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Sophia Su

  • Title: Dr
  • Position: Associate Professor, Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Accounting (Honours), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), CPA

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Areas of Expertise

  • Management accounting

Profile

Sophia Su is an associate professor in the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance at Macquarie University. Her teaching experience spans over ten years, and she has taught both financial and management accounting units across different universities.

Sophia's research areas include management control systems, management innovation, organisational life cycle, employee organisational commitment and academic performance appraisal. She has presented her research in both domestic and international conferences, and her research papers have been published in peer-reviewed A* and A ranking academic journals including Management Accounting Research, Studies in Higher Education and International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Sophia holds a Bachelor degree in Professional Accounting from Macquarie University with two outstanding academic performance certificates awarded. She also holds an Honours degree in Accounting with first class honours and a PhD in Accounting. Sophia is currently supervising three PhD students in the field of management accounting. Sophia is also a member of CPA Australia.

Professional Certifications:

  • Foundations of University Learning and Teaching with University of Western Sydney

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Accounting (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours): Professional Accounting (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Commerce: Accounting (Macquarie University)

Research grants

  • Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Grant 2015 $7385.89
    Improving Management Accounting Curriculum to Enhance Students' Learning and Employability Skills.

Current projects

    • Tung, M., Baird, K. and Su, S., The influence of environmental management support factors on environmental performance and organisational performance. Submitted to Asian Journal of Management (ABDC A ranked).
    • Baird, K., Su, S. and Munir R., The association between the intensity of controls, the use of multidimensional performance measures and organisational performance. Submitted to Journal of Management (ABDC A ranked).
    • Baird, K., Su, S. and Tung, A. The association between environmental activity management, environmental management system practices and performance. Submitted to Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (ABDC A ranked).

Publications

journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Su, S. and Baird, K. (Forthcoming) The role of leaders in generating management innovation. International Journal of Human Resource Management (ABDC A ranked).
  • Phan, T., Baird, K. and Su, S. (2017) The use and effectiveness of Environmental Management Accounting. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management 24 (4), 355-374 (ABDC A ranked).
  • Phan, T., Baird, K. and Su, S. (Forthcoming) Environmental Activity Management: its use and impact on environmental performance. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (ABDC A ranked).
  • Baird, K., Su, S. and Munir R. (Forthcoming) The role of controls in managing employee empowerment and performance. Personnel Review (ABDC A ranked).
  • Baird, K, Su, S. and Tung, A. (Forthcoming) Organisational culture and environmental activity management. Business Strategy and Environment (ABDC B ranked).
  • Baird, K, and Su, S. (Forthcoming) The association between controls, performance measures and performance. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management (ABDC B ranked). 
  • Upadhaya , B., Munir, R., Blout, Y and Su, S.(Forthcoming) Adoption of Corporate Social Responsibility: A diffusion of innovation perspective. International Journal of Operations and Production Management (ABDC A ranked)
  • Ferdousi, F., Baird, K., Munir, R. and Su, S.(Forthcoming) Associations between organisational factors, TQM and competitive advantage: evidence from an emerging economy, Benchmarking: an International Journal (ABDC B ranked).
  • Su, S, Tung, M, and Baird, K. (2017) The influence of environmental awareness on the use of environmental management initiatives. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 24(3), 289-301 (ABDC A ranked).
  • Su, S and Baird K. (2017) The association between performance appraisal systems, work-related attitudes and academic performance. Financial Accountability and Management, 33(4), 356-372 (ABDC A ranked).
  • Su, S & Baird, K. (2017) The role of leaders in achieving organisational outcomes, Personnel Review, 46(3), pp.593-607 (ABDC A ranked).
  • Su, S., Baird, K. & Schoch, H. (2017) Management control systems: The role of interactive and diagnostic approaches from an organizational life cycle perspective, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change,13(1) (ABDC B ranked).
  • Su, S. & Baird, K. (2017) The impact of collegiality amongst Australian accounting academics on work-related attitudes and academic performance. Studies in higher education, 42(3),411-427 (ABDC A ranked).
  • Cheema, M. U., Munir, R. & Su, S (2016). Political Connections and Organisational Performance: Evidence from Pakistan. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 24(4), pp.321-338. (ABDC B ranked).
  • Su, S., Baird, K., & Schoch, H. (2015). The moderating effect of organisational life cycle stages on the association between the interactive and diagnostic approaches to using controls with organisational performance. Management Accounting Research, 26, 40-53. (ABDC A* ranked).
  • Su, S., Baird, K., & Schoch, H. (2015). Management control system effectiveness: the association between types of controls with employee organizational commitment across organisational life cycle stages. Pacific Accounting Review, 27 (1), 28-50. (ABDC B ranked).
  • Su, S., Baird, K., & Blair, W. (2013). Employee organizational commitment in the Australian public sector. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (2), 243-264. (ABDC A ranked).
  • 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. (ABDC B ranked).
  • 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, 20 (12), 2494-2516. (ABDC A ranked).

conference toggle icon open Conferences and Presentations

  • Ferdousi, F, Baird, K, Munir, R. and Su, Su. (2015) The Influence of Institutional Pressures on the adoption of QM in Developing Economy, The First Biennial Bangladesh Academy of Business Administration Conference, Bangladesh.
  • Upadhaya , B., Munir, R., Blount, Y and Su, S. (2014), "Adoption of Corporate Social Responsibility: A diffusion of innovation perspective". Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) Conference, Fife, Scotland.
  • Su, S., Baird, K. & Schoch, H. (2011) Management control systems from an organizational perspective: the role of input, behaviour and output controls. Annual Meeting of American Accounting Association, Denver, U.S.
  • Su, S., Baird, K. & Schoch, H. (2010) The use of controls from an organizational life cycle perspective: interactive versus diagnostic approaches. Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Su, S., Baird, K. & Blair, B. (2008) Employee organizational commitment: the influence of cultural and organizational factors in the Australian manufacturing industry. Asian and Pacific Conference, Paris, France

Professional Membership

  • A Member of: CPA Australia, Sydney Australia

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PhD completions:
Farhana Ferdousi (2013-2016): An Empirical Investigation on the Implementation of Total Quality Management in the Garments Sector of Bangladesh. 
Bedanand Upadhaya (2013-2016): Association between Corporate Social Responsibility and Organisational Performance.
Thanh Nguyet Phan (2011-2016): Environmental management accounting in Australia.
Current PhD student:
Moeen Cheema (2016 - current): An examination of whistleblowing from the national and organisational culture perspective; and its association with employees’ work-related attitudes.

Other HDR supervision

2017
Master by research – Eddy Sitepu: The Effect of Interactive Use of Budgets on Individual Creativity: Mediating Role of Role Clarity.

Teaching

  • Accounting Information for Managers
  • Contemporary Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Application
  • Financial Management
  • Fundamentals of Management and Accounting
  • Organizational Planning and Control