir, R., Perera, S., and Baird, K. (2011). "An Analytical Framework for Examining Changes in Performance Measurement Systems within the Banking Sector", Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 93-115.
  • Baird, K., Hu, K., and Reeve, R. (2011). "The relationships between organizational culture, customer focus, total quality management practices and quality performance", International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Vol. 31, No. 7, pp. 789-914.
  • Pop-Vasileva, A., Baird, K., and Blair, B. (2011). "University corporatisation: The effect on academic work-related attitudes", Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol 24, No. 4, pp. 408-439.
  • Baird, K. & Narayanan, V. (2010). "The effect of a change in teaching structure on student performance", Asian Review of Accounting, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 148-161.
  • Baird, K. and Wang, S. (2010). "Employee empowerment: Extent of adoption and influential factors", Personnel Review, Vol.39, No.5, pp. 574-599.
  • Baird, K., Schoch, H. and Zhan, C. (2010). "The prevalence and success of outsourcing in Australian Public sector organisations", International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation, Vol. 6, No.2/3, pp. 249-273.
  • Su, S., Baird, K., & Blair, B. (2009). "Employee organizational commitment: The influence of cultural and organizational factors in the Australian manufacturing industry", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 20, No.4, pp. 2494-2516.
  • Baird, K.; Perera, S.; and Meng, T. T. (2008) "Managers' propensity to take risk in project selection decisions: the effect of payoff magnitude", Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, Vol. 2, No.4, pp. 53 - 69
  • Baird, K., Harrison, G., & Reeve, R. (2007). "Success of activity management practices: The influence of organizational and cultural factors", Accounting and Finance, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp.47-67.
  • Baird, K. (2007). "The adoption of activity management practices in public sector organizations", Accounting and Finance, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp.551-570.
  • Baird, K., Harrison, G., & Reeve, R. (2007). "The culture of Australian organizations and its relation with strategy", International Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 15-41.
  • Baird, K. & Narayanan, V., (2005). "An analysis of students' perceptions of a workshop (cooperative learning) based approach to tutorials", Australian Journal of Accounting Education, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 73-87.
  • Baird, K., Harrison, G., & Reeve, R. (2004). "Adoption of activity management practices: A note on the extent of adoption and the influence of organizational and cultural factors", Management Accounting Research, Vol. 15, pp. 383-399.
  • Baird, K. (2001). "What is a Community Service Obligation (CSO)? An Analysis of the Issues Involved in Identifying and Accounting for CSOs within Public Sector Organisations", Australian Journal of Public Administration, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 50-66.

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  • Baird, K. (1998). Accounting for Community Service Obligations: An analysis of the Current Accounting Practices Adopted and the Development of a Formal Definition.

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  • Munir R., Baird K., and Perera S. "Performance Measurement System Change in a Bank: a case study from an emerging economy", European Accounting Association 33 rd Annual Congress, Istanbul Turkey, May 19-21, 2010.
  • Munir R., Baird K., and Perera S., "Performance Measurement System Change in a Bank: a case study from an emerging economy", Global Management Accounting Research Symposium, Michigan State University, Lansing, USA, June 10-11, 2010.
  • Pop-Vasileva, A., Baird, K., and Blair, B. "The association of organizational and institutional factors on the work-related attitudes of Australian academics", 21st Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. November 22-25, 2009.
  • Munir,R. Perera, S. and Baird, K. "An Analytical Framework for Examining Changes in Performance Measurement Systems within the Banking Sector", AFAANZ Conference 2009, Adelaide, Australia, July 5-7, 2009
  • Munir,R. Perera, S. and Baird, K. "Changes in Performance Measurement Systems in Banking Sector: An Analytical Framework", Performance Measurement Association Conference 2009, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand , April 14-17, 2009.
  • Su, S., Baird, K., and Blair, B. "Employee organizational commitment: The influence of cultural and organizational factors", Asian Pacific Conference, November, 2008.
  • Zhan, C., Baird, K., and Schoch, H. "The prevalence and success of outsourcing in Australian public sector organizations", Asian Pacific Conference, November 2008.

Affiliations / activities

  • Member of CPA Australia

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PhD Supervison (ongoing)

  • Farhana Ferdousi
    • Commencement date: April 2013
    • Topic: The adoption and success of TQM practices
  • Lu Jiao
    • Commencement date: April 2013
    • Topic: The association between learning capability and environmental performance
  • Nurraddeen Abubakar
    • Commencement date: August 2012
    • Topic: The association between management control systems with organisational change and performance
  • Aleksandra Pop-Vasileva
    • Commencement date: October 2009
    • Topic: An analysis of the factors influencing the effectiveness of performance management systems and the impact on employee work-related attitudes
  • Thanh Phan
    • Commencement date: August 2011
    • Topic: The impact of environmental management systems on decision quality

PhD Supervison (completions)

  • Amy Tung
    • Completed date: May 2015
    • Topic: The effectiveness of environmental management systems, environmental performance, and the impact on employee organizational commitment
  • Sophia Su
    • Completed date: October 2012
    • Topic: The analysis of management control systems across different stages of the organizational life cycle
  • Rahat Munir
    • Completed date: December 2011
    • Topic: The changes in performance measurement systems within the banking industry

Awards

  • Best paper award - Accounting Education: An International Journal

          Pop-Vasileva, A., Baird, K., and Blair, B. (2014). "The work-related attitudes of Australian accounting academics", Accounting Education: An International Journal, Vol. 23 No. 1, pp.1-21.

  • Best paper award - Pacific Accounting Review

          Baird, K., Schoch, H. and Chen, Q. (2012). "Performance management system effectiveness in Australian local government", Pacific Accounting Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 161-185.

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  • The association between Activity-based Costing (ABC), organisational factors and ABC knowledge with decision quality (Wenyuan Chang - Honours Program 2011).
  • An examination of the factors associated with the use of multidimensional performance measures and the effectiveness of performance measurement systems (Zehao Si - Honours Program - 2011)
  • The association between management control system characteristics, strategic flexibility, and strategic change (Mark Srour - Honours program 2010).
  • The adoption and success of Activity-Based Management practices at different organisational life cycle stages (Thanh Nguyet Phan - Honours Program 2009).
  • The association between the use of multidimensional performance measures and organisational factors with the effectiveness of performance measurement systems (Amy Man Tung - Honours Program 2009).
  • An analysis of the factors influencing job stress, job satisfaction, and the propensity of Australian academics to remain in their institution. (Aleksandra Pop-Vasileva Di Lernia - Honours Program 2008).
  • An examination of the factors that affect employee organizational commitment. (Sophia Su - Honours program 2007).
  • The effectiveness of performance based management systems in local governments. (James Chen - Honours program 2007).
  • An examination of the relationship between organizational culture, quality management practices, and quality performance. (Kristal Hu - Honours program 2007).
  • The extent of employee empowerment and the factors that affect the adoption of employee empowerment. (Susan WANG - Honours program 2006).
  • The extent of outsourcing and the effect of the provision of information on the success of outsourcing in the public sector. (Cissy ZHAN - Honours program 2006).
  • The effect of payoff magnitude on the propensity to take risk in project selection decisions. (Ting Ting Meng - Honours program 2005 ).
  • The adoption of activity based management practices in private and public sector organisations. (Linchun Shao - Honours program 2005).